Roll of Honor

Angel L. Juarbe

Angel L. Juarbe

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 35
  • Year of Death: 2001

Angel L. Juarbe Jr.‚ 35‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Ladder 12. A 7-year FDNY veteran‚ Juarbe was chosen as one of 12 firemen to be in the ‘Firehouse Hunks 2002’ calendar. Just a week before the September 11 tragedy‚ he was the winner of a Fox network reality show‚ Murder in Small Town X‚ in which the contestants vied to solve a fake murder. Juarbe won a Jeep and $250‚000. An animal lover‚ Juarbe had turned the firehouse into a place neighborhood kids could hang out but only after they had completed their homework.

Memorial Wall

  1. I wanted to let Angel’s family know that I had the privilege to carry on his memory at the Denver 9/11 memorial climb this past September. We were each given a name of a fireman at the beginning of the climb whom had passed that day in 2001. We climbed 110 stories in remembrance of the fallen. His acts of heroism is not taken for granted, and we will never forget. Any additional contact information for his family would be appreciated. 
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    – Keith Clayton
  2. Another year; another heartbreak. I still can’t get used to you not being here with us. Nonetheless, my love for you continues to flow as if you were physically with us for I feel your presence in the things my son does. He is just like you!!! He loves life; he loves animals; He’s a great big brother and a wonderful friend. His respect for life has no boundaries and always stands up for the underdog. Every time I watch him experience life; I see you. I love you and miss you; but I ALWAYS celebrate you as you lived.

    – Susan Juarbe
  3. 2015 – Always remembered. I never had the privilege of meeting him. I watched him on the tv show Murder in Small Town X, and cheered when he won. His kindness and good nature were obvious to everyone. I just wanted his family to know that.

    – Nancy
  4. I wanted to let the family know that on the 911 stair climb in Denver Colorado I had the honor to climb with the memory of Angel this was the climb in 2015

    – Daniel
  5. I am a firefighter in Knoxville, Tennessee. I am also a friend to one of Angel’s co-stars, from the fox reality show. I had the honor and privilege to climb the 110 flights at FDIC 2016. I climbed for Angel. He will never be forgotten!

    – Christopher Patterson
  6. To My Brother Whom I Miss So Very Much. I Think Of You Every Day. Especially Of All The Fun We Had Together Ridding Bike, Playing Handball,, Paddle Ball, Football, Wiffle Ball Just To Name A Few. I Truly Loved Being With The Family They Where Always And Still Are A Pleasure To Be Around. Like Susan Says I Also Wish You Could’ve Seen What An Amazing Young Man Little Kenny Has Grown Up To Be. He Is A Spitting Image Of You. Especially On The Football Field He Definitely Has Your Moves. And Is Just As Handsome I Am Sure He Is A Playboy Like You Was. Ha Ha Ha. I Lrarned So Much From You I Miss Your Wisdom And Advise.

    – Steven Colón
  7. To My Brother Whom I Miss So Very Much. I Think Of You Every Day. Especially Of All The Fun We Had Together Riding Bike, Playing Handball,, Paddle Ball, Football, Wiffle Ball Just To Name A Few. I Truly Loved Being With The Family They Where Always And Still Are A Pleasure To Be Around. Like Susan Says I Also Wish You Could’ve Seen What An Amazing Young Man Little Kenny Has Grown Up To Be. He Is A Spitting Image Of You. Especially On The Football Field He Definitely Has Your Moves. And Is Just As Handsome I Am Sure He Is A Playboy Like You Was. Ha Ha Ha. I Lrarned So Much From You I Miss Your Wisdom And Advise.

    – Steven Colón
  8. Our agency has participated in the 9-11 Memorial Stairclimb in Panama City Beach, Fla since its inception….now going on its 6th year. Each year I’ve had the honor of climbing with Angel’s picture around my neck. I’ll be doing the same thing again this year. Would love to be able to email you pictures of this years event if you’re interested.
    #343 Gone but not Forgotten.

