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You were really a loving, dedicated daughter to your mother. I was so proud of you as you grew up to be a very bright, educated young lady whom I could depend on being there in tough times, with helpful ideas. I am proud we had a good mother daughter relationship with mutual respect and love for each other.
Your brother Dan and sister-in-law Betty sure do miss your visits … your joking around and also our serious talks with your good advice. You sure knew how to brighten our lives, and you earned our respect and love beyond measure. There is a huge hole in our family unit. Dan has wonderful memories of you two growing up together in the country where you loved to visit and relax. The terrorists may have taken your life but never your spirit and our memories. We now celebrate that you are with our Lord in that wonderful place where we will all join you someday. We love you always.
Dan and Betty Heltibridle
I would not be the person i am today either personally or professionally without your wisdom, guidance, support and love. My friend, while your life was shortened by the tragic events on 9-11 , it was beautiful and meaningful.
May your sole be in peace as your spirit continues to live through your family and friends. There is not a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts.
No matter how many years you were taken from us, I will always remember and miss you and Susan. As always, Liz, Kathy & I will be honoring both your lives on 9/11.
PS: Send a little hug to Liz!!
7 years have passed. It still seems so surreal. I think the world should use this day each year as a day to reflect on our lives and make sure we have our priorities in the right place. I know I do.
Keep smiling my friend.
I miss you. Time goes by but it does not really seem to help all that much; it was just a much better plce with you here.
Anyway, I'm sorry it took this anniversary for me to actually post a note to you again but I do think of you.
What can I say that hasn't already been said. You and Susan were great friends to each other and many others. It is sad that something like this ended both of your lives. I think about your families and what they must be going through every year on this day. Liz, Kathy & I will be visiting Susan's grave and place our three yellow roses to remember both of you. We miss you!
Fred S. James was a long, long time ago, but you always embraced every new initiative and every change...
I Miss you.
It's hard to sum up what a person meant to you or how they affected your life in a paragraph or two. The other tributes have captured what many of us feel, so all I will say is I am so glad to have known you. I will always miss you and I will always remember you.
And like the song says...
I know you won't let me down
'cause I'm already standing on the ground
but this voice keeps whispering in my other ear, tells me I may never see you again
'cause I get a peaceful, easy feeling
and I know you won't let me down
Tonight AIG presented their award for Performance Excellence named in your honor and memory. Special thanks to Jerry Hourihan for making this happen again this year. The honoree is a woman named Charlotte Edmonston from AJ Gallagher in Baton Rouge, La. You would like her. I am so very proud to be working for and a part of an organization who gets it and keep what you started going.
Another year and it still feels like yesturday we lost you. Your never far from my heart or mind. I think of you all the time. Yesturday on my way home every radio station I played on my 30 min drive home played Rod Stewart for you and of course I cry all they was home. By he was our man was he not JoJo. I know Troy misses you so much, he remembers when you use to talk my out of punishing him. I share stories about this most amazing women who was my aunt to everyone that will listen. I just wish you were here to still share in the good times we have. I'm getting marries next year and you won't be there to tell me what a beautiful bride I am like to be the 1st time. I remeber it like yesturday you telling me that I was as beautiful as my aunt is. But in truth you was the most beatiful women inside & out, that will next change. Your still my beatiful aunt and I love you & miss you. I will see you one day and we will hug and have that glass of wine.
I remember way back when when I was working for a small insurance agency in Summit when you recruited me to come work for Sedgwick James in Morristown. You took me out to lunch at Marco Polo for my interview and I felt so professional. I was so excited when I got the phone call that I got the job!I have to say, you were definetly the best female boss that I have ever worked for. You were professional,fair, and hell of alot of fun. There were so many memories from the Christmas parties with your "special" eggnog to my office engagement party. It seems like only yesterday. However,a few jobs, 15 years of marriage, and three kids later, I still remember my first day at Sedgwick. I would just like to say "Thank you" for being a part of my life.
I hope JoAnn's family has been comforted to see the universal high esteem with which JoAnn was held by her 'work family'. I was fortunate enough to attend the first Professional Customer Service award named in her honor, presented in Austin Texas almost three years ago. The presentation was very moving, and the recipient was truly honored to receive the award in JoAnn's honor.
Aside from a formal award that recognizes her industry contributions, I hope JoAnn's family is comforted to know what a tremendous professional role model JoAnn was to all of those fortunate enough to have worked with her. Thank you for sharing her with us!
Thinking about you today and always.
As I sit here today and ponder what I should write, my thoughts lead me to the lyrics from one of the songs in the play WICKED. Some people would not understand, but I know The Wizard of Oz was your favorite. So here goes.
