Police & Fire/EMS
Rockland Resident and Retired FDNY Captain Frank Portelle Passes Away from WTC Related Illness
It is with deep sadness we report the passing of Rockland resident and retired FDNY Captain Frank A Portelle, Engine Company 50, who lost his battle with WTC related illness on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
In 1996, Frank became a firefighter with the FDNY where his career began at Engine 228, Brooklyn he then went on to spend a majority of his career at Ladder 13, Manhattan and then Lieutenant and Captain of Engine 50, Bronx. Capt. Portelle would serve for 24 with the FDNY.
Frank, who resided in Pearl River with his family, had an infectious laugh and was always the life of the party. He loved good food, working in his yard, starting another home project, the first to always lend a hand, loved spending time with his family and friends. Anyone who knew him knows if he wasn’t doing one of those things he could be found on the golf course, he especially loved playing with Valerie.
In lieu of flowers. The family asks that donations in memory of Capt. Portelle be made to any of the following organizations:
We will #neverforget Captain Frank A Portelle