LODD: Pinole Fire Captain Rich Voisey

VoiseyUnited Professional Firefighters of Contra Costa County, Local 1230 is saddened to announce the passing of Fire Captain Rich Voisey (ret.) who died Wednesday after a two-year battle with job-related brain cancer.

Brother Voisey spent his entire fire service career with the Pinole Fire Department, where he served as a reserve and fulltime firefighter for over 30 years.

Members of Local 1230 will remember Voisey not only for his steadfast commitment to the profession, but also for his devotion to the labor movement. He spent 18 years on Local 1230’s Executive Board, during which time he was a strong advocate for firefighters across Contra Costa County. He also spent several years on the Contra Costa Labor Council, where he served as a champion of firefighter safety.

Voisey will also be remembered for his commitment to family. He was a great son to his parents, who both still reside in Pinole, and a supportive brother, husband and father to his three children.

Funeral Service

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time: 1:00PM
Location: St. Josephs Church, 837 Tennant Avenue, Pinole, CA 94564
*Active and retired fire department personnel – Class A recommended

Apparatus Procession

Procession staging time: 10:00AM
Staging Location: Doctor’s Pinole- 2151 Appian Way, Pinole, CA 94564
Contact: Voisey Family Staging on V-Fire 21

Fire Service Personnel: To RSVP for the procession contact Pinole Engineer Chuck Thompson at 510-799-5803 or email jgalvan@iafflocal1230.org

Please RSVP prior to 5:00PM, March 19th 2015

The public is invited and encouraged to attend, event parking will be available.


Cards and Letters may be sent to:

IAFF Local 1230
C/O Richard Voisey Family
112 Blue Ridge Drive
Martinez, CA 94553

Monetary Donations in Rich’s Name: In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the UCSF Foundation. Please make your check payable to the UCSF Foundation with a note indicating you wish to donate towards the Brain Tumor Research Center in memory of Rich Voisey. Checks can be mailed to: UCSF Foundation, P.O. Box 45339, San Francisco, CA 94145-0339. You can also visit their website and donate online at http://neurosurgery.ucsf.edu Click on the “Make a Gift” tab on the left side.