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|Karen S Juday
Date of Birth: February 22, 1949
Position: Administrative Assistant
Karen (Hawley) Juday moved from Elkhart, Indiana 4 years ago to be with me in New York. She left a place she had been all of her life to go to a strange city and make a new life with me. I told her she had more courage than anyone I knew when she decided to make the move. I told her I couldn’t leave my kids and parents but Karen had a different view on life. She raised her kids as best as she could, she worked hard for many years. She had many personal tragedies and she said it was now her time and wanted to enjoy life with the man she fell in love with. She started a new career as an Administrative Assistant at Cantor Fitzgerald in the World Trade Center approximately 3 years ago. She was a dedicated worker; she had a different work ethic than most of us in New York are used to. She had a job and she did it well and went beyond the call of duty to do that job well. That’s because that’s the way Karen was, she gave her all to everything she did. Karen and I did everything together; we loved life and wanted to spend it with each other. Karen loved this country and adjusted to New York very quickly. She called New York her home. She loved all the little stores in our neighborhood in Bensonhurst Brooklyn, especially the bakeries and pastry shops. She always smiled and was friendly even to the rude foreigners who have seemed to take over all the small grocery stores and newsstands. That was Karen, friendly, dedicated and honest. Then on September 11, 2001, a sunny beautiful morning, some cowards took her life away along with thousands of others. Our dreams were shattered along with many others. We had the best 4 years of our lives together and nothing can change that. I will love you forever my sweet lady. My name is Richard Pecorella and I have lost everything when I lost Karen.