Rafael A. Lopez

March 18, 20198 Comments

Captain I, Fire Station 1-A

March 17, 2019


07/06/1997 – FS 1A

Details about the memorial service

Widows, Orphans & Disabled Firemen’s Fund
PO BOX 41903
Los Angeles, CA 90041

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  1. Rodolfo Martinez ( Rudy ) says:

    Sadly, we’ve lost a great man. Served in Korea and served the City for forty years, great husband, great father, great grandfather and great friend. My deepest condolences to the Lopez Family. Ray was ” Mr. Bombero.” I will surely miss him, but I’ve got the greatest memories. Que Dios Te Bendiga.

  2. Tony Hidalgo says:

    As Rudy stated so eloquently, Ray was a great man. He was a mentor and longtime friend.

    My condolences to his family.
    Rest in peace my friend.

  3. Robert Rosario says:

    Ray Lopez was my Engineer at old 6’s he had a great sense of humor. Ray taught me how to cook Enchiladas from scratch, he made his own sauce. Ray was a helluva of a handball player and a great Fireman he will be missed. My condolences to his family R.I.P my friend.

  4. Sonny Garrido says:

    Ray, R.I.P. my friend. I loved working with you when you were a Fireman at 13’s. Probably the most laughs I ever had on the FD..
    Condolences to your family.

  5. Damon wing says:

    Ray Lopez, had some great, great funny times at the old fire house 1!!! As Rudy stated what a great man and human being…thanks for being such a great influence and thanks for all the good times Ray!!
    You will be greatly missed….prob the best handball “hop” on the serve I have ever seen Ray!..Condolences to the family, Rest in peace my friend

  6. Don Lopez says:

    I did not know Ray well. But I do remember him as an Inspector, he was full of youthful enthusiasm. We met on the ninth floor of (CHE) in the 80’s. I introduced myself and Ray in his sly humorous style, adopted me, no really, he adopted me. “Don my son, I found you”, I smiled,thought he was funny and walked away. For the next several weeks he would introduce me to the Secretaries as his illegitimate son, he almost convinced me, I never disputed his claim, I just smiled and agreed with him because I thought he was funny. To my surprise, the Secretaries didn’t see the humor,”they believed him”. (I guess that’s how rumors start.) It really didn’t matter, did it? For 20 years when our paths crossed I was his illegitimate son. Thank God for Ray, he made (CHE) less painful. Wish I had known better. Rest in Peace, My condolences to the Lopez Family

  7. …Ray Lopez & Bob Lostetter were the 2 Firemen I first worked with as a rookie @ 13’s in Jan.1978, Ray was a great friend & teacher for a 1st house rookie, I am so sad & sorry I missed his service, the 5 of us (C1 John Nuttman, Eng Gil Turner) on E-13 was a great experience, reserve ‘58 Mack, 1st rig, God Bless Ray & many prayers for his family …
    Phil Weireter
    Class of Nov.1977

  8. John Sanchez says:


    I really enjoyed our days at 13’s. on the court, on the pool table, on the rig and in life you are the best. will miss you

    John Sanchez

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