31 Aug '11, 1pm

The Siller brothers remember their firefighter sibling, who never made it to their family game on Sept. 11, 2001

The Siller brothers remember their firefighter sibling, who never made it to their family game on Sept. 11, 2001

As much as the Siller brothers loved golf, it was a rare and special day when all four of them could play together. Russ was a college professor, George owned a sporting goods store, Frank sold fur coats, and Stephen — the youngest by 14 years at age 34 — was a firefighter. The morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001, was one of those welcome coincidences that happened three or four times a year when the four of them could escape work and family obligations for a few hours and meet on the course. "We were the perfect foursome," George Siller said of the spirited matches between the brothers, which often went down to the final hole amid good-natured trash-talking. "We used to say we had 15, 20 years left of doing this." The brothers, who all lived on Staten Island, were planning to tee off at Glenwood Country Club in New Jersey, where Frank and Stephen had memberships. Frank and...

Full article: http://www.golf.com/golf/tours_news/article/0,28136,20912...

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