Saturday, February 01, 2014

Philip Rosenzweig 9/11/01

I have the honor of paying tribute to Philip Rosenzweig.  He was a passenger on American, Flight 11 on 9/11, he was 47 years old.  The first thing I read about him said; "you can count on him".   He was Vice President at Sun Mircosystems.  He lived is Acton Massachusetts with his wife Lauren and two sons; Jeremy and Max.
He drove a beloved silver Porsche and had joined a club for Porsche owners.  
As always, the best but hardest part of putting together these tributes is reading the messages and memories loved ones and strangers have left to and for him.  Hard because the messages are heartbreaking.  Here are some of them from the site.  Legacy will have these tributes up, for free, forever.  Much appreciated Legacy.
August 30, 2003
Jeremy Rosenzweig, Acton, Massachusetts

I worked with Phil at Sun and spent a lot of time with him. My last time with him was over a beer and meal in Palo Alto in California with several of his friends and colleagues. The meal ts memorable for the non- stop laughter over references (many from Phil) over the foibles of the higher ups at Sun. At one point Phil couldn't stop laughing and bent over laughed until he was in pain. It was a joyous night and I choose to remember Phil laughing so hard it hurt. As the Russians sing at their service of remembrance, "Memory Eternal"
Michael Seridan
Dearest Phil.
Always in my memory and heart.
All of my love , your aunt Karen
You were a friend of my dad Lou from Sun. He will never forget you and now I won't either. Hoping you're at peace.
Courtney Griggs, Chandler, Arizona
Phil and I were great friends growing up and I spent a lot of time at Phil's house with his Dad and his stepmom and his brother. We maintained that friendship through marriage. We were car guys and after losing touch briefly, Phil contacted me when he was buying his Porsche. We started up again like we had just seen each other.
I think today would have been Phil's 53rd birthday and if he were here we would probably be on the phone talking cars and family.   I was there immediately after the tragedy attending Jeremy's bar mitzvah and hanging out with Max and Lauren. I couldn't believe how blessed he was and if he were here today I am sure he would be talking about his wonderful family. Rest in peace old friend - we all miss you.
There is not a day that goes by that I dont see Uncle Phil's picture in my front entrance of the house and I think that I was blessed to have had him as a Uncle and that I have you for family. I love you all so very much and hope you know that forever & ever!
Helena Castilla,  Lake Worth, Florida

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