POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Pound Ridge Daily Voice is taking a look back on the town’s Top 10 stories of 2012 .
On Nov. 21, Carl Breuninger, the oldest active firefighter in the Pound Ridge Volunteer Fire Department, passed away at the age of 83 .
Breuninger was well-known throughout the town and was a lifelong Pound Ridge resident. He died at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco – the same hospital where he was born – after suffering a stroke at work several days earlier.
Breuninger was a member of the Fire Department for 65 years. His father was a founding member of the department in 1933.
“Carl was an all-around nice guy,” Lt. James "Sam" Dodge III told The Pound Ridge Daily Voice . “His heart was into the town – especially the Fire Department. He was a mainstay and put forth a valiant effort. He attended most every call.”
Breuninger also worked for the town as superintendent of cemeteries.
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