Luis Jimenez

Family Tribute:My adorable son Luigi,

They say that you are dead, perhaps to see me cry, but because I have not seen your body in a coffin nor in a cemetery where I can pray for you, I think that you are on a long journey and that one day you will come back to us.

PaLuis Jimenez, Sr

My dear son Luigi:

Since this fatal day of September 11, 2001 which has tragically affected my life, I’ve been very sad. Son, I cry for you every day and I still maintain the belief that one day you will return to your home and our family will once again be complete. I always keep your bedroom the same way you last left it and I keep a fresh batch of flowers in your room and clean it frequently. I keep you in my prayers and ask GOD to keep you in peace.

Rosa Jimenez

Luis Jimenez was my older brother for 24 years…now I’m 25 and my first birthday without Lou was a hard one. Luis Jimenez was an accountant for MMC for 2 years. He graduated from Queens College University in 1998. He was a role model for a lot of people like his 3 nephews, niece, ma, pa, al, his girlfriend, Ralph, Mo, Dino, The weasel (Ralphs little brother), Rey Rock, Henry, and I. Half of me died September 11. I remember when we were small how we used to say that we were the Zartan twins in G.I Joe. The reason being because when you would hit one of them the other would react like he was getting hit too. We only had one fight and that was when we were young, he gave me a drop kick off the bed that left a scare on my lip. Thanks Lou for that!!!!!

“Luigi” that’s what we called him in the house, loved baseball since he was a kid. He played third base for MMC and also with me this past year. Luigi also loved wrestling. Anything you need to know, he would know from his sources and you would always catch him home eating his gummy fruits, chips, and grapes ready to watch Monday Night Raw.

Luis will always be remembered and his ways and will always shine threw his friends and family until the day we meet again brotha, we will always mourn you till we join you!!! #1 Brother

Jimmy Jimenez

My Unlce Luis,

He was a very important person in my life, because I truly looked up to him. I alwayz though he had a perfect life because of his life-style, he never had any real problems or any fights that I notice. He was alwayz there for me and I could talk to him about anything. And I remember one day he came up to me while I was watching TV and he asked me for advise on playing the field and batting. So since I play baseball I gave him that advise, and that night he asked me if I wanted to play on his softball team and I said 'yes' that is 1 of my favorite memories.

HE will never be forgotten, and alwayz loved

I love u Unlce Lu, your nephew AJ, I pray 4 u!!!!

