Charles R. Mendez‚ also known as Chuck‚ was a member of FDNY Ladder Company #7 in Manhattan. He was on the job for nine years and as all firefighters do‚ he loved his job. Chuck and Kerri met in 1995 and were married two years later. They did not have any children but were trying to start a family.
On September 11, 2001, Raymond Meisenheimer was two months away from retiring after 20 years of service with the New York City Fire Department. He and his wife Joanne, their daughters Lauren and Kaitlynn were planning on moving from West Babylon, N.Y. to Holtsville .
Martin Edward McWilliams never wanted to be in the spotlight. He spent his life quietly doing for others‚ asking nothing in return. He was never one to anger and whenever called for advice or assistance‚ his response was always willing and helpful.
At 6'3," Timothy "Timmy" Patrick McSweeney was known as "The Big Guy" or "Gentle Giant," and his heart was as big as his stature.
The life of Terence McShane, so full and so brief, could be measured by his friendships. There were the buddies from St. Cyril and Methodius parish, St. Anthony's High School, life guarding, Siena College, rugby, his decade as a New York police officer, and the two years he spent as a city firefighter.
Robert McPadden had a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice but he wanted to be a firefighter. His late father Michael McFadden was a firefighter with the FDNY, retiring after 35 years as a Lieutenant.
When he wasn't busy battling flames, Robert McMahon, 35, whom everyone called Bobby, liked to make things. He built a haunted house for children with cancer. He painted landscapes and loved photography. He could turn mute lumber into furniture of distinction.
There wasn't much that Dennis P. McHugh, 34, couldn't do. He ran the New York City Marathon, played Gaelic football, married the beautiful Una Hinchcliffe and became the proud father of Chloe, Sophie and Joseph.
Mary knowing her outgoing, assertive husband did not leave before the tower crashed to the ground after the terrorist attack was no surprise to Mary McGovern. Knowing his record for saving lives, she said, “He was going to make sure that everybody got out before he got out.”
Lt. William “Billy” Edward McGinn of Riverdale, a former Staten Islander, was a devoted husband and father. As a member of the New York City Fire Department’s Squad 18 based in Manhattan, he was among the first units to arrive at the scene of the World Trade Center disaster.