Roll of Honor

Timothy M. Welty

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 34
  • Year of Death: 2001

Timothy M. Welty‚ 34‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Squad 288. An eight-year FDNY veteran‚ Welty was known for his athleticism‚ energy‚ and aggressive firefighting. When he finished his shift‚ he would channel his energy into activities like bungee jumping‚ ski racing‚ mountain climbing‚ and parachuting. He also played hockey and volleyball for the FDNY. When he became a father‚ Welty devoted the same enthusiasm to raising his kids. Welty‚ who lived in Yonkers‚ renovated his mother’s home and had recently started his own construction company.

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Memorial Wall

  1. Back in 2001, I made a donation to the 9/11 Fund and in return, I received a bracelet with FF Welty’s name on it. A bracelet I wear proudly. This hero has become a part of my life and I hope in some small way his family & friends know he’s remembered by those of us on the fringes of this terrible tragedy. I lost my father at a young age in a horrible workplace tragedy and I’d like to think that there are people who don’t know me personally, but think of him. Because the remembered are never forgotten.

    – Kelly Johnson
  2. Today on the Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb I wore the badge of Timothy M. Welty and thought of him and his family during the memorial climb. I am thankful to him, his family and the others for their sacrifice on that day. Never forget!!!!

    – Glenda Cadman
  3. I climbed for Timothy M. Welty at the 2015 Stair Climb at Lambeau Field, WI. As my first climb, I was honored to wear his badge. After reading the bio I felt a connection to Timothy as I also am an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying skiing, mountain climbing and volleyball. Timothy is remembered and will never be forgotten for the sacrifice he made.

    – Liz Paulick
  4. On 9-11-2016 I was honored to wear Timothy M. Welty badge during the stair climb at Silver Dollar City. We share alot in common I’m a carpenter by trade and a volunteer firefighter with Bergman Ar. Heros of 9-11 WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN

    – David Ferrari
  5. 4/28/17

    Today I had the honor of carrying Timothy’s badge at the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at the FDIC Show in Indianapolis, IN. This was my very first climb and when I was choosing the badge to carry, I was drawn to him. I am so thankful for everything he and the other fire fighters did that day.

    Carissa Harrild
  6. April 28, 2017 I had the honor to represent Timothy M. Welty of Squad 288.

    – Dylan Moore
  7. In 2013 I carried a dog tag with his information on a memorial ride in Wilmington NC… each year I share the original post… some parts copied from his obituary. And my thoughts on that day. You are remembered Tim.

    Today, I participated in the “Red Knights 343 Memorial Ride”. The purpose was to primarily to honor the memory of all those who died on that date in general and the lives of our 343 brothers from the Fire Service in particular. For pre-registration (thanks for helping me out there Michael Powell) – you got a tshirt, a pin, and a dogtag. Each tag has one of the 343 that lost their lives… Today, I carried a tag honoring Timothy M. Welty. FDNY Squad 288, Firefighter. Badge number 10983.

    “Tim Welty’s true métier was in the physical world. A strong, wiry man who could do push-ups with two fingers, he skied, sky-dived and motorcycled, and he played hockey and volleyball for the Fire Department. He was a firefighter with Squad 288 in Queens.

    Firefighter Welty, 34, who lived in Yonkers with his wife, Delia, and two young children, had recently started a construction company. He renovated his mother’s house, gutting it and adding skylights, new molding and handmade parquet floors. Now, seeing his handiwork gives his mother, Adele, comfort. “It was not only the skill of his carpentry but his artistic vision that makes the house so special now,” she said.

    “He was a philosopher, too,” said Delia Welty. When couples who they knew would argue, “We’d hear the guy’s side but not the girl’s and I’d form an opinion,” she said. “Tim would always say, `Well, wait, we should hear the other side.’ He taught me to see everything from a different angle.”

