- FDNY Firefighter John Elges Dies of 9/11 Related Illness
FDNY Firefighter John Elges Dies of 9/11 Related Illness
NEW YORK (WABC) -- A retired FDNY firefighter has died from cancer linked to his time at Ground Zero.
John Elges was cited three times for bravery during his 24 years as a New York City firefighter before he retired in 2009.
A wake will be held Thursday and Friday, followed by a funeral Saturday at St. Ignatius Martyr Church in Long Beach.
More than 180 members of the FDNY have died of 9/11-related illnesses.