9-11 10 Years Later: Daily Reminders

NEW YORK (WTOC) - Pat Egan doesn't drive down Freeborn Street anymore.

She has lived one block away most of her adult life, raised a family just around the corner. But, for nearly 10 years now, anytime Mrs. Egan has gone to or from home, she has taken a more personal, more meaningful route.

"To me,'' she says of the intersection, "it's Marty's corner still.''

The corner of Freeborn and Lincoln Ave. in Staten Island is one of the many streets in New York City that have been renamed in honor of those killed on September 11th. They are named for fire fighters, police officers and ordinary citizens who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

They are the streets victims grew up on or lived on when they died, where they experienced the happiest moments of their lives and probably some sad ones, but are now memorialized in their honor for all time.

"On December 15th, 2002, he would have been 37, we had a mass on his birthday and we had the street naming right after that,'' said Mrs. Egan, whose son had become a captain with the Fire Department of New York  just weeks before 9-11. "This corner is where him and his friends used to meet. They did all their growing up. They'd meet each other here when they were going out and they'd always be here.''

Ingram Avenue was known to many as Chuck Margiotta's block even before it was named for the one time high school football star and Ivy Leaguer.

"He was like a renaissance man,'' said Charlie Margiotta, Chuck's father. "He did everything. He was a hunter, he was a fisherman, he was a part-time actor. He did stunts for the movies, about 10 Hollywood movies.''

He was also a decorated Lieutenant with the FDNY, who was on his way home on the morning of September 11th, but pulled into the nearest firehouse he could find after he heard the news about the terrorist attack.

"The last thing we heard from him was when he was on that truck and he called home and spoke to my wife,'' said Mr. Margiotta. "He talked his mother and he said, this is big. He said, I'll be okay, we'll be all right. I love you and that was it. That was the last thing he said, the last thing we heard from him.''

But for many families, seeing the name of a son or brother or sister or mother on a street sign is now something to hold onto.

"It's a gift to us after 9-11, a remembrance that people will drive down that block and they'll ask about that person and they'll see that that person is never forgotten,'' said Joe Cammarata, whose brother, Michael, was among the 343 firefighters killed in the collapse of the World Trade Center. Kingdom Ave. on Staten Island's South shore has been renamed Firefighter Michael Cammarata Place. "I have a four-year old daughter, Francesca Lynn, and she now knows that that street sign is for her uncle Mikey.''

"The fall about 2001 was about going to memorials and masses,'' said New York City Councilman James Oddo, who represents Staten Island. "Then the Spring of 2002 and on, this sort of phenomenon happened and that was the street renaming. It seemed a natural extension of the process. We were doing everything we could to offer comfort to the families and we decided, wouldn't it be great if on the street where they lived or were raising a family, we could add a sign so we don't allow their sacrifice to be forgotten.''

In the last 10 years, 425 New York streets have been renamed for victims, 195 on Staten Island, the most of any burrough.

You can't Mapquest them. They don't show up on GPS. But every one of those street signs, three different names on one four-way stop in some parts of the city, represents memories and emotions that are as real as the asphalt they hang above.

"I have proud feelings when I give people directions to the house and let them know where we are,'' said Michael Margiotta, Chuck's brother. "Because you can't miss it, it's got my brother's name up on the corner.''

"I look up, think of him every time I drive by,'' added Mrs. Egan. "This was his corner.''

"We would have moved heaven and earth to give families any sort of comfort,'' said Councilman Oddo. "It just seemed an easy thing to do. And we did a lot of them.

Too many, sadly, in the eyes of any 9-11 victims family.

"I wish the sign wasn't there,'' said Charlie Margiotta. "I could have found another way to put up a sign. But that's the way life is, this is what life brings you.''

"The whole 10 year thing, it doesn't register in my head,'' added Michael Margiotta. "He should be right next to me.''

"Ten years later feels like it happened 10 weeks ago,'' said Joe Cammarata. "It's been hills and valleys for all the families of September 11th and you look back now and say, wow a decade has gone by. We thought the healing process would be further along and it's not. It still feels raw and fresh.''

