The Siller Family started the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation to honor the memory of their brother, Stephen, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001. The Foundation was built upon the mantra, “while we have time, LET US DO GOOD,” and continues Stephen’s legacy by supporting our nation’s first responders and military heroes.
Team Four Four Who Crew would like to specifically honor the following heroes:
George C. Drescher, age 70, of West Nyack, NY passed away on Saturday January 25, 2020. A lifelong Rockland County resident, George began his service in the United States Army, receiving two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his exceptional service in the Vietnam Conflict. George started his lifetime of service in the Congers Fire Department. He then continued his service with the Haverstraw Fire Department as a member of the General Warren Emergency Rescue Company. His service continued when he joined the West Nyack Fire Engine Company #1 for the remainder of his volunteer fire service tenure, where he earned his nickname "Captain Chaos". George held every frontline firefighting position in West Nyack and served as Chief two separate terms. Not only did George serve as a firefighter, he was a member of the Rockland County Haz-Mat Team, Rockland County Technical Rescue Team, Rockland County Firefighters Association, Rockland County Fire Chiefs Association, Rockland County Fire Police Association, and the Rockland County Fallen Firefighters Fund. His dedication to Rockland County did not end there, and he continued his service as a Rockland County Fire Coordinator where he was instrumental in training and guiding new firefighters and fire officers. His knowledge and experience made him an influential and essential part of Rockland County’s Fire and Emergency Services. He was loved deeply by many, and will be missed by all.
Andrew Nicholas Maitner, age 26, of Gulf Breeze, Florida passed away on Easter Sunday March 27, 2016. He was born on May 27, 1989 in Poway, California. He completed his high school education at Gulf Breeze High School in 2007. He was awarded a full ROTC scholarship to attend the University of Southern Mississippi, graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the United States Army on October 3, 2011. During his career he completed the Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger courses as well as being designated a Fire Support Officer, Platoon Leader, and Fire Direction Officer. Andrew was awarded two Army Commendation Medals, a National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. Additionally, he was also awarded the Parachute and Air Assault badges and the Ranger Tab.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all who fearlessly choose service over self, and honor all who have given so much for this country. We are proud, grateful, and humbled by you, but most of all we are honored to be climbing and raising money in an effort to help ‘do good’ through the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.