National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

John F. Ginley

John F. Ginley‚ 37‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Engine 40. After 13 years as a firefighter with Ladder 37 in the Bronx‚ and three as a lieutenant in Manhattan‚ Ginley was on the list for promotion to captain. His steady rise in the FDNY was a tribute to his own integrity and a credit to his family’s calling. His father served 20 years with Engine 8 in Manhattan. Three of John’s brothers are also with the FDNY.

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  1. John Ginley was a track team member for Suffern high school. we won the county championship together. He was a mello dude! I wish his family the best

    – Mark Overbey
  2. Today…. In honor of Lieutenant John F. Ginley, I climbed 110 stories at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It was my privilege to ring the bell and say a quick prayer for John. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten, not even half way across the U.S. God Bless. Never forget.

    – Mary
  3. I had the Honor to carry with me Lt. John Ginley’s photo at the New Orleans 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I carried him with me to honor him and his sacrifice. God bless his family. We will NEVER forget!

    – Jarrod English
  4. It was my honor to climb for John in the 2017 memorial 9/11 stair climb in Indianapolis sponsored by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
    I rang the bell and said a prayer for you John.
    Thank you hero.
    Bill Blanchard

    – Bill Blanchard
  5. Was honored to carry Lt. Ginley’s photo with me during today’s 9/11/17 Red Rocks Stair Climb (Denver, CO). Appreciate his service and his sacrifice to our country. We will never forget….

    – Linda Farrell
  6. It was my honor to carry Lt. Ginley’s photo
    in Wake Forest, N.C. for our Tunnel to Towers
    5K. May we never forget his sacrifice, as well as
    all the others lost on that dreadful day …and all
    those ill and dying from 9/11 illnesses.

    – Cheryl Kay
  7. I’m a two time Olympian….1998 and 2002
    I have a bracelet with John F.Ginley on it that we received before the opening ceremonies in Salt Lake City, Utah….

    – John
  8. John is a family member of mine through his mother. Never ever forgotten and I’ll see to it that our next generations learn of his bravery and sacrifice.
    Respect from Dublin, Ireland.

    – Ciaran Brady
  9. Yesterday, I had the honor of running with Lt. Ginley’s photo during the inaugural Utica NY Tunnel to Towers 5k. He helped carry me to a near 10-minute race PR. My thanks to you and all those who served

    – Travis Belanger
  10. It is a privilege and honor to run the Tunnel to Towers 5K and carry the photo of John Ginley. May his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

    – Victoria Center
  11. John was a schoolmate of mine at Sacred Heart School. He was a great guy and came from a great family. God Bless his immortal soul and thanks for your bravery and ultimate sacrifice.

  12. I had the honor to carry LT Ginley with my today 2023 in Nashville during the memorial stair climb

    – Joshua
  13. After 9/11, my son Ryan started working for the NY Giants football team in sales. This was about the PSL groundbreaking approach to what is today MetLife Stadium. In that process he met John Ginley’s dad as they were NY Giant season ticket holders for many seasons. Ryan got to know Dad Ginley just a bit. One day, I received an envelope filled with caps, badges & pins about 9/11 from Dad Ginley and a note. An incredible family for sure. Like all, today has us remembering the day. Last night watching Dallas at NY I thought once again of the Ginley family. I hope they are well as can be. 🙏✊

    – John Davenport