Sandra F. Smith

Family Tribute:Sandra,

It has been the most painful thing that I have done so far is to take care of your death wishes. But it is with great pleasure that I do it for you. You always have been so private and it is with honor that I invade your privacy.

With all discoveries that I did I want to emphasize that you just grew in my memories and in my heart.

I always admired you, your personality, your beauty, your mind and your hunger for life.

Love always,

Tadeu e Carlos

Sandra Fajardo Smith: Happy in New York

Sandra Fajardo Smith heard that her dear cousin, Wanda Fajardo, was feeling lonely and wanted to return to their native Brazil to celebrate her 43rd birthday, she would have none of it. Stay in New York, she told Wanda. Let me organize a birthday party. Trust me, you’ll have a good time.

Ms. Smith was right. She was good at cheering people up. She was effervescent, always smiling. She loved her job as an accountant at Marsh & McLennan, loved working out at the gym, loved all of the city’s cultural offerings.

But she especially loved her cousin. The two had grown up together, in a small inland town, and had come to New York more than a decade ago. And even though Ms. Smith was seven years younger, Ms. Fajardo relied increasingly on Ms. Smith for advice. 'Sandra was so strong, so mature, and there was no one that I trusted more,' said Ms. Fajardo, whose birthday party took place on Sept. 9. 'She was like my therapist. I told her everything. Now, I don’t know who I’m going to talk to.'

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

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Well, once again am thinking about you even though I never met you. I know your friends and family miss you terribly. Am praying that they find this year's anniversary a bit easier.
Ray Bridget Moore, Friend
Sep 10 2014 4:08PM
I know your family and friends miss you still.
Ray Bridget Moore, Friend
Sep 11 2013 10:02PM
Though we worked in different departments, on completely different sides of the floor...it'd always brighten my day to stop by and say hello to Sandra. I'd always follow up with a few jokes and we'd swap stories about travel. In my heart, Sandra will be remembered as a beautiful Soul. I still have the (2)handwritten notes of places she wanted me to visit in Egypt, a place I intend to visit one day when stability returns to that region. I'll never forget her.
Joseph Tirado, Colleague
Sep 11 2013 11:05AM
today at my school we got a name of a person that lost their life in the 9/11 tragedy. i got sandra. i looked her up and found this site. im praying for her family on this hard day, god is with you. stay strong.
Chrsitine Ayala, Friend
Sep 11 2013 10:50AM
As years pass by we will never forget our friend Sandra
Gene, Friend
Sep 11 2012 10:45AM
Looking at your bracelet and thinking of your family and friends.
Ray Bridget Moore, Friend
Sep 10 2012 11:13PM
Ten years past since we lost our friend Sandra, But her smile and her voice will always remain in our hearts. We miss you very much.
Gene, Friend
Sep 11 2011 8:00AM
I never met Sandra but I have a bracelet with her name on it. It was selected for me by a friend during a tour of the WTC last year. My friend knew I worked for Marsh and picked it out from a list of all the victims of the tragedy on September 11, 2001. My heart aches for Sandra's family, her friends and colleagues at Marsh. While I don't wear the bracelet it is on my beside table and I include her in my thoughts and prayers just as I do those that I had known and worked with. The tributes here give me some idea of how special she was and I wish I had known her.
Ray Bridget Moore, Friend
Sep 9 2011 6:16PM
Sandra- I miss you so so much. You were truly my best friend. We always looked out for each other and we laughed at the same corny jokes.I missed your cooking, your smile, working with you, your stories of your travel, sharing clothes, the stories of relationships and more. You were the most genuine real person I had ever met. You were always honest and never fake. You always cared for others and always helped others with no strings attached. You were my beautiful sister. I know, if you were here today, we will still be best friends and our relationship would last a lifetime....not just for a season. You were one of a kind.
christina Sparrock, Friend
Apr 12 2011 1:32PM
Although we have never met, I heard a lot about this woman maybe for she's brazilian... I remember I read somewhere about her. Today I work in the same company she used to work before the tragedy. Well, I know she's now somewhere a lot better, by hearing her real friends' testemonials we can see how nice and special she was. Thanks
Bruno de Almeida, Colleague
Sep 10 2010 8:48AM
As the years go by, I miss you even more. Rest in Peace!! Sooner or later, we will meet. Love, Isabela
Isabela Behar, Friend
Sep 5 2004 9:28PM
Sandra, So full of life you thought me how to let go and live it up. Tomorrow is not promised to any one. Know one truly knows the plans GOD has for them. My prayers go out for you family always. I will never forget you and your spicey spirit. Love always... Gwendolyn WTC1 98th Flr.
Gwendolyn, Colleague
Nov 11 2003 3:11PM
My wife and I think of Sandra often when we make our small barbeque's, she used to love to join us for dinner and we used to love to have her over. She was so full of life and we miss her. We hope she is in a better place. My final words for Sandra are 'Known to Many, Loved by All, and In our Hearts Forever'
David Behar, Friend
Sep 9 2002 2:48PM
I miss you so much my friend.
Isabela Behar, Friend
Sep 9 2002 2:41PM
It's not a cliche to say that Sandra was so full of life and excitement. She loved to travel and explore. In her short time here, she lived life to the fullest and found pleasure in everything she did. I often wished to have some of her energy for life. Surely you are missed Sandra.
Leila Elvebakk, Colleague
Apr 22 2002 11:11AM