Ray E. Van Blarcom

May 4, 202013 Comments

Captain I, Fire Station 69-A

Deceased:
May 1, 2020

Appointed:
04/13/1986

Assigned:
FS 69-A

Services:
TBA

Additional Information:
Captain Van Blarcom’s son Nick is assigned to Fire Station 64 A.

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

Comments (13)

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  1. Rich Enciso says:

    Cousin Ray. Thanks for the fun and fond memories. I will miss you. RIP

  2. Jim Polzer says:

    It was truly an honor to know and work with Ray through the years. You will be missed brother. RIP.

  3. Charles Butler says:

    I was never assigned with Ray but worked around him quite a bit. He was a good person and a pleasure to be around. Rest in peace my friend.

  4. Berk says:

    Friend, Classmate and Reliefs. Your a class act my friend. Enjoyed every minute together Fighting Fire, Hammering Chiefs and laughing. Gonna miss you my friend. God Bless ur family.

  5. Steele says:

    On behalf of many at old 7’s, Thank you for many wonderful years of laughs and fun running all the calls out of the little barn house. You are going to be missed. God bless.

  6. Todd Porter says:

    Worked with Ray in the early years and worked around him many times throughout our careers. A friend and brother firefighter. God bless all of his family and friends, he will be missed, rest easy Ray

  7. Manuel Diaz says:

    Cousin Ray, I will miss you and may God provide you with eternal peace.

  8. Raulo says:

    Wow… Another good one gone too soon. Although I was never assigned with Ray, I knew of him to be a fine and well respected officer, a good friend, and fun loving Fire Hogs M/C member. He was just one of those all-around “good guys” you enjoyed being around. Sincere condolences to his family and crews. Rest in Peace Ray… until we ride again.

  9. Chris Hare says:

    As the shocking news of Ray’s passing sunk in the memory’s of hunting trips in the Rocky and the laughs we had on SOD days hit me. This is a huge loss of a good man. Rest in peace brother.

  10. Nicholas A Garcia says:

    Another good Firefighter gone to soon.
    We worked together at 14’s, what a great attitude around the engine house, especially when we drilled as a company or with rookies. He was very informative
    sharing his time to help them out. He was always looking out for the crew to handle any job needing to be done at incidents.
    The Dept. will surely miss you. I’m sure your son Nick will carry on your high work ethic and be a outstanding firefighter like his dad.

  11. Rick Erquiaga says:

    My Condolences to Nick and the Van Blarcom Family: I remember Ray as an Outstanding Gentleman and Firefighter, always ready with a quick wit and easy smile. Rest Well In the Lord, Ray.
    Rick Erquiaga

  12. bob neamy says:

    My condolences to the family. Working around Ray during our careers brings back fond memories. Ray left us way to soon. It us unfortunate he didn’t have an opportuity to enjoy retirement. Rest in peace Ray. bob neamy

  13. Keith Jepsen says:

    Ray was a classmate, although we were never assigned together, we would run into each other at incidents, training, and SOD days. As far back as our days at the drill tower, I remember Ray being calm, steady, having a friendly demeanor, and someone you wanted to hang out with. Ray you will be greatly missed. Thank you for your friendship! Praying God’s peace, that passes understanding, and comfort for family and friends.

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