Funeral Held For Seal Beach Native Killed Fighting Arizona Fire - Los Angeles Local News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

Funeral Held For Seal Beach Native Killed Fighting Arizona Fire

Posted: Updated:
Garden Grove, CA -

(FOX 11 / CNS) Family, friends and the Southland's firefighting community will bid farewell today to 21-year-old Seal Beach native Kevin Woyjeck, who was killed along with 18 fellow firefighters in a wildfire in Arizona last month.

The late-morning service for Woyjeck, who was the son of Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Joe Woyjeck, will be held at The Christ Cathedral, formerly the Crystal Cathedral but now a Roman Catholic church, followed by interment at Forest Lawn.

Woyjeck's body was brought back to Orange County last week with another fallen colleague, 30-year-old Christopher MacKenzie, who was raised in the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County and graduated from Hemet High School in 2001.

Woyjeck was with the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, an elite wildland firefighting unit. The deaths of 19 of the unit's members near Yarnell, Ariz., on June 30 was the worst wildland firefighting loss in the U.S. since the 1933 Griffith Park Fire in Los Angeles, where 29 firefighters were killed.

Woyjeck was a former member of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Explorer Post 9 and worked with Care Ambulance Service in Southern California. A memorial fund for the Woyjeck family has been established at the F&A Federal Credit Union, account number 177222-2625.

Woyjeck is survived by his parents, Joe and Anna, his brother Bobby and sister Maddy.

  • Share ThisMore>>

  • Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Griffith Park Mountain Lion Found Sick, Possibly Poisoned

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:26:14 GMT
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
    Rat poison may be responsible for the sorry condition of a wild mountain lion in LA's Griffith Park. The mountain lion is known to the National Park Service as ‘P-22'.
  • myFOX Tech

    Tired, Sore Eyes? Enter: Gunnar Optiks Intercept

    Tired, Sore Eyes? Enter: Gunnar Optiks Intercept

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:39:18 GMT
    I met the folks from Gunnar Optiks at CES this year and they had something new to show me. The Intercepts. I have a big head, these are big frames, it was kismet but do they work as good as they look? We'll see.
    I met the folks from Gunnar Optiks at CES this year and they had something new to show me. The Intercepts. I have a big head, these are big frames, it was kismet but would my eyes revel in this serendipitous confluence of events? We'll see.
  • Mich. judge to killer: 'I hope you die in prison'

    Mich. judge to killer: 'I hope you die in prison'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-17 13:42:06 GMT
    A Michigan judge goes off after a convicted killer mocked her victim's family during sentencing on Wednesday. Find out what made Judge John McBain say "I hope you die in prison."
    A Michigan judge goes off after a convicted killer mocked her victim's family during sentencing on Wednesday. Find out what made Judge John McBain say "I hope you die in prison."
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices