David Fontana‚ 37‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 1. Father of a young son‚ Fontana was to celebrate his 8th wedding anniversary with his wife Marian on September 11. He had chosen this date because he liked to tell people he was married on 911. Since his death‚ Marian has taken a leadership role in an advocacy group‚ the Sept. 11 Widows’ and Victims’ Families Association.
Dave was an amazing person who loved so many different things – rugby and Ireland‚ the ocean and history. He loved tying knots and fighting fires‚ kayaks and hiking. He loved pine trees and hawks‚ reading and yoga. He loved playing practical jokes‚ climbing mountains and helping people.