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Upper Nyack Remembers Firefighter Harry Wanamaker Jr.

Plaque at firehouse honors FDNY lieutenant, Nyack FD volunteer who died from illness from serving at ground zero in wake of Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks.

Lifelong Upper Nyack resident Harry Wanamaker Jr., a FDNY lieutenant who also volunteered for nearly 50 years with the Nyack Fire Department, was remembered today in a ceremony that dedicated a plaque in his honor at the Upper Nyack firehouse.

Wanamaker died July 20, 2010, of cancer related to illness he developed from working at ground zero in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks that destroyed the twin towers of the World Trade Center.

Firefighters, relatives and friends gathered at Empire Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 on North Broadway in Upper Nyack for the ceremony.

Read more about Wanamaker and his contributions to the community in an update later on Patch.

J smith June 10, 2012 at 12:12 AM
He was a great person and great firefighter no one was better. I worked many years with with him in NYFD. No one had a bad word about him.
Ken McQuade June 10, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Harry was such a great guy I learned so much about ropes and firefighting from him in the short time I was active with Empire. I know he is up there with Welles looking down talking about playing in the big leagues. RIP
Can't we all just get along June 10, 2012 at 06:29 PM
He was a real hero, a great man.

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