Retired FDNY firefighter John Elges dies of 9/11-related cancer

NEW YORK (WABC) -- A retired FDNY firefighter has died from cancer linked to his time at Ground Zero.

John Elges was cited three times for bravery during his 24 years as a New York City firefighter before he retired in 2009.

A wake will be held Thursday and Friday, followed by a funeral Saturday at St. Ignatius Martyr Church in Long Beach.

More than 180 members of the FDNY have died of 9/11-related illnesses.

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