It is with deep regret that we we announce the death of life member Rich Liska, Sr.
Born in Stepney, Conn., Rich grew up in Newtown and became interested in firefighting in high school. As a Newtown Hook & Ladder member Rich held many positions, most notably as an engineer and then chief engineer. He retired from active membership in May 1998, after 50 years of service, and moved with his wife Ruth to South Thomaston, Maine.
A celebration of his life will take place Sunday, April 19, from 2 to 5 pm, in the Alexandria Room of the Edmond Town Hall, Main Street, Newtown, CT.
Photo courtesy of Newtown Bee.