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