AJ Salvatierra

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Luis Jimenez my old school pal from JHS I.S.227 to Francis Lewis HS then to Queens College. Its been 10 years from that horrific and tragic event of 911. I remember I was in the Dominican Republic with my wife when I heard of this incident and they advised me you were in those towers. I was devastated to hear that. I remember those tough handball games we had. The baseball little leauge mets who did the improbable we beat the elite team of Dario. Your uncle was our coach and your pops too. You played shortstop along with your cousin Henry in Second base. You guys had that middle infield covered. I admire your competitive nature from school to sports. Always strived to be the best with your cool smile. And oh yea of course I will never forget the one and only Geo Metro that was hooked up in our hood of Corona Queens. Luis I miss you. I hope one day we meet again. Much blessings to the family for holding strong during this whole decade. RIP my good friend Luis !!!
Juan Carlos Nunez, Friend
Sep 13 2011 5:01PM
Ten years have come & gone since that horrid day of your passing. I will never forget how on September 12th as I sat in a doctors office waiting room watching the tv screen as numerous people held up pictures of their missing loved ones. I remember thinking wow I'm so glad that I dont know anyone there cause I don't know how I could handle such pain! And then I looked up and saw a female holding up a picture of you - Luis Jimenez my buddy from Frannie Lew. I couldn't believe what were my eyes were seeing, all stopped at that moment & the tears just streamed down my face. I prayed with all my might, my faith & my heart that you were just 'missing' and when your name was read years later I cried again for your loss. Luis was a beautiful person and I had the honor of knowing him and his brother Jimmy as we attended HS together. Luis I hope that you are in a wonderful beautiful peaceful place & look down on your family. we love you & will ALWAYS remember you and that beautiful smile! RIP Luis Jimenez. Your life was taken away abruptly but light still shines!
Gisel DePena-Arias, Friend
Sep 11 2011 10:12AM
Luis, I wrote here almost 8 years ago and still think about you from time to time. Whenever life was tough, I thought of you and your positive spirit. I think about how life is unfair and how you did not get to share the time I kept living. At some point I decided that I would try to live a life you could appreciate, enjoy and be proud of. Thank you for the short and special time you did spend on earth with us.
John Choi, Friend
Sep 11 2011 9:01AM
Luis, We attended Queens College and Francis Lewis High School together so many years ago. Like so many posts here, I undoubtedly have to say the same ... you were what life is really meant to be. Never once do I remember you angry or upset... that wasn't you. You were genuine. Yours was a life that most forget that they have and never live it!! I lost touch with you brother after graduation and only through a mutual friend did I hear the most saddening words I wished I never heard. Where ever you are… I hope my words reach you. I know that our paths will cross again my friend, I only hope that when we do meet, I can have the honor again in being your friend. My thoughts and prays go out to your family as I can only imagine how hard each and every day must be without you. I recently lost my Father and if it is any help them, I hope this prayer gives them some serenity: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him Forever in the next. Amen. Your Friend, Giuseppe
Giuseppe Napolitano, Friend
Sep 10 2011 1:11AM
My good friend during my elementary years at PS 13. My prayers go to your family hoping they find the strength and courage to continue moving forward in life happily, as you would wish for them to do.
Giampolo Rivera, Friend
Sep 11 2009 10:47AM
ME AND LOU WORK TOGETHER IN A SNEAKER STORE BACK IN 94.ONE OF THE COOLEST CATS I EVER MET.ONE DAY ABOUT TWO MONTHS BEFORE 9/11 WE HAD A ARGUMENT OVER A SILLY BASKETBALL GAME SO WE DID NOT TALK FOR A WHILE.THEN A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE 9/11 I SAW HIM IN A BARBER SHOP BY MY HOOD AND WE SAID WHATS UP. I NEVER THOUGHT THAT ,THAT WOULD BE THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM TO HIS FAMILY I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOST AND THAT I FEEL YOUR PAIN MAY HE REST IN PEACE.YO JIM HE IS CHILLING WITH JACKS UP THERE THEY ALRIGHT.
JOHN TOLENTINO, Friend
Sep 11 2009 10:25AM
I never knew Luigi Jimenez but surprizingly I came across this page because I just saw the movie World Trade Center and mistakenly put in the name Will Jimenez in the browser and Luigi's picture popped up. The correct name from the movie I should have put in the browser was Will Jimeno. I also got a chill because his picture(with gotee) looked alot like the actor in the movie. So I had to write. Regardless, it is 6 years later and the lasting effects of this day does not let me go. I didnt have any colleagues or family or friends that perished that day but I can tell you that for 6 months I cried and was very depressed. I guess because I cannot believe that humans can be this cruel to one another even from across the globe. My prayers were with all families that day forward and still are today. I fear for humanity. I fear for the children's future. My wife, who is a very special caring person cannot watch movies or documentaries on the subject of 9/11 because it makes her tremendously sad. Even though I personally suffered depression from the effects of this day I feel it would be an insult if we don't learn as much as there is to learn and see about the thousands of things that we haven't even learned about that happened that day. There were so many simultaneous stories that