Jack Winfield A longtime Healdsburg resident, Jack passed on to his next assignment April 28, 2017. Born in 1931 to parents Jack and Lillian in Eureka, he is survived by wife Audrey, sons Paul and Earl, and grandchildren Emma, Kevin, Tyler, and Tate. Jack served the citizens of California his entire career. After growing up in park residences up and down the state, he graduated in Sebastopol from Analy High and worked for the school district as a bus driver/mechanic. Jack followed the footsteps of his Ranger father, securing a permanent position with the Division of Beaches & Parks in 1947. Transferring to the Division of Forestry in 1948, Jack was stationed in Mendocino and Sonoma counties before prematurely retiring in 1980 from job related injuries. He also gave three years active duty service to his country in the US Army, deploying during the Korean War as a Combat Engineer. Jack will be laid to rest with cousin Don Snider at the Northern California Veterans Cemetery in lgo. A memorial will be held at a later date for family and friends. Donations in memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Forestry Crab Feed.
(Psst.. You don’t really have to be retired to join us for breakfast)
Thur. Mar. 16 Prunedale- Country Kitchen
Thur. Apr. 20 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. May 18 King City- Lawrence’s (old Keefers)
Thur. Jun. 15 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
Sat. Jul. 29 Jack Clark’s- Annual BBQ
Thur. Aug. 17 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. Sep. 21 King City- Lawrence’s (old Keefers)
Thur. Oct. 19 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
Thur. Nov. 16 Prunedale- Country Kitchen
Thur. Dec. 21 Hollister- Country Rose
Thur. Jan. 18 Salinas- Black Bear Diner
If you have any questions or comments email the CAL FIRE Local 2881 District 4 Retiree Director Steve Norris at firstname.lastname@example.org or (831) 214-5538.
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our sister, Sara Thomas. A loving mother and fellow firefighter who battled hard, but has left us too soon. Sara will be missed but she will not be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sara’s family and her brothers and sisters in Riverside.
The CAL FIRE Family received some devastating news. FF Mitch Militano’s daughter, Francesca, was diagnosed with Stage IV Stomach Cancer. Mitch Militano is a Firefighter at NEU Station 77, The Sunset Station in Placer County. He is set to be laid off on 11/14 with the brush down staffing. Obviously this will be a long process and his bills will be mounting. The family will need help with medical coverage.
Mitch’s fellow firefighters and friends have set up a “Go Fund Me” account. Consider sharing the link provided to help his family as they go through this tough time. Also, please keep the Militano family in your thoughts and prayers.
As we observe Veterans Day today, I want all of us to recognize and remember the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed services throughout the history of our great country. CAL FIRE Local 2881 has many members who have served either in the past or present branches of the military. These individuals are an exclusive group of people who should truly be honored for all their sacrifices.
Please take a moment today and thank all veterans who have served, especially those families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
On Saturday Oct. 15th, the California Fire Foundation hosted the annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Capitol Park, the historic grounds of California’s State Capitol in Sacramento.. The annual ceremony honors individuals whose names are being added to the Memorial Wall – either from the previous year, or from earlier years. This year 29 names were etched into the Wall. As it did when the Memorial was unveiled, the ceremony features a solemn procession from the Capitol steps to the Memorial site. Every California governor, from Gray Davis to Jerry Brown, has participated in Memorial ceremonies.
As you may be aware, the Department of Human Resources (CalHR) has changed the plan administrator for the Savings Plus Program from AON Hewitt to Nationwide Insurance. During this transition, some beneficiary information was not transferred. Having a designated beneficiary is an important part of retirement planning. Please review your account today to ensure we have your beneficiary information.
Use one of these simple ways to update your beneficiary information:
Log in to your account at www.savingsplusnow.com and select “Beneficiaries.” Or, you can print the form from the “Forms/Publications/Support” tab.
Call 1-855-616-4776 to request the beneficiary form by mail, email or sent via DocuSign (our electronic signature service).
Visit our Walk-in Service Center in Sacramento at 1810 16th Street, Suite 108, in Sacramento and complete the form in person.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we complete this conversion.