Roll of Honor

Kenneth J. Marino

Kenneth J. Marino

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 40
  • Year of Death: 2001

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 muchƒ 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.

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Memorial Wall

  1. Kenneth Marino: firefighter on 911 who lost his life. RIP; a true hero!!

    – sharon Kreitzer, MSRN
  2. Today I climbed in your remembrance today at Bay a View Middle School-2016

    – Haylea
  3. Hi! I’m Payton Jeske and I’m from Wisconsin. Today at school we climbed in
    remembrance of your fallen hero, Kenneth. We climbed 78 flights of stairs, and I did it in remembrance of him! I’m so excited I got to do it for him and all of the other fire fighters that died on that September day. I will never forget him. He was a hero.

    – Payton
  4. Thank you for your sacrifice and the sacrifice your family and friends have made saving and inspiring others. Your story and your wife’s story of Ken Griffey Jr’s home run hang on my collection wall and it’s very much a special part of my life.

    – Jason Vass
  5. Today I climbed in remembrance of Kenny at a 9/11 memorial in Tupelo, MS. I was a young firefighter on Tuesday September 11,2001. I was 24yrs old and had been a Tupelo firefighter for 3yrs. I was on duty that morning. We gathered in the day room and watched what was happening and discussed how they might handle this awful situation.
    Today as I climbed, I thought about how I’m the age Kenny was then. I thought about what a tuff guy he must have been to climb those stairs in gear to get to where the real work was! I did it in gear but no stress and in a nice cool building and it was hard! To the family and brother fireman who knew Kenny, it way truly and honor to climb for him.

    SGT David Lee
    Tupelo Fire Dept

    – David Lee
  6. I had to the pleasure of running in a race for The Fallen on Saturday, September 9th in Schofield, Wisconsin. I wore Kenneth’s badge with honor! He sounded like an amazing fire fighter, father and husband. He will be remembered!

    – Kim Kohlbeck
  7. Hi on 9/9/17 I ran a 5K in remembrance of Kenny at a 9/11 Never Forget Freedom Run through Lake Ozark Firefighters in Lake Ozark, MO. Wow! What an honor! I became curious about Kenny after reflecting all weekend and yesterday (the actual 9/11 date)….and so I googled Kenny’s name and here I landed and learned of all his loved ones…wife, children, parents! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    – Andrea Gilbert
  8. Earlier this year I climbed 110 stories in Nashville, TN in your honor. Now your name card hangs in my gear locker. Thank you for your sacrifice.

    FF Brett Barnett
    Pegram Fire Department

    – Brett Barnett
  9. Today I climbed stairs in honor of Kenneth Marino. I feel very honored to have walked with his photo and name on my lanyard. We will never forget.

    – Dawn Etchison
  10. Today I climbed 110 floors in Clayton,
    Missouri in your remembrance! Thank you for your sacrifice!

    – Clifford House
  11. Seems like yesterday we all sat on Chauncey’s beach…..

    – Meg Doyle
  12. Today (9/11/18) I participated in my first stair climb. This was to honor the people who died 17 years ago. It took place at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. Over 2,000 people including first responders and firefighters showed up. All who registered got a badge with a firefighter’s name and picture on it. I picked up Kenneth J. Marino. I walked all 9 laps of it in his honor. It was a truely amazing and impactful experience. Although I’m only training to be a firefighter currently, I still feel the huge loss of our first responder/firefighter brothers and sisters who died that day. Rest In Peace Mr. Marino, you are such an inspiration.

    – Jessica Reimers
  13. Today (9/22/18) I wore Kenneth’s badge with honor as I paticipated in the 9/11 memorial stair climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay WI.
    What an amazing & humbling experience. Know that I will wear his badge for all future climbs I participate in. Kenneth will never be forgotten.

    – Denise Porter
  14. I walked for you during the Green Bay stair climb. I think you ever year on September 11. Thanks for your service.

    – Angela Sprangers
  15. Today, September 7, I wore Kenneth’s badge as I participated in the Roanoke Va 911 Stair Climb in honor of all the heroes of 911. Bless you all.

    – Phyllis Krizner
  16. Today I climbed 168 flights of stairs today in your honor at 9/11 Memorial Stair climb in VA. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. An amazing and humbling experience to walk side by side with other firefighters. Kenneth, you will never be forgotten.

    – Juli Rasure
  17. Hello, on 9/7/2019 the Cathedral City Fire Dept. Was honored to walk 110 flights in your husbands name.

    – Noelle Burchartz
  18. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten Kenneth! We will always remember you, a true american hero!

    – JL
  19. I climbed in honor/remembrance of Kenneth at the 2019 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. This was my second year climbing and for some reason harder than the year prior. It amazes me how many people do this to honor those that have fallen and the sacrifice that they made, as well as their families. Kenneth and the others who have lost their lives over the years will never be forgotten.

    – Ashlee
  20. Today I participated in a 911 stair climb in honor of Kenneth.
    I wore his name and carried his memory with pride.
    We will never forget my friend.

    – Ken Reed