Family Tribute:Astrid Elizabeth Sohan was 32 years old at the time of the World Trade Center incident on September 11, 2001. She worked for Marsh & McLennan at WTC #1, 95th floor.
Astrid joined Marsh & McLennan in 1996 as a Project Manager where she excelled in the computer field. Her eagerness to succeed was evident; she did what was necessary to complete projects. She consistently strove to achieve excellence; she was not satisfied with mediocrity. Her superiors recognized her qualities and talents and promoted her to Assistant Vice President in her department after three years.
Astrid was born on September 25, 1968 in Georgetown Guyana. She and her family immigrated to the United States where she lived in Brooklyn, New York, Hazlet, New Jersey, and lastly Freehold, New Jersey. She lived in Freehold with her fiancé. Marriage plans were being discussed at the end of August 2001.
Astrid developed to be a kind, vibrant, exuberant and energetic person. She enjoyed helping others, she loved to solve issues. Whenever a problem or task existed, Astrid instantly reacted to solve them. She gave her opinion and she followed through if you allowed her. She believed in the cause to live your life freely and justly. She was also very thoughtful. She did not hesitate to volunteer her time when she felt you needed it and she did special little things to show that she’s thinking of you, like sending a greeting card just to say “Hello, I’m thinking of you.”
Her pastimes included shopping, sports, dining, movies, travel, theatrical plays and social gathering among family and friends. Like herself, she only purchased quality items; she had to have the best. She loved tennis and made it a point to attend the US Open every year. She enjoyed family gatherings; she initiated the writing of the family tree. She did not allow long time lapses with close family and friends; she made that call to stay in contact.
The sky was the limit for Astrid. She will be deeply missed. She is survived by her parents, Barbara and Clive Sohan; her grandparents, Albert & Clarice Hing; four aunts, three uncles and a multitude of cousins.