It is both my honor and privilege to call John Patrick Burnside my friend. John and I met through our wives 10 years ago, and from the begining I saw John as a person who loved life, and most importantly his beautiful wife Sandra. John's second love was his job as a firefighter for the city of New York. To me, John always depicted and defined the meaning of a firefighter. John, your heart, your will, your courage will dwarf anything the citizens of New YOrk City will ever know. May the memories we all keep of you in our hearts bring smiles to our faces now and forever. Until we meet again John, may God bless you and watch over you. Thank you for being my friend.
Rusty Zusi, friend