Paul John Gill "Paulie"
Occupation:Fire Department of New York | Firefighter, Engine 54Personal Memorial Website:http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/paulgill/Biography:
Paul John Gill - Firefighter, Carpenter, Artist, Loving Father, Son, Brother and Hero. Paul will always be remembered as a person who would lend a hand to anyone in need. No favor was too big of a commitment for Paul. When he said he’d be there to lend a helping hand, you could count on him. It was only fitting that he pursued the career as a Firefighter. Paul had the genuine desire to reach out to people in need.
While Paul was waiting to be called by the Fire Department (after he took the test), he helped save a child from a fire in Astoria, Queens where he and his family lived, he was walking by and a woman holding a child was screaming from a window from which smoke was pouring. Everyone was standing around watching, but not Paul. He lowered the fire escape, climbed up and took the child from the woman. Both he, the child and the woman made it down the fire escape to safety.
His two sons, Aaron and Joshua were very lucky to have a Dad like Paul. At 34 years old, Paul was more like a big brother to his sons, while taking on his role as father to raise them to be kind, considerate and loving like himself.
Paul lived his life with enormous energy and a sense of humor just as equal. His creative wit gave him an unique ability to take life’s ups and downs in stride. When Paul walked into the room, you were sure to have an attentive friend who would put a smile on your face and a hearty laugh in your stomach.
Paul inherited his Grandfather’s artistic abilities. As with our Grandfather, we now have Paul’s artwork as a part of his legacy.
There is so much that we will miss about Paul not being here on this earth with us. However, his friends and family will always keep him alive in our hearts because we know HE IS ALIVE - - only in another realm. It is only a matter of time before we are all rejoined with him again - in Heaven.