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McDonald Family Fund
Kevin McDonald, 39, of Rescue Company 9 of the Waterbury, CT Fire Department, lost his life in an off-duty accident on October 25, 2000.
Kevin was inspecting a flatbed dump body truck that he planned to purchase from a brother Waterbury firefighter, Glen Bradley. The bed
malfunctioned pinning Kevin and Glen between it and the chassis. Kevin was killed instantly. After several surgeries, Glen is on the road
to a full recovery.
Kevin served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps for seven years before joining the department and serving Waterbury for twelve years.
Kevin served from 1981 to 1988 and was discharged with the rank of sergeant.
Kevin was decorated for his fire service on two occasions. In 1997 he was honored by the Life-Saving Benevolent Association of
New York for helping to pull a man from the icy waters of the Naugatuck River in 1996.
Kevin was always a giving person. As a marine stationed in Korea, he donated clothing to the orphanages. He had been donating blood
platelets for the Leukemia Society for years to help people with blood-related diseases and disorders.
The weekend before he passed
away, he competed in the Big Climb in Hartford, as he did every year, to raise money for the Leukemia Society. Just this year, Kevin
took over the Waterbury firefighters annual Fill the Boot campaign that raised thousands of dollars for the Muscular Dystrophy
Asssociation. Kevin served on the Waterbury firefighters Special Services committee and played a key role in planning the funerals for
two brother firefighters who died in seperate tragedies this year. He also served on the executive board of the Waterbury Firefighters
Kevin left a wife, Robin, and two children, Kelly (18) and Robert (15). We are trying to raise money to offset
some of the family’s financial burden.
Memorial T-Shirts will be available soon.
We have also set up an account with our credit union, to which
people can make donations. If you’re interested in making a contribution please feel free to contact me by the means listed below. The
McDonald family and the Waterbury firefighters would like to thank you for any support you might lend.
Shawn McDonald WFD
Waterbury CT FireFighters and
Municipal Federal Credit Union
601 Watertown Avenue
Waterbury CT, 06706
Click here to order Memorial T-Shirts
The McDonald Family and the
Click here to order Memorial Helmet Stickers
Please View Kevin's Photo Gallery
Please View Kevin's Video - No Big Deal
Please Read Robin's Letter of Appreciation
Please Read Kevin's Eulogy