Family Holds Funeral in Honor of Fallen 9/11 Firefighter

The remains of FDNY Battalion Chief Lawrence Stack were never found but his family recently received blood he had given to the New York Blood Center nearly 15 years after his death.
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Today a Long Island family gets a goodbye fifteen years in the making they'll come together with members of the FDNY. And mayor bill does laws DL for a funeral honoring a firefighter killed on nine elevenths. Eyewitness News reporter Diane era goes live now on saint James was more for us Diana. Laurie good morning hundreds of firefighters the mayor and fire commissioner are all expected here is saints. At the church of saints Philip and James later this morning for services for Brooklyn battalion chief Lawrence stacked nearly fifteen years. After his death. Chief stack was 58 years old when he was killed with 33 years on the job he was inside the lobby of the Mary out World Trade Center. Where he was helping evacuate people the morning of September 11. His jacket was recovered from ground 03 months later. Chief Saks family has long since learned how he died in about his heroic acts that day but they put off his funeral hoping his remains would be found instead this morning. They will be area of violent his blood he gave as a sample for a don't bone marrow donation. A year before his death his family has finally chosen this day because it would've been his 49 wedding anniversary here's what the mayor had to say about it this. Yesterday on his radio show. We're having now that's a very somber moment a funeral for. And SD NYT's who died on 9/11 whose remains were never found in the family has finally come to the this vision that time for a funeral and we're going to be you're honoring that cheats. This is the first funeral for a firefighter killed on nine a landing in ten years services began. Here at 10 AM. The live in saint James Suffolk County this morning I'm Diana Rocco channel seven. Eyewitness it.

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