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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

LODD: East Contra Costa Engineer Willie West

 Brother West succumbed to job-related cancer on June 12, 2012. 

East Contra Costa Engineer Willie West

United Profession Firefighters of Contra Costa County Local 1230 is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of East Contra Costa FPD Engineer William West.
William "Willie" West was born on April 24, 1956. In 1989, Brother West began his fire service career with Lockheed Missiles and Space as a firefighter. In November 2002, he was hired by the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District as a firefighter. He was promoted to Engineer on June 26, 2006. He passed away at his home on June 11, 2012 due to complications of job related cancer. He was surrounded by family and fellow firefighters.
Willie was known for his professionalism, kindness, and sincere gentle spirit. 
Memorial Service

Memorial services have been scheduled to honor Engineer William West.
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 11:00am
Location: Golden Hills Community Church of Brentwood, 2401 Shady Willow Ln, Brentwood, CA 94513
Procession: An apparatus procession will proceed the services. If you are interested in sending apparatus, please contact: Tom Bradley (925) 788-1510. More details to follow on staging and times.

Family has asked that donations be made to the Willie West Fund in lieu of flowers. Please send donations c/o IAFF Local 1230, 112 Blue Ridge Dr. Martinez, CA 94553. 


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