Horace G. Van Meter

Horace "Harry" G. Van Meter, 84, died Jan. 2, 2000, at Select Specialty Care.

A Reno native, he was born June 16, 1916, to Horace M. and Elizabeth (Gallager) Van Meter and was a lifetime resident of Reno.

Van Meter was a fireman for the city of Reno, retiring in 1983, after serving 15 years as fire chief. He attended the University of Nevada and was a graduate of Reno High School. He was a 54-year member of the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the Western Fire Chief Association and Nevada State Fire Chief Association, a charter member of the Reno Fireman's Association 731 and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

Son, Michael M., died in 1983.

Surviving are wife, Geraldine, and son, Patrick, both of Reno daughter, Andrea Danek of Calimesa, Calif., and Anne Hardy of Hawaii seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several cousins.

No funeral is scheduled.

Cremation is under the direction of Walton Funeral Home, Reno, with inurnment at Masonic Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorials are being established with the University of Nevada, Reno, School of Medicine, Savitt Medical Science Building 322, Reno 89557-0046 and the Nevada Self Help, 2010 W. Moana Lane, Reno 89502.


From: The Reno Gazette-Journal, Reno, Nevada.  January 5, 2001.


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