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FDNY mourns off-duty death of firefighter

Firefighter Deo Lall Jr., 38, from Engine Company 153 died while off-duty

By Scott R. Axelrod
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Family, friends and the FDNY are mourning the death of a Staten Island firefighter who passed away while off-duty at the age of 38.

Deo Lall Jr ., of Stapleton-based Engine Co. 153, a 10-year veteran of the department, died on March 27, leaving behind a wife and two children.

A graduate of Port Richmond High School, the College of Staten Island and Hudson Area School of Radiologic Technology, Lall worked as a radiology technologist at Staten Island University Hospital before entering the FDNY Fire Academy in 2014, according to his obituary.

Known for his infectious sense of humor, Lall was a family man, devoted to his wife, Devon and their two sons, Deo III and Luca.

Lall’s extended family includes his sister, Denise Ullo, his brother-in-law, Michael; and nieces, Nicolina and Cristiana, the family obituary said.

A funeral was held Tuesday in St. Patrick’s R. C. Church, Richmond.

In lieu of flowers, donations in support of Firefighter Deo Lall Jr . can be made to The Firefighter Deo Lall Jr. Children’s Scholarship Fund.

Donations can be mailed to The FDNY Foundation, 9 MetroTech Center, Room 5E-10 Brooklyn, N.Y., 11201, or online contributions can be made by visiting

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