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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 48
Year of Death: 2001

Thomas J. Kuveikis

Thomas J. Kuveikis‚ 48‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 252. A 24-year FDNY veteran‚ Kuveikis had been a member of Squad 252 for five years. He studied architecture at SUNY Farmingdale and the Pratt Institute before joining the FDNY in August 1977. Kuveikis pursued carpentry in his spare time. Kuveikis’ brother‚ Tim‚ is also a member of the FDNY.

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  1. I had the honor this past weekend (September 16, 2017) to climb the equivalent of 110 flights of stairs at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI in the memory of Thomas for the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb. At the equivalent of the 78th story, I proudly stated his name and then rang a bell, to which a crowd of spectators who were there to support us climbers, erupted in cheers and applause. Throughout the climb, I proudly wore his name and photo badge clipped close to my heart. God bless Thomas and his family. I am keeping his badge to remember him by and continue to pray for him and his loved ones. I will never forget his sacrifice and dedication. Thank you, Thomas, for being a true hero.

    – Marisa Koeller
  2. I am so sorry it took so long to post. September 2017 I climbed the stairs of Lambeau field in honor of Thomas. It was an amazing event and I wore Thomas’ badge throughout the climb. When we made it to the bell, I rang the bell in honor and said his name out loud. Throughout the event, I thought of Thomas and his family and can’t even begin to imagine that day. I will continue to think of Thomas and his family. Never Forget. Thank you for your service, Thomas!

    – Danielle Hart
  3. On 9/8/18, I climbed 110 stories at the Wells Fargo building in Roanoke, VA, and wore Thomas’ photo on a badge the whole time. Afterward, I rang the bell and read his name aloud. I hope his family has found even the slightest bit of peace over the past 17 years. Although my children are still too small to understand, I promise to teach them about heros like Thomas, and about the sacrifices he and so many others made that day. We will never forget.

    – Jessica Molter
  4. I had the honor of carrying Thomas’ name and photo up Monserate Mountain in California on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Fallbrook Firefighters Association’s 8th Annual 9-11 Memorial Hill Climb. May your family and friends know that you are not forgotten, and that I will never forget those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.

    – Kim Parke
  5. This past Saturday I participated in the Tunnel to Towers 5K for the Stephen Siller Foundation and every one of the participants were asked to wear a badge of a hero that lost their life on 9/11. I had the honor of carrying firefighter Kuveikis’s picture and name with me. My respect to you and your family sir from Fort Worth, Texas. Rest in peace.

    – Lory
  6. September 2021
    On this the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Thomas you will never be forgotten. You are a true HERO a TRUE FIREFIGHTER. You went in when everyone was trying to get out.

    Lisa Hopman, Wife of Wiliam, LODD 1/2011

    – Lisa Hopman
  7. I had the honor of walking a 5K in honor of 9/11 20th anniversary and the additional honor of carrying Thomas’ picture. This event was for the Tunnel 2 Towers organization in Jacksonville Florida. Our family are originally from New York and will never forget our 9/11 fallen heroes. I will always keep Thomas in my heart and his picture in our house alongside Lt. Danny O’Callaghan, our dear friend lost that day.

    – Kevin Meehan
  8. It was an honor to participate in stair climb in Columbus OH today on the 20th anniversary of September 11th and carry a photo in memory of our hero Thomas J Kuveikis. I pray that wonderful thoughts of Thomas bring peace and comfort to Thomas’ family and friends. God Bless.

    – Jen Baran
  9. I had the honor of carrying Thomas’ name and photo during the 2021 stair climb at the Truist Baseball Field in Charlotte, NC. Looking down and seeing his face around my neck, gave me strength to continue even when I was exhausted and just wanted to stop. Thomas and all those like him never stopped that day; the sweated and strained and gave all they had until the last moment.

    Thank you for your service, my friend. Your brothers in the Concord Fire Department remember you.

    – Thomas Piscopo
  10. On 9/11/21, the 20th anniversary of our American tragedy, I ran the tunnel to towers race in honor of Thomas. I carried his picture in my hand and thought of all of the sacrifices he and his family have made since that day. May you Rest In Peace and may your family know of the gratitude Americans have for you. God Bless!

    – Melinda Lebofsky
  11. I had the honor of climbing 110 flights for Thomas Kuveikis on Saturday 09/09/23 rang the bell at the finish. Never forget! Prayers for all families of first responders who sacrifice daily, their loved ones will never be forgotten. Can’t wait to do this every year in remembrance of the loved ones that will forever be missed. Thank you Thomas Kuveikis.

    – Candi Urquidi
  12. I wore his badge today, while in a vfw event. Never forget the brave people who gave there life that day. God bless and praying for you Thomas.

    – Gilbert Vera
  13. First stair climb this year in Denver. 2023 I represented Tomas

    – Michael
  14. I had the honor to walk a 5 K in FF Thomas Kuveikis’ name in the 2023 Tunnels to Tower walk in Bluffton, SC. I proud wear his name and picture to honor him for his bravery and ultimate sacrifice! God bless him

    – Deborah Davis