And that pain can be tempered, never taken away, by a name on a street.

"It really is important to our family, this is our block'' said Charlie Margiotta, whose family owns five houses on the single street stretch of the road named for his son. It's very important, but he paid a lot for it.''

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Chuck Margiotta cycle ride coming June 1

Paulo Intermediate School student Matt Greeley is this year's recipient of the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship.
Jerry Lee / Staten Island Advance By Jerry Lee / Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance
on May 01, 2014 at 3:40 PM, updated May 01, 2014 at 3:42 PM

When Mike Margiotta had the idea to honor his brother Chuck’s memory six years ago, he was fully hoping it would grow to be a big Island event.

Even he, however, couldn’t have envisioned this big.

When the sixth annual Brains, Brawn and Bravery Motorcycle event is held on June 1 at Monsignor Farrell HS in Oakwood, Margiotta will welcome more than 300 riders and a couple of hundred more non-riders.

“It just keeps getting bigger and bigger each year,” said Margiotta. “I also want to get the word out that this event is for motorcycle riders of all kinds on all kinds of bikes.”

The event is a tribute to Chuck Margiotta, a firefighter who gave his life on 9/11. The former Farrell and Brown University football standout was on his way home after doing a “mutual,” when he heard the news on his truck radio. He drove to the nearest firehouse in time to jump on the ill-fated rig with the guys from Rescue Co. 5 in Concord.

The event is a day-long celebration which combines friends, food and fun with Chuck’s and Mike’s love for motorcycles and his buddies in the Rolling Thunder riding club.

The money raised helps support the scholarship given in Chuck’s name each year to an eighth-grade student-athlete who wants to attend Farrell.

This year’s recipient is Matt Greeley, a student at Paulo Intermediate School where he has achieved high honors in the Scholars Program for three consecutive years.

Matt was a member of the CYO Island champion Varsity team at St. Clare’s and hopes to play basketball in high school.

“Matt joins an ever-growing list of young men that I am proud to say, have represented Chuck Margiotta’s name in positive ways both in and out of school,” said Mike Margiotta. “We congratulate him and wish him continued success in the years to come.”

This year’s event, which starts at 10 a.m. with bagels, coffee and juice and the kickstands go up at noon for the police-escorted ride through some of the local streets that have special meaning to Chuck. 


When the riders return to Oakwood the party begins with music by one of the Island’s favorite bands, Screaming Broccolli.

Pro Sho Sound has stepped up to support the audio needs of the band and the event, supplying a stage and all the electrical and sound equipment.

Dependable Auto Body has been a five-year sponsor of the event and has increased its involvement to become a presenter.

Also, some other new sponsors include: Bosco & Mascolo, Curly Wolf Saloon, Pi Pizzeria, GTS Auto Parts, PepperJack Grill and B & M Hot Bagels.

They will be added to a list of sponsors who have been there from the get-go, including: Alfonso’s Pastry Shoppe, BBQ Master Jimmy C, Cabaret Tent and Party Rental, CE Financial, Jimmy Max, Chef’s Choice Cash and Carry, Engine 165/Ladder 85, Going Places Travel Inc., J.G. Hall and Sons Monuments, Killmeyer’s Old Bavarian Inn, LiGreci’s Staaten, Low Riders MC, Major League Screen Printing, Norma, Norma Jean and Charlie Margiotta, RGM Signs, Richmond Elevator, Rolling Thunder, Ch. 2, N.Y., Royal Crown Bakery, Staten Island Pickle Works and the Staten Island Touch Tackle League.

Recording artist Brielle Von Hugel will be performing the national anthem for the fourth year in a row.

Margiotta also cited Farrell’s Greg Guastavino, a firefighter with Ladder 165, Engine 85 where Chuck worked last. Guastavino makes sure that whoever is not on duty that day is at Farrell helping cook or serve or lend a hand in whatever way necessary. 


Motorcycle rider’s fee is $20 (passengers ride for free) and non-riders are free but are asked to come, enjoy the day and make a donation to the scholarship fund.

Visit ChuckMargiottaScholarshipFund.com or email mix28@aol.com or call 718-698-9494. 

