Firefighter Joseph M. Boyle, 62, of the Fire Department of the City of New York, died on March 10, 2021, from illness related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
He joined the FDNY in 1979 and retired in 2007 after serving for 27 years. He was assigned to Engine 38/Ladder 51, known as “The Dawg House.” He was respected by his fellow firefighters as a leader who balanced the seriousness and levity the job required. He was proud of his house and competitive, helping to win multiple firehouse softball championships over the years.
He was survived by his children, Joey and Jen, and by his brother, John, who was a retired FDNY lieutenant. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Judy.