    – Walker Blanchard
  8. I was Honored to wear your badge on my first 911 memorial stair climb on September 16 2017 held at Lambau field in Green Bay Wi. When I felt I couldn’t go on I prayed to you to give me the strength. When I thought I couldn’t go on I thought of everyone of you who lost your lives that day and what it must have been like for you.I rang the bell at 10:39am and continued ion to complete the 110 floors. The day was truly an amazing experience, and I look forward to doing it again next year. Never forget

    – Jenica Ziese
  9. Today, on 09/11/2018, I just wrote about you and made a presentation about you as my fallen hero remembering you in my Civil Rights Movement class. You are not forgotten.

    – Stephanie Huerta
  10. My son Noah participated in the 2018 Binghamton, NY 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb this morning and one of the two Fire Fighters that my son received to climb for was Timothy Welty, Sqd 288. Noah is a Junior Firefighter for Great Bend, PA. He is 15 years old. 9/11 happened two years before he was born. It was important to me to raise him with the knowledge of what happened that day and to understand the sacrifice that the FDNY made that day. This was the start of a yearly event for my Noah as it was a true honor for him to climb for Timothy today. We will never forget !!!!

    – Judy Guzy
  11. Today marks the 18th year I have worn Timothy Welty’s name on my wrist to honor his service and sacrifice on this day.

    – Donald Renn
  12. Today 9-11-19 we did a workout to honor the fallen first responders at my CrossFit gym. I was honored to put in my work for Firefighter Welty. I am hoping to continue to honor his memory in other ways throughout this year, starting with sharing his story not only if his bravery in that day, but of the man he was and the family he left behind.

    – Patricia Kuhn-Morgan
  13. My 11 year old granddaughter ran the steps at Eastern Arizona college for the 9-11 challenge. She proudly wore Timothy Welty’s picture all day. I talked to her about my memories of that day. So proud of her. I told her we would find out information on Timothy. Even more poignant for her now. Thank u to all first responders and their families.

    – Veta Estrada
  14. I was honored to wear Timothy Welty’s memorial badge on my first involvement with the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in St. Louis in 2019. I also wore his badge 3 days later on the annual 21 mile 9/11 March to the Arch. In October while making my first trip to NYC, I found his name by the twin towers footprint fountains at Ground Zero and paid my respects. May his family know his sacrifice is remebered far and wide. With respect.

    – Paul Carlock
  15. I was honored to wear Timothy Welty’s memorial badge on my first involvement with the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb in St. Louis in 2019. I also wore his badge 3 days later on the annual 21 mile 9/11 March to the Arch. In October while making my first trip to NYC, I found his name by the twin towers footprint fountains at Ground Zero and paid my respects. May his family know his sacrifice is remebered far and wide. With respect. 9/6/2020

    – Paul Carlock
  16. On August 6, 2021 while at FDIC 2021, I had the privilege to walk in memory of FF Timothy Welty! It was an experience that I will never forget.
    Thank you Brother Welty for the sacrifice you made on 9/11. I promise you will never be forgotten.
    #firefighter
    #brother
    #fdny
    #america

    – Kelli Wilson
  17. Not forgotten.

    – Cara K Surace
  18. September 2021
    On this the 20th anniversary of 9/11, please know Welty family that Timothy will never be forgotten by his firefighter family. Timothy is a true HERO.

    – lisa hopman
  19. On this solemn 20th anniversary of 9/11 I had the honor of wearing a lanyard with FF Timothy Welty’s photo on it. Alongside firefighters from the area my family & I completed the memorial stair climb in Hoover,AL.

    – Annie Walker
  20. Climbed in honor of Timothy on this 20th Anniversary of 9/11 at the 9/11 Stair Climb in Green Bay, WI. RIP Timothy.

    – Jared Hutsell
  21. My son and I walked and climbed to honor your sacrifice at our local 2021 Walk of Remembrance. Your sacrifice is not forgotten. A fellow First Responder.

    – Blake