David Restuccio, Class of 1971

David Restuccio grew up on Staten Island and attended grammar school at St. Rita's. He continued his education at Monsignor Farrell, where he swam on the freshman team and played football in his later years. Outside of sports, Dave pursued an interest in photography.

Upon graduating Farrell in 1971, Dave aspired to study medicine at St. John's University.  It was this interest in the field of medicine that likely led him to theFDNY Emergency Medical Services in 1981, where he would work for the following 25 years.

After retiring from the FDNY, Dave continued his life of helping others as a Paramedic for Staten Island University Hospital. Known as a very friendly and welcoming person, he was someone whom everyone on Staten Island seemed to know. Always a person to lend a smile or a helping hand, he was dubbed by many who worked with him at SIUH as "the mayor of the hospital."

On August 27, 2012, retired FDNY EMS Lieutenant and Staten Island University Hospital Paramedic David Restuccio was transporting a patient when a tragic collision occurred. Dave was trapped in his ambulance after the high-impact collision and died a short time later. 

As an FDNY EMS Paramedic, Dave was a first responder on September 11, 2001.


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