The fire broke out in a two-story home on Laguardia Street in the Castelton Corners section around 4:30 a.m.
Joe Abdo was trapped in his bedroom.
Firefighters found him dead on the first floor.
Peggy Abdo tried to save her 68-year-old husband, but was pushed back by heavy flames.
The 64-year-old made a desperate leap out a second-story window and survived.
She is in stable condition and is being treated for smoke inhalation.