Edward  Montano
Edward  Montano
Edward  Montano
Edward  Montano
Thursday
21
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Santa Cruz Catholic Church
1220 S 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Thursday
21
April

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Santa Cruz Catholic Church
1220 S 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Thursday
21
April

Interment

12:00 pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Holy Hope Cemetery
3555 N. Oracle Rd
Tucson, Arizona, United States

Navy Funeral Honors and Tucson Fire Last Alarm

12:15pm

Luncheon Reception Following Interment

Local 479 FF Hall 2430 N Huachuca Dr Tucson, AZ 85745

Obituary of Edward Mendez Montano

 

TFD Retired Captain, Edward Mendez Montano

Born: March 15, 1934

Died: March 29, 2022 at home

Survived by his spouse, Margaret Eyrich Montano, brother in law Bill Eyrich, step son Jesus Angel (Sara), step daughter Christina Marie, (Michael) grandchildren, Angel, Brandon, Madison, Shelby & Brook Sky. great grandchildren, Si and Chevelle

Eddie was born at the Storks Nest in Tucson, AZ and raised by his grandmother, Concepcion and mother, Edelia.

Preceded in death by 6 siblings, Harry, Carlos, Buddy, Irene, Lily, Helen and leaves behind many nephews and nieces.

Eddie was a graduate of Tucson High, joined the Navy and served proudly on the USS Ticonderoga. After an honorable discharge, he joined the Tucson Fire Department in 1959 and was present at The Pioneer Hotel fire. That was when he decided prevention was more important than the aftermath of a tragedy like that.

He retired Captain of Fire Prevention in 1986. Immediately was nominated president of The Tucson Retirees Association. Retiring in 2006, Ed also enjoyed being an inspector for FHA, later nominated by Jim Russell in 2008 as one of the 8 Founding Fathers and became the original President of The Last Alarm Foundation, up until the completion of the 1954 Mac L Fire Truck Hearse, retiring in 2016 due to struggles with the beginning of Alzheimer’s.

Ed was a funeral liaison along with retired firefighter Bud Wray for 40 years, visiting families of fallen brothers.

Many thanks to Marta Badilla (caregiver) and Casa de la Luz for their loving care.

At the family request, donations in memory of Ed Montano can be made to:

The Last Alarm Foundation

P.O.Box 18408

Tucson, AZ 85731

501c3

 

Thursday
21
April

Visitation

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Santa Cruz Catholic Church
1220 S 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Thursday
21
April

Funeral Mass

10:30 am - 11:30 am
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Santa Cruz Catholic Church
1220 S 6th Ave
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Thursday
21
April

Interment

12:00 pm
Thursday, April 21, 2022
Holy Hope Cemetery
3555 N. Oracle Rd
Tucson, Arizona, United States

Navy Funeral Honors and Tucson Fire Last Alarm

12:15pm

Luncheon Reception Following Interment

Local 479 FF Hall 2430 N Huachuca Dr Tucson, AZ 85745
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