Sea Cliff fire chief Michael Hallquest dies at 34


Fire chief Michael Hallquest passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 2, after a long-fought battle with cancer.

Hallquest served with the Sea Cliff Fire Department for 17 years, and with the New York City Fire Department from 2005 to 2010. He is survived by his wife, Laura, and two young children.

"The village of Sea Cliff has lost a true hero with the passing of Chief Hallquest," said Mayor Edward Lieberman. "Hallquest fought a gallant battle against cancer with bravery and valor. The village, the fire department, and all the residents who he served will truly miss his bright smile, and zeal for life, love, and family."

There will be a fire contingent service on Friday at 8 p.m., and a funeral mass on Saturday at 9:45 a.m. Both services will be held at St. Boniface Martyr Church (145 Glen Ave) in Sea Cliff.

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