Alma Volunteer Fire Department chief dies due to COVID-19 complications

West Virginia

Alma Fire Chief Ronald McCrobie died Oct. 30, 2021 due to COVID-19 complications. (Courtesy: Furbee Funeral Home)

ALMA, W.Va. – Chief Ronald McCrobie of the Alma Volunteer Fire Department in Tyler County died Oct. 30 following complications from COVID-19.

McCrobie, who was born in Glen Dale, was a firefighter for more than 30 years, and was at Alma Station 10 for the past four years, according to a press release.

Alma Fire Chief Ronald McCrobie died Oct. 30, 2021 due to COVID-19 complications. (Courtesy: Furbee Funeral Home)

The press release said he was “respected by all who knew him”, and that the department was deeply saddened by his death.

According to his obituary, a viewing will be held Wednesday, Nov. 3, 3–5 p.m., and 7–9 p.m. at Furbee Funeral Home in Middlebourne. A funeral service will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m.

McCrobie was 54 years old.

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