"I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason. Bringing something we must learn and we are lead to those who help us most to grow. If we let them and we help them in return. Well I don't know if I believe that's true, but I know I'm who I am today
Because I knew you.
It well may be that we will never meet again
in this lifetime, so let me say before we part
So much of me is made of what I learned from you
You'll be with me like a handprint on my heart
And now whatever way our stories end
I know you have re-written mine
By being my friend."
May you be at peace.
For some reason I have been thinking a lot about you. I don't know if it is because of your picture I have on my desk, the 5 year anniversary approaching or because we celebrated your birthday at Smugglers. I was a little saddened that not a lot of people showed this year, but with vacations, lives changing I guess that is expected (we still had a good time with those that came). Don't worry Kathy, Liz and I will always celebrate your life as well as Susan's. Even though we said we were going to behave with the consumption of alcohol, it didn't work. On Sept. 11, Kathy & I (not sure about Liz - has to attend court..you would laugh at the reason) will be visiting Susan's grave and then going out to dinner in both your honor. Please know that you will both be in my hearts forever.
I hope to hear from some of Joann freinds, please feel free and contact me @ my email address. Please let me know if you get together this year for her B-day, I would love to come up.
As Karen wrote a whole bunch of us went to Smuggler's Cove in honor of your birthday. We placed your picture on the bar with a glass of wine next to it. I know you were there in spirit, but I wish you were there physically. You would have "loved" the group who gathered.
As this dreadful anniversary approaches, I wanted you to know that you are missed and thought of all the time. Liz and I will be going on Saturday to Susan's grave and then out to lunch to honor the two of you and the friendship you shared.
Love and Miss You
It occurred to me that I was recalling a long conversation I had with Jo one evening on my way home from work in 1998 or so. It was shortly after JoAnn was transferred to New York and I had joined the Morristown office. We were both apprehensive about the future, lamenting the past, supporting and cheering each other on and making jokes about all of the scary stuff to make it less scary. That conversation lasted at least 45 minutes, and I took that call in that exact parking lot, so as not to lose the signal. As was always the case with JoAnn, she left me that evening feeling stronger, braver and better than I'd felt at the beginning of the call.
Jo, life has taken all of us in many directions since we last saw your face, but you continue to touch all of us, sometimes at the most bizarre times, and in the unlikeliest of places. Thank you JoAnn, for everything.
I love you and miss you,please continue to watch over me. Until we meet again
Love your Niece
Lori A. Green
I finally decided to get in the Christmas spirit this year and send out cards to family and friends. I went through my address book to ensure I wouldn't miss sending a card to someone. I came across your NJ home address...I've kept it in my palm pilot these last few years. I decided never to remove it so that it could serve as a reminder of our friendship and the good times we had together. In lieu of a Christmas card, please accept my holiday wishes through this e-mail. Chandler says "happy holidays," too. His second grade class had a short memorial ceremony on Sept. 11 this year. He told his class that he lost a friend on that day and missed her. I miss you too and think of you often.
Brian & Chandler
Tomorrow marks the 2nd anniversary of the horrific events of 9/11. Liz, Kathy and I will be visiting Susan's grave tomorrow, as well as going out to dinner to honor the both of you. We decided that this will be our tradition to the both of you every 9/11. Please know that you are always thought of and are in our prayers.
You never knew how much the joking that we always did meant to me. I was shocked to find out that you were gone! All of my old memories with you and the family came fludding back. I know that you probably didn't know it, but I was serving in the Army when it all happened. It hurt to find out that you were gone, I prayed for the family, and for you. Jo I just want you to know that I did everything that I had to do the best that I could do, you were taken from us all who care for you, and it was my duty to defend our way of life. Jo I miss you and all of our times that we had! I love you Jo, and I know that Lori does too.
It has been a while since we spoke. Another birthday has come and gone and this 9/11 anniversary week already. Time is racing again JoJo and yet is seems like yesterday we were laughing. There is much on my heart I have not written to you in the past year plus. Like everyone too much for here too much to say it all.
I miss you and think often of our meeting at Brian and Kathy Edwards in Memphis. Who woulda thought my sister your co-worker coulda pulled that off?
At each communion in the Church at Charlotte I think of you. I know you remember that first communion together. I so enjoyed enjoyed our 2000 summer vacation with the Jim & Susie Murray in Lavallette at the Shore.
I carry the picture of you and Susie in my Daytimer. It is my favorite of you. I look at the picures of you visiting me here in Charlotte and me in NJ often.
I know for sure you are in Heaven now safe, secure and dancing with your Daddy. I enjoyed hearing stories about your Dad and how you had grown so close to your Mom and family. Until all whose lives you touched see you again, keep dancing JoJo!
