Submitted by his daughter
Lieutenant Nerney was a member of the Albany Fire Department. He was stationed at Ladder 4 at the time of his death. His death occurred at an arson fire on Delaware Avenue in Albany‚ NY.
He was also a member of the Shaker Road-Loudonville Volunteer Fire Department where he was Chief at the time of his death.
Surivors include: Wife – Joan Nerney (deceased March 24‚ 1994); Son – Francis J. Nerney‚ Jr. (currently serving as a Captain with the Albany Fire Department); Daughter – Patricia Leonardo; Son – Timothy F. Nerney (serving as a volunteer firefighter with the Shaker Road Loudonville Volunteer Fire Department); and five grandchildren – Alyson Nerney‚ Michael Leonardo‚ Ryan Nerney‚ Matthew Leonardo and Shaun Leonardo.
Growing up‚ we were always amazed that no matter where we went‚ Dad would always run into someone that he knew. He always had a funny joke or story to tell.
Frank’s father‚ also Francis‚ was a member of Albany Protectives. His brother John also was a member of the Albany Fire Department.
Frank’s son‚ Francis J. Nerney‚ now serves as a Deputy Chief with the Albany Fire Department.
Frank’s son Francis J. Nerney, Jr. has since retired from Albany Fire Dept, Albany, NY; taking a job as Deputy State Fire Administrator of the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control and rising to his current title of New York State Fire Administrator.– Patricia Leonardo