Saturday, September 04, 2010

Patricia J. Statz 9/11/01


I have the honor of paying tribute to Patricia J. Statz. Patricia worked in the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. After living in Germany for the past 17 years, Patricia Statz was thrilled to return to the U.S. and buy a house in Washington, D.C.A student of theater and music who sang at many weddings, the married mother of two worked at the Pentagon for the past 18 months."One time we were traveling in Europe, and we were standing outside an old Gothic church," said her mother, JoAnn Statz of Chippewa Falls, Wis. "She said, `I always wanted to sing in one of these Gothic churches.' So she wandered into the balcony and she sang `Ave Maria.' It was beautiful."
Pat and I became friends during our 18-month Master program in Bamberg Germany. We often carpooled to our night and weekend classes. She was always a bright shinny star to those around her. Our ideas and views often differed but I can't remember her ever saying a single negative thing about anyone. During one of our weekend class she thoughtfully threw a baby shower for my newborn son(he still has the beautiful blanket) This was typical of her. It was the many little things that she did with her time and talents that has enriched lives of people lucky enough to have known her.To Dave and the boys I grieve with you at the loss.
Drew Hunt,
Renton, Washington

2 comments:

Cathy said...

I would have liked hearing her sing Ave Maria.

Thank you for remembering Patricia.

Anonymous said...

No family replies, no friends, no jack shit!! I dont even know this "person" yet I am one of two people who cared enough to look her up...