Displaced Staten Island teen Sean Torres Jr. wins Lt. Chuck Margiotta scholarship

Lt. Chuck Margiotta Memorial scholarship winner Sean Torres Jr., center, poses with his mom Laurie and dad Sean Sr. (Photo Courtesy of Mike Margiotta)

WESTERLEIGH -- The fifth annual Lt. Chuck Margiotta FDNY Memorial Brains Brawn Bravery Motorcycle event, held in June, was another huge success.

Over 300 bikers rode, many from Chuck’s brother Mike Margiotta‘s buddies in the Rolling Thunder riding club, while another 200 people supported the event. The initiative has found an extremely comfortable home at Monsignor Farrell High School in Oakwood.

The event at the school features a party atmosphere with music, food (supplied graciously by numerous sponsors) and friends renewing old friendships while remembering the 20-year veteran who was one of Staten Island’s Sept. 11 hero firefighters and a motorcycle enthusiast.

The Margiotta family resides in Meiers Corners while Chuck settled in Westerleigh with his family. The Brown University graduate was a fixture in St. Rita’s sports programs. His dad, Charlie, renamed his winter touch tackle league in his honor.

But most importantly, The Lt. Chuck Margiotta Memorial Event continued to raise money for scholarships for students with a financial need hoping to attend Farrell (where Chuck starred in football) and in most cases, play some sport.

“Financial need is the first priority. The second is we’re looking for kids who exhibit a lot of what my brother was,” said Mike Margiotta. “I’m not looking for a kid to have a 96 average. I want a kid to be someone when I ask about them, they’ll tell me he’s a good kid.”

This year’s recipient of the scholarship is Our Lady Queen of Peace graduate Sean Torres Jr. Torres’ family was displaced from the New Dorp Beach area by Hurricane Sandy, and is temporarily living on the North Shore. Torres’ father, Sean Sr., is a Marine veteran and a member of the Staten Island Marine Corps League.

Sean Jr. played CYO baseball throughout grammar school, twice making all-star teams, which played a game at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark in St. George where the Staten Island Yankees play during the summer months.

He has also run track, winning several medals for his efforts. Torres is expected to be a member of the Farrell cross country team as he begins his freshman year, which he prepared for by attending an upstate training camp. He also has plans to try out for the Lions’ baseball team.

Torres is also a fine student and intends to continue his involvement in volunteer groups. His long-term goal is to be an attorney.

“I am very proud that my brother Chuck’s name, with this scholarship, continues to serve the community as he did during his life,” said Mike Margiotta. 

Monsignor Farrell High School inducts 5 new members into Hall of Fame

Monsignor Farrell HS Alumni Hall of Fame inductees
Inductees to the Monsignor Farrell High School Alumni Hall of Fame class of 2014: Anthony (Tony) Petosa; Charles Brown; Mike Margiotta representing his brother Charles Margiotta who died on 9/11; Charles Guddemi and John (Jack) Oehm with school principal Monsignor Edmund J. Whalen (center) during the induction ceremony at the school. (Staten Island Advance/Bill Lyons) (Bill Lyons)
Melinda Gottlieb By Melinda Gottlieb Staten Island Advance
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on October 10, 2014 at 8:10 PM, updated October 13, 2014 at 1:26 PM

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y -- Monsignor Farrell High School inducted five new members into its Hall of Fame on Friday evening. The ceremony took place in the Oakwood school's lobby at 2900 Amboy Rd.

Each inductee was introduced with a personalized video highlighting his life's achievements.

The new inductees, in class order, are:

  • Charles Margiotta – Class of 1975 (posthumous) -- FDNY lieutentant who gave his life on September 11 and in whose memory a scholarship is given by his family to an incoming Monsignor Farrell student.
  • John (Jack) Oehm – 1976 -- retired FDNY battalion chief, now managing director of residential reconstruction for Hurricane Sandy Relief for Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
  • Charles Brown – 1978 -- chief legal counsel for Fitch Ratings, considered one of the "Big 3" of credit rating agencies. He is responsible for worldwide legal affairs for Fitch Ratings as well as management of the legal department.
  • Anthony (Tony) Petosa – 1981 -- all-time winningest basketball coach for the College of Staten Island's men's team, recently voted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Charles Guddemi – 1984 -- current commander, ICON Protection Branch of the Central District, United States Park Police, the major is responsible for managing all special events and First Amendment activities on National Park Service Property in the Washington, D.C., area.

