Fire Chief William (Bill) Maciorowski, 55, of Avoca, passed away unexpectedly on October 27, 2022, at the Westpfalz Hospital, Kaiserslautern, Germany, where he was stationed as Fire Chief of the Rhineland Pfatz Fire Department. He was born and raised in Avoca, PA on April 21, 1967 and was the son of John Maciorowski and the late Frances (Nolan) Maciorowski, who died January 1st, 2007.
Bill was a graduate of Pittston Area High School class of 1985. He grew up as a proud volunteer firefighter with the Avoca Hose Company #1 (Station 112). Chief Maciorowski started his professional career in 1997 as an Air Force Firefighter serving in Vogelweh, Germany and Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. He later served as Deputy Fire Chief for Fort Lee Fire and Emergency Services, Fort Lee, Virginia. Once he completed his service to his country, he worked for Donald Wescott Fire Protection District, Schriever AFB Colorado Springs, 102nd Fighter Wing Fire and Emergency Services, Otis Air National Guard Base, Massachusetts, and found a home with the Department of Army in 2007 as an Assistant Fire Chief at Fort Drum, NY.
Chief Maciorowski took on more responsibility as the Deputy Fire Chief at Fort Lee, VA and was promoted to lead the Fort Leavenworth Fire Department as the Fire Chief in 2013. Chief Maciorowski always wanted to finish his career where he started. In April of 2021, he was selected to
lead one of the Army’s largest and most diverse fire departments in Germany. Chief Maciorowski had many accomplishments throughout his career and his mentorship inside and outside of the government will be everlasting.
In addition to his father, Chief Maciorowski is survived by his brother John, Jr. of Duluth, MN and his sister Christine and her husband Edward Zarnowski, of Canton, PA. Also surviving are his nieces and nephews; Kaitlyn, Cailley, and Riley Zarnowski, his aunt Catherine Gatto and her husband Nick of Duryea, his aunt Mary Stupak of Connecticut, and many cousins.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by aunts and uncles.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 11, 2022, at 9:30am from Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., 255 McAlpine St., Duryea with a mass of Christian Burial held at 10:00am at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, 215 Lackawanna Ave., Dupont with Fr. Thomas Petro officiating. Friends may call on Thursday, November 10, 2022, from 4-7pm at Kiesinger Funeral Services, Inc., Interment will be held at the parish cemetery along with full military honors.