More recovery worker deaths — Adler, Fitzpatrick, Hernandez

We are looking for wake and funeral details for the following men – Larry Adler of the NYC Corrections Department, who died March 21, 2015 of World Trade Center-related lung cancer. Antonio Hernandez of IBEW Local 3, and steamfitter Jack Fitzpatrick of Local 638 also have died of World Trade Center cancers.

As soon as we have details, they will be posted.

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Mom of 9/11 victim Matthew Yarnell: Identified remains ‘finally put everything to rest’


It’s been more than 13 years since 2,753 [sic – 2,749 – the final 4 are 3 people who died of site illness years later and one added by court order] people were reported missing in lower Manhattan after the attacks on the World Trade Center.

Although death certificates have been issued for all 2,753 [sic], the work to identify each victim continues.

Matthew Yarnell

Matthew Yarnell

In fact, it’s far from over: Some 40% of the victims have not yet been identified, according to the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

The most recent identified victim is Matthew Yarnell, a 26-year-old New Jersey native who worked for Fiduciary Trust on the 97th floor of the South Tower. Read More »

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9/11 Museum’s ‘entertainment’ award angers some victims’ families

Susan Edelman New York Post

The 9/11 Museum won an award for “themed entertainment” during a ceremony at Disneyland — enraging some victims’ families who complain museum officials have made a mockery of Ground Zero.

Photo Gregory Mango NY Post

Photo Gregory Mango NY Post

The Themed Entertainment Association on Saturday honored it with the award for “Extraordinary Cultural Achievement” at its 21st annual Thea Awards gala ceremony at the resort in Anaheim, Calif.

The top award went to the The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios in Florida. Read More »

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