My deepest sympathy of father & grandfather. It was a honor & pleasure of knowing your father but only for a short time. I also care for him some. I learn lot from him . About the wars planes
and his time with the fire house. But he never forgot to mention about his wife and his family. How much he love them proud of them. But now he in no pain but he had touch many lives with good memories and thanks with the service he gave for freedom and second chance from fires. Dick you will be miss.
I was a wet behind the ears kid when I met Lt. Colonel Wertz. Dick guided me and mentored me in the fire service. His words of wisdom are evident today in the man I've become. Thank you for your many years of service and for helping me find my career. Rest in peace my friend.
Rest in Peace Lt. Colonel Dick Wertz. Your attention to detail and dedication to the cause was always inspiring. You were a key player in the advancements in operations, services and the direction that are now seen in the excellence that the Anchorage Fire and EMS system provides. You touched more individuals that can be counted but none more than me. You were a great leader and a great friend, and thank you for being my Assistant Chief for all those years.
God Speed Mr. Wertz! Thank you for your service and sacrifice to this great nation. To the family, I share your grief in this time of bereavement with deepest sympathy and condolence.
My father was on the Anchorage VFD under Dick's leadership and I remember fondly spending days up at the station with the guys during the Crusade for Children. He was a calm, authoritative man who was tasked with the unfortunate job of letting my family know when I had been in a grave accident about 20 years ago. His actions and words kept things calm in what could have been a very chaotic moment in a family's history. I am eternally grateful for Dick Wertz. I extend my heartfelt thanks to his family for sharing him with us in Anchorage, and my deepest condolences to all.