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    Nov 2001

    About Joe

    Joe was a firefighter originally assigned to Engine Company 73 and later transferred "across the floor" into Ladder 42.

    His contagious smile was always present. Joe's willingness to help; whether at a fire, a practical joke, or to benefit a brother who needed him was also a constant that could be depended on.

    His love of, "The Job", was evident in his good natured professionalism wherever he was. He made his mark on the job everywhere he went as he was promoted to Lieutenant, then to Captain and finally to Battalion Chief where he was assigned to Battalion 12.

    Joe's memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all the members of The House on Prospect Avenue in the Bronx


    Joseph Marchbanks Jr., 47, a firefighter for 22 years, was a chief with Batallion 12. Born and raised in the Bronx, Marchbanks took the tests and was accepted by both the New York City Police Department and the fire department, choosing the latter for his career.

    He lived in Nanuet, N.Y., with his wife, Teresa, and his children, Lauren, 14, and Ryan, 8.

    "He had an extremely good sense of humor. He held the family together, he was the hub," said his sister, Kathleen Allison.

    She said he coached his daughter's softball team and was a regular at all the soccer and baseball games his son played in. Marchbanks' survivors include a twin brother in Boston.
    Last edited by Chris; 12-26-2001 at 07:25 PM.

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