occurred that day. I believe it would be an insult to those who perished memories, on that day, if we don't remember and watch and read every story that transpired. I beleive that this could have happened to any one of us and feel deep sorrow that it happened to your family and families like yours. Even though I felt sadness, I also felt hatred towards those who would want to torture people that they don't even know. I just can't understand that frame of thought. The people I did know that had business in those towers luckily escaped except for one client stockbroker who was seeking to be resecued from the roof of the north tower. I write to as many families that cross my path that I see on the internet and today it was Luigi's memory. It is rather surreal of the coincidence of how I came to see his picture when plugging in another WTC incident victim into the browser. And how they both look similar as well. When things like this happen I question whether there is a God and how he can let this happen. I will always remember.
Nick Maringelli, Friend
Dec 3 2007 3:14PM
Wow....6 years later...!!! I personally knew Luis. He was one of my clients when I was working as a Manager in an internet travel agency. Boy, those many trips we have taken. Luis was (and is in many of our hearts) a great person with a great big personality. He reminds me of me...LOL! He always knew how to put that big smile on your face....And come to see....he is gone. Til this day, I think about him dearly. I could never forget that day. He was the first person I was calling to find out his status. It broke my heart...and still breaks. I send my condolences to his family and friends, that he loved and held dearly. He will forever be in our hearts. I love you, Luis....even though I never said it....you know, buddy!!!
Millagros Goitia, Friend
Sep 12 2007 12:02AM
Wow... I came across this page today looking for something, not knowing what... As soon I saw Luis' smile - my God - a flood of memories open up. I know there isnt much I can say that hasnt been said about you. You are truly something special and you've had an incredible impact on so many people. You are missed everyday and I know one day we'll get to chill, catch up and reminisce. You are always in my prayers and thoughts. Continue with that enormous smile... Your friend, Amy Fernandez
Amy Fernandez, Friend
Sep 11 2007 11:50AM
Luis, So kind, sweet and handsome. Thanks for making my son feel welcome on children's day. I never would have imagined that Monday evening Sept 10th 2001 wold have been the last time I ever saw your warm smile. I playfully joked with you about not saying good night before you left the office... your words of I would never leav without saying good bye still echo in my memory of you. I hope you are at peace and pray for your loved ones always. Collegue and friend. G.Almodovar WTC 1 98th Flr.
Gwendolyn Almodovar, Colleague
Sep 12 2006 12:58AM
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Jimenez Family. We both went to Queen College with Luis and he was a genuine friend that will always be remembered. Soraya Holguin & Rob Jose
Soraya Holguin, Friend
Sep 11 2006 5:48PM
Luis, I will never understand why anyone would want to harm such a pleasant and positive life such as yours. I can only hope that God had better plans for you and that your wings were just too bright to fly on our earth. I know that you are doing well. I am confident that wherever you are you have found a way to bring smiles to peoples faces as you did so many of us on earth. You were always the type to assure people of their well being rather than worry about your own well being. That to me was the quality I most admired about you. Our paths will cross again one day and I look forward to a long chat. We will cover everything from the cars that I have driven, the jobs that I have held to the girls that I have dated and the countries that I have visited. No worries I will not hold back a thing :-) Your old friend forever. Will
Will DeJesus, Friend
Sep 11 2006 4:38PM
Hey, Luis As I watch the TV today on the anniversity of 911, I remember first the happy days all the fun and smile we shared, then the bad memories and those teary dark days block my mind. Today I hold your niece and share alittle that she can understand, I tell her that she has an angle in heaven name tio Luis that will not let her down and is watching her. She's beautiful, smart and looks alot like you. You would of been proud of me!Imiss you, Love, Michelle PS you bro is still crzy
Michelle Santiago, Friend
Sep 11 2006 4:00PM
It's going to be 5 years since you left and it still feels like yesturday. Since you left alot has changed. I have a beautiful 2 year old daughter named Ava Jolee Jimenez and she's about to be 3 in November and have a son on the way in September. As far as work, I'm not doing those computer consulting jobs anymore. I have a union job (Local 3) and plan on staying with them for a long time. Ma and Pa still think of you and misses you like crazy. Everytime our old skool crew 'Da Boyz' are together she cries. Last month she didn't cry but you could see the pain in her but i'm proud of her. AJ thinks of you alot too and wrestling has been boring since you left so your not missing anything. The Mets look like they did in 86. They have a better team then they did when we watched the subway series in 2000. I read your name last year on 9-11 and was proud to do it. That day I was with a nice girl I wish you had met. Her name is Katrina Feliciano! That's who's carrying my son now. My first baby mama turned out to be a gold digger. She took 20,000 worth of furniture from my house...so fellas be carefull with Michelle Santiago!!
Jimmy Jimenez, Family
Sep 1 2006 12:15AM
