PNWFPA & Patterson FD 104 year old Chaplain Emeritus
S. Del Goldsmith
Members of the PNWFPA and Patterson Fire Department, along with their chief, president and members, joined Patterson and PNWFPA Chaplain Emeritus, S. Del Goldsmith, in celebrating his 104th birthday at Glen Arden, his senior residence in Goshen, NY. PNWFPA Chaplain, Paul Maass, who is also the department’s current Chaplain, began the festivities by delivering an invocation and acknowledging that, although he does his best, “Del’s surely a hard act to follow”! He retired with over 50 years of service to the PFD. Del was given a gift of a New York State Fire Police golf shirt on behalf of the Association and presented a card with over one hundred signatures of our members.
On the occasion of his one hundredth birthday celebration in Patterson, the department officially named their main firehouse the, “Patterson Fire Department, S. Del Goldsmith-Station 1” in his honor.