Retired FDNY Lt. Howard Bischoff laid to rest after dying from September 11th-related illness

By Staff Daily News

Funeral for retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff. Photo - Tony Kurdzuk

Funeral for retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff. Photo – Tony Kurdzuk

Family and friends filled St. Aloysius Church in Jackson Township, N.J., Saturday to say goodbye to one of New York’s Bravest heroes.

Retired FDNY Lt. Howard (Howie) Bischoff was laid to rest. Bischoff, 58, was one of three firefighters to die Monday from cancers related to their efforts trying to recover remains at Ground Zero.

Also dying that day were firefighters Robert Leaver, 56, and Daniel (Sam) Heglund, 58. Bischoff and Leaver were lifelong friends from Brooklyn.

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