Monday, September 11, 2006

In Remembrance of Claudia Suzette Sutton

Claudia Suzette Sutton was a beautiful, vibrant young woman. Mrs. Sutton worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in New York, NY. She died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001. She was their Senior Regulator Accountant.

Claudia was not just a woman who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, she was a beautiful wife, a doting mother of two sweet children, a terrific friend and a loving daughter to her parents. She is greatly missed by friends and loved ones. Her children were very young when she passed.
She was fiercely proud of them. She loved them beyond measure and gave everything she could to love them in the best possible manner. As a friend, Claudia is remembered as one who gave advice and encouragement to her friends when they were in need.
Childhood friends remember Claudia's beautiful smile, her kind words and a lovely green pleated skirt. They speak of her tenderness, her compassion and her love of life.
Claudia Suzette Sutton
Age 34
Cantor Fitzgerald
WTC 911

The Island Of St Croix US Virgin Islands
is where you were born & raised.

Migrating to NY in 1984 completing
your accounting education without delay.

You held various accounting positions
at different companies of an array.

You worked at Cantor for three months
loving it in every way.

The cornerstone of your life
was your Christian faith surveyed.

Your pride and joy was being a mother
without question or say.

Being a devoted mother
was your passion conveyed.

Spending time with your family
gave you great joy each and every day.

Your gorgeous smile could brighten a room
like the brilliance of the suns rays.

Your drive and determination
was always greatly displayed.

Your laughter was like
a wonderful sound of music being made.

Loving, caring, considerate, generous
is how your life is portrayed.

You gave husband Bernell your heart as soul mates
you shared a friendship combined.

Your spirit of love dwells deep
within his heart and constant on his mind.

You were his life, his love, and his chosen companion
with whom he intertwined.

To your family and friends
your life was a true gift of love assigned.

Children Kadijah & Kile
are your living legacies precious and fine,

Your life will continue to be seen in them
along with your love so well defined.

Your love encircles all your family
and is evident in the stars that shine,

You’re watching over the family you love,
you’re their greatest hero divine.

Written By
Diane Huggins

Your life will never be forgotten!
Rest in Peace!

Claudia is survived by Bernell, Kadijah and Kyle, who miss her greatly.
Rest in peace, Claudia. Rest in peace.

Author's note: After receiving Claudia's name in May of 2006, I embarked on a journey to find as much information about her as I could. I did not find as much as I wished too. I found one picture, a few sentiments left from her friends who clearly loved this beautiful woman, and the poem, written by Diane Huggins. If anyone has any information, any comments, or would like to correct any information that I have presented, I would be honored.

I have often stared at this picture of this gorgeous woman and you can see the love of life in her eyes. You can see the hope, the confidence, the zest for life. She is one admirable lady. Claudia is described by her friends, family and loved ones, as the type of woman I strive to be. She lived a short, but very meaningful life. Most people her age, and even older never reach their full potential, it seems Claudia did.


Blogger Gunz said...

Nice tribute dear, loved the poem. :) Great job.

10:51 PM  
Blogger Gunz said...

The irony is Sara low's plane is the one that crashed into Claudia's building. Very sad. :(

10:54 PM  
Blogger Ebyjo said...

Neither of us realized that until we published our blogs, but yes Sara Low's plane crashed into the North Tower which Claudia was in. :-(

10:58 PM  
Blogger gawfer said...

Well done Eby. This was an amazing effort for all to be done, and I am just scraching the surface.

What a wonderful lady.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Teena said...

Very nice tribute. Thanks for introducing us to Claudia.

Mine's up.

12:54 AM  
Blogger brian said...

Thank you for doing this tribute. As the above comments show, all of us have been touched by doing these tribute posts. Wonderful post and very moving.

Please stop by my tribute to Gilbert and leave a link and comment so that others can come here to read

11:25 AM  
Blogger benning said...

Lovely tribute. Beautiful words to remember a beautiful woman.

I wonder if she ever met Gary H. Lee who also worked at Cantor Fitzgerald.

Many thanks, EBYJO!

6:38 PM  
Blogger OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Beautiful trinute to a vibrant young woman, cut down in her prome. Woe is us and the pain that THAT day caused to very many people. Lovely lovely Tribute, my dear.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Bushwack said...

Eby that was a great tribute, You have done her justice in your writing and I expected exactly that from someone of your caliber. Well done.

7:03 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Wonderful tribute!

8:39 PM  
Blogger The SUCCESS Coach said...

Your poem is eloquent. It makes this a most special tribute. You have given life to the memory of the 2,996.

There is a lesson in this for all of us; something that I have not seen said. There is incredible value in NOW. Too many people depend on there being a later.

