Robert J. Lembo was born on February 22, 1949. He was appointed to the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) on December 17, 1977, and served his first two years in Ladder Company 115 before transferring and ending his career in Ladder Company 144.
Firefighter Lembo bravely served the FDNY for 25 years before retiring on July 31, 2002.
He died on May 29, 2018, from an illness related to his response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
Firefighter Lembo is survived by his wife, Debra; his son, Robert; and his daughter, Lauren.