Michael Boyle, Eng. 33 Firefighter Michael Boyle‚ Engine 33‚ lost his life on September 11‚ 2001 while heroically saving others in the World Trade Center. Michael’s lifetime dream was to be a firefighter‚ following his father. Michael also served in Ladder 35 and Engine 226. Michael was a proud and successful firefighter who might one day have followed his father as President of the Uniformed Firefighters Association (UFA). He was also employed part time for the UFA‚ where he was able to be involved‚ contribute to and support his fellow firefighters. It was very important to him to assure that everyone was as safe as they could possibly be given the dangers and risks their job involved. He worked independently on numerous projects focusing on the safety of the firefighters‚ and often attended local city council meetings and political events where he could communicate with the public and keep them informed. He worked at numerous UFA events and never accepted his day’s pay because to him it was an honor to be able to give his time and effort to those such as Widows and Children of Fallen Firefighters‚ at their annual Christmas party. Michael had a unique way of touching the lives of everyone. He always tried to make a difference‚ and he never failed to be there for anyone who needed him. All who knew him were honored to have one of the most true‚ loyal and genuine friends. He and his best friend‚ Rosemary‚ had just begun to make plans for their future together. Michael was a champion marathon runner and excellent softball player. He was the son of James and Barbara Boyle and is survived by his brothers James‚ a Sergeant in the NYPD‚ and Peter; his sisters‚ Mary Lynch and Jeanne; and his intended‚ Rosemary Kenny. Michael will be deeply missed but forever remembered. God bless you‚ Michael.