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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 34
Year of Death: 2001

Neil Joseph Leavy

Neil Joseph Leavy‚ 34‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 217. Leavy attended New Jersey City University and graduated in 1996 with a B.S. in finance‚ going on to work as a commodities trader at the New York Mercantile Exchange. Leavy earned two citations for bravery from the FDNY. His father is a retired New York City police officer.

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  1. He is a cousin, a beloved family member and a person who was not “just employed”
    As an NYFD employees, he felt it was his duty as a human, as an American citizen, to take care of the people of his city, this nation. He is a hero. To this very day I will not travel unless I have my St. Michael prayer card and pendant. He will forever be a loving family member and also a human which put his life before others. I know you’re in a higher frequency now Neil and I always aspire to be a tenth of the person you are. We love you and I wish I could have foreseen the future. I know it would not have changed the course of your life, you would have still been there that day, saving others and protecting the people whom never thought this tragedy would hit so close to home.
    My heart aches for your dad as I know he still has your last message on their answering machine prior to you going into the tower.
    Best of love from your cousin!
    I love you more than words can express.

    – Renee Thimpsom
  2. I didn’t know you sir, but today I ran in Corpus Christi Tx in your name, in your honor. Rest in peace.

    – Veronica Flores
  3. Mr. Leavy, I never met you, but today I walked in remembrance of you at the 9/11 memorial stair climb. You are a hero and your friends and family should be proud of what you accomplished. Thank you for serving the people of this great nation. The Bible says, there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. You sir lived that out. God Bless you, see you up there!

    – Jake Jaenicke
  4. I did not know you, Mr. Leavy, but every year I remember you on the anniversary of 911. A dear friend gifted me with a bracelet that bears your name and each year I wear it in memory of you and all those who lost their lives in that horrific tragedy. Thank you for your bravery and for selflessly serving, rescuing, and giving your life that others might live. Twenty years later I am no less grateful to be connected to you. I look forward to one day meeting you in the kingdom of Heaven. ❤️
    Patrice Harty

    – Patrice Harty
  5. Today I did the stair climb at Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado in your honor. We will never forget you and all those lost that day

    – Mary Pizzuto
  6. 2021 remembrance stair climb in Bishop, CA -carried Neil .

    – Denise
  7. I climbed for Neil on 9/11/2021 at Lambeau Field. It was an honor to carry his badge and pay tribute to the sacrifice he made for his country.

    – Theresa Farrell
  8. I will run for the fallen of 911, & it will be my honor to wear a badge representing Neil on 5/15/22
    Thank You for your service.

    – Claire G McIntire
  9. Neil,

    I worked for Round Rock Fire in Texas as a training admin and during my 1st year with the fire department we held a 9/11 stair climb at the training center. Along with going up and down the tower to honor you all we also printed ya’lls pictures and hung them from the tower all while reading everyone’s names. As I was walking up, your picture fell in front of me and I picked you up and kept you at my desk (FF Lincoln Quappe also fell in front of me, both of you are next to each other at my desk). It has now been 5 years and I still have your picture at my desk at my current job with the State. I have considered you my guardian angel since then. Thank you for all you did! You are not forgotten!

    -Adrienne Lopez

    – Adrienne Lopez