Those we have lost
Firefighter Mark Whitford
FDNY Engine 23
Whitford was a three-time wrestling champion and ranked No. 6 in the
state while in high school. His success continued at Seton Hall University.
His degree in business management led him to Chase Manhattan Bank
in New York City where he worked until he was accepted into the city's
fire department. Time never much mattered to Whitford who firmly believed
how one spent that time was more important. He became a father 14
months ago when his wife, Renee, gave birth to the couple's twin sons,
Timothy and Matthew. The Staten Island man and his family moved to
Orange County a year ago. He was 31.
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