I HAD THE HONOR OF MEETING HIM THROUGH GINA CORREA.WE DID NOT SPEND ALOT OF TIME TOGETHER BUT TIME WE DID,I REALLY DID ENJOY HIS COMPANY.WE PLAYED BASKETBALL WITH HENRY AND HIS BROTHER AND YES HE HAD SOME SKILLS. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS FAMILY I HAD THE PLESURE OF MEETING THEM AT SOME FAMILY GATHERINGS.
JOSE GROSSBERG, Friend
Aug 10 2006 11:26PM
I had never seen or heard of jimenez, but saw his art work at Tucson (in the are port) After seeing Howl (1977) just the the other day. I have become fan. To his family, sorry of your loss of what i know to be an amzing artest
Wooffy James, Friend
Jan 11 2006 7:48PM
Luigi, I know we have not got to really talk since we were out of high school. In high school, you were one of the guys that was just purely genuine. We mostly talked about baseball and cracked jokes. Oh the good ole' times. When my friend told me he was working with your brother Jimmy, I was glad to hear it. It gave me a chance to get your number again and talk a little. I regretted we never got a chance to meet up for food before I left NY, but I still asked about you through my friend to your brother. It was only today (9/25/03) that I found out you will not be attending our high school reunion. I'm sorry I never got a chance to say good bye. You will always be remembered. John J. Choi
John Choi, Friend
Sep 25 2003 3:32PM
we loved u some much and we miss you alot hope u see me there
maryann tapia, Friend
Sep 24 2003 7:02PM
To the family of Luigi, In ways big and small, your loved one's life changed our world. And left it a better place, and touched too many hearts to ever be forgotten. May you find comfort in knowing how many people share your sadness. 'Luis I had a chance to visit your last resting place today 9/11/03 may you rest in peace & God Bless you always.'
Cindy, Friend
Sep 11 2003 8:01PM
As I heard you name read out today, I can't believe it has been two years. I think of the note passing in chemistry class and what a nice person you were. You are in my prayers always.
Maria-Aulla Valverde, Friend
Sep 11 2003 5:20PM
Luigi, A year has past and now I realize what has really happened. I know that in my heart your in heaven with our Glorious Lord. You will always, always and forever be in my heart and thoughts. Love, Your Childhood Friend Alejandra
Alejandra Cortez-Rosales, Friend
Sep 11 2002 9:03AM
IF I KNEW: If I knew it would be the last time that I'd see you fall asleep, I would tuck you in more tightly and pray the Lord, your soul to keep. If I knew it would be the last time that I see you walk out the door, I would give you a hug and kiss and call you back for one more. If I knew it would be the last time I'd hear your voice lifted up in praise, I would video tape each action and word, so I could play them back day after day. If I knew it would be the last time, I could spare an extra minute to stop and say 'I love you,' instead of assuming you would KNOW I do. If I knew it would be the last time I would be there to share your day, well I'm sure you'll have so many more, so I can let just this one slip away. For surely there's always tomorrow to make up for an oversight, and we always get a second chance to make everything just right. There will always be another day to say 'I love you,' And certainly there's another chance to say our 'Anything I can do?' But just in case I might be wrong, and today is all I get, I'd like to say how much I love you and I hope we never forget. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone, young or old alike, and today may be the last chance you get to hold your loved one tight. So if you're waiting for tomorrow, why not do it today? For if tomorrow never comes, you'll surely regret the day, that you didn't take that extra time for a smile, a hug, or a kiss and you were too busy to grant someone, what turned out to be their one last wish. So hold your loved ones close today, and whisper in their ear, tell them how much you love them and that you'll always hold them dear Take time to say 'I'm sorry,' 'Please forgive me,' 'Thank you,' or 'It's okay.' And if tomorrow never comes, you'll have no regrets about today. (Unknow Author)
Al Salvatierra, Family
Jul 25 2002 10:54AM
Dear Luis, I only had the opportunity to know you for a few months, but everyday I learn a new story about you. Some funny, some sad but all the stories are just as wonderful as the next. I know you touched many hearts and shared your love unconditionally. All these memories your friends and family share are just so vivid and deep, that makes me sad, wishing I knew you longer. Like they say, It takes a minute to find a special person, An hour to appreciate them, A day to love them, but Then an entire life to forget THEM. Oh Luis, one more thing, make sure you personally thank GOD for us, Let him know that we are grateful for all those unforgettable memories, let him know we cant help to hurt, because you are missed so much. Also,let him know that we feel comfort to know that you at by his side, now watching over us. Until we meet again Love always, Michelle and Emery
MICHELLE SANTIAGO, Friend
Jun 29 2002 11:03AM
Luis you are missed and I pray that the Lord has you in his glory and may he comfort your family. I cherish the laughs and talks we had.
Ada, Colleague
Jun 26 2002 3:43PM
