William Vorek Retired Sanitation Worker BKS10

In Brooklyn South, In Loving Memory by Samuel Rivera3 Comments

William Vorek
Ivan Silva and William Vorek

In Loving Memory

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On February 17, 2006 Sanitation Workers Ivan Silva and William Vorek, Brooklyn South 10, were collecting refuse in

Brooklyn when they saw smoke coming from a nearby house. The Sanitation Workers began banging on the doors to

alert residents to the fire and assisted them in leaving the house. But one resident told them that there was still an elderly

man downstairs. Silva ran back into the burning building and led the man to safety while his partner used a resident’s

cell phone to call 911. Once everyone was safe and accounted for and the Fire Department had arrived, the

Sanitation Workers left the area and completed their collection route.



  1. So many times we needed you, So many times we cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. A heart of gold stopped beating, Two twinkling eyes closed to rest. God broke our hearts to prove he only took the very best……….. Never a day goes by that I do not think of you, you’re in my heart and my soul. I love and miss you big bro.

    1. Its been 10 empty months without you here, whoever said that time heals all wounds lied because for me everyday is a struggle and it will be this way everyday for the rest of my life, and I know that Mommy, Jimmy, Charlie and Tee feel the same way. We all love you so much

  2. I miss my brother Will, more than words can say. Although it was such a short time, we should all be thankful for knowing him and for his time on earth. I hope that everyone remembers how wonderful a person he was and that his memory will continue to live on in our hearts and minds.

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