Louis McCall, an active life member and past assistant chief, Sr., suddenly passed away, leaving an indelible mark on his family, organisation, and the communities of Surf City and Wenonah.
Louis McCall: Early Years
Chief McCall joined the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company in 2005, and he has always symbolised the true meaning of dedication. Louis, who served as both a firefighter and Deputy OEM Coordinator, played an important part in protecting the safety of the communities he served. His dedication extended to administrative responsibilities, as he currently serves as Fire Company Trustee and Treasurer of the Surf City Fireman’s Relief Association.
A Smiling Legacy:
A photograph from 2012 captures Chief McCall during a training session, showcasing his infectious smile—a testament to the joy he found in his role as a firefighter. Lou’s love for his work was evident, and the camaraderie within the organisation reflected the genuine affection his colleagues had for him.
The news of Chief McCall’s passing has left the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company in mourning. The exact cause of his death remains unclear, heightening the sense of shock and sorrow within the tight-knit community of first responders. The Surf City Volunteer Fire Company confirmed Chief McCall’s passing through a heartfelt tribute on Facebook.
Honoring Chief McCall:
To pay respects to Chief McCall, the Surf City Volunteer Fire Company will provide an honor guard during specified times. The viewing is scheduled for Sunday (1/28) from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Mantua, located at 47 Main Street, Mantua, NJ 08051.
Funeral services will take place on Monday (1/29) at Incarnation Church in Mantua. Visitation is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., with Mass at 11 a.m. Following the service, Chief McCall will be laid to rest at Wenonah Cemetery. A luncheon at Ramblewood Country Club will follow the burial. The address for the Church of the Incarnation is 240 Main St., Mantua, NJ, 08051.