September 11, 2001 came and went, and with it took Luis Jimenez, one of the best friends I ever had. He was a friend that I looked up to as an older brother. Losing him has been one of the most painful events of my life. It is so sad to think that I will never see him again, and all I can do now is pray and be thankful that I knew him for as long as I did. He left many precious memories with me. Whenever I reminisce about my youth, all I have are memories of Luis and his brother and I enjoying our childhood together playing in their backyard. I still remember how the friendship began back in 1986. It happened on October 28th, the day after the Mets had taken the championship. Luis had seen me celebrating the night before in my backyard and told me how funny I looked yelling at the top of my lungs 'Let's go Mets!!' It just seems incredible to me that after knowing each other for about 15 years that not once had we ever disagreed on anything; we always saw eye to eye. Luis was truly someone special. Luis Jimenez was a dignified, courteous, intelligent, organized, warm, and caring young man, just to name a few of his qualities. I drew many lessons from him, and I am still learning from him through my memories of him. I will always miss him and will keep him in my heart forever. I miss you Luis,Davie “Ralph” Rodriguez
Davie “Ralph” Rodriguez, Friend
Jun 6 2002 12:24PM
There were lots of things we had planned. Ours was a friendship growing steady, and the pain I feel when I think about our would-be future is unbearable. We were having so much fun together, weren't we? Losing a friend like you feels surreal, and I can't stand the fact that I can't wake up from this nightmare. I shout your name into the air when I'm alone. I find that the hardest trip to make is the trip to your house, because the expressions on your mom and dad's faces are like salt on my wounds. The hardest set of eyes to look into is your brother Jimmy's, because I can't imagine what he feels without his big brother around. I look at the world and see that people are going on with their lives...and I know that I must go on with mine, but know this- To me now, having fun at 100% is impossible. Chilling with the boys, I catch myself pausing for a sec just to think about what you would be doing, what you'd be wearing, what you'd say, and where you'd be sitting in the car... When I think of my wedding day, I think about how I won't see you amongst all the faces, no 'congrats hug', no rice thrown by you... When I think of my unborn children, I think about how I'm never gonna see you carry them in your arms; how I'll never see their smiles when Tio Luigi comes to the house to visit...I can now only dream about these moments. 100% bliss no longer exists for me. This is getting long, and my eyes are about to run out of tears, so I'll end this by saying, 'See you soon, mi gran amigo. I love you.'
Dino Bueno, Friend
Jun 6 2002 10:44AM
We miss Luis so much, Dino & I. Luis was like a brother to Dino and 'Luigi' (as I too called him) always treated me like family. Luis is always in our thoughts and I know that he knows this. We will always have our memories and our trip to Dominican Republic to make us smile. We love you and we miss you darling.
Alexa & Dino, Friend
May 31 2002 4:02PM
Luis was my cousin but from the start we were raised like brother and sister. Being born only months apart, we always competed in everything from grades in school to material possessions. We always tried to outdo one another. In the end, he ended up the winner. He was an intelligent, loving, hard-working, generous person. Although he is no longer here to share milestones with me, I will consider every challenge I tackle, every birthday I celebrate to be just as much his as it is mine. Luis was taken from us way to early but he will live on forever in the memories of all the individuals who were blessed to know him.
Gina Correa, Family
May 19 2002 8:57AM
My Dear Luigi, I will always consider you like a brother. I don't remember when you were born but I do remember your early years when you were a beautiful boy growing fast and growing until finally becoming that handsome, kind and wonderful man that we all knew. I want to thank you for always being you and loving us like your own family. I am certain that God carried you up to Heaven not because you were nice and kind but because God is so good to his children that in those moments of fear he gave you a choice to go with him and you trusted and chose him. I won't say goodbye because as a believer in Jesus Christ I know one day soon we will reunite in Heaven and let me tell you my dear Luigi, I can't wait. May God give us the strength and love to live our lives for him until that wonderful day. God Bless.
Jacqueline Crespo, Family
May 17 2002 4:56PM
Luigi, We weren't very close as adults, but our childhood was. Last week I had a beautiful dream about you, that you were back and your memory was recovered and your mom was crying when I brought back home. Maybe that's a sign of you saying that you are okay. I know you're in HEAVEN, there's no better place in the world than that. We are humans and we miss you. Enjoy eternity with Mama and especially with our GRACIOUS LORD... Hugs and Kisses Always, Alejandra
Alejandra Cortez-Rosales, Family
May 17 2002 1:49PM
Dearest Brother Luis, Since 911, we have missed you immensely. You were a very important family member and a big contributor of joy to our lives. It is hard to say good-buy to you, but I know GOD has given you a mission in your life that has been met. You brought us joy and you made us laugh, but more importantly you was with us when we needed you the most. You were very unique in many ways and this made you very special. If someone were to ask me, how was your brother’s personality?, I would say that you had character, intelligent, charming, lovable and a true gentleman. These special features made us very proud of you and made you have many friends that respected you. As your older brother, I give you my blessing and pray that GOD has you in a very special place in HEAVEN. Love you to eternity, Al Salvatierra
Al Salvatierra, Family
May 15 2002 12:44PM
Since the day of September 11, 2001, my life has been sad. I cry for you everyday and still keep hope that oneday you'll return, but for now i go to your room everyday, buy flowers, clean your room, pray in your room, and your room will always stay the way you left it!! Ma and Pa will always love you son!
Rosa Jimenez, Family
May 15 2002 11:24AM