Those we have lost
Paul G. Ruback
FDNY Ladder 25
Ruback was dedicated to his six children and firefighting. He came
from a long line of firefighters: several uncles and cousins served
with New York's bravest. The day he became a firefighter was his proudest
moment and no matter how exhausted he was after a day of work, he
was never too tired for his children. Loved ones called the 6-feet-4-inch
Ruback a "gentle giant." He is survived by his wife, Lynne,
and his children David, 18; Gina, 17; Shannon, 11; Paul, 2,
and two stepchildren, Danny and Denyse. He was 50.
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