North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue Capt. Terence Shevlin, a lifelong Weehawken resident and the son of former NHRFR Chief Edward Flood, died at 44 years last week.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
Shevlin joined the department in 2007 and was promoted to captain in April 2015, and eventually got assigned to Engine Company 5, a part of North Hudson’s 2nd Battalion, his obituary says.
“Terry played a key role in the 3rd Platoon’s 2nd Battalion. Even more than being a great firefighter, Terence was a husband, father and friend to so many wonderful people who cherished him,” the obituary also states.
“Beyond the undisputed love and unmistakable pride for his wife, his children, and his dogs, Jaxon and Jack, Terry loved vacations, cooking, and a night with friends enjoying the finer things in life.”
Shevlin is survived by his wife Maritza Shevlin; his children, Collin and Eva; and his mother Serenity Vazquez. He died “unexpectedly at his home” on Thursday, according to his obituary.
A visitation for Shevlin will be held Thursday, March 17th from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Leber Funeral Home, 2000 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in Union City.
Additionally, a funeral service will occur Friday, March 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., 2000 Kennedy Blvd. in Union City.
Furthermore, a committal service will occur Friday, March 18th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Garden State Crematory, 4101 John F. Kennedy Blvd. in North Bergen.
In lieu of flowers, Shevlin’s family has requested any donations be made to “Maritza Shevlin” to help with college expenses for Collin and Eva.
The Daily Voice first reported on his passing earlier this morning.