As I view the many faces on this site I become even more filled with deep grief for the losses that so many families have suffered. I wish I could send tributes to all the faces and names but that is impossible. I wish to extend to the family of Jean A. Andrucki my deepest and sincere feelings of sorrow. I did not know Jean nor the other people killed, but as a human I feel such deep sadness and wish to convey that to the family of Jean. I hope that knowing complete strangers cared will lessen the pain and help the healing process.
Supposedly beauty is only skin deep, but in Jean's case it runs deep within her heart and soul. She was the epitome of kindness to everyone -- family, friends, elderly neighbors, complete strangers and of course, God's little creatures. Words cannot possibly describe her love, warmth, generosity, intellect and ever-present smile. She has touched us like no one else can. Dearest Jean, you will always live within our hearts.
Nelson Chanfrau, friend
Jean was a true friend. Finding fun was one of her greatest pursuits. She had a great sense of humor. I've always felt refreshed and happy when I was with her. We would sit together in her office, elbow to elbow, and scan the vistas from the windows of her 64th floor office. We'd chat and whisper like sisters. She was my confidante, with a beautiful sing-song voice and never hesitant to pay a compliment. When I was mourning the death of my father, just a week before September 11, she was the first to make me smile and lift my spirits. She bought me a little plant, which I still have, and even got me to dance an Irish Jig with her on St. Patrick's Day. She broke my depression. That was Jean -- the spirit lifter. You could always learn something from her. She had so much to give. I miss her terribly. She was a walking jewel. My deepest sympathy goes to her family, whom she loved so dearly.
Jean Marie Mitchell, friend