The Schooley's Mountain Fire Protection Association regrets to announce the final alarm for Past Chief Harold "Bill" Sergent. Bill was a familiar, friendly face who was known by several of the generations of Schooley's Mountain firefighters. Bill served as Company Chief in 1977 and 1978 and was a long time fixture at company events.

Harold W. “Bill” Sergent, Sr., 77 of Long Valley, NJ died Friday August 7th at the House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown, NJ. Born in Boonton, he is a son of the late Harold and Dorothy Dreager Sergent. Bill was a lifelong resident of Long Valley. He worked for the Morris County Road Department for 36 years, retiring as the Assistant Superintendent of Roads. After his retirement from the county department, Bill worked for the Mine Brook Golf Club. Bill was also a member of the Schooley’s Mountain Presbyterian Church which is now the Highlands Presbyterian Church. He is also one of the founding members of the Long Valley Raiders Football Organization in Long Valley. Bill’s nickname was “Stumpy” which became the name of the former Stumpy’s Sports Pub in Independence Twp. Bill was predeceased by his beloved wife Betty Jane (Rooks) Sergent in 2010. He is survived by a son, Harold W. “Bill” Sergent, Jr. and his wife Marilyn, of Independence Twp.; two daughters, Tammy L. Torres and Lisa A. Inza and her fiancée Joe Milelli all of Long Valley; also two grandchildren, Alexander and Amanda Inza. Interment is in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Schooley’s Mountain Fire Protection Association, PO Box 35 Schooley’s Mountain, NJ 07870 would be greatly appreciated. Online condolences can be left at

The Fire Company honors his service and thanks his family for his contributions. Rest in peace.