Stephen Buda Obituary – Death, Firefighter falls to death while rock climbing

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Stephen Buda Obituary – Death
The death of Stephen Buda came as a rude shock to his colleagues, friends and loved ones. Buda died doing what he loved the most which was rock climbing . He is survived by his wife and two kids.

Funeral arrangement

There is no news yet from the family concerning funeral arrangements or visitation time. Nothing prepares a person for the loss of a loved one and so at a dire time like this, we extend our warmest condolences to the family of the deceased.


Family, friends and loved ones have taken to their social media platforms to pour out their heartfelt condolences:

Bridgeport, CT Fire Department
“We are all saddened to report the loss of #BFD Pump Engineer Stephen Buda. 🚒 🔥 🚨 😢
Stephen was hired as a Firefighter for the City of Bridgeport in August of 2013 and served our department, our city for 8 years.
Stephen’s passing was due to injuries caused while enjoying a favorite hobby … rock climbing. Stephen leaves behind a wife and two children. 😢 We will all miss him very much.
#BridgeportBravest #neverforget
#bridgeport #firefighter”

Laura Hutchinson
“Sorry to see Bridgeport Fire mourning the loss of one of their own 😞 Stephen Buda died in a rock-climbing incident and leaves behind a wife and two kids”.

Justin Conte
“A very, very sad day for the BFD. A great man. A great fireman. A great engineer. Knowledgeable, talented, giving, and phenomal comrade: are only a few of the words I could find to describe you Stephen Buda. One of the first people I met as a newly appointed Bridgeport fireman. You will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace brother”.