Monte Chet Filbin, 70, passed away at his home in Hemet Monday, Aug. 28, 2006. He was born Feb. 17, 1936 in Huntington Park.

Mr. Filbin resided in Riverside County for the past 58 years. He graduated from Hemet High School in 1953.

He was a Riverside City firefighter for 28 years from 1962 to 1988 and a member of the California State Firefighters Association. He was a battalion chief at the time of his retirement.

Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 at Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet.

Mr. Filbin is survived by his wife, Gail of Hemet; three sons, Kraeg and Michael Filbin of Riverside, and James Stanton of Riverside; three daughters, Robyn Filbin of Riverside, and Sandee and Janette Stanton of Hemet; and nine grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in his memory be made to Arrowhead Burn Unit, 400 N. Pepper Ave., Colton, CA 92324.