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Fallen Brothers» Theodore Abriel

Line of Duty Death      Our condolences to the Abriel family and the Albany Fire Department of New York. FireFighter Theodore Abriel, 44, a 20 year veteran of the Albany Fire Department, died Monday February 19, 2006. Theodore was searching for victims on the sixth floor of a high-rise structure fire when he collapsed. He was rushed to Albany Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Theodore had operated at 3 other structure fires earlier that day.

     Thedore Abriel was a fourth generation firefighter. The Abriel family has been a part of the Albany Fire Department for 140 years. Ted's late father Warren Abriel Sr. was a Battalion Chef, his brother Henry Abriel is a retired Captain, his other brother is Deputy Chief Warren Abriel Jr, and there are several nephews on the department. Ted was a member of the local, state and federal firefighters unions and was the unit leader of the Albany Firefighters Honor Guard. He was also the owner and operator of Firefighters Embroidery.

     Our brother Ted leaves behind his wife Linda, and his three sons Christopher (19), Matt (17), Teddy Jr. (15), and his daughter Erin (11). A wake will be held for Ted on Friday February 23, 2007 2-7PM at the Palace Theater in Albany. A funeral mass will be held for Ted on Saturday February 24, 2007 10AM at Saint Pius X Church in Loudonville followed by internemnt at Saint Agnes Cemetery in Menands. A memorial fund has been established to help the family, donations can be sent to:

Ted Abriel Memorial Fund
c/o Albany Firemen's
Federal Credit Union
532 Central Avenue
Albany, NY 12206
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