Roll of Honor

Michael J. Clarke

Michael J. Clarke

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 27
  • Year of Death: 2001

Firefighter‚ Ladder 2
Dates of Service: May 17‚ 1998 – September 11‚ 2001
Age 27
Born: January 11‚ 1974

Although Michael’s father was a New York City police officer and his brother is in Emergency Medical Services‚ Michael’s ambition in life was to be a firefighter. Michael was a wonderful and loving son to his father John and his mother Eileen‚ who passed away in 1998. Michael was also the greatest brother in the world to James and his wife Kym. He was a doting uncle to Tiffany Lynn and James Patrick‚ II‚ more like a second father to both.

Michael was a top student and hockey player in high school and college. Upon his death‚ Michael had his #34 hockey jersey retired by Farrell High School‚ Wagner College‚ and St. Joseph’s by the Sea‚ where he volunteered as a coach. Michael also enjoyed hunting‚ fishing and looked forward to the day his nephew Jimmy and niece Tiffany could join him‚ his brother and father on their annual trips.

Many will miss Michael.

-James P. Clarke

Memorial Wall

  1. Just wanted to let this man’s family know that I visited the memorial on October 16,2014. As I approached the memorial, I knew I didn’t know anyone who perished that day so I asked God to lead me to a name whose family I could pray for, Mr. Clarke’s name was the one. I said a prayer for his family and viewed the site. Great memory of my trip to New York City. May God continue to bless his family.

    – Sandra Dear
  2. GOD BLESS THE FAMILY & FRIENDS OF MICHAEL J CLARKE. I participated in a memorial stair climb in his memory. It was a very emotional time. I have 2 family members that are firefighters/paramedics. I pray that everyone always returns home safe nd sound. I carry Mr. Clarke’s badge with mine. I pray for them all.
    Sincerely
    Pam Vellone
    Reno NV

    – Pam Vellone
  3. This weekend, the Central Georgia Mounted Color Guard is hosting a commemorative horseback ride honoring the heroes of 9/11.Michael s being personally remembered at one of the posts along the trail. Never forgotten & respectfully honored for his supreme sacrifice and his family’s loss. God Bless!

    – Kim Flemming - CGMCG
  4. Just wanted Michael’s family to know that today at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin, I participated in the 911 Memorial Stair Climb. Each participant was given a badge with the name and picture of a fallen firefighter. I was honored to represent Michael. God bless your family!

    – Terri Hogan
  5. Today in Kewaskum, Wisconsin the community honored all the fallen from 9/11 in a parade and especially for Andrea who graduated from Kewaskum High School who was in NEW YORK the first time in her life and in the North World Trade Tower and died that day. I had the honor of wearing a badge on my volunteer fire fighter blues as we walked from the High School to the local fire department where the 9/11 Memorial is being built, your loved was on the badge I wore Michael J. Clarke Firefighter, Ladder 2 – “NEVER FORGOTTEN”

    – Lyle Ernisse
  6. My daughter and I participated in the 9/11 Stair Climb with her Fire Science class in Denver Colorado. I had the honor of representing Michael and continue to remember him and say a prayer for your family every day. His picture stays on my desk as a reminder of the sacrifice he and so many others made and a reminder of his selflessness. His story and his sacrifice will never be forgotten.

    – Teresa Lynch
  7. I had the honor of doing the Nashville stair climb in honor of Mr clarke an I’m happy to say that he finished his climb that day with me I keep his picture an tag with me in my vehicle to remind me everyday what a true hero should be like God bless you brother we got it from here ?

    – Tyler watson
  8. Just did the stair climb at FDIC in Indianapolis in honor of our fallen firefighters they asked us to pick a badge with one of the fallen firefighters on it and for some reason Michael Clarke stood out from the rest. I finished the climb without stopping once. I just wanted to say he’s never forgotten and I will be putting the badge on my helmet so he’s with me on the fires I go to.

    – Tristan Mauk
  9. I am participating in the CNY Memorial Stair Climb on September 8, 2017, in Utica, NY. I just wanted his family to know that I am honored to carry the tag of Michael J. Clarke. His supreme sacrifice will never be forgotten. God bless!

    David Kozyra
    Maynard Fire Department

    – David Kozyra
  10. I wanted Michael J Clarke’s family to know that I carried his tag as I walked 110 stories today in honor of the 343 that gave the ultimate sacrifice at the Clayton 2017 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. I was honored to do so.

    – ALEX CIMA
  11. I was in Probationary Firefighter school with Michael and we graduated on 5/17/1998. I am organizing a reunion for our class and we are having a 20 year
    Class shirt made. We will be honoring the members of our class lost on that
    terrible day and I wanted to know if anyone in the Clarke family would like a shirt in honor of Michaels memory.
    If so please contact me.
    516 749-9509

    – Bobby Bruno
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