The Wantagh Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of John Seier, Jr., after a long illness. John was a current member of Fire Police and the father of Engine 7 Captain Josef Seier.

John was a proud and enthusiastic member of the department since he joined in December 2004. He was originally assigned to Engine 7 and later transferred to Fire Police in 2008. He was always one of the first to offer his assistance for any task and would stop by the firehouse every day after a long day at work to see what he could do. John was a hard worker, starting at age 15 when he began working at the Forest Pork store in Ridgewood, Queens and continuing there for approximately 15 years. A devoted husband and proud father, John worked tirelessly in the Hospitality/Property Service Industry as a member of Local 32BJ in Manhattan for approximately 20 years to provide for his family. In his time off, he and his family enjoyed time at their cabin in Upstate New York.

John is survived by his wife, Christine; parents John Sr. and Rita; sons Josef, Thomas and Nicholas; a sister, Janet Szotak and her husband Thomas. In addition to his family, he will be missed by his many friends at the Wantagh Fire Department.

He was waked at the Charles J. O’Shea Funeral Home and a Funeral Mass was held February 3, followed by interment at St. Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale.

– Fire News photo by Kevin Regan, PIO