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December 16, 2018
Captain Andy Troncale
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     With heavy hearts, the officers and members of the Arcadia Firefighters Association Local 3440 and the Arcadia Fire Department announce the line of duty death of Fire Captain Andy Troncale.  Following a valiant battle, Andy succumbed to the affects of job related cancer on January 23, 2012 at the age of 52.  Andy served the citizens of Arcadia with honor and distinction for nearly 30 years.   He retired from the Arcadia Fire Department in 2009 after being diagnosed with advanced stage colon cancer.
Andy loved the fire service.  He began his career as an explorer with Los Angeles County Fire Department.  Andy also worked for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF) prior to being hired by Arcadia Fire Department in 1979.  As a senior Captain, he embodied the finest qualities of a true firefighter.  Ever an example, Andy received several awards during his career, including the City of Arcadia Exceptional Service Award and Arcadia Fire Department Firefighter of the Year.

Andy’s condition worsened earlier this month and he was re-admitted to the City of Hope.  During the last week of his life, Arcadia Firefighters Association Members, Fire Department Staff and Retired Personnel kept a 24-hour vigil at Andy’s bedside, numbering as many as a dozen or more at times, along with family members. 

Andy is survived by his wife of 25 years, Debbie, and their three sons, Clark (22), Chad (20), and Clint (16).

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 30, 2012 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, 370 Campus Drive, Arcadia, CA, at 10:00 am.  Interment will follow at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 3888 Workman Mill Road, Whittier, CA.

If you plan to attend or send representatives/apparatus from your department, please RSVP to Beth Stogner, Fire Administrative Specialist/PIO at 626.574.5112 or

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or through the Los Angeles Firemen’s Credit Union at, click “How to Donate” and denote Andy Troncale Benevolent Fund.


-Tom Devlin, President Arcadia Firefighters Association Local 3440

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