Jack D. Chell

September 9, 20193 Comments

Captain, Fire Station 2-B

Deceased:
September 8, 2019

Appointed:
07/11/1949

Pensioned:
01/01/1977 – FS 2B

Services:
PRIVATE

Donations:
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, PLEASE SEND DONATIONS TO:
Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund
PO BOX 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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  1. Bob Mac Millan says:

    In the early 1960’s a decision was made to open Truck 89. One of the captains was Jack Chell, a tall slender easy going guy. His method of management was that you worked with him,not for him. I was privileged to be part of that young new crew as our relationship would continue thru many years.
    Truck 89 was a good Truck to work on, as we had many interesting fires and emergencies and Jack developed a great crew. We worked together and partied together off duty too. Every one of the original crew members would promote up in rank with his guidance.
    Jack and Barbara were excellent snow skiers and we shared many trips to Mammoth together over the years. As he aged his mannerism never changed, smooth and calm. It was always fun to be with him and Barbara.
    It was my pleasure knowing him and I am sure he will be missed by his family and friends, but we know he is now in a special place with the Lord.

    Bob Mac Millan, B-14C Retired

  2. Rudy McTee says:

    I worked at 2s as Jacks c-1 for a short time and never knew a nicer guy. He was not only smart and fair, but had a great sense of what fireman were all about. On my first day while eating lunch, a bit of a commotion broke out at the second table and with a quite word, Jack said to me that there was some business for us to take care of in the office. I followed him out the door just as the 2nd table was turned over and the yelling really got loud.
    Jack explained that this was a set up for me to see how I would handle it. I was sure glad I didn’t have to get involved.
    RIP my friend.

  3. Kevin Kearns says:

    So sad to see Jack Chell is gone. Jack & Barbara were life long friends of my parents from the early years in the San Fernando Valley and then both later moved to San Clemente. Jack & Barbara were very active with Snow Skiing, Golfing, and traveling.

    Jack & Barbara were excellent role models for anyone who knew them.

    My condolences to Barbara, Kathy, Sandy and Sherry.

    You were a class act Jack, RIP.

    Kevin Kearns

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