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Ancram firefighter dies in line of duty



ANCRAM—A townwide email issued June 20, announced the untimely death of a 37-year-old lifetime volunteer firefighter and alerts residents to expect major traffic congestion in and around Ancram in connection with his funeral and burial this week.

Stewart Guy Hunt, 37, of Ancram passed away unexpectedly June 15, 2023 after responding to an emergency call for the Ancram Fire Company. Despite the valiant efforts of first responders, he could not be revived and passed away at Columbia Memorial Hospital, says the email.

Stewart Hunt

Mr. Hunt’s complete obituary and plans for his funeral appear on Page 19 of the June 22 print issue.

Additional details will be circulated as they become available.

The Ancram Fire Company expects a very large turnout of friends, family and firefighters from around the state for the services Friday, June 23 and for the burial June 24 at Union Cemetery in Ancram, which will be followed by a Celebration of Life at the Ancram Firehouse. Residents should expect major traffic congestion in and around Ancram on those days. The email asks everyone to keep Mr. Hunt, his family and all volunteer firefighters in one’s thoughts and prayers.

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