RIVERVIEW (WWJ) – A longtime Riverview firefighter is being remembered as someone who made friends everywhere he went. Funeral services for 49-year-old John Grabowski were held Saturday following his death last week.

Captain Craig Williamson says Grabowski will be missed by everyone at the Riverview Fire Department.

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John Grabowski. (Family)

“He knew his job well; we knew he would always have our backs and we would have his. Everyday he exhibited the passion, he tried, he had a lot of heart … he had all the traits that make a firefighter really good,” said Williamson.

Williamson says Grabowski was heavily involved in charity work … always thinking about those who were less-fortunate.


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