For Your Success remembers Thomas Sullivan

8:50 PM  
Blogger 服從到只一 A.K.A: Sugar Cat said...

Wonderful and very touching tribute Ebyjo.

It's been hard for me to put my emotions in to words.

A very beautiful lady indeed.

Thank you for giving us a glimpse of this beautiful woman.

10:48 PM  
Blogger pepektheassassin said...

what a tragedy this was for her husband and her small children. What a beautiful lady. I hope somehow her family finds this post.

My post is up for a young PA policeman called David. Visit him here.

11:48 PM  
Blogger kateykakes said...

Very beautiful, Eby. A great tribute to a wonderful woman...

12:53 AM  
Blogger debambam said...

This was wonderful. I too found myself wishing I could find more information about the wonderful lady I had the honor of tributing. She also worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. Perhaps she was a friend of Claudia.
Kelly, a fellow 2996er
I remember Marisa DiNardo Schorpp

4:10 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I, too faced a situation where it seemed I just couldn't find enough to do justice to my honoree. But we all do the best we can, and in your case, it was a wonderful job. This is a really moving slideshow made by some students in PA: I think it is something everybody should watch if they can, so I’m asking all the participants in 2996, if they want to, to post the link on their blogs.

9:49 AM  
Blogger bernie said...

so many wonderful souls lost their lives.

thank you

I linked to your tribute from 2996 tribute to victims of 9/11 - Terrence E Adderley

12:58 PM  
Blogger LittleOleLady said...

What a wonderful tribute to a very lovely lady Ebyjo.

2:58 PM  
Blogger Suzi said...

You did a great job on the tribute. We none of us found as much as we would need to in order to really know them.

I was thrilled to read the poem. According to a site I read, Laura Gilly's older brother wrote her a poem, but I was not able to find it.

Another of the 2996, Laura Gilly.

3:52 PM  
Blogger keda said...

a lovely tribute to a fine woman. sadly missed.

i've posted my tribute too.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Pentha said...

Thank you.

Tribute to Christopher Paul Slattery

1:23 AM  
Blogger jarhead john said...

That was a heck of a job Ebyjo. Well done.

8:01 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

A beautiful tribute to a beautiful lady. You're right, Claudia does look like she had a zest for life. How sad that she is no longer here.

Here's the link to my tribute to Billy Johnston.

9:27 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

That's a beautiful tribute to Claudia Sutton. I especially love the candles you added on the sides of her photo.

Some of the hardest ones to write are on ones who have scant information available on the internet. Well, this wonderful post helps spread her remembrance out there, and does honor to her memory. May we never forget the meaningfulness of the life she led.

5:37 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

This was a really nice tribute you gave for such a beautiful woman.

I smiled at the part that her friends remember a "Green pleated skirt." Isn't it odd the things we remember about each other?

My prayers to her family and her precious babies.

My tribute is also up for another Cantor-Fitzgerald employee.

7:22 PM  
Blogger Daydreamer of Oz said...

You're right she was absolutely gorgeous and so full of life.

You have given us a picture of a beautiful, successful woman who was loved by many. I wouldn't worry about the details. I'm sure that the things that mattered most to Claudia are already in that post.

Nice job, Ebyjo.

8:30 PM  
Blogger Skye said...

A beautiful, sensitive tribute to a life interrupted..


In memory of Marcello Matricciano

9:01 PM  
Blogger Sassenach said...

A permalink has been created for the 2996 database (I am helping out as a list captain).

You may have noticed that the main site for 2996 has gone down repeatedly, due to the extremely high volume of traffic this project generated. Mirror sites have been put up that show the list of names and links. Some of them are:


Thank you for taking the time to write this tribute.

9:22 PM  
Blogger gordaboo said...

Thank you for your tribute to Claudia Suzette longer just a name of a victim of such senseless tragedy. I too did a tribute to a fellow Cantor Fitz employee.

We will never forget.

I remember Lisa Egan

2:26 AM  
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5:27 AM  
Blogger rob kahn said...

I knew claudia. Not well but I worked to ger her the job at cantor fitzgerald. I can honestly say she was the most likeable and sweet person I ever worked with when I was a recruiter. She totally lit up the room when I intervied her. Her easy laugh and manner was so likeable and engaging I knew she would get any job I sent her to because of her personality, background, and obvious intelligence. The hiring manager loved her and the gave her an offer on the spot. This by the way almost never happens. She loved her new boss and it was a true feel good placement for me since I liked Claudia so much. I was devastated when I learned she died..RIP claudia. Here I am 12 years later still thinking about you after one meeting and a few phone calls. You were one of the sweet ones. Rob k.

9:41 PM  

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