Richard D. Arazosa died on April 13, 2013, from cancer related to the recovery efforts at the World Trade Center after September 11, 2001.
He was appointed to the FDNY on January 24, 1970. During his tenure, he served with Ladder 56, Engine 325, and Ladder 27. He was a member of the Holy Name Society and Company Officers Association. He was recognized numerous times for his leadership and courage and for placing himself at risk to save the lives of others. He was awarded a Pulaski Association Medal and a New York Yankee Public Service Award. He loved being a New York City firefighter.
Rick had a wonderful life. He met his wife, Joan, when he was 18 years old. They were married for 43 years and raised four beautiful children, Danielle, Jeanette, Richard, and Matthew. After he retired, he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and traveling around the United States in his RV.
He is missed by so many people and will never be forgotten.