My husband‚ Kenneth J. Marino‚ FDNY Rescue 1‚ died while fighting a fire for our country at the World Trade Center on September 11‚ 2001. Kenny has been a firefighter for over 20 years‚ starting when turned 18‚ as a volunteer‚ and continuing on throughout his career of over 10 years as a New York City Fire Fighter.
Even though fire fighting was in Kenny’s blood‚ so many things make up who Kenny was. He was a caring husband to his wife‚ Katrina‚ attentive father (DaDa) to Kristin and Tyler who were only 3 and 1 years old at the time‚ and loving son to his ‘da‚’ Patrick‚ and mother‚ Mary Ann. He also had many hobbies.
He enjoyed playing softball – NY Mets‚ Hockey – NY Rangers‚ strat-o-matic‚ taking care of his house and home. He also worked other jobs‚ as a disc jockey‚ school bus driver‚ some construction work‚ and automobile detailing. He was always busy and he fit so much into his 40 years; however‚ it will never be enough. He will miss so much his children growing up‚ their spirit‚ hopes‚ dreams‚ accomplishments‚ and so much more.
He is our Hero‚ our Angel‚ and will always be our special guide through our lives. We will always miss him and know that he is with us‚ and watching over.