National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 47
Year of Death: 2001

Geoffrey E. Guja

Geoffrey E. Guja‚ 47‚ lieutenant‚ FDNY‚ Battalion. He was also a registered nurse at Mercy Hospital in Rockville Center. Guja spent every summer on his houseboat and surfing on Long Island’s Gilgo Beach with his wife and two daughters. Renowned for his love of a good time‚ he lifted the spirits of everyone with whom he associated. Recovering from an injury‚ he was on light duty when the alarm for the World Trade Center sounded. He got on the subway and geared up with another company to respond to the emergency.

Memorial Posts


Memorial Wall

  • (will not be published)

  1. Hello. My name is Chad Davis and I’m a firefighter for Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue in Murfreesboro, TN. I just wanted the family of Geoffrey to know that I climbed 110 floors today in the Nashville 9/11 memorial stair climb in his honor. It was a pleasure and an honor to wear his picture around my neck for the duration of the climb. He can rest easy knowing that he will never be forgotten by his many brothers and sisters throughout this great profession. I’m sorry for your family’s loss.

    Chad Davis

    – Chad Davis
  2. My name is Justin Bernard and I am the Command Chaplain onboard USS NEW YORK (LPD-21). As you may know, our ship carries with it, 7 ½ tons of World Trade Center Steel that has been forged into the keel of the ship. We take great pride in knowing that as we deploy to protect our nation and others around the world, we do so with not just steel, but stories, legacies and memories of those that paid the ultimate sacrifice on 9/11.

    I am writing simply to tell you that tonight, while deployed overseas on this great warship, I prayed for Geoffrey and his family. Each night onboard US Naval Vessels, the Chaplain has the privilege to pray over the 1MC (loudspeaker) 5 minutes before lights-out. Since coming to the ship a year and a half ago, in addition to the prayer needs of the crew, I pray by name for the families of 1 fallen firefighter each night we are underway. I am going alphabetically through the list of 343 and tonight, my prayer was for Geoffrey.

    I do not always find contact information for the families but when I do, I like to pass along that they have been prayed for, and to remind them that the entire crew of NEW YORK is behind them. We are behind you. Our ship will continue taking the fight to the enemy in honor of Geoffrey and 342 of his brothers who perished with him that day.

    God Bless…Chaplain Bernard

    – Justin Bernard
  3. I am climbing in memory of Geoffery in Wichita KS! I am honored to climb in his memory! I am also a Lt. on my department and have been a member for 15 years!

    – Kirk Moore
  4. Mr.Guja, I currently live in Idaho.we had a fallen hero tribute memorial 5k run is my very first 5k ever and I had the pleasure to run a mile for you and for other fallen heroes. I am grateful for the opportunity to run and remember that God has a wonderful plan for each one of us,and that you will always be remembered as one of the greatest heroes in this world. May God bless your family and friends.

    – Aisha Nalder
  5. Yesterday I had the privilege of climbing in the Denver Stair Climb to honor Lt. Geoffrey Guja. I had been a volunteer firefighter for almost nine years and recently joined the City of Cheyenne, WY. My prayers go out to his family, he has not been forgotten and neither has his family.

    – Chris Rahn
  6. Geoffrey was my second cousin. My father’s heart broke when he heard Geoffrey died in the towers. My father started a memorial fund for him at The Bloy School of Theology in Claremont, California. Geoffrey was beyond brave and a wonderful, kind person. ❤️ He will never be forgotten by the Fishers!!

    – Evangeline Grossman
  7. In Tucson we did a 9/11 Tower Challenge… 2071 steps.. 110flights.. I had the honor and privilege of carrying Lt Guja with me along the way.. I’m so thankful for the opportunity and love that I could read a bit of his story here..

    – Shabraya Caldwell
  8. memories from so many years ago from the Guj twins, always on the edge (the best way!). Great person, I know he is looking down on us waiting for the big reunion.

    – Douglas Matthew tanner
  9. 9/22/18 Stair Climb at Lambeau Field. I had the honor to do all 110 floors in memory of Lt. Guja. As a 33 year employ of Pierce Fire Trucks and member of Town Of Winchester Fire Dept, in Wisconsin. I am humbled and honored to do this. Never Forget!!!

    – Tim Northway
  10. I am so grateful to all of you and heartbroken at the same time because I have never seen any of these messages. I am sitting on my porch tonight thinking about 911. I cannot believe This Wednesday will be 18 years. Thank you all ❤️

    – Debra Guja
  11. What a special man Guja was ! Didn’t surprise me he would go in on his day off. He always went out of his way to make sure others were ok. We had many fun times traveling on the houseboat and laughing as we pulled up to the OBI ha ha All those fancy boats and here we all came looking like Gilliam’s Island. You will always be remembered! God Bless ❤️

    – Lynn
  12. my parents the deans knew the Gujas many years and hung out at geoffs grandmas house in rowlands pa my sisters and I would hang out with geoff and his brother gary all the time and swim in the lackawaxen river. Really miss those early days everything was easy. you will always be in our hearts. NEVER FORGET

    – ron dean
  13. I climbed 110 stories for you at the Charleston Memorial Stair Climb on June 19, 2021 in North Charleston, SC. Never forget your sacrifice and your service! RIP

    – James Reeves
  14. 09-11-2021 OKC 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

    Had the honor of climbing 110 stories in memory of Lt Geoffrey Gau today. I have been a volunteer firefighter/EMT with Pond Creek, OK since 1984.
    Prayers for the loved ones and respect for the 343/61 and all the innocent souls lost that day.
    We will never forget the sacrifice and service of those lost.

    – Sara Bokorney Halcomb
  15. My name is Jenna Markland. I am a sheriff deputy for Carter County Tennessee. Today I participated in the 9/11 Stair Climb in Bristol, TN. I had the great privilege of representing Mr. Geoffrey Guja. His service and sacrifice will never be forgotten!

    – Jenna Markland
  16. My name is Justin Stump and I am the Assistant Chief / EMT for the Noble Township Fire Department in Albion Indiana.

    Today, I am climbing in honor and memory of Lt. Guja at FDIC in Indianapolis Indiana. I wear his picture on my helmet as I climb today.

    – Justin Stump
  17. Hello
    I am a nurse who worked with Geoff in the ER at Mercy Hospital. He was a great nurse and such a kind person. He always had nice things to say about his family. Geoff was always there to help if you needed it and fun to be around. He left such an impression on me that I still think of him to this day. He is truly a hero.
    May God bless his family. Susan Seltzer

    – Sue seltzer
  18. I had the pleasure to meet Geoff while working at Mercy Hospital,Rockville Ctr LI.He worked perdiem nights and was a new RN.I was on the desk and before he went off duty he always wanted to make sure his report was thorough and his work complete.”Kindness and professionalism was evident.A smile was part of his fiber.Every year since 9/11 I wait to hear his name called out of respect.I’m so glad I found this Memorial Wall!
    God Bless you in heaven Geoffrey♥️

    – Stephanie