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James W. Byrne, Captain - June 25, 1946 (#98)
Engine Co. No. 13 - 1458 Valencia Street


A heart attack at a small roof fire yesterday ended a thirty-two year career in the Fire Department for Capt. James W. Byrne, of 967 Church Street.

Byrnes collapsed emerging from a blaze at 70 Bartlett Street early yesterday afternoon and was dead on arrival at Central Emergency Hospital. He was in charge of engine company thirteen. Surviving is his widow, Mary; a son, James; and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Peterson of San Francisco.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning from Duggan’s, 3434 Seventeenth Street, to St. James Church where a requiem mass will be sung. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Extracted from original sources with grammar and spelling as published.

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