James W. Byrne, Captain - June 25, 1946 (#98)
Engine Co. No. 13 - 1458 Valencia Street
A heart attack at a small roof fire yesterday ended a thirty-two year career in the Fire Department for Capt. James W. Byrne, of 967 Church Street.
Byrnes collapsed emerging from a blaze at 70 Bartlett Street early yesterday afternoon and was dead on arrival at Central Emergency Hospital. He was in charge of engine company thirteen.
Surviving is his widow, Mary; a son, James; and a sister, Mrs. Sadie Peterson of San Francisco.
Funeral services will be held Saturday morning from Duggan’s, 3434 Seventeenth Street, to St. James Church where a requiem mass will be sung. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery.
Extracted from original sources with grammar and spelling as published.