Frank Edward Allgeier, a longtime Oxnard firefighter, has died after a brief illness. He was 63.
A 24-year veteran of the Fire Department, Allgeier retired in 1980 after attaining the rank of captain. He died Wednesday near his retirement home of Rough and Ready in Northern California, according to his son, Michael Allgeier.
"Dad was a very down-to-Earth guy," Allgeier said. "He loved to take the whole family hiking, camping and fishing whenever he could. He was a great dad and a good man."
A staff sergeant in the U. S. Air Force before joining the Oxnard Fire Department, Allgeier served on such far-flung bases as Greenland and Newfoundland before being transferred to the then-Oxnard Air Force base, which is now Camarillo Airport.