Marlyn Bautista

Rameses Bautista said the cleaning crew at Marsh & McLennan loved his wife, Marlyn. She was the kind of worker who kept her cubicle and everything around it so neat 'that they didn’t have anything to do,' he said.

Mrs. Bautista, 46, was a born organizer. She worked in the accounts payable department and liked to get there early 'just to get things started' and stay late 'to make sure everything was finished all right,' her husband said. 'That was her style, always making sure everything was in its place.'

When she was a girl, Mrs. Bautista helped sponsor a town festival in Dagupan, in her native Philippines. Mr. Bautista was visiting from another part of the country, saw her, and they became childhood sweethearts, he said. Ten years ago, she became his wife. They moved to Iselin, N.J., and just last year, she received her naturalization papers. When she was not working, Mrs. Bautista enjoyed nature walks. 'She was always amazed by what God could do,' Mr. Bautista said. 'She’s with him now.'

Copyright (c) 2001 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted by permission.

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Dear Marlyn is resting in peace 11 years now...God continue to comfort her husband and family and friends who still think of her and miss her.
Elizabeth Rivera-Bosch, Colleague
Nov 13 2012 8:02AM
We miss you so much Ate. I love you.
margie bautista, Family
Sep 11 2012 9:25AM
May God continue to comfort and console Marlyn's family.
Elizabeth Rivera-Bosch, Colleague
Sep 11 2011 7:46PM
We were all so touched by the tribute Marlyn's sister did for the Marsh & McLennan 10th year memorial yesterday in New York City. I was glad to learn about her and the love of her sister. The spirit of her life shines on. Marlyn, you are missed, rest in peace.
Lauri Hanson, Colleague
Sep 10 2011 8:59AM
I really didnt work with Marlyn directly but we were on the same floor and she was always smiling. May she watch over her family always ...
Anna Scavone, Colleague
Sep 2 2011 12:37PM
Once again I remember Marlyn. I still feel honored to have known her. My prayer for her husband and family is that God's comfort continue to be with them.
Elizabeth Rivera-Bosch (formerly Davis), Friend
Sep 11 2008 12:03PM
Marlyn was one of the greatest people I have never known. I will never forget her courage, intelligence, dedication and beauty. Whenever I was stressed out about something, whenever things were not going my way, just a glance in her direction would lighten my heart. I will never forget her belief in God's greatness. May she rest in peace forever. My condolences to her wonderful husband. May God be with you.
Tanita Daniels, Friend
Jun 6 2006 1:45AM
Last year I was asked to speak about friends that I lost on September 11th. Among the three that I wiall alway remember is Marlyn Bautista. Here's what I said: Helpful, Cheerful, Wife, Friend Marlyn always helped me when I had a crisis expense report to turn in. I never heard a negative word from her all the time I knew her. I still think of her and miss her.
Elizabeth Davis, Colleague
Jan 15 2004 4:15PM
When I first started working at Marsh, Marlyn helped me with my bosses expense reports as I had no clue as to the process. She was so smart. She would giggle when I would ask a silly question. We became friends, we would walk to Penn Station together at night, she going to Jersey and me to Long Island. Marlyn was a kind, gentle, loving person and her smile would light up a room. She is on my mind and in my prayers often. God bless her family. Ronnie
Ronnie Thyben, Colleague
Sep 10 2003 2:14PM
Although I did not deal with Marlyn on a regular basis, every time I would see her, she was smiling. I never heard her say a bad thing about anyone. She made your day brighter just by looking at her smile. You never realize how much someone touches your life, until they are no longer in it. I'll never forget her smile.
Corinne Simonetti, Colleague
Sep 12 2002 10:52AM
I remember Marlyn always with a smile on her face. Nothing seemed to ever change that smile. She was such a sweet lady. Whenever I brought my T&E; report to her for processing, she made sure to process it right away. She was very kind and is greatly missed.
Noreen Laplaski, Colleague
Aug 20 2002 6:44PM
Marlyn always had a lovely smile on her face and was so cheerful. She had a classic, adorable giggle that stays with me in my memory. I wish her family God's peace.
Leila Elvebakk, Colleague
Apr 19 2002 1:39PM
I worked with Marlyn at the 1 WTC site on the 98th Floor. She was always so pleasant and always had a smile on her face. I remember thinking how very happy she always appeared to be.
Miriam Cepeda, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 3:35PM
Truly Marlyn's smile would brighten up anyone's day. She was a kind and warm person. I miss her smile and infamous giggle. Now she is smiling for God.
Ada Muniz, Colleague
Apr 4 2002 10:12AM