In addition, two deceased members of the Farrell faculty/coaching ranks were honored for their contributions to the school's history: Fr. John Comiskey, who taught at Farrell for 48 years, and Jack Hynes, the legendary coach who started the Farrell soccer program.

Three members of the Class of 2014 -- Sedomo Agosa, Nicholas Lazzara and John LaPiedra -- were also honored on the school timeline for outstanding academic achievement. The three won full-tuition Posse Foundation Scholarships to colleges for pre-med studies. It was the first time in the school's history in which three students won Posse Scholarships in one year.

Lou Bergonzi served as chairman of the Hall of Fame Committee.

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Snowy field of dreams for these Staten Island touch tackle football players (photos)

Jerry Lee / Staten Island Advance By Jerry Lee / Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance
on February 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM, updated February 10, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Dashing through the snow ... in cleats?

Well that’s what several teams in the Chuck Margiotta Memorial Winter Touch Tackle League were doing Sunday at Bloomingdale Park.

And loving every minute of it. 

“It was a pleasure to watch all the games on Sunday,” said league director Michael Margiotta. “The sun was out; it wasn’t that cold; and no wind; just perfect.” 

Some would say ... perfect for crazy football players.

“I never saw as many smiles on a football field as I did this weekend,” Margiotta added. ”Everyone had a bunch of laughs. Not one player complained all day!”

Margiotta explained how the mindset of a game in deep snow is unlike any other. In fact, he feels, it brings out the best in all participants. 

“The skill level becomes leveled under the conditions, and all games are up for grabs. Nobody can use their speed. Nobody can jump. When you fall, nobody gets hurt. Trash talking was substituted with helping hands, as everyone needed it at some point,” Margiotta said.

“Defenders would fall trying to keep up with receivers, receivers would be wide open, catch a ball, and then fall. The guys would just be laughing and the biggest thing was that wins and losses took a back seat to the nostalgia of just getting a bunch of guys together to play in the snow.

“Is there anything better than football and snow?” Margiotta asked. “I don't think so.” 

Motorcycles roar today to honor Staten Island hero Chuck Margiotta

Jerry Lee / Staten Island Advance By Jerry Lee / Staten Island Advance Staten Island Advance
on May 23, 2012 at 2:03 PM, updated June 04, 2012 at 6:05 PM
East Shore Photos -- May 23, 2012Mike Margiotta leads the caravan of motorcyclists at the 2011 benefit fundraiser in memory of his brother Chuck Margiotta.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- OAKWOOD -- Charles (Chuck) Margiotta was always involved in sports.

After playing a variety of sports as a kid, Margiotta focused on football and starred at Monsignor Farrell High School, where he was a hard-blocking tight end, and Brown University, where he was an undersized nose guard, and later for the Fire Department team and in the Staten Island Touch Tackle League.

When he started a family with his wife Norma, he got involved in more ways than one with his daughter Norma Jean‘s and son Charles’ sports teams. He became an institution in St. Rita’s program in Meiers Corners. 

He also loved riding his motorcycle.

Chuck’s 20-year career as a New York City firefighter, and sadly, his life, ended on September 11. Margiotta was on his way home from doing a “mutual,” when he heard the news on his truck radio. He drove to the nearest firehouse in time to jump on the ill-fated rig with the guys from Rescue Co. 5 in Concord. 

So, when Chuck’s brother Mike Margiotta decided he wanted to continue to perpetuate and honor his hero brother, the idea of a day with friends and motorcycles was the way to go. 

“Chuck wasn’t a shirt-and-tie guy, but he rode, as I do with Rolling Thunder Chapter 2 New York, and it really was a no-brainer.” 

