National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 43
Year of Death: 2001

Robert F. Wallace

Bob was born in New York but acted like a tourist. He was always looking up and pointing to the sky; that was his trademark.

It was just like Bob to be there when someone was in need. Friends‚ relatives and neighbors still comment on how he helped them through rough and troubled times.

Bob was unique; his sense of humor‚ his attitude for all his fellow man was second to none. He was a dedicated husband‚ proud father‚ devoted son‚ counselor‚ humorist and the best damn firefighter you could ever meet. He came from a family of firefighters.

Bob will never be forgotten‚ for we will hold that picture of Bob pointing to the sky and saying ‘I’ll see you in heaven some day. I’ll be the one with the wings on backwards.’ All his family and close friends will know what that means.

– Mary Wallace

Memorial Posts


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  1. I climbed for you sir, rest easy

    – Patrick overzet
  2. I climbed in Wallace ID in honor of Robert today. 9/11/19

    – Tyler Rotchford
  3. I climbed for you today sir. Thank you for your career in the fire service. Never forgotten.

    – Matt Garcia
  4. Standing on 87th street and Jamaica Ave Bobby wearing his dress uniform says hey Mario come over here. Bobby is pointing up at the roof he says stand here for a while we’ll draw a crowd and then just walk away. Miss you brother.

    – Mario Cannariato
  5. I met Bobby and his brother John on Avenue O in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Bobby was a beautiful, caring soul, generous to a fault, affable, kind, a great listener and a hero. I miss him so

    – Rick Platt
  6. When ever I pulled up to the firehouse and saw your car I knew we were going to have a good time Doug Wilson L136

    – Doug Wilson
  7. I climbed for you today in Dayton, Ohio. I was PROUD to have you along, you pushed and inspired me.

    On 9/11/2001 I was on active duty in the Navy with 17 years of service at that point. All I wanted was to go and help, but I was needed at my base in Chesapeake, Va. I will never forget that day, NEVER!

    Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed. YOU and your Brothers will always be remembered as HEROS!

    Thank You.

    – David Wallace
  8. I climbed for you! 11//20/21 Nola stair climb

    – Zach
  9. I climbed in honor of Robert in Green Bay, WI this weekend 9/10/22. His service and sacrifice is never forgotten.

    – Sam Osborn