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NORMAN C. BOERGERS, FIREFIGHTER, POLICEMAN

Norman C. Boergers, 66, a volunteer firefighter and retired Town of Evans police officer, died Wednesday (Dec. 19, 1990) in his Derby home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Buffalo, Boergers attended St. Ann's School on Broadway. During World War II, he served in the Navy. He saw action in the Pacific and participated in the invasion of Normandy.

A life member and former chief of the Highland Hose Volunteer Fire Company, Boergers also served as district chief and commissioner of the North Evans Fire District.

He served on the Town of Evans police force for 21 years, beginning as a patrolman in 1965. He also was a professional firefighter at the Bethlehem Steel plant, where he worked with the company's fire department for more than 20 years.

Boergers was a longtime member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in North Evans.

Survivors include his wife, Rita of Derby; a son Norman A.; a daughter, Jo Ann Peterson of Hamburg; three brothers, Henry and Frank, both of Evans, and Robert; three sisters, Margaret and Marian Boergers and Dorothy Fix, all of Cheektowaga, and four grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon Saturday in St. Vincent de Paul Church, 2050 South Creek Road, North Evans.

Prayers will be said at 11:15 in the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home, 262 Main St., Evans. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery, Town of Hamburg.

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