Captain William O'Keefe
Division 15

Laid to Rest
on September 28, 2001

Captain William O'Keefe

Firefighter Enjoyed Simple Things - Nov. 27, 2001

As a New York City firefighter, William O'Keefe saw the frailty of life. Maybe that's why he cherished the little things. Whether it was a run along the ocean, fiddling with his guitar or fooling around with his dogs, O'Keefe knew how to appreciate the simple things. He was a great father and husband as well as an exemplary firefighter who was promoted to captain in May. He died while responding to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers. O'Keefe is survived by his wife, Ginny; his daughters, Tara and Kaitlin; his father, John and three brothers, Robert, John and Timothy. -- Compiled by Newsday

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