A year has gone by and I miss you and think of you every day. I promised myself I wouldn't cry as they read your name. When I heard your name and saw your picture, I smiled, and started crying. I know that you are in a better place and are always looking down and watching over all of us as you have always done in the past. I think of our friendship and will treasure it always. I think about Fred. S. James, 22 years ago when you hired a young 17 year old and molded her into an insurance "executive". You came to my highschool graduatation along with Liz Esposito and cheered me on, you celebrated with me when I received my insurance license, you came to my wedding and celebrated with me then. I came to your wedding when you married Keith and we celebrated then. We used to celebrate quite often - just because. I will remember always working side by side with you, Ortley Beach, our "little" talks, talks about home, constant laughter, and your beautiful smile. I will miss you always, but know that one day I will see you again. But for now you are always in my heart and on my mind. I love you my friend and I will see you soon.
Patty Harrison Shrensel
I can't believe tomorrow will be one year since the horrific nightmare. I can't tell you how much I think of you & Susan. Kathy, Liz and I seem to always reminisce about the two of you. Especially since the both of you were such good friends. Actually, you were family to one another. Kathy, Liz & I will be visiting Susan's grave tomorrow and also we will be going to dinner together to honor the both of you. Please know that my prayers go out to you, Susan and to your families.
it was a number of years ago. When we finally met in San Francisco, it was as if I had known her forever.
We had many business trips together. Virtually every morning while we were in places such as Phoenix, New Orleans, Portland, Palm Springs, Seattle, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Memphis and others, we would figure out how we could take an early morning walk of at least 30 minutes. This meant knowing what time we needed to be at the meeting, figuring in the time Jo Ann needed to get ready--at least 45 minutes-- and hoping we would fine early morning coffee in the lobby. Many times this meant getting up at 5:30 or earlier. I especially remember the day we planned to walk at Memphis State while attending a training session. We woke up to find it was pouring rain. Never one to be stopped, Joann came up with the perfect solution -- we walked the parking garage from top to bottom and bottom to top for 40 minutes. The only person who seemed confused by our stroll was the parking attendant who eventually just shook his head and ignored us.
On an earlier trip to Memphis, I was late reaching the restaurant for dinner. I silently slipped into a seat next to Don Morgan who gave me a welcome and then asked where I lived. I very quietly told Don that I lived in Point Richmond in California onboard a 42 foot sailboat. Joann, who had overheard my comment, dropped her fork, looked at me and loudly said, "No! You don't! What do you mean you live on a boat?" While I had hoped to keep the boat living low key, the whole table turned to me with a miriad of other questions as well. Later on a visit to San Francisco, she and Don visited the boat so she could see it was real.
Joann visited California several times and the last time she was here, she took an extra day to visit us in the Delta. She had an unusual fear of things that might be in the water-- weeds, fish and other imagined horrors-- and it took some time to convince her to get in a kayak. She was finally convinced so her picture could be taken -- only if it was not clear the kayak was still on the dock.
I miss you, Joann and appreciate the time we spent together. You told me about how special your family was, about Susan, your summer vacations at the shore, your cats and even a divorce or two. I am very glad to have the memories but would rather have you around instead.
I just want to wish you a happy birthday, we didn't forget you. I know another year wiser not older and still young and beautiful as always.You are always on our minds and in our hearts as you always have been. Happy birthday I'll have a glass of wine for you. I love you with ALL my heart Aunt JoJo.
You were my boss, my mentor and my friend. I learned from you, and leaned on you, and feel so fortunate for having known you. Although we lost touch along the way, you were never far from my thoughts.
Each day, I think of you, I pray for you, and I miss you.
I miss those phone calls we've had over the years and the good-natured way we could give each other a hard time. In particular I'll remember the trips you made to Memphis and what a great help you were with all the work projects that needed to be done. You made the work time fun too. Chandler still talks about you (Jo...the lady with the dark hair)and how you played his favorite game of swords...Capt. Hook and Peter Pan. You were a fabulous Hook to his Pan.
You're in our thoughts and prayers every day and are missed very much.
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of you, Susan and other colleagues lost in Trade Center. You were such a great person to work for and I truly believe I could never have another boss that could treat me the way that you did. I will never forget our trips to the CT Office and even though it was a commute we seemed to fill the time with conversation. I'll never forget your last day in the Roseland Office. When CTJ, Mike and I gave you the engraved clock to remember us by. It was very emotional for me (seven years together is a long time), but I knew we would still speak to one another. I also knew that you would check with Susan on how I was. I'm so glad I was able to see you last summer when you visited the Morristown Office. You looked great, as usual. On 9/11 when I heard what happened, I went directly to Susan's office to see if she heard from you. Little did I know that she went into the city that day. In some ways it eases my pain to know that Susan and you were together. Especially since you were best friends. Just know that I am thinking about you & Susan always and I miss you very much.