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.