Retired Bishop Who Witnessed 9/11
At Cooperstown Community Service
COOPERSTOWN – Cooperstown’s community memorial service for the victims of 9/1 on today’s 13th anniversary included two witnesses to the tragedy, Mark Sisk, the retired bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, and his wife Karen.
After the service at Cooperstown Methodist Church, Bishop Fisk recalled that, on the morning after 9/11, emergency workers allowed him through the police lines where he was able to determine that Trinity Church at Broad and Wall and its historic St. Paul’s Chapel had not been damaged by the Twin Towers bombing.
In the days that followed, he spent much time assisting where he could in the damaged financial district, and wife Karen assisted in the emergency kitchen.
The couple have had a home in Jefferson, Delaware County, for years, and retired there in 2013. They planned to join Father Mark Michaels, rector, Christ Episcopal Church, and his family for supper after the service.