Firefighter passes away after 45 years of service

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A firefighter who continued his family’s legacy has died after 13 years of service.

David Louis Amalfitano, 65, of Kingston, died Feb. 22 at Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center of Plainsboro.

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Born in Princeton, Amalfitano resided most of his life in Rocky Hill before moving to Kingston 15 years ago, according to his obituary posted by the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton.

Amalfitano retired in 2008 with over 32 years of service as a custodian with Montgomery High School.

His father and uncles were members of the Rocky Hill Fire Department, a legacy that Amalfitano continued for over 45 years, according to his obituary. He was also a member of the Kingston Fire Department for over 13 years and a member of the Princeton Elks for over 45 years. He was an exempt firefighter and a life member of the New Jersey Fireman’s Association.

He also was the chef for Kingston Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1.

The funeral service was held March 1 at the Mather-Hodge Funeral Home in Princeton. Burial followed in Rocky Hill Cemetery, Rocky Hill.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Rocky Hill Fire Department, P.O. Box 327, Rocky Hill 08553; or to the Kingston Fire Department, P.O. Box 222, Kingston 08528.

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