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Holy Sepulchre brings familiar face back to Rochester

Former Rochester Fire Chief John Caufield, has been named the new CEO of Holy Sepulchre and Ascension Garden Cemeteries.

John Caufield. Photo supplied.
John Caufield

Caufield served as a community firefighter in Rochester for almost 27 years, and was fire chief from 2007 to 2012, until he became Mid-Atlantic Director for the National Fire Protection Association. For the last two years, Caufield has been fire chief in Fort Myers, Fla.

“We are fortunate to have John as our new CEO with his strong skills in operational leadership, organizational building and community relations,” said Father Peter T. Bayer, a member of the board of the Catholic cemeteries. “John is a person of compassion who has dealt with the victims of fire and now will serve the family members of those who have died.”

Caufield starts his new job Dec. 2. He replaces Lynn Sullivan, who retired in August after five years as CEO.

Caufield is a fellow at Harvard University and holds bachelor’s degrees from Roberts Wesleyan College and the University of Maryland, as well as a master’s degree from the  State College at Brockport.

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