    Sammy Sanchez
  9. I met Angel when I produced a commercial for FDNY in 1999. He was so charming and genuine and played his guitar for his fellow brothers and sisters whenever we were on break. I learned more about him – that he was an animal advocate, dedicated son and well-respected member of FDNY. Such a huge loss. Still think of you often Angel!

    – Amy King
  10. Remember you on tv, just coming by to say you are going to be remembered for a long time. God bless you and your family.

    – Tommy
  11. I have the privilege to honor Angel in the Nashville 9/11 memorial stair climb this year. I thank the family and friends for this honor.

    – Jeremy woods
  12. On this day we remember Angel lovingly known as “Little Louie” for his amazing smile, charming personality and the bravery as a Firefighter he demonstrated not just on 9/11 but everytime he entered a burning building/house to rescue others without a thought for his own safety. I had the pleasure of knowing Louie and his family. Love them and now he is in Heaven with his loving mother. Till we meet again.

    – Awilda Rodriguez
  13. This my 4th climb, the first in Lambeau Field,Green Bay,Wi on September 10, 2016. It was a honor to climb in his memory. I am a 64 year old volunteer fire fighter with 40 years on my local department. May God bless your family.

    – Fire Chaplain Steven Achatz
  14. I climbed in remembrance today at Bay View Middle School – 2016 – Never Forget

    – Jake
  15. Hi I’m Ali B and I climbed for you to remember what you did for us. I climbed at Bay View Middle School! 9/13/16

    – Ali B
  16. Thanks for helping save people and I did a stair climb in memory for you at bay view. We will never forget you

    – Thomas
  17. Today I climbed around 60 flights of stairs in honor of Angel L. Juarbe at Bay View Middle School. Never Forget. September 2016

    – Vanessa
  18. I walked in your remembrance today at bay view middle school, never forget, 9/13/16

    – Becky
  19. I had the honor of climbing for Angel in the 2016 Tri-Cities Memorial Stair Climb that took place in Kingsport, TN on 9-11-16. Angels memory will live on forever in the hearts and minds of America and those who loved him.

    – Grant Thompson
  20. Today September 13 2016 I climbed the steps in honor of Angel

    – Emma Deppeler
  21. I climbed 78 flights of stairs in your memory. Thank you for your service!

    Griffin G.
    Bay View middle school

    – Griffin G.
  22. I climbed in your honor today. Thank you for your service. We will never forget

    – Julianne Zaremba
  23. I will forever love & celebrate your beautiful soul. You are my ANGEL & HERO, those 2 things that will never go away. I salute you my beautiful uncle and everything you’ve done. You will always remain #1 in my heart. I miss you dearly, I wish you could see me now all grown up. And it is an honor to be named after you. I love you tio louie!!

    – Kailynn Anjel Vazquez
  24. I’ll be climbing in Firefighter Juarbe’s honor in the Dallas Memorial Stairclimb on September 9, 2017. He is a true hero and our nation owes his family and friends and the FDNY a debt of gratitude. I’m humbled to climb in his honor and may we never forget.

    – Brad McCutcheon
  25. It was a privilege to carry your name at this year’s Never Forget stair climb in Manchester, NH. I will never forget the sacrifice you made on that day. Rest In Peace.

    – Michelle Bajdek
  26. I climbed in memory of your life and sacrifice in Tupelo, MS at the 9/11 Memorial stair climb, 2017. I too, love animals, and am honored to have climbed in your memory. May your family and friends find comfort in knowing we will not forget your bravery, the life you lived, or the sacrifice you made. Most importantly, may they rest in the restoring love and peace that only Jesus brings.

    – Meghanne Lee
  27. I live in Troy Ohio and we just held out first memorial freedom climb put on by the local police department. They had it set up where we could either climb stairs or walk the track for the distance of the twin towers. When I arrived there were tags made up of each person that lost their life in this tragedy and mine was Angel Juarbe Jr., I walked the distance and an additional lap for my partner Angel. I’ll never forget 9-11

    – Jill Brown
  28. I never met you, but you were a hero to me. You are the face of 9/11 for me.

    Always loved, never forgotten!

