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Honoring a Fallen Firefighter

(September 21, 2020) - The Worthington Division of Fire & EMS and the Worthington community are mourning the loss of recently retired Firefighter/Paramedic and Worthington resident David Mierzejewski. Mierzejewski, 50, passed away on September 15, 2020 in the line of duty from occupational cancer. He served the Worthington community for 25 years.

mierzejewski, dave (2020)Throughout his career, which spanned from April 1995 to January of 2020, Dave Mierzejewski was the ultimate professional, whether he was in the role of firefighter, paramedic, fire inspector or arson investigator. He was a mentor to many and inspiration to all. The dedication he showed to the fire service and to the community he lived in and loved, was evident from his first day on the job to his last day. In the 4 years he lived with occupational cancer, his strength of will and perseverance to overcome the odds was an inspiration to all that knew him.

Mierzejewski is survived by his wife and two children, along with many family members and friends, including his brothers and sisters with the Worthington Division of Fire & EMS and the City of Worthington. He will be honored with full Fire Department Honors during services on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. Worthington Division of Fire & EMS personnel will be joined by members of multiple central Ohio Fire Departments for the ceremonies and procession from the funeral service at Worthington Christian Church to the burial at Walnut Grove Cemetery in Worthington. The large procession will include fire trucks and emergency vehicles from multiple jurisdictions.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday morning with the procession expected to travel down High Street through Worthington during the late morning hours. Traffic delays are expected. We appreciate your patience and hope the community will pause to show their respects and join us in honoring Firefighter/Paramedic Mierzejewski for his service and sacrifice. 

Worthington residents can also expect to see a large contingent of emergency vehicles at the Schoedinger Funeral Home in Worthington Monday afternoon and evening, September 21, during visitation hours.

The full obituary can be viewed here