What was born and will take place on June 3 for the fourth consecutive year is the Lt. Chuck Margiotta FDNY Memorial Brains Brawn Bravery Motorcycle event. The day-long celebration is a fundraiser for the Chuck Margiotta Scholarship Fund. The fund provides a full four-year scholarship to a youngster who wants to attend Farrell and play football but needs the financial support to do so.

The event starts at 10 a.m. with bagels, coffee and juice during the two-hour sign-in period on the grounds of Farrell’s Oakwood campus. The motorcycle ride, for which participants donate $20 (passengers are free) then begins and proceeds to Angels Circle in Arrochar, to Chuck’s home street in Westerleigh, to the end of the Staten Island Expressway to Fr. Capodanno Blvd. and back to Farrell. 

The rest of the day, which usually winds down around 3 p.m. is spent enjoying barbecued food, music and friendly chatter. And that certainly would include many Chuck Margiotta stories.

The event is open to anyone.

“It is amazing how many people support this event in Chuck’s memory,” said Mike Margiotta. “He touched a lot of people in his life and I usually see many of them on this day.” 

Mike Margiotta was effusive in praising all the Staten Island businesses that support the day’s festivities. 

“I can’t do any of this without the many, many sponsors that have been so loyal to this event,” said Mike Margiotta, a Prall Intermediate school physical education teacher. “We do not lay out for anything. It’s all donations, either in money, service or product which allows for every dollar raised to go to the scholarship fund.” 

The list of sponsors is lengthy but includes the Jewett Ave. Burger King, Champ Beverages, Sharkey’s Square, DiLeo’s Pizzeria, Belfiore Meats of Victory Boulevard, Justino’s Pizzeria, Artisan Bakers Group, Beyar’s Market, Killymeyers Old Bavarian Inn, Pat Russo‘s Shep’s Choice Food, Once In A Lifetime Photography, Fiorito’s Bella Famiglia, Staten Island Pickle Works, Shop-Rite of Richmond Avenue, NY NY Salon, DJ Chris Ortiz, the Staaten Restaurant, Dependable Auto Body and Richmond Elevator. 

There is also Major League Screen Printing, RGM Signs, Alphonso’s Pastry Shoppe, Bagels and Buns on Victory Boulevard, Cabaret Tent, Nonna’s Pizzeria, Brian Hall of Hall Monuments, Jimmy Max and Ron and Dave’s Tattoo. 

Mike Margiotta also applauds his Rolling Thunder club members and Farrell’s Greg Guastavino, a firefighter with Ladder 165, Engine 85 where Chuck worked last. Guastavino makes sure that whoever is not on duty that day is at Farrell helping cook or serve or lend a hand in whatever way necessary. 

“I would only ask that people pray for good weather (although the event still happens if it rains - the party itself moves inside but the motorcycle ride is weather-proof),” Mike Margiotta said. “The other thing is I hope people will go to our website and see all the sponsors who are listed, and support their business because they have supported Chuck and this event from the start.” 

While Mike encourages everyone to event, if you can’t attend, the donations can be made online at www.chuckmargiottascholarshipfund.com. You can also email Mike at mix28@aol.com or call 718-698-9494. 



Ten years later, remembering 9/11

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Senior Staff Writers 
Monday, September 12, 2011

The Brown community spent Sunday reflecting on the events of 9/11.

The Brown community spent Sunday reflecting on the events of 9/11.

It was a day no one wanted to remember, but one the Brown community gathered to commemorate nonetheless.

People gathered across campus to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Sunday, sharing their experiences and paying their respects. They walked through a labyrinth on the Main Green. They acknowledged the day on the steps of Manning Chapel at a memorial service.

Most current undergraduates were elementary or middle school students on the day of the attacks, and many recall interrupted recesses, canceled school days or watching television at breakfast as the twin towers collapsed into rubble.

Ten years ago, after the towers fell, more than 1,000 members of the Brown community gathered at Manning Chapel that afternoon. People lit candles on the steps of Faunce House and the chapel.

Though no students on campus at the time lost an immediate relative on Sept. 11, six Brown alums died in the terrorist attacks.


