Keith Alexander Glascoe, age 38, a firefighter for 3-1/2 years with the Fire Department of New York Ladder Company 21, was tragically lost with that Company's entire squad in the horrific collapse of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Born in San Francisco, CA, Mr. Glascoe was known for his 30-year football career beginning as an 8 year-old child. At Midwood High School in Brooklyn, NY, he played offensive tackle, defensive end and kicker. He played football at Springfield College in Springfield, MA for two years, then transferred to Delaware State College in Dover, DE. Mr. Glascoe helped win several championships at Midwood and Delaware State. He graduated from Delaware State with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Following graduation, he participated in the New York Jets football training camp, but was released when he sustained serious shoulder and neck injuries. He then played American football in Northern Italy. Returning from Italy, he worked at the New York City Children's Welfare Agency (CWA) to help improve the plight of inner-city children.
Mr. Glascoe also pursued an acting career, appearing in television commercials, print advertisements, television programs ("America's Most Wanted", "One Life to Live", "100 Centre Street"), and the made-for-TV movie, "Assault On Devils Island". The highlight of his career was his role as "Benny" in the Luc Besson directed film, "The Professional", which also starred Gary Oldman.
Mr. Glascoe was married in 1996 to Veronica Squef and moved briefly to live in South Beach, FL. He is survived by his wife, Veronica, who is expecting their third child in April 2002; two young sons, Nolan Sebastian and Owen Alexander; his parents, Benjamin Alexander and Gloria Glascoe; sister and brother-in-law, Lee and Calvert Wright; grandmother, Addie Oliver; uncles, Victor M. Oliver and Sinclair Acey; great-uncles, Stanford Lawson, Woodrow Guili and great-aunt, Jerusha Bennet; a nephew, four nieces and a host of cousins and other relatives. Mother and father-in-law, Regina and Jacinto Squef; brother-in-law, Gustavo Adrian Squef; sisters-in-law, Kristen and Marcela; and a large circle of friends including Pedro Barry, Patrick Fahey, Chris Jones and his FDNY colleagues also survive him.
Memorial Mass, Saturday, 12 noon, November 17, 2001 at Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church, 29 Mott St., N.Y., N.Y. 10013.
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