Category Archives: Scholarships

Widow of FDNY’s Ray Downey honored at Deer Park homecoming

Deer Park High School honored Rosalie Downey, 75, center, as the grand marshal at the homecoming day parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Downey is the wife of fallen FDNY deputy chief of special operations Ray Downey, who died while trying to save civilians during 9/11. From left: Raymond Ugalde, Marie Tortorici, Nina Ugalde, Peter Tortorici, Brian Ugalde and Kathy Ugalde. (Credit: Amy Onorato)

By Amy Onorato Newsday Deer Park resident and New York Fire Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Ray Downey, 62, gave his life trying to save civilians during the devastating events of September 11, 2001. Downey was not only a hero, but a man of the Deer Park community — giving lectures at the Deer […]

Also posted in Families in the News, Family Foundation Events | Comments closed

Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-Thon once again rolls a strike

The Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-thon included numerous family members of the hero firefighter, including, left to right, brothers Anthony Curatolo and John Curatolo, his father, Tony Curatolo and uncle, Chick Curatolo. Photo  Charlie De Biase Jr.

By Charlie De Biase Jr. Staten Island Advance Those who decided to bowl at the third annual Robert Curatolo Bowl-a-Thon last Saturday were under no pressure to perform on the lanes. In fact, it didn’t matter if your first three rolls found nothing but gutter; or you failed to record a single spare or you […]

Also posted in Families in the News, Family Foundation Events | Comments closed

9/11 widower Charlie Clyne upset over decrease in scholarship given in wife’s name at Touro Law School

News 12 Long Island A widower who lost his wife on 9/11 says the scholarship fund he started in her memory was lowered without his knowledge. Charlie Clyne lost his wife Susan in the north tower of the World Trade Center. When News 12 first met the Clyne family in 2002, they were raising money […]

Also posted in Families in the News, Family Foundation Events | Comments closed