As always Jeff, I was proud to read my life partner's name in the Massachusetts State House. You remain in my heart first and foremost before all others. Until we are reunited again...Keith
missing you every day for 15 years. does't get any easier. dad and kay
Thinking of you yesterday, today, and forever.
Jeff, I will never forget you and your kind heart. <3
Brian,my thoughts are with you today.We will never forget
I just came across so old photos and made me think of you. Think about the beautiful person that you were.
Jeffrey's family and friends. He was a dear friend. I still have the last letter he had wrote to me and my partner before he passed away. He loved coming over to see Ryne my son. Tonight July 28, 2016 was the first evening I could bare to watch the movie World Trade Center. I remembered how he talked so much about his Grandmother and how he loved her so. You are always thought of Jeff. We miss you.
You are always in my heart.
Never to be forgotten.....
I Love You! You are branded on my heart forever. Thank you for being my friend
We will never forget you. We miss you and love you Jeff!
I think about and miss you everyday. Much love to you my friend. Marie
thinking of you Jeff. Love Dad and Kay
Jeff, I miss you more than words can describe. Just lost Dad, so I hope you can show him the ropes in heaven.
Hi Lovebug today marks the 14th year since I heard your laugh! I was in Boston yesterday and can still here you in the jet ridge "Itty Bitty love you love your hair, hope you win"!i am a better person for having you in my life! I will never forget you or the crew of flight 11! I love you and will always carry a pair of wings for you!
Jeff, I am thinking of you today. I am sending love and energy to Keith. I knew you only for a short time. I know I would be a better person had we had more time together on this planet. But of course, everyone would have benefited from your kind heart and beautiful soul.
Jeff, You remain my soul-mate and partner now and forever. The past 13 years have been very difficult without you by my side.
Thinking of you today, and everyday. Miss you!
Thinking of you today, and everyday. Miss you!
i am so sorry for your loss. i am doing a project on 9/11 and it is sad to hear that you husband family or friend has lost his life. i am truly sorry. jeff will be missed!
My Dear Friend I truly miss you! Love you much! See you in the hereafter!xox
Jeff you now have a tennis court named in your memory in Yorkville. Many people have already enjoyed playing there. We know you would have loved it. Love always Dad and Kay
Jeff, you will NEVER be forgotten. XO
I miss you Jeff, always and forever. Love you friend!
Where do I begin....first I just want to thank God for bringing you into not only my life but into my families and of course being the best friend you were to my mother. My most fondest memory was when you came to Chicago and surprised me and my mother with a limo ride around chicago to sight see. Its just like yesterday. I don't remember a time where you weren't smiling or laughing. You are truly an inspiration to me and I love telling my son about his Uncle Jeff and the wonderful man you are and how much I love you. I miss you but I know you are looking down from above with a great big smile on your face and watching our lives just waiting for the day we can meet again. I love you Jeff!
Jeff, although I didn't know you, I know your brother, Brian. May you continue to fly your angel wings in Heaven until you and all of your loved ones see each other again.
My dearest Jeff.....you will remain in my heart until we are once again reunited. I do my best to follow your example by living life to the fullest each day. Love you, Your partner in life, Keith
I never met you in person, but I know my sister valued your friendship and professionalism as a fellow American Airlines flight attendant. I think of you often, and each year on September 11th. She would not be here today if you had not traded that trip with her, and I know she feels guilt about that to this day. Please know you are remembered by all of us, near and far.
You are truly missed my dear precious friend. We all had some very special times. love you always xoxox
Your Brown Sugar see you in the hereafter!
Miss you and your funny laugh and humor..
You are always with us in our hearts and mind. Dad and I think of you every day. Dad and Kay
Jeff, Still think of you and miss you..
We are thinking of you Jeff. It is wonderful that you and Keith had 11 years together.
There is not a day that goes by without me knowing that Jeff continues to watch over me.
The God above hates violence. All those that participate in it he will do away with. Then all those that have fallen victim to it will raise up to a paradise earth to live in peace under Gods Kingdom. Looking forward to seeing them all there.
Still remember our group road trip to Salem, and sitting in your kitchen overlooking the ocean, drinking coffee. I miss you my friend.
