Robert Chace
1946 - 2020
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Robert J. Chace September 8, 2020 Robert J. Chace, of Surf City, NC, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020, following a brief battle with cancer. Born in 1946 in Syracuse, NY, he enjoyed an extensive career with the City of Syracuse Fire Department from 1972 to 1995. Achieving an Associate Degree in Fire Sciences, he went on to serve in numerous fire stations, including Stations 12, 8, and 3, and HazMat Squad 1. He was promoted to Lieutenant and was instrumental in the organization of the Hazardous Materials Team for Onondaga County in Syracuse, NY and played a pivotal role in developing the Standard Operating Procedures for citywide response to hazardous materials incidents. He had achieved the rank of Captain prior to his retirement in 1995. Concurrent with his professional fire career, he also served as a volunteer and an EMT in the village of Minoa, NY and retired from that service as an Assistant Chief also in 1995. Additionally, he taught Fire Science Courses at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY. Mr. Chace furthered his career of service by accepting the position of Fire Marshall for Surf City, NC from 1998 through 2002, where he oversaw the construction of the fire station, staffing and training of fire personnel. He became a Volunteer Chief at the station from 2002 to 2015. When not serving his community, he enjoyed wood working, fishing, hunting, boating and time with his family. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Terry Chace; two sons, Robert and Charles, and daughter, Theresa Chace; sister, June Holowczenko; and two grandsons, Brandon and Brody Chace. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Grace Carden Chace, and a brother, Mark Chace. The family is planning a private graveside memorial service at a later date. Share online condolences at www.andrewsmortuary.com Please sign the guestbook at syracuse.com/obits
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Sep. 12 to Sep. 13, 2020.
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September 21, 2020
So sorry for his passing. Bob was a firefighter, mentor to the minoa fire department. He’ll be missed
Chuck Mullane
Friend
September 17, 2020
My sincere condolences to the Chace family. I really enjoyed working with him on the SFD, he was a respected Haz-Mat leader. God Bless.
William Townsend
Coworker
September 16, 2020
I’m Sorry to hear of the passing of Chief Chace!
Thoughts and Prayers!
He’ll be missed around the firehouse!
Scott Herring
Friend
September 16, 2020
I know this is a very difficult time for your family, my sincere condolences to the family of Robert Chace.
Teresa Batts
Acquaintance
September 15, 2020
Terry, I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts.
Denise Hill
Friend
September 14, 2020
Terry,
My deepest condolences to you and your family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Continue to be strong.
Karan Smith
Coworker
September 14, 2020
My deepest condolences Terry and family I’m sooo sorry for your loss. I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers.
Lavetor Jacobs
Coworker
September 14, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Terry. May God’s light ease your path.
Martha Knight
Friend
September 13, 2020
Terry,health felt condolence prayers for you and your family during this sad time Sandra Yaun
Sandra yaun
Coworker
September 12, 2020
Terry, Theresa, Bob & Chuck, I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was such a great guy. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Nancy Cassella
Friend
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