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Position: Fixed Income Accountant
It is hard to imagine someone coming from the smallest of towns, and achieving success in the financial capital of the world. But that was Shannon. His hometown of Star Lake, NY likely has fewer residents than his floor had employees, but that didn’t stop Shannon from shining. He was one of the most loved people I ever had the privilege to meet.
I did not know Shannon personally. I am from an area near the Star Lake Region and my husband, Kenneth was once Shannon’s Cub Scout leader. Kenny has stories and memories of Shannon as a child that are so warm and funny. My husband had not a bad word to say about Shannon.
Shannon, without meaning to, you became a symbol of this tragedy. You touched the lives of those who knew you and even those who didn’t. May your spirit soar, Shannon. We will never forget you.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you. So many things have happened since we lost you that I swear you’ve orchestrated from up in heaven. So many times we’ve said Shannon is laughing so hard at us right now. Miss you so much.
I don’t know Shannon but I lost my brother-in-law who also worked at Cantor. I felt the need to see the type of people my precious brother-in-law worked with. You entered heaven as heroes. Americans will never forget. Now you are a part of the great cloud of witnesses overlooking us. Your new address 777 Heaven.
A loving American, desiree
There is not enough space or time to capture who Shannon Adams was. He was a gifted son, a caring brother, a successful professional and my best friend. His most lasting success will be the impression he has made on each of our lives. We are all more enriched people from knowing Shannon. Shannon lives on in my soul with his familiar aviator shades and his mile-wide grin. Every day I am reminded how much I miss him and how much I love him…so much more than he ever knew.
Not a day goes by that I do not think about Shannon. His great big smile, his ability to consume an enormous amount of alcohol in a short period of time, his determination and zest for life had made him one of the greatest guys I had ever known.
Shannon, you will never know how many lives you have touched. You will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.
Shannon always had a smile on his face and would greet me with this huge hug. Since I’m 1/3 his size, I would basically be smothered. He had this laugh that I can still hear sometimes. Though I didn’t know him that long, I’m glad that I got to know him and that we hung out the whole weekend before the world changed. Miss ya bro – Sean
Not a day goes by that we don’t think of the country boy that went to be a city boy. We miss you greatly!!! We think of you always smiling and wanting to play beer pong. We love and miss you!!!!
I love and miss you….
Shannon is in my thoughts every day. I can still picture the little boy sleep walking and scaring me. Shannon didn’t only make his family proud, he made the whole community proud. Shannon you will never be forgotten, your memory will only get stronger.
Love and miss you….
I miss Shannon so very much. I can only hope he knows just how much he touched my life, along with so many others. He is constantly in my thoughts, and will be in my heart forever.
Today, September 11, 2002, the staff in our building gathered for a memorial service for the victims of 9/11. We lit candles and prayed. In our prayers of petition, each of us read a name aloud. I was given Shannon’s name and I have had that name in my mind this day. It is good to read the memories of you who knew him, or knew of him in a special way.
Alice Felicia, Catholic Charities, St. Paul, MN
It was my day off yesterday (9/11/02) and I turned on the television as the reading of the names began. My heart nearly fell out of my chest as Shannon’s name and picture appeared on my screen. Just a few weeks ago I received a piece of his mail, and I mindlessly wrote “Return to Sender” on the envelope, thinking that eventually it would be re-routed to Shannon’s address. My husband Bill and I are devestated. Shannon and Ben were the best neighbors we ever had here in Whitestone Queens. Ben if you read this page, our prayers are with you because we know Shannon was your dearest friend…God bless his family and all the families who lost a loved one on 9/11/01
On 9/11/02 I turned on the television to hear the sad news of Shannon’s death in the World Trade Center. I was devestated at the loss of such a kind and wonderful man…may God bless and keep him and if Ben Werzinger sees this, please contact me…Lisa
On this Labor Day, I am sitting here not believing that it has already been a year since Shannon and all the people in the Tower, the Pentagon, and the ariplanes were taken away. It seems like yesterday and sometimes a lifetime away. That day and the thoughts of all those people have not been out of my head for more than a couple days at a time. We do need to move on yet never forget the gentle souls like Shannon that left us that day.
To Shannon’s family, Shannon will never die because he lives in the thoughts of all who knew him…..and even those who didn’t.
I am happy to have a memory with Shannon. Last year, Christmas 2000…my Aunt and Shannon’s dad came to get me to bring me up north. We had to go to the airport to pick up Shannon. He was flying in from NY, so he could spend Christmas with everyone up north. I remember him talking about his friends freaking out about the snow in NY City on that day…he chuckled and said, “you don’t know what snow is until you go to Star Lake, NY.” Very true! That very day we drove north in a bad snow storm. It did not stop us. We stopped at the mall in Watertown, NY so Shannon could buy gifts for his family. I remember everything that happened that day. I am happy that I had that day.
I recently returned from my cousin’s graduation. He graduated from the same school that Shannon did. At the graduation they gave an award in Shannon’s name. Shannon’s family are the most caring and kind people I know. I am honored to have them as a part of my life…Lou- I am so sorry for your loss…My thoughts are always with you and your family. Thank you for always watching me dance…it means so much…Love to you and your family…I am so sorry again…Take care…and God Bless…
I barely remember Shannon, as he was much older than me. Whenever I think of 9/11 I automatically think of Shannon. Like many have said, he was from the smallest town and he was in the biggest financial center in the world. We were all proud of him. We all miss you Shannon!
Shannon your still in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers
May You R.I.P Friend..
Elesa/William Kuppler on 9/11/2010 whitestone,NY
Your family misses you so much. We are so proud of what you had done with your life. I think of you every day. There are always the little things that remind me that you are with us: the sun, clouds, wind, flowers, birds. You will always be in our hearts and souls.
Aunt Marie (May 2011)
I was with his mother Gywn Hurst Adams that morning. Waiting in shock to hear any news. Gywn glowed when she spoke of Shannon. You will never be forgotten even though we never met. My heart will always be with you Gywn.
Cynthia Jarvis friend of Mom
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