Saturday, September 04, 2010

Valaria Victoria Murray 9/11/01

I have the honor of paying tribute to Valaria Victoria Murray. She worked for Ohrenstein & Brown on the 85th floor of 1 World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001. She is survived by her five children and grandchildren. She loved doing crossword puzzles. Here are a few of the many messages left by people that love her from
You were our north and south, our east and west. Our working week and Sunday rest. Our noon, our midnight, our talk, our song. We thought that you would last forever. WE were wrong.
The Murray Family
Valerie and I started working at O&B on the same day. I worked in the Garden City office and had the pleasure of working with her a few days a week while she took a break from the NYC office. She was an absolute doll. She always had a smile on her face and used to "live it up a bit" when we ordered some baskin Robbins ice cream as a well deserved break. I try to watch the memorial every year and listen for her name. My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family.
JoAnn Scifo
I met val in 1978 when I started my very first job with Simon, Meyrowitz & Jobrack. We have kept in touch ever since. I have since moved to Virginia. In Aprl of 2001 I went to New York to visit my family & friends. I called val & met with her for dinner. We had a short visit but for some reason I really felt a need to see her, not knowing that it would be the last time I would see her. I remember her telling me about her job at the World Trade Center and how it was scary to work on the 80th something floor. She said she was afraid of height and how after her old age she was working so high up in that building. She did say she was afraid. Today, September 15th would have been her 66th birthday. Happy Birthday Val! She was loved by everyone that met her. She will always be remembered by me! I wish her family the best. She always talked about her children. I believe she was a good mother as well as a good friend. Sincerely, Anna
newport news, Virginia

1 comment:

Alicia said...

Thank you for all these tributes... these lives cannot be forgotten. I honor Christopher Paul Slattery.