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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 47
Year of Death: 2001

John J. Giordano

John J. Giordano‚ 47‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Hazardous Materials 1. Prior to this assignment‚ Giordano worked at Engine 37. He is survived by his wife and their three children.

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  1. I did the 9/11 Stair Climb at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado on 9/11/2016. I selected John J. Giordano out of the pool of fallen firefighters and performed the Stair Climb in his honor. It was a very emotional and powerful experience to do the Stair Climb with 2,500 other generous and caring souls. My heart goes out to his surviving wife and 3 children.

    – Doug Garnand
  2. John (as I) was from Grant City- SI, where he was a few years ahead of me at St Christopher’s and then later St Peters High School. In college we worked together at the A&P in New Dorp. John stocked aisle 8 and I did aisle 7. After work there, we had a big group of us that socialized at the Kings Row bar on Hylan Blvd, where John eventually became a bartender. He had a tight group of friends that were also our co-workers at the A&P. They actually rented an RV and evidently had a blast driving cross country.

    Years later while reading his obituary I was moved by how much his and all of our lives had evolved, but how much his calm and intelligent demeanor had obviously stayed the same.

    It is my prayer, this 9/11/17, that his children and wife have been able to heal and find a continuing peace and love of fun times, that John always embodied.

    – George Jaeger
  3. I walked a 5K in John’s honor on Saturday September 8th at our hometown Run for the Fallen event. It was a very beautiful tribute to all that has lost their lives on that sad day. Thoughts and prayers go out to John’s friends and family!

    – Becky Hull
  4. I just wanted you to know that John’s life was honored in Green Bay, Wisconsin during the Lambeau Field Memorial Stair Climb this past Saturday. John’s bravery and dedication will not be forgotten. Thank you to all who have given so much.

    – Sue Peterson
  5. I completed the Tri Cities TN Memorial Stair Climb today at Bristol Motor Speedway in honor of John J. Giordano. Thank you for your service, John. May God bless your family.

    – Missy Testerman
  6. I carry u in my daily thoughts : I think of u whenever I see a bird perched on a wire for some reason there’s a simplicity of nature that reminds me always of u. Peaceful feeling bestowed; a message from u ? Too be kinder and more patient in my daily travels. Forever your friend wherever we are .

    – Dan volpe
  7. I walked in the Chicagoland 9/11 Memorial stair climb and walk at Soldier Field on 9/11/2021 and wore a lanyard with a picture of and to honor John J. Giordano. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. RIP. Blessings to your family.

    – Laura Allen
  8. Hello,

    I work with a very caring and loving individual named Janet Davis. She is from South Carolina but has a New Yorker’s heart. She loves New York and the Yankees. She has completed a few 9/11 stair climbs honoring the fallen hero of 9-11. By her office she has signs honoring the heroes of 9-11 and a bowl filled with ID cards of our fallen heroes. We all choose one fallen hero every week and pray for their surviving families. Never forget. 10-10- 2022
    -Elio Leyton

    – Elio Leyton