September 13, 2022. Lawrence Montrose, an Ex-Chief and life member of the St. James Fire Department and former commissioner of the St. James Fire District passed away after a long illness. “Larry” joined the St. James FD on October 6, 1976 and had been a member for 46 years. He was an integral part of the department, rising through the ranks to Chief of Department and running with the Wildcat Drill team. Larry was retired FDNY Lieutenant. Larry was 63 years old.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Fives Funeral Home in Smithtown.