A memorial, including a funeral procession through local streets, will be held Tuesday for William “Bill” Jaros, who worked as a local Six Rivers National Forest firefighter for 12 years.
Jaros, who is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, died July 8 after he collapsing during a conditioning hike with his colleagues from Engine 312 of the Gasquet Ranger District.
Jaros will be escorted by military, U.S. Forest Service and CALFIRE honor guards starting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Del Norte High School, 1301 El Dorado St., Crescent City. The procession will end at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds. The memorial service will begin at 10:30 a.m.
In addition to working for the Six Rivers National Forest, Jaros was also the union representative at the Gasquet Ranger District, representing employees for Local 1937, NFFE, IAMAW.
Memorial donations can be made in Jaros’ name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be posted online at www.wiersmortuary.com or sent to Wier’s Mortuary Chapel, 408 G St., Crescent City, CA 95531.