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Diane Neary

(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

(Photo by Mike DeNardo)

New Plaque Honors 2 Philadelphia Firefighters Who Died Two Years Ago

A plaque in honor of two Philadelphia firefighters killed during a five-alarm warehouse blaze in Kensington has been dedicated at their firehouse.

04/09/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Firefighter’s Widow, Union Ask DA To Reconsider Decision To Not Criminally Charge Building Owners In Deadly Warehouse Blaze

Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia Fire Lieutenant Robert Neary, expressed her concern about a decision announced Monday by District Attorney Seth Williams, not to file criminal charges against the owners of a vacant, dilapidated Kensington warehouse that burned and collapsed killing Neary and fellow firefighter Daniel Sweeney.

02/04/2014

(Diane Neary, widow of late fire lieutenant Robert Neary, speaks to reporters at Philadelphia City Hall.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Families of Fallen Firefighters Back Measure To Deal With Vacant Phila. Properties

Diane Neary, widow of Lt. Robert Neary, told reporters at City Hall that, if approved, the proposed legislation would help the city avoid further such tragedies.

01/30/2014

(credit: Takashi Aoyama)

City Mourns Fallen Firefighters On One-Year Anniversary Of Blaze

It is the portrait of a hero, at once inspirational and heartbreaking.

04/09/2013

(Diane Neary, widow of late firefighter Lt. Robert Neary, is surrounded by firefighters and family members outside her refurbished home. Credit: Michelle Durham)

Philadelphia Fire Widow Gets Free Home Repairs, Thanks To Department Brethren

Some off-duty Philadelphia firefighters donated their time over two days to repair the home of Diane Neary, whose husband was killed fighting a blaze in Kensington last spring.

10/23/2012

(US Sen. Bob Casey, partially obscured at left, listens as Diane Neary, widow of Philadelphia firefighter Robert Neary, speaks at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Local Officials and Fireman’s Widow Call For More Federal Funds For Firefighters

“You need to follow and make sure these funds are not delegated for anything other than to stop these brownouts, to support our firemen,” said Diane Neary, whose husband Robert was killed in a warehouse fire last month in Kensington.

05/07/2012