Skip to content
neilpayne's profile image - click for profile

Neil Payne's Fundraiser:

One OAK Real Estate Team

Neil's Photo
Neil Payne

THE STORY:

Firefighter Stephen Gerard Siller was the youngest of seven children born to Mae and George Siller. At the age of eight Stephen’s father died and a year and a half later he also lost his mother, which left him an orphan to be raised by his older siblings. For a while Stephen went through a period of struggle, but because of the love of his siblings and the values instilled in him by his parents, he grew up to be an extraordinary individual and dedicated firefighter. More than most, he knew that time was precious and accomplished much in his 34 years. On September 11, 2001, Stephen had just gotten off the late shift at Squad 1, Park Slope, Brooklyn. He was on his way to play golf with his brothers when his scanner told of the first plane hitting the Twin Towers. When he heard the news, Stephen called his wife Sally and asked her to tell his brothers he would catch up with them later, and then returned to Squad 1 to get his gear. Stephen drove his truck to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, but it was already closed. So he strapped 60 lbs. of gear to his back, rushed on foot through gridlocked traffic and ran from the Tunnel to the Towers where he gave up his life while saving others. Stephen had everything to live for, a great wife, five wonderful children, devoted extended family and friends. Stephen’s parents were lay Franciscans and he grew up under the guiding philosophy of St. Francis of Assisi, “While we have time, let us do good.” Stephen’s life and heroic death serve as reminder to us all to live life to the fullest and to spend our time here on earth doing good – this is his legacy.

REGISTER

$1,715

MONEY RAISED
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  • Charlie

    $300

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Brian

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Suzie

    $25

  • The Mathey Family Circus

    $25

  • Jessie

    $75

  • Gina

    $100

  • Alex and Christina Karahalios

    $50

  • Lynda Miller

    $75

  • John Chiorando

    $500

  • JK Stewart

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kathy Esselstein

    $50

  • Luxury Pet Services, llc

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Ranee & Bobby

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Liz

    $20

  •  
  •  
  •  
 

172% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,715 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Michael Chiorando

Amount Raised

$1,225

 

123% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Neil Payne

Amount Raised

$340

 

34% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Daly Gustafson

Amount Raised

$150

 

15% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anthony Mavrofrides

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Gustafson

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Liz

Liz

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ranee & Bobby

Ranee & Bobby

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Luxury Pet Services, llc

Luxury Pet Services, llc

DONATION: $75

2 years ago

Kathy Esselstein

Kathy Esselstein

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

JK Stewart

JK Stewart

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

John Chiorando

John Chiorando

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Lynda Miller

Lynda Miller

DONATION: $75

3 years ago