Donald Franz died on March 23, 2020, from emphysema related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. A second-generation FDNY firefighter, he was stationed in Manhattan and loved his job and going to work every day. He was not the same after 9/11.
Donald was a quiet and caring person. Even when he was ill, he worried about his family before himself.
He is survived by his wife, Debra Franz, and his three daughters, Aimie, Francy, and Lisa Collazo.