We will never forget that day. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of Jeffrey's co-workers, friends and family. We will honor you by trying to share a smile with everyone we meet. Much love from Texas...
Mr & Mrs Collman,
I could never forget Jeff He was a great stuart.He could of flew a plain if he had to.He would come to the cockpit on long trip's to Europe and sit down and bring us water or caffeen to keep us awake and I will never forget the jokes he would tell us and how he talked so highly of his family and he will all ways be my hero I and my wife talk about him and pray for your family all the time
You will allways be a Angle in heaven and a American Hero R.I.P You will allways have your gold wings my fellow friend.
Even though I never met Jeffrey his profile and the way others described him make me wish I had. My thoughts and prayers are with his loved ones.
Hi Jeff, You will always remain in my heart. You were a giving and loving individual who put others above yourself. You loved life and our love for you will be eternal.
Hi Jeff, took you live flowers yesterday. Know you hate fake flowers. Dad and Kay
Happy Birthday Jeff, I am thinking of you today. I know you are dancing with the angels but you are so missed. Keep dancing and let me hear you laugh a few times.
The 911 memorial services in Boston were incredible. I read Jeff's name during the ceremony at the Massachusetts State House. The Governor, Senators Kerry & Brown & Homeland Secretary Napolitano were in attendance. Victoria Reggie Kennedy gave an inspirational eulogy.
Still miss you! your humor and compassion. you are a great person. I bet you have them laughing in heaven!
JEFF WE WILL NEVER FORGET. DAD READ YOUR NAME AND CREW MEMBERS AT A MEMORIAL IN OSWEGO TODAY. MISS YOU ALWAYS DAD AND KAY
I can't believe it has been 10 years Jeff! My heart still feels like it was yesterday. I love you so much and am so gratful for the time I was able to spend with you. Love you with all my heart!
It was always a pleasure working with you. Miss u my friend.
Your AA family will always remember. You will never be forgotten.
I am saddened as the 10th anniversary of 911 approaches. Jeff used to visit me at the American Airlines office in Larkspur, CA to have his employee tickets issued. I'll never forget his smile and pleasant demeanor. He may be gone, but will never be forgotten. My sincere condolences to the family.
To the family and friends of Jeffrey Collman:
Jeffrey will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not allow those we lost on 9/11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Today is your Birthday. In celebration of your life, I just wanted to recognize all your beauty. Love you friend!
You will never be forgotten.
JEFF IS ALWAYS IN OUR HEARTS. We joined the memorial march that Yorkville has every year. You are in our thoughts every day. Love Dad and Kay
Jeff, Thinking of you today. It's hard to believe it's been nine years. Brett was just a little boy. Now he's fifteen and so tall. Your picture still hangs in his room. You've touched our lives and made us better because of it. Rest in peace Jeffy Boy.
Remembering today and everyday...
This day is always hard not to miss you.......
as your 9806 class mate and friend, I wanted you to no that all of us from9806 will always love you. rest in peace.
Jeff I'll always remember you at the family christmas gathering as the first guy in the family with a perm!!! You are a hero!! God must have needed you more in heaven than on earth!!
Jeff, you will always be remembered.
Although Jeff is not here for Christmas, he is very much alive with us in spirit.
I was just thinking about all the years that Jeff showed up unexpectedly during the holidays for one of his famous visits... I loved every second I got to spend with him. He taught me so much in life and I will always treasure him and keep him close in my heart. Hope you're looking down and smiling. Love you and miss you incredibly!
Glad I got the opportunity to see you before you left us. We always had good times and good laughs. Although you have been gone a while now, it just seems like yesterday, and I really miss ya! You were a hero the day you passed and God Bless you and all the other hero's who left along with you.
I know you will take care of them, Jeff. Maybe that was God's plan. Just like here on earth, you were a people person and a truly caring one. Take care my friend! Love ya always!
Today would be Jeff's 50th Birthday. Thinking of him a lot today.....
Happy 50th Jeff! I know you would have made it quite a party.
I just wanted to stop by and say hi! You will never be forgotten!
I miss you Jeff! Your laugh was contagious, your smile enormous and your friendship extremely enduring. You had the ability to talk us out of a bad mood and the mischeif to make gossip fun. I have a candle from you that I light every Sept. 11 to celebrate you. You had the ability to make us all feel like we were your best friend and there will never be another like you. I pray for Keith always and hope he is well.
