Steve Chucta, SR

On behalf of the Officers and Members of the Great Hill Hose Company it is with deep regret we announce the passing of Steve Chucta, SR.

Steve was a Charter Member of the Great Hill Hose Company (active member for almost 70 years), a Past Chief of the Seymour Fire Department, and a Police Commissioner for many years.

Calling hours:

The calling hours will be held at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home on Wednesday Evening from 4:00 to 8:00.  We will need an honor guard in 15 minute intervals throughout the calling hours.  I will have a signup sheet in the Firehouse tomorrow night.  Since Steve was also a long time Police Commissioner we will also have several police officers standing in the honor guard.


The Company will be filing into the funeral home at 6:30PM.  We need to have as many guys in uniform as possible for this slot.  If you go to the Funeral Home earlier PLEASE also be there at 6:30.



The service will be held at the Wakelee Memorial Funeral Home at 10:00AM on Thursday.  The funeral procession will then pass by the firehouse then past Steve’s home before proceeding to the cemetery on Silver Hill Road in Derby.  We will need at least 6 pall bearers from Great Hill along with 2 police officers.  We will be using the Muster Truck to carry the casket and we will be using one of the Engines (E15 or E16) to carry the pall bearers.


When the procession passes by the Great Hill Firehouse we will need to have someone there to have the remaining apparatus pulled up to the curb.  We will also have Tower 14 set up with the American flag hanging over the road.  When the procession arrives at the Firehouse we will stop and we are going to have CMED put in a fire tone and announce the last alarm for Stephen Chucta, Sr.  We will then ring the bell on the Muster truck then we will proceed to Tomlinson road then to the cemetery.


Steve put his heart and soul into the Great Hill Hose Company and the Great Hill Hose Company should show that we all appreciate all that he did over the years.

Procession passes by the Great Hill Hose Co.