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Patrick J. O'Keefe
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1957
Lynbrook
Nassau County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 11, 2001
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

New York City Fire Department, Rescue 1, Firefighter

Firefighter Patrick O'Keefe was appointed to the FDNY on July 11, 1981. Graduating top in his class from the Fire Academy, Pat's first assignment was to Ladder Company 35. In January of 1991 at the urging of his good friend Captain Al Fuentes, FF O'Keefe requested and received a transfer to "Rescue One."

An accomplished carpenter, familiar with a broad range of tools, FF O'Keefe was in his element as a rescue fireman.

FF O'Keefe along with many of his "brothers" died on September 11, 2001 while operating at Manhattan 5th Alarm Box 8087 at the "North Tower" 2 World Trade Center.

Simply put, FF O'Keefe was a very "good" man. From champion of the underdog on the playgrounds of his youth; to carpenter for hurricane victims in the Dominican Republic, O'Keefe never missed an opportunity to help others. The needs of others always came first with this Irishman steeped in the art of hospitality and good cheer. As a woodsman, yachts man, carpenter, and chef, Patrick O'Keefe shared his God given talents generously with everyone who expressed even the slightest interest. Legend has it, when two young immigrant men with whom he was acquainted, mentioned to him that they had never seen the Ocean, within the week Patrick had them sailing from the Great South Bay to the Atlantic.

And so he is today,
"Still Riding" 
 
Burial:
National September 11 Memorial
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Plot: S-10
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Sid Fisher
Record added: Jul 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55387496
Patrick J. O'Keefe
Added by: Sid Fisher
 
Patrick J. O'Keefe
Added by: R Egan
 
 
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- Patty Valentino
 Added: Jan. 22, 2014
Never forget.
- Robert Fowler
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013

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