The Etna Volunteer Fire Company Station 149 in Allegheny County lost a friend, mentor and life-long member on April 7, 2019, when Harry H. Litvaney passed away at the age of 88. Harry served the community for over 65 years, acting as Emergency Management Coordinator and was the former Fire Chief of Etna Volunteer Fire Department 1 until the 1980 merger of both Etna Departments, of which he was a key part in accomplishing.
Harry was still an active member of the department up until his death. He will always be remembered for sitting in front of the fire station, pipe in hand, waving to everyone passing by. He will truly be missed by the community, his friends, family and fellow firefighters.
A firefighter memorial service was conducted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, with many firefighters from around the community in attendance. Harry was laid to rest on April 11, 2019, escorted by the members of the Etna Volunteer Fire Company.
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