Peter Farrenkopf had only been off the job for a year, and was living in the Ulster County farmhouse he and his wife had bought a few years earlier when he got a shattering diagnosis for the illness he had been feeling. The retired New York City fire lieutenant had gliobastomia, a fast-growing cancer that already had spread through his brain. He would die from that disease just three months later, his life cut short at age 56. More.
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