Just spoke with the Police Chief. Please try to avoid Central Ave tomorrow morning from 8:30 AM to 1 PM near the 4 corners in Hartsdale. Funeral of Robert Mentrasti. We expect many first responders from around the state and metropolitan area to attend the service. Significant traffic problems anticipated. PAUL FEINER
The Fairview Fire department and the town of Greenburgh lost a hero. On 9-11 Robert Mentrasti raced down to NYC as part of the Greenburgh technical rescue team. He was at ground zero within two hours after the plane hit the north tower. He stayed till midnight. He returned many times to remove debris. And to help out. Sadly, he lost his life due to a 9-11 related cancer.
Robert Mentrasti was a respected, well liked and extraordinary Fairview firefighter and public servant. He also did incredible charitable work for MDA. He will be receiving a line of duty funeral on Wednesday April 19th. The Greenburgh Town Board will have a moment of silence in his honor at our April 26th Town Board meeting. Our hearts go out to his family and to his many friends.