Jeff was a lot of fun to be around. He loved to make fancy foods. He was always fixing some treat to have with supper. Spent a lot of weekends at his Aunt's house and he spent a lot of weekends with us. He dreamed of being a flight attendent and loved it. He love to travel too. He was a people person. He was my nephew.He will be missed.
I still remember your time you spent with me at the Arcade and eating pizza. The time we walked thru McHenry state park and talking about life. The times we went to the mall me you and my mom. Then years later you visited me and met my wife and she liked you from the start, then a few months later you were pluked from our hearts.
Love your cousin Marty middaugh & Wendy Middaugh
Love and miss you "Uncle" Jeff.
Oh, Jeff, my favorite knucklehead cousin! I wish we'd spent time together in our adult years. You were a great kid, and I was always proud to call you "family." I miss you.
I will never forget you, Jeff! A true friend no one could ask for more. I miss you..
Jeff, you will always be remembered!!! <3<3<3
G-d Bless from the UK
I didn't know Jeff very well....but we had mutual friends, and occasionally hung out at the same functions in Boston. Even though I never got to know him very well, I do have one vivid memory of Jeff. He was traveling on a flight I was working and he said he had just visited with his partner in CA (he was very bubbly!) and was headed back to Boston to return to work. He came up and chatted with the the crew, and had us cracking up for hours. He was in such a great mood, but was kind of bummed out about having to go back to Boston to serve reserve. I will never forget Jeff's smile, his humor and humlity! I hope that he is having a great time where ever he is. Blessings to his partner and family during this difficult time. Thanks for all you did on that dreadful day Jeff!!! We miss you!
Two Peole In Love
Though we had never met, our AA family has one of the strongest bonds, I know. We will never forget. I hope as time has passed, the wonderful memories Jeffrey shared with those who loved him, continue to heal the pain of such a tragic loss.
You are always in my heart and we are never apart.
Although a few years have passed since September 11, 2001 it’s hard to forget what happened. I could tell from the stories about you that you seemed like a pretty cool guy. I’m sorry you couldn’t spend your 42nd birthday but I know that you’re in the best place right now. To his family and friends, although I’m just a kid, I understand your sadness but you should be happy for him. He died making people all around the world happy and he was proud of all that he’s done in his life. May god bless you all.
I just wanted to tell you that you'll never be forgotten. Thank you for playing Santa for Bryan, Michael & me! ;o)
I love you Jeff and miss you so very much. I miss your surprise visits - you were a one in a million person - I was lucky to be your cousin and your friend.
Hey Jeff...You will always be in our hearts. We miss you coming to visit. We always had some good laughs. My family truley loved you and we will never forget you!
You will never be forgotten..Love the Demetralis family
As I cross-stitched your name on the memorial that I am doing for all of the victims, I prayed for you and your family. Please know that your death was not in vain. We will always remember. God Bless.
I walked through an old, historic cemetary in Chicago near Graceland cemetary and saw a message like this on a tombstone:
If each tear built a step to the clouds, our tears would build a stairway to heaven so we could see you again.
Peace and Love.
Thank you all for your prayers and remembrance of Jeff. His spirit still soars in the heavens and his love continues to live in our hearts. I am blessed to have been his life-partner.
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
GOD BLESS YOUR SOUL. GOD BLESS AMERICA.
I was a flight attendant in the U.K. doing long haul flight's for 13 year's, I have been with my partner Richard for 18 year's, I left flying to spend more time with him and emigrate to Australia, I don't know what made me look at this site,but i was instantly drawn to Jeffrey's picture, That was two year's ago, I am now once again a flight attendant-I was inspired to go back into flying by Jeff, ( I don't know why) But when any body ask's me why i have gone back into flying i show them your guest book and they understand! Your guest book made me cry when i first read it and it still does now, Jeffrey and Kieth , You have both inspired a lot of people, My thought's will alway's be with you! Martin & Richard (Sydney Australia)
I know how he loved to travel. In my heart of hearts I feel he went to the most prized destination of all. The ultimate vacation. Paradise!!!
Before