We are saddened by the sudden loss of Lieutenant Justin Bower on November 18, 2023. Justin responded to a residential carbon monoxide alarm on November 18, 2023. After returning home two hours later, his wife found him unconscious and immediately called 911. Emergency responders attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful. He passed away from an apparent heart attack.

Justin was a beloved husband, son, uncle, brother, friend and member of his community. He served as a Lieutenant with the Kinnelon Volunteer Fire Company while also being the business owner of the much-loved Taste of Reality Deli & Catering. He has touched the lives of so many people around him through his service, always lending a hand when needed, and answering every call. His humor, generosity and kindness will not be forgotten.

-Fire News photo provided by Kinnelon VFD