Local volunteer fire department founding member passes away at 93

Published: Mar. 23, 2017 at 10:42 AM EDT
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ROME TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WSAZ) -- A founding member of a local volunteer fire department has died.

James "Jim" McCloud passed away Wednesday at the age of 93.

McCloud was a founding member of the Rome Volunteer Fire Department back in 1962.

He was also an Army veteran who earned a Purple Heart during World War II.

“Jim played a vital role in the success of our organization.” said George Barnett, Chief of the Rome Volunteer Fire Department. “His dedication to our community, members, and fund-raising efforts were unmatched over the years and he remained actively involved in our operations even throughout his final days.”

According to a release, funeral services for McCloud will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church in Chesapeake on March 27.