Honoring the lost

On the Main Green and at a ceremony at Manning Chapel, people remembered members of the community who died on Sept. 11. At 4 p.m., more than 100 members of the Brown and Providence communities joined together on the steps of Manning Chapel to acknowledge the anniversary at a memorial service entitled “A Rite of Remembrance.”

“Today we stand exactly where we stood 10 years ago at Brown,” said Janet Cooper Nelson, the University chaplain. Greeting those in attendance, she espoused the creation of “a global realm of goodness and of mercy.”

The service was centered around a litany of reflection in which faith leaders spoke to darkness, terror, heroism, collective mourning, interfaith and multicultural community and hope.

“We do still have the humanity to be the nation we once promised to be,” said President Ruth Simmons at the ceremony.

Held by the Office of the Chaplains and Religious Life, another event, “Celebrating the Work of Building Peace,” allowed the community to reflect on peace as they walked through a labyrinth, folded origami cranes and made peace flags.

“I thought this was the most apropos way of celebrating,” said Rita Holt, who was in attendance, after completing the labyrinth. “What’s nice is you’re alone but you’re with people at the same time.”

The community also remembered the six alums who died in the attacks.

Charles Margiotta, Sr. ’79 P’13, a firefighter from Staten Island, was lost in the flames at the World Trade Center.

“He was a larger than life character,” said his brother Michael Margiotta. “He was into everything — I am yet to figure out when he slept.” At Brown, Margiotta was a member of the Ivy League championship football team in 1976.

Bruce Alterman ’79, Margiotta’s roommate at Brown, checked his voicemail on Sept. 11 to find a 20-minute message accidentally left by Margiotta as his phone continued to trasmit from his pocket. “I could hear him barking orders to the firefighters,” he said. “And then the phone went out.”

Margiotta was one of four former Delta Tau brothers at Brown who were killed in the attacks. Raymond Rocha’95, an analyst at Cantor Fitzgerald, and Paul Sloan ’97, who worked at Keefe, Bruyette and Woods, were also killed at the World Trade Center.

Dave Laychak ’83 was working as a civilian budget analyst at the Pentagon when American Airlines Flight 77 hit.

“He was a kind, gentle soul — one of those people that makes you feel like he was your best friend,” said his wife Laurie Laychak. The two met at the Pentagon. His son Zachary wore the same number on his high school football jersey that his father did as a defensive back on the Brown football team. “He beat his own drum — he wasn’t a conformist,” said Grant Harshbarger ’83.

Joanne Weil ’84 was an attorney working at the World Trade Center when the building was attacked. Donald Greene ’71 was on United Airlines Flight 93 when it crashed in Shanksville, Pa. Greene was a wrestler at Brown and a certified pilot.


Changing history

“The faculty understood that the world had changed and become a more frightening place for students,” said Wendy Schiller, associate professor of political science.

Schiller said she remembers that on Sept. 11, classes had just begun. “It was hard for the University to deal with,” she said.

But time has changed the academic perspective on the events. “You ask any faculty member who has taught since 9/11,” she said. “It’s history now. It changes over time. It changes every year, the further we get from 9/11.”

Mark Blyth, professor of political science, said until Sept. 11, Americans had been sheltered from “a political technique that is very real in other countries,” like Scotland, where he grew up.

“This is the dark side of globalization,” Blyth added.

The public memory of Sept. 11 today is the focus of AMCV 1700G: “Public Memory: Narratives of 9/11,” taught by Beverly Haviland, senior lecturer and visiting associate professor of American civilization. Haviland said she first taught the class in 2009 after she explored the issue while writing a column for Amerika Estudien, a European American studies journal. In the first year of the class,  Haviland said she “tried to keep the discussion focused on the texts we were reading,” rather than bring up personal memories, she said. But at the end of the course, she said one of these students produced a 12-page autobiographical piece about her experience on Sept. 11.

Alnoor Dhanani, a visiting lecturer of religious studies, said Sept. 11 affected both his role as a teacher and his personal life. Dhanani is teaching RELS 0150: “Islam: From Mohammed to 9/11 and Beyond.”

