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Former Nanuet Fire Chief, White Plains Native Ted Meserole Dies At 79

Ted Meserole, 79
Ted Meserole, 79 Photo Credit: Contributed

Ted Meserole, a White Plains native and former chief of the Nanuet Fire Engine Company, died on Saturday, Nov. 11, in Youngsville, N.C. He was 79.

Born in White Plains on March 27, 1938, Meserole was the son of the late Theodore F. Meserole and Eleanor Ley. He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Carpenter.

Meserole served in the U.S. Air Force Security Service from 1955 – 1959, attended Pace College and was then employed by IBM for 32 years. He retired as a director of Real Estate and Construction. After retirement, he worked for the Rockland County Sheriff's Department in New York, as a computer consultant. He helped install the 911 computerized dispatch system and the Computer Aided Rescue Effort Program for missing children.

He was a life member of the Nanuet Fire Engine Company in Nanuet, and served as an assistant chief and then chief for a total of six years. He was also a life member of the Rockland County New York Volunteer Firemen's and Fire Chief's Associations.

Meserole is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lynn M. Meserole; a daughter, Nancy Stern and her husband Brad of New City; sons, Michael Vita and his wife Heather of Raleigh, N..C, Paul and his wife Michelle of Flower Mound, Texas, and Ted of Chester, New York. He also leaves behind seven grandchildren, Jacob, Ryan, Andrew, Caroline, Dakota, Stephen and Brendan. Not to be forgotten, his much-loved companions, Maggie Mae and Ginger.

He recently became a Catholic in 2014 and was a parishioner at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church.

Services took place Monday in North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hearts United for Animals, www.hua.org .

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