Robert McKay
Local Number:
L1173
City, State:
Baytown, TX
Date of Death:
Saturday, July 2, 2022
Funeral Date:

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Battalion Chief Robert McKay, IAFF 11th District Local 1173, Baytown, Texas. Brother McKay, 62, passed away on July 2, 2022 after a battle with occupational cancer. Services are pending and will be posted on the IAFF website when they become available. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the Local or the family can be sent to IAFF Local 1173, PO Box 56, Baytown TX 77522-0056.

Karl Blaedow
Local Number:
L2051
City, State:
Brookfield, WI
Date of Death:
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
Funeral Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 7:00 PM

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Equipment Operator Karl Robert Blaedow, IAFF 5th District Local 2051, Brookfield, Wisconsin. Brother Blaedow, 52, passed away on June 29, 2022 after a battle with occupational cancer. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 5, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Salem Ev. Lutheran Church, 6840 N. 107th Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53224; phone: (414) 353-8141. The funeral service will follow at 7:00 p.m. Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the Local or the family can be sent to IAFF Local 2051, 2100 N Calhoun Rd, Brookfield, WI 53005.

Willis Barnes
Local Number:
L1568
City, State:
Henrico County, VA
Date of Death:
Funeral Date:
Wednesday, July 6, 2022 2:00 PM

It is with deepest regret and sorrow to report the line-of-duty death of Lieutenant Willis C. Barnes, IAFF 4th District Local 1568, Henrico County, Virginia. Brother Barnes, 57, passed away on June 30, 2022 after a battle with occupational cancer. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at Bliley's Funeral Home, 8510 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, Virginia 23228; phone: (804) 523-8510 Expressions of sympathy or condolences for the Local or the family can be sent to IAFF Local 1568, PO Box 28223, Richmond VA 23228-0223.