National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 37
Year of Death: 2005

John G. Bellew

Submitted by his wife

John G. Bellew‚ 37‚ firefighter‚ New York City Fire Department‚ died January 23‚ 2005‚ when he succumbed to injuries after being forced to jump out of a fourth story building while battling a fire. John was a 10 year veteran who was assigned to Engine 46‚ Ladder 27. He was 3 months away from being promoted to lieutenant.

He loved to ski‚ run and play with his children. He left behind 4 young children‚ Brielle (6)‚ Jack (3)‚ Katreana (2) and Kieran (5 months)‚ and a wife of 10 years. He is best known for his ability to talk with everyone about anything and his great smile. He will forever be missed by his family and remembered as a hero as both a firefighter and father.

Submitted by his parents

John was a loving son‚ brother‚ husband‚ devoted father and friend to many. He will always be loved and never forgotten. He is our hero.

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  1. I prayed for John and his wife & children upon hearing his death. I knew Lieut. James Blackmore very well. I relived your pain & sorrow. I PRAYED with my heart for his four children &wife. SINCE JIM BLACKMORE, ALSO HAD FOUR YOUNG CHILDREN. In OCT. 2005, I found John Bellew’s prayer card by my car at the Roosevelt Field Mall. ON L.I. ,N.Y. . The card was showing the Celtic Cross. I TURNED THE CARD OVER & there was John’s firefighter picture! I was so shocked. I FELT HE WAS SAYING THANK YOU! FOR MY PRAYERS. I Still PRAY TO HIM AND FOR HIS FAMILY! I PRAY HIS FAMILY GETS THIs message. GOD BLESS!!! [email protected], 917-856-7651

    – Kathy terrizzi
  2. I just went to watch my son play at Molloy HS, he plays for Fordham Prep. On the way down the hall I looked at the plaques of firefighters that lost their lives and John’s plaque was on the wall. I just read his obituary and how tragic it was that he left four beautiful young children without a Dad. God bless John and his family. I know he would have enjoyed every second of every game just like I do. He will be with you in spirit always ❤️- Eugene Rooney

    – Eugene Rooney