Retired FDNY firefighter, a Founding Member of FDNY Pipe Band, Dies at 84 New York

NY Daily News - October 16, 2018


Retired firefighter James Ginty, one of the founding members of the FDNY pipe band, died in his Long Island home Monday. He was 84 years old.

Ginty, a Smithtown resident who served in the Marines during the Korean War, was a 34-year FDNY veteran and worked in Ladder 42 in the Bronx.

The father of six founded the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums with his childhood friend Jim Corcoran, in 1962.

“Jimmy was a legend of the FDNY and his presence will be missed greatly by the FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums,” the band wrote on its Facebook page Monday.

Ginty’s wake will be held at the St. James Funeral Home in St. James, N.Y. on Wednesday and Thursday, with a funeral at St. Phillips and James Church in St. James Friday morning.