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Walter R. Szelag 
Local Number: L0344
City, State: Detroit, MI

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Fireboat Captain Walter R. Szelag of IAFF Local 344 - Detroit, Michigan. Brother Szelag, 65, passed away on Friday, November 20, 2015 from a heart attack while on duty.

The Memorial Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 7685 Grandville, Detroit, Michigan 48228, (313) 846-2222. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location.

Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the family or the local can be sent to IAFF Local 344, 333 W. Fort Street, Suite 1420, Detroit, MI 48226-3149 or emailed to jpegg344@aol.com.

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