9/11 Tribute Center programs are offered throughout the year. Lectures, educational workshops and support programs are available to unite family members who lost loved ones, survivors, Lower Manhattan residents, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers who assisted in the aftermath of 9/11. Visit tributewtc.org for a schedule of upcoming programs and events.

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Funeral for Brendan M. “Chiz” Chellis, World Trade Center survivor

May 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our good friend, Brendan M. “Chiz” Chellis, 56, died on May 1, 2022 of World Trade Center-related pancreatic cancer, one day after many of his friends attended a pancreatic cancer walk, raising nearly $20,000 for cancer research in his name.

Brendan was very active in the survivor community, was a founder of the WTC Survivors’ Network, and helped and was beloved by survivors of terrorist attacks from around the world. His humor and his kindness are and will continue to be greatly missed by so many.

Brendan’s funeral will take place at St. Anthony of Padua Church in East Northport, NY at 9:15am on Saturday, May 7, 2022. Please note that Chiz requested formalwear at his funeral — prom or ball gowns and tuxedo, please. Mets hats are optional. His burial will be held afterwards at Northport Rural Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Brendan’s honor to Strength to Strength, which supports victims of terror, — or checks can be made out to Strength to Strength and note “in memory of Brendan” in the memo. Mail donations to

Strength to Strength
35 West 96th Street #7C
New York, NY 10025

To leave a message to Brendan’s surviving brother Geoff (they lost their brothers James and Gerald), please click here.

St. Anthony of Padua Church
20 Cheshire Place
East Northport, NY 11731

Northport Rural Cemetery
Sandy Hollow Road
Northport, NY 11768


May 7, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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