Following in the footsteps of his father and his brother, Terry W. Smerdel joined the fire service, serving for 26 years with the San Francisco Fire Department. Terry served at several different stations throughout the city and promoted through the ranks to Battalion Chief. In addition to his work with the fire department, Terry owned his own business, worked actively with St. Robert’s Parish and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his off hours. Terry died while on duty from the effects of a work-related illness. He is survived by his wife, Cyndy, their children, Danica and Jack, and his grandson, Christian.
Terry W. Smerdel
- San Francisco
- September 10, 2017
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