    – Manx Foster
  29. I feel compelled to share my experience from today while visiting the 9/11 Healing Field in Tempe, Az. Walking past all the flags is an extreme somber feeling, for those who haven’t visited in person I have to say it’s incredibly heavy & humbling at the same time. This time as we approached the very first flag, I held the card upright & read the name… “Angel Luis Juarbe.” I got chills in 107* weather. The tears welling up in my eyes. All I could say to my son was, “Mijo we were meant to be there reading his name out loud.” Saying a prayer in his name. A few minutes later a little boy came up to me and handed me a beautiful single red rose. Angel & I couldn’t contain our emotions any longer. We held each other & cried. We walked back to Angel Luis Juarbes’ flag & left him the rose. After 16 years the pain subsides but the raw memories remain. I will never forget 9/11/2001, but as of today I will always remember Angel Luis Juarbe. My son’s name is Luis Angel Orduño he was 3 years old when Angel Luis Juarbe lost his life.May God bless his family & may they heal knowing his memory will forever live on.

    – Maria G. Plascencia
  30. Yesterday on the 16th anniversary of 9/11 here in San Antonio, TX I climbed The Tower of the Americas (twice) in honor and remembrance of Angel Juarbe. I will always remember those heroes who died on 9/11 and am grateful to the brave men and women like Angel who are here on earth saving lives and protecting the innocent. God bless you.

    – Adam R Ramirez
  31. I completed the 9/11 stair climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI and rang the bell for Angel L. Juaebe, Jr. Now, I’m sitting with my family at lunch looking this incredible man up online and talking about his accomplishments. He is not forgotten in Wisconsin.

    – Timberly
  32. I had the honor to climb with Angel’s memory today at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. We climbed the equivalent of the 110 stories of WTC. I rang a bell at the “78th floor” in Angel’s honor.
    We will never forget…God Bless Angel’s family.

    – Heidi Thompson
  33. I had the honor to “Climb the Stairs” in memory of Angel at Lambeau Field in Green Bay. The heartache I felt during the ceremonies and the walk was unbearable, I can only imagine the heartache, you as his family feels everyday! My husband plays for the Packers and so many times we get so upset at injuries, decisions, etc., but this climb really opened my eyes and made me realize how truly blessed I am. Angel is a hero that will never be forgotten. Thanks for your service!

    – Brea
  34. You were so special to me during our JHS years. I hope you are resting in peace with our heavenly Father. Thank you for that day. You will not be forgotten.

    – Eliza
  35. I never had the honor of meeting angel in person but had surgery on my foot and was bedridden and saw him on television with his show and I said when I get better I was going to the firehouse and meet him I called him my friend because I was I’ll and couldn’t move for six weeks but he kept me company on tv I never got the chance to see him and thank him because 9/11 happened but always thought of him sip

    – Patrica Zayas
  36. I loved him on Murder in Small Town X, and was horrified when the terror attacks happened. I was heartbroken when I learned that he was among those who perished. I still think of him and pray for his family. He was a hero in our lives. Bless him and the others.

    – Judy
  37. My six siblings and I were those “neighborhood kids” who absolutely LOVED hanging out at the Chelsea firehouse with Angel. He was a true hero to us; we adored him so much. I was only 11 when he passed away, and my whole family was devastated. I’m 28 now and you are always on our thoughts; you’ll always be remembered, Angel— our neighborhood hero!

    – Rachel Waly
  38. Angel has impacted my life in such a wondful way. I was among those neighborhood kids my siblings and I till this day remain to keep his legacy and memories alive. Out father had just passed away and Angel , became the postive male role model we needed in that moment of time. We are forever blessed and honored to have known such a hero and an angel.

    – Rebecca Waly
  39. This September 2019, is the 18 year anniversary, ANGEL, you will never be forgotten by your firefighter family, you are a true Hero and Gentleman.

    – Lisa Hopman, Quincy Firedepartment, CA
  40. Just climbed 110 stories in remembrance of Angel Juarbe. #neverforget

    – Erick Almonte
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