Anthony Alese died on June 7, 2009, from illness related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
On September 11, 2001, Anthony responded from Engine 9 on Canal Street in Manhattan to the World Trade Center. When the Twin Towers collapsed, he was trapped in falling debris while running from the building and had to be dug out by others at the scene. He developed cancer related to his exposure during that incident.
So many firefighters attended his funeral to pay their respects. He was buried at St. John’s Cemetery in Middle Village, Queens.
Anthony was survived by his nephew, Joseph Guiliano (wife Carolyn), and his great-nephew, Joseph Guiliano Jr.
Anthony was a great guy who helped everybody and was there for his family.