Rev. Joseph Ognibene



Age: 77


Summary: Roman Catholic priest who became a hero during the 1958 Our Lady of Angels school blaze in Chicago, Illinois during a fire that killed 92 children and three teachers, who rescued children from the burning building by swinging them from a window of the school to an adjoining classroom, where they were able to flee to safety.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: April 17, 1926


Died: December 19, 2003


Location: Rolling Meadows, Illinois