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Anonymous (not verified)

February 24, 2020

Thought of Marty while I skied into a snowbank up at Hunter Mt. I sure he was laughing...... never forget....

Posted by Frank "Ziggy" Signorelli

Anonymous (not verified)

February 24, 2020

I was a classmate of Marty's at Monsignor Farrell. I work downtown these days not far from the Freedom Tower and I often think of Marty when I look at the new building going up.

Posted by John Rakowski

Anonymous (not verified)

February 24, 2020

I thought of you Marty on St.Paddy`s Day especially because I know how much this Holiday means to you and your Family. You will always be a "Hero" to me. I know you are in the Loving Arms Of Jesus...and you are watching over us. Until we meet again........"WE WILL NEVER FORGET"

Posted by Maria Corella

Anonymous (not verified)

February 24, 2020

Marty I am proud to be your godfather. The strength of your character ability and personality was evident long before 911. As a friend of your parents it is gratifying to know that they succeeded in the most important job of their lives.

Posted by Matty Gleason

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February 24, 2020

What a beautiful memorial page rest in peace Marty you will never be forgotten. God bless.

Posted by Tom Gerrish

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
Staten Island, NY
Location on 9/11:
Fire Department of New York | Captain, Division 15
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Captain Martin J. Egan, Jr. Memorial Fund

FDNY Memorial Day Book


Capt. Martin Joseph Egan Jr. was always quick with a joke and willing to bring smiles to the faces he knew.

Capt. Egan, a lifelong Staten Islander, enthusiastically joined the Fire Department when he was just 21 years old in March 1986, and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant in 1995. He became a captain in May.

Capt. Egan, a member of Ladder Co. 118 in Brooklyn and a Great Kills resident, died after responding to the World Trade Center terror attack. "He was a dedicated son who was always there when you needed him," said his mother, Patricia Egan. "Life won't be the same without him."

His father, Martin, called the 36-year-old Capt. Egan a loving son and his best friend.

A graduate of Monsignor Farrell High School, he was a runner for the school's track team. His family said he was proud of running in his first New York City Marathon in November.

Capt. Egan was also cherished for his attentiveness to his friends and family. He was always available to entertain his children and nieces and nephews. "Marty loved to talk," said his brother, Mark, a lieutenant with the city Fire Department's 23rd Battalion in Great Kills. "If I needed advice about work or anything else, I knew I could call him. I also knew I'd better be prepared to talk for an hour."

Capt. Egan was a member of the Fire Department's Emerald Society and the Uniformed Officers Association. He enjoyed skiing and renovating his home. Born in Midland Beach, he moved to Great Kills in 1993 when he married.

"He was a beloved husband and father," said his wife, the former Diane Newton. Capt. Egan was originally a parishioner of St. Margaret Mary's R.C. Church, Midland Beach, and later of St. Clare's R.C. Church, Great Kills.

"He enjoyed going out, especially on St. Patrick's Day. He always went to both the Staten Island and city parades," said his sister, Colleen Egan. "He's not only my big brother, but my hero."

"Marty was not only a loving brother but a devoted fire officer," said his brother, Michael, a firefighter with Ladder Co. 10 in Manhattan. "He was loved and admired by all who came in contact with him. He will be missed daily." His family said the memories of Capt. Egan will always be with them.