This second to last post prior to the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks highlights the some more of the other resident’s in Union County that we have not touched upon yet. These are only grouped together for space, not because of a lack of importance. All of the Union County residents who perished that day, as well as everyone who died in the attacks will be in our thoughts and prayers on this, the 10th anniversary of the attacks.
The Scotch Plains 9/11 Memorial, which will contain steel from the World Trade Center, will be built on the Alan Augustine Village Green to honor not only the victims of the terrorist attacks, but also the survivors. It is being officially dedicated this Sunday, September 11, 2011.
One of the three Scotch Plains’ residents who died in the terrorist attacks was Matthew Horning, a database administrator for Marsh &McLennan on the 95th floor of the World Trade Center. He is survived by his parents and a partner to whom he was planning to propose to. Memorial donations may be made to the New York Mets Foundation, Citi Field, Flushing, N.Y. 11368, or to Heifer International, P.O. Box 8058, Little Rock, Ark. 72203.
Mark Rothenberg of Scotch Plains was the owner of MDR Global Resources and perished in the terrorist attacks.
James Walsh was a computer programmer at Cantor Fitzgerald, a husband and a father of a little girl who turned two on the day her father died.
Springfield Township will hold a 9/11 Memorial Ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10 a.m., at Patriot Park/Community Gardens on Wabeno Avenue and Mountain Avenue. The memorial will be dedicated to JoAnn L. Heltibridle and Lee Adler, the two Springfield residents who perished on September 11, 2001. Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael will hold a meditative reflection and moment of silence at 8:46 am on Sunday, Septmeber 11.
JoAnn L. Heltibridle grew up in rural Maryland and worked for Marsh & McLennan on the 94th floor of the World Trade Center.
Lee Adler was a systems programmer at ESpeed, a division of Cantor Fitzgerald. He was also a husband and father of one. He is remembered by Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael where he was a trustee and where a bookshelf has been dedicated to his memory and a memorial fund has been generated for educational scholarships.
Tyrone May of Rahway was an auditor with the New York Department of Taxation and Finance who rented a club in New York City every December and threw a huge party for his friends and family. He was expecting a fax confirming the tickets for 2001’s December party when he was killed at his job in the World Trade Center. He is survived by his wife and young son.
Another Rahway resident who perished in the September 11 attacks was Manette Marie Beckles who was an account processor.
Mark Stephen Carney and his brother had spoken about terrorism and the possibility of an attack just a few months before Carney was killed at his job at the Association of Independent Recruiters on the 79th floor of the Twin Towers. Memorial donations can be made to the American Red Cross.
John G. Ueltzhoeffer of Roselle Park loved the Super Bowl so much that he shared his first date with his wife at a Super Bowl party and the birth of his first of three children was born on Super Bowl Sunday. He made missionary trips to the Dominican Republic, taught classes on evangelism, and loved remote control model planes. Ueltzhoffer was killed at his job at Marsh & McLennan on the 95th floor of the World Trade Centers. Memorial donations may be made to Christ Fellowship at the Dwyer House at Elizabeth High School.
What will you do to honor the memory of those lost on 9/11? How are you planning to spend the day this Sunday?