Family of Fallen Firefighter Loses Son to Cancer

The son of Wallington Firefighter Gregory Barnas died on Saturday following a battle with Leukemia

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    Hundreds mourned veteran firefighter Gregory Barnas in March. Now, his son has died.

    The family of a New Jersey firefighter who was killed in March battling a restaurant blaze has suffered another enormous loss.

    The son of Wallington Firefighter Gregory Barnas died on Saturday following a battle with Leukemia.

    Wallington Fire Commissioner Mark Tomko told The Record newspaper that John Barnas, who was in his early 20s, was a volunteer firefighter like his father and brother. His father had been donating blood cells for his son's treatment.

    Tomko said his department was distraught over how much the Barnas family had suffered.

    The elder Barnas, 57, died from injuries suffered when he fell from a roof while battling the restaurant blaze. He was a 40-year volunteer with the Bergen County town's fire department, and a 29-year veteran of the Jersey City Fire Department.

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