“This is the 10th anniversary, so I started my class with talking about it,” he said. It is important to notice, he said, that Muslims are frequently perceived by Americans through a
religious lens and are seen as separate from secular society.

Putting Muslim diversity in context has been the focus of his Islam classes since Sept. 11, Dhanani said.

Dhanani said he has felt profiled for being a Muslim in places like airports since Sept. 11. “Before and right after 9/11,” Dhanani said, “There was a feeling that you can’t paint over all Muslims with the same brush. Now that’s not so much.”


Articles About Chuck

Chuck touched so many people, whether it was in the firehouse, on the football field, at his second home in the Adirondacks, or in his own living room. Consequently, there's been a great deal published about Chuck's life and how he'll be remembered. Here's a compilation of those articles.

If you know of an article or news story about Chuck that is not included here, please submit it to Mike Margiotta at
mix28@aol.com to be uploaded.

Click to view Scholarship fundraiser memorialized former firefighter from Staten Island

Click to view Taking a ride to honor a Staten Island hero

Click to view 9-11 10 Years Later: Daily Reminders

Click to view Legacy of Staten Island 9/11 firefighter Chuck Margiotta lives on

Click to view Playground at Prall renamed for 9/11 hero

Click to view Bracelets for America Remembers

Click to view Family, friends ride in Chuck Margiotta's memory

Click to view Dion Dedicates song to Chuck

Click to view A 9/11 Remembrance: One Extraordinary Life Out of Many

Click to view St. Roch's grad is Lt. Chuck Margiotta Scholarship winner

Click to view A Great Success

Click to view With A Brother's Help Fallen 9/11 Hero's Work Continues

Click to view Chuck's Friends Ready To Ride

Click to view Rev it up for memorial FDNY motorcycle ride

Click to view Staten Island Touch Tackle League keeping grownups young

Click to view To Honor Chuck

Click to view A HERO, A HUNTER, A FRIEND

Click to view Margiotta Winter loop ends with triple header tomorrow

Click to view Drawing Strength From Each Other

Click to view Power of love makes us winners


Click to view Margiotta still at the game

Click to view Spirit of 9/11 sculpture


Click to view At Ground Zero, A City Weeps

Click to view Memories of Heroes Surround Our Lives



Click to view School Unveils WTC Memorial


Click to view A DAY OF HEALING

Click to view Black Dog Wins MARGIOTTA Title



Click to view Lt. Chuck Margiotta Memorial Winter Touch Tackle League

Click to view Street Name Change / Memorial Game


Click to view FUN AND TRIBUTE

Click to view Chance Meeting

Click to view ONE YEAR AFTER


Click to view Leaving His Mark

Click to view LOVE ALWAYS / Letters from 911

Click to view UNCLE TRIBUTE


Click to view A Garden Grows as a Memorial to WTC Hero

Click to view McKee High School Scholarship




Click to view 2002 MEMORIAL DAY RUN

Click to view Brown to Honor 6 Killed on Sept. 11

Click to view LEGACY

Click to view GLORY DAYS

Click to view Sportsman Of The Year 2001

Click to view My Personal Loss

Click to view Folks Getting Caught Up In Chuck Margiotta Web

Click to view Glory Days

Click to view Christmastime Has A New Meaning

Click to view N.Y. Return Floods Coach's Memories

Click to view Margiotta Family Touched by Tribute at Brown

Click to view Letter to Mr and Mrs Granoff from Scott Nelson

Click to view Hall of Fame, Scholarship

Click to view Daughter's eulogy proves courage was handed down to hero's family

Click to view An Obligation To Fill Up Life

Click to view Chuck Margiotta: A Great Football Player

Click to view On a Special Day, Bears Forced to Count Their Losses



Click to view '76 Grid Team Heads List of Inductees into Brown Hall of Fame on Saturday

Click to view Friends Remember a Local Hero

Click to view Charles Margiotta, 44, FDNY, Known as 'The Nicest Tough Guy'

Click to view THEY WERE TOO GOOD

Click to view The City's Elite

Click to view Margiotta more than a victim to some

Click to view Between Shifts


Click to view Margiotta Winter loop ends with tripleheader tomorrow