FDNY Rescue 1 Firefighter
9-11-01 World Trade Center, Tower 1, New York

This is Kenny
My husband, Kenneth J. Marino, FDNY Rescue 1, died while responding to the World Trade Center disaster on September 11, 2001.  Kenny had been a fire fighter for over 20 years, starting when he turned 18 - as a volunteer and continuing on throughout his career of over 10 years as a New York City Fire Fighter. 

Even though fire fighting was in Kennys blood, so many things make up who Kenny was.  He was a caring, thoughtful husband, attentive father (DaDa) to Kristin and Tyler who were only 3 and 1 years old at the time,  and loving son to his Da, Patrick and mother Mary Ann.  He also had many hobbies.  He enjoyed playing softball - NY Mets, Hockey - NY Rangers, strat-o-matic, taking care of his house and home.  He also worked other jobs, as a disc jockey, school bus driver, some construction work and automobile detailing.  He was always busy and he fit so much into his 40 years, however, it will never be enough. He will miss so much his children growing up, their spirit, hopes, dreams, accomplishments and so much more. 

He is our Hero, our Angel, and will always be our special guide through our lives.  We will always miss him and know that he is with us, and watching over us.

Click on "A Year Later..." for Katrina's words of reflection

You can contact Katrina at skyflymom1@aol.com.

Click here to read "Wizard of Oz Magic Brings Fallen WTC Firefighter's Family to Chesterton, In"

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The Marinos visit Ken Griffey, Jr.
Reds Star Makes Time for Family of 9-11 Victim

Stratomatic Faithful Begin 40th Season
Firefighters Help Widow
Firefighters Travel By Rail to Honor Fallen Firefighters
Kenneth Marino, A Devout Baseball Fan
Two ex-officers of Long Beach Fire Department Lost in Terrorist Attacks
New York City Fire Department
Firefighter Tribute Page
Remember: A Digital Monument
FDNY's Deadliest Day
Butterfly Kisses

9/11/10 New Video Featuring Kenny!

The Bravest (Kenny appears at 6:01 and 7:10 minutes in)

A Prayer for Daddy by Kristin Marino

The memorial for Kenny was held October 16th, 2001 at St. Anthony's Church on Long Island, with a reception following at Long Beach Firehouse.

Read the tribute Katrina read at the memorial service "A Prize From Daddy" here.

Thank you all again for your kindness, support and prayers...
~Katrina Marino

The American Tribute Center
Book Project Preserves WTC Victims' Life Stories
FDNY families put their love in books Personal tributes are published free for a gift of 'something that lasts'

Faces Exhibit a Brilliance That Overshadows Evil
Ground Zero Portraits Honors Survivors, Rescuers

Katrina is featured in the new Life book "The American Spirit: Meeting the Challenge of September 11"

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Portrait of a Grieving Family


Firefighters and Police Hold Protest to Demand Higher Pay
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Got Their Due Only in Death
Katrina's Letter


Click on photos
to see larger versions:

Photos Kenny took during his trip to Seattle
to see Ken Griffey, Jr. play with the Mariners
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Kenny at work: Kenny shows Tyler his harness (left), and in full gear during the filming of a documentary on Rescue 1 Company
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Three days prior to the disaster, the Marinos went to Long Beach Boardwalk on Long Island - Kenny's favorite place
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One of Kristin's
modeling jobs
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Kristin trying out her
daddy's work hat

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Kenny and Tyler
take a little nap
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The Marino children today:


Click here to read a message from Katrina to all family & friends
Click here to read the article "Memories Linger as Firefighter's Family Waits"
Click here to read the article "Firefighter Brother-in-law Among Missing"
Click here to read an article on Kenny "Day Began with a Perfect Visit"
Visit the Rescue 1 FDNY website

How you can help:

Send checks payable to "The New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund" to:

New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief Fund
PO Box 65858
Washington D.C. 20035-5858

The Fireman's Prayer

When I am called to duty, God, Wherever flames may rage, Give me the strength to save some life Whatever be its age.

Help me embrace a little child Before it is too late, Or save an older person from the horror of that fate.

Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.

I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor and protect his property.

And if according to your will I have to lose my life, Please bless with your protecting hand my children and my wife.

Thank you all for your kind words.
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