Roll of Honor

William J. Mahoney II

William J. Mahoney II

  • Firefighter
  • Fire Department City of New York
  • New York
  • Age: 37
  • Year of Death: 2001

William J. Mahoney II‚ 37‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Rescue 4. A 15-year FDNY veteran‚ Mahoney had previously worked as a New York City police scuba diver; he used his underwater skills with the FDNY‚ assisting with the recovery effort after the crash of TWA Flight 800. Mahoney‚ father of four‚ also coached baseball with the Connetquot Youth Association‚ which dedicated a baseball field in his memory. He also worked as a volunteer firefighter with the Lakeland Fire Department.

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Memorial Wall

  1. We all love and Miss you !

  2. 14 Years Crazy, Miss our fun !!

    – Ed
  3. Just walked on your behalf out here in Maryland.. God bless your family

    – Darnell
  4. May the Lord comfort your family, and help them heal. Thank you for serving your community and giving your life so others may live, there’s no more noble deed. God bless!

    – Loren T. Mahoney
  5. Just climbed in your memory at the 2016 FDIC stair climb. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice. As long as I am alive, you will not be forgotten.

    – Mathew Osborne
  6. Participated in a 9-11 Memorial walk yesterday in Hilliard Ohio for Wm. J. Mahoney and am so sorry for his families lose and so humbled by his bravery! May he always be remembered. Love,nancy

    – Nancy Ortlieb
  7. My mission today was to complete your mission…. 110 flights in your honor Sir…. May you rest in peace… ❤

    – Billie
  8. I completed the stairclimb at Red Rocks In Colorado in honor of William and all his fellow firefighters. Humbled and grateful.

    – Mary Pizzuto
  9. I proudly walked in William J Mahoney II’s memory today at the memorial stair climb in Colorado. Thank you for your sacriface. We will never forget! God bless you and your family.

    – Lisa Brazeau
  10. I had the honor to walk with your name today. 9/11/2016. Thank you for your service!

    – Lauren Bachmann
  11. I was honored to wear your picture and walk in your honor 9/11/2016 in the memorial stair Climb in Missouri. Thankful for your life and service. Praying peace, comfort and strength for your family.

    – Bronwyn Dowler
  12. On this 15th anniversary of 9/11 I had the privilege of participating in the San Diego 9-11 Memorial Stair Climb. I was honored to climb in your name William J. Mahoney II. Your service to us all will never be forgotten.


    – Mark Gaffney
  13. I climbed 110 stories today with your photo on my scba. I hope I did you proud. I’ve never personally known you, but I wish I could learn more about you. Thank you for your sacrifice, you and your brothers and sisters from that day will never be forgotten. You will live in our hearts into eternity.

    – Melanie N Miller
  14. Yesterday i also had the honor to do the 9-11 stairclimb (new orleans) and bring your name and picture to the top and back. May you rest in peace and thank you sir.

    – Matt Niemi
  15. Billy was a calm, quiet man who was kind, but with a few wild friends could bring out the crazy in him. I have very fond memories of partying and dancing the nite away with his wife and various family gatherings with his kids, and his family. Soo many great times. Miss u! Love ur friend Darlene 🙂

    – Darlene Koestner
  16. Miss u. Still remember my last conversation w/u on 9/9/01. U were always kind, quiet but when u got together w/ur wild friends u would b crazy right along w/them. I remember lots of fun dancing w ur Donna, parties, family get togethers w ur kids and family. Good times. 🙂

    – Darlene
  17. I may have been in the Army with Williams Father, 1968 . My son is Acting Chief Miles City Montana. The Very Best We Have. God Bless William

    – Mark Stevens
  18. I was honored to carry your name and picture to the top of the Tampa stair climb this last weekend. May 2018.

    – Samuel Boundy
  19. Hey Billy Boy, another year gone by ! We all miss you and all the fun we had. See you on the floor above some day.

    – Ed
  20. May God provide peace, love, and pride to your family! You made the ultimate sacrifice to save others, because of the man you are. I walk a little taller today, 9/11, as another William Mahoney in your honor!!

    – William A. Mahoney
  21. 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI today, 9/22/18. Walked in your memory with your name/picture on my badge and I said your name out loud as I rang the bell. Thankful for your sacrifice and prayers for your loved ones. #neverforget

    – Dana Daggs
  22. Had the honor to walk on behalf of you yesterday at the 9/11 memorial stair climb in Green Bay Wisconsin, 17 years later. Thank you for your bravery, sacrifices and service. You will never be forgotten. Praying for your family.

    – Kathryn S
  23. Just want to let you know that I have been thinking of you guys a lot lately. I had the honor of receiving your name badge for the recent 911 Stair Climb at Lambeau Field in Greenbay WI. My FF and I wanted to do the climb in honor of the fallen and so we signed up and rocked it! Not only was it fun, it was humbling and really eye opening for us! Just wanted to stop by and let you know that you and your family will never be forgotten… thanks for being so brave and enduring everything you did September 11, 2001. #NeverForgotten #HERO

    – Hope Matthews
  24. I had never met William, but as a kid growing up in The Bronx just a block from a firehouse, I often saw the returning firefighters simply worn out but ready to go again. I’ve been wearing a bracelet with William’s name on it since November 2001 as a reminder to me of all the bravery of 9/11 but also to remember that tomorrow is not guaranteed. William, I will never forget…

    Vin Distefano
  25. 19 years, we all miss you!! See you on the floor above someday.

    – Ed
  26. We will never forget your sacrifice and service to the community.
    We are forever indebted for bravery and honorable actions on September 11th

    – William Murray
  27. On Friday September 11th I took the day off and visited the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Edmonds Washington to remember the first responders. I found flowers and a note “We will never forget” on a steel girder recovered from the World Trade Center. Surrounding the memorial are four panels with the names of 343 first responders . I chose one name from the list. William J Mahoney I share a first name with William and was the same age in 2001. After spending time at the Memorial, I thought if William had a day off he may have visited a pub so I found the closest microbrewery and ordered a pint of Drop Anchor IPA.
    Sitting out in the street at a table due to COVID restrictions and surrounded with wildfire smoke filling the skies I read many comments on Williams’s memorial wall. Later that day I traveled down to Seattle where we train for our tower climbs and with all first responders in mind, wearing a N95 I ascended Howe Street’s 427 stairs several times. This was against better judgement and all news outlets warning people to remain inside I climbed anyway because “We will never forget”.

    William Murray
  28. 20 Years, feels like yesterday. We all miss you and all the family fun we had. See you on the floor above !

    – Ed
  29. Another year and another climb today to honor William.
    We are eternally grateful for your contributions and sacrifice.

    – William Murray
  30. Climbed the 110 flights of stairs in your honor today. Had your picture up in front of me the whole way. God bless your family. May you Rest In Peace.

    – Kelly Fandrich
  31. 4 of us walked at the 2021 Lambeau Field stair climb. Very humbling and grateful.
    Rest In Peace. God bless your family.

    – Kurt