Sunday, September 10, 2006

9/11 Tribute - Leo A Roberts


At age 44, Leo Roberts had so much to be thankful for. He had a beautiful wife and 4 loving children. On September 11, 2001, in Wayne, NJ, Leo Roberts kissed his wife and children and headed to work for the very last time. You see, Leo worked as a municiple bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald at the WTC Tower 1 on the 104th floor. Sadly, Leo and many others did not make it home from work that day.

He and his future wife, Betty, worked at the same company and fell in love in 1981. They married in 1985. They had 4 children in the duration of that loving marriage: Dan, Michael, Jeffrey and their sister Taylor. Dan shared his love of life and music with his children every time they got in a car together for whatever the reason. All of his children were active in sports and Leo was a willing chauffer because, not only did it give him more time with his children, but it was also the perfect time to teach them about his music... classic rock.

He once told his son Dan that if he would promise to learn how to play Stairway To Heaven, he would buy him a new guitar. Dan did get his new guitar from his mother and played the song at his dad's memorial with his brother, Jeffrey, singing vocals.

This is for you, the Roberts Family and your dad, whom I know is very proud of you.






For a complete list of participants and their honorees, please click the image below.

3 Comments:

Blogger Susan said...

Beatiful, just beautiful! The human-ness of these memorials is, in a way, what I think has been "missing" all the years prior. Thank you for keeping this memory alive in such a positive way.

8:14 PM  
Blogger Mega Mom said...

Leo was a wonderful, jovial man, whose looks earned him the nickname "Commish" as in The Commissioner that used to air on cable. He is so very missed.

10:40 AM  
Blogger Ernie A said...

I have a photo of Leos name I'm from England. My thoughts are with you all

6:59 PM  

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