Family Tribute:Tribute to a Loving Daughter
This note is going to a very divergent group of Daphne’s friends and family. Daphne died September 11th, at age 36, a day that we will never forget. Daphne was going about her normal routine of going to work that day. Our comfort was that Daphne didn’t suffer very long as she worked in the first Tower on the 97th floor at Marsh & McLennan. Daphne was pedantic about punctuality, we only wish that she was running late that day!
The write up in NYTimes was well done, but neglected to note other important details about Daphne. Daphne is survived by her son Justin Christopher, her parents Jimmy and Josephine, siblings Stacy, Derrick and Valerie Elder, 'Granny', and host of aunts, uncles and cousins. We are proud of Daphne’s accomplishments at work as well as the fine job she was doing raising her son and of this she was most proud of. We often remember Daphne as the 'fitness buff' always encouraging us to be more conscious of eating better to make it a lifestyle change.
The past months have been and continue to be hectic. Those who 'have traveled this path' know only too well what we mean. But the outpouring of love and concern from friends has been most heart warming to us.
As a family we chose to tribute/memorialize Daphne is this manner. Words cannot express all the memories we have of Daphne, but it’s those memories that we cherish and hope everyone that knew Daphne remember the loving and caring person she was.
(With permission from Jimmy and Josephine Elder, parents of Daphne Elder, New York)