WESTFIELD, NJ — Robert F. Schierle, a lifetime member of the Westfield Fire Department, died Dec. 21 at the age of 88, according to his obituary. Schierle was a lifelong resident of Westfield.

Schierle is survived by his wife, Claire Ahl Schierle; his four step-children, Robert Billson, Teresa Brooks, Karen Billson and Peter Billson; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, his obituary says, as well as nieces and nephews.

A funeral was held Dec. 27, his obituary says.

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“Today we said a final farewell to Bob ‘The Commissioner’ Schierle,” Westfield FMBA Local 30 wrote on its Facebook page. “We will miss his stories, his weekend sweets and his unwavering love for the fire service. Rest In Peace Bob, we’ll take it from here.”

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