Those we have lost
Originally published in The Times Herald-Record on Sunday, November 11, 2001

Lt. Peter Freund
FDNY Engine 55

Peter Freund contemplated leaving a life of firefighting in New York City to become a school teacher. In fact, the firefighter with an engine company in Little Italy was to start substitute teaching at Minisink Valley High School the same month he made the ultimate sacrafice. Freund loved children, especially his three children – Peter, 9; Julie, 11, and Dori, 12. He coached Little League in Minisink Valley and recently took up coaching youth football. Freund, who is survived by his wife Robin and children, was 45.


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