National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Age: 37
Year of Death: 2001

Jose A. Guadalupe

Jose A. Guadalupe‚ 37‚ firefighter‚ FDNY‚ Engine 54. Guadalupe was known as a mentor in his Jamaica‚ Queens‚ neighborhood‚ encouraging the young men he knew to study hard and improve themselves. Active as a skier‚ basketball player‚ and sketch artist‚ he himself proved to be their best role model. An avid reader in all fields from history to physics‚ he had recently begun to teach himself the guitar.

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  1. Jose, I have adopted you as my personal remembrance of FDNY and 9/11. Your photo and company assignment has been tucked safely inside my helmet for many years now and on every 9/11 anniversary I solemnly honor your faithful contribution and tragic loss. I will never forget you and your comrades.
    John Adamson
    Battalion Chief, ret.
    Anchorage Fire Department
    Batt. 1, A platoon

    – John Adamson
  2. Jose, I climbed today because you climbed. I thought about you today as I climbed the steps of Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. I want to thank you for the service not only to New York, but to our country. Being only a child at the time of 9/11 and never a firefighter, I can’t imagine the things you saw that day, nor the amount of people that were in need of your help. Nonetheless, I reflected on your impact to so many. We are all so grateful for you and your efforts. Today, I climbed to honor you so we may never forget. Thank you Jose.

    – Stephanie Lazzari
  3. On this fifteenth aniversary of your death I continue to think of Tony….and of all the 9/11 fallen. I remember when he was in eighth or ninth grade, when he said he was going to be a fireman…and I knew he would become one. He is one of the finest, kindest people I have ever known and I am so glad and honored to have known him. Rest in peace, Tony.

    – Jill
  4. God bless your family brother RIP

    – julio c
  5. I worked with Jose for 2 years in a fragrance company in Long Island City, Queens. I met him in 1988 and recall him telling me about the fire fighter test he had taken. He was very excited about his future plans in the FDNY.
    I found Jose to be quiet and kind of shy, but once approached, he was a friendly person. I can still see him coming into to work wearing his backpack.
    The company we worked for was relocating very far and I had a job offer in Florida and I left. I never knew If Jose was working with the fire dept. I never saw nor heard from Jose until I read about his death. I’m so very heartbroken and feel very sad for his wonderful family. God bless you Guad. May you Rest In Peace. Richie

    – Richard Lombardi
  6. Jose, today I climbed 110 floors to honor the fallen. I climbed those stairs with your picture on my helmet. Everytime I was getting fatigued I just kept repeating your name,your engine company and kept telling myself that I was climbing to honor you, and if you were still with us that you would be climbing right along side of me. I want to thank you for your service. You will never be forgotten.

    – Forrest Williams
  7. Tony, my childhood friend, I think of you quite often. Rest in peace, our brave man. I’m so proud of you… yet, I do admit….I wish I could give you a huge hug. You would laugh that Jewish Romanian saying has it “As long as we live, they too will live…for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.” I remember you as the kind, helpful, sensitive, artistic soul & my dear friend you were. Say hi to my parents and brother…my mother liked you almost as much as I did (if not more!)

    There will only be one Jose/Tony. I am so grateful that you were here, that you existed, and that you are a part of me, as I remember you.

    We Remember Them
    by Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer
    At the rising sun and at its going down; We remember them.
    At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of winter; We remember them.
    At the opening of the buds and in the rebirth of spring; We remember them.
    At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer; We remember them.
    At the rustling of the leaves and in the beauty of the autumn; We remember them.
    At the beginning of the year and when it ends; We remember them.
    As long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as We remember them.

    When we are weary and in need of strength; We remember them.
    When we are lost and sick at heart; We remember them.
    When we have decisions that are difficult to make; We remember them.
    When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.
    When we have achievements that are based on theirs; We remember them.
    For as long as we live, they too will live, for they are now a part of us as, We remember them.

    Yitgadal v’yitkadash sh’mei raba.
    B’alma di v’ra chirutei,
    v’yamlich malchutei,
    b’chayeichon uv’yomeichon
    uv’chayei d’chol beit Yisrael,
    baagala uviz’man kariv. V’im’ru: Amen.

    Y’hei sh’mei raba m’varach
    l’alam ul’almei almaya.

    Yitbarach v’yishtabach v’yitpaar
    v’yitromam v’yitnasei,
    v’yit’hadar v’yitaleh v’yit’halal
    sh’mei d’kud’sha b’rich hu,
    l’eila min kol birchata v’shirata,
    tushb’chata v’nechemata,
    daamiran b’alma. V’imru: Amen.

    Y’hei sh’lama raba min sh’maya,
    v’chayim aleinu v’al kol Yisrael.
    V’imru: Amen.

    Oseh shalom bimromav,
    Hu yaaseh shalom aleinu,
    v’al kol Yisrael. V’imru: Amen.

    Exalted and hallowed be God’s great name
    in the world which God created, according to plan.
    May God’s majesty be revealed in the days of our lifetime
    and the life of all Israel — speedily, imminently, to which we say Amen.

    Blessed be God’s great name to all eternity.

    Blessed, praised, honored, exalted, extolled, glorified, adored, and lauded
    be the name of the Holy Blessed One, beyond all earthly words and songs of blessing,
    praise, and comfort. To which we say Amen.

    May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us and all Israel,
    to which we say Amen.

    May the One who creates harmony on high, bring peace to us and to all Israel.
    To which we say Amen.

    – Jill
  8. I met tony in 1980. We went to school together. Without him, in would have NEVER passed math, Lol. He was always so intelligent. He loved to skateboard everywhere he went. He was an excellent artist as well. Tony didn’t talk to a lot of people, so if he spoke to must have been special. I so miss chatting with him and seeing his smile. What a wonderfully kind and caring person he was. It’s been 17 years since he perished with so many others on that fateful day September 11, 2001. My heart is still heavy.
    I still miss my friend♥️
    Continue to Rest In Peace Jose Antonio Guadalupe

    – Donna
  9. you must be the greatest person to be alive and what you do was helpful of what you do.

    – john dillian
  10. Thank you for your service and selflessness. You made this world a better place. You are not forgotten.

    – Kay
  11. Firefighter Guadalupe, this evening it was a privilege to climb 1,980 stairs in your honor during the Lake County, IN World Trade Center stair climb. Thank you for your service as a firefighter and for the bravery you showed on 9/11. You will never be forgotten.

    – Michelle Dvorscak
  12. I miss you Tony! I miss you so much! We would have been a great couple. When I met you I knew you were the one. Every time you called I would tell my family that you were the one! You were so sweet and caring. I still remember when I had a small accident and you drove your fire truck, along with your firefighter brothers, to wish me a get well. That was special! I also remember the day we went to Flushing Meadow Park and you told me of your fear, of that day that you would be running in to a burning building while people were running out and you not being able to help. I just never thought it would happen in the magnitude that it happened and I definitely never imagined you never coming out. My heart is broken Tony. I love you forever and always,


    – Maria
  13. Today I stood in a classroom full of third grade students and we explained what 911 really means. I cried as we heard the story of Sirius the rescue dog. I remember exactly where I was, watching it live on television that day. Tomorrow we will climb in your memory and all the other brave souls who died that day. I love and respect our country and tomorrow I will show my respect for you. Together we are better. Thank you for your sacrifice. Panama City Beach, Fl.

    – Regina
  14. I just finished watching a tribute documentary about the firefighters of 9/11 of course I thought of you. The sad thing is I didn’t find out you died that day I believe a few yrs later a classmate sent me a copy of your obituary needless to say I was shock & sad. I remember I would cut class to hang out with you in the art classroom. I do remember how good you could draw. We graduated & I went into the service. I did visit you when I came home after AIT. I believe that’s the last time I saw you! Reading the memorial wall you were well loved, always helping other people. I think about you often & I know you’re missed very much. S.I.P my friend
    ❤⚘ Classmate 1981

    – Denise
  15. I remember Jose and the rest of the squad but I remember him the most. As a child they would come to our building ( 352 West 46 street) and talk to the us and our parents. Many times we had to call the ambulance for my grandmother and Jose would be there making sure she was okay until the ambulance came. They were a fixture in the community. Guadalupe was my grandmothers daughters name so we would joke about that. It hit us hard because they all died that day. You made such an impression on us. RIP SIP You will forever be one of my heroes. I am now 37 and I will never forget.

    – Evelyn Ramirez
  16. Jose, i have worn the red firefighter remembrance bracelet every year on this day for 20 years now in your memory and those of your fellow firefighters.

    – Sean Moran
  17. Jose Guadalupe,

    It was my honor to dedicate today’s annual climb stair climb event here in Las Vegas. We are the same age brother. I’m humbled and inspired by reading about you & the hero you were to your community. Till this day you’re still touching lives and motivating us to be the best version of ourselves.

    Semper Fi Brother,

    Sgt Cas (USMC Vet)

    Oscar Castañeda
  18. Jose, I climbed my first climb in your memory today and Lambeau Field in Green Bay, WI. It was an honor and a privilege.

    – Mary Stange
  19. Hi uncle tony I never got to met u but today is the day that u saved lives I heard u were an amazing person and was very loving my moms name is Tiffany’s and I’m her daughter shania I’m 11 years old in sixth grade and my school is not all That. My grandfather Wanye was like a brother to u I heard he misses u a lot it’s tuff for him to talk about today (9/11). i heard u like to sketch I’m artist my self .I draw a lot that’s what calms me down whenever I don’t real good or not in a good mood.I really really wish u were here so I could met u . I just want u too know that I miss u even tho I never met u and that u are a hero and u saved a bunch of lives .And I hope heaven is fun for u and Aunt row . I love u

    – Shania