National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Age: 46
Year of Death: 2008

Robert J. Ryan Jr.

Bobby loved being a fireman. When he was burned in October 2006 and could have retired‚ his main focus was to heal so he could get back to the job he loved.

Bobby was a devoted father‚ husband‚ son‚ brother‚ uncle‚ and friend – a family man. He is survived by his wife‚ Kathleen‚ and his children‚ Christopher‚ Kayla‚ Alex‚ and Emma. He was loved by many.

Bobby was a man of great character – brave‚ humble‚ warm‚ and caring. He was a lieutenant‚ a mentor to the probationary firefighters‚ and a prankster.

He was an outdoorsman‚ a meticulous painter‚ a hunter‚ a history buff‚ an avid reader‚ a lover of all kinds of music from rock to jazz to classical.

He was social and chatty‚ becoming more and more like his dad as he got older. He was loyal‚ an optimist‚ had strong morals and old fashioned values.

He died doing what he loved.

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  1. Rest in eternal peace Uncle Bobby.

    – Nicholas Iacovano
  2. Rest with the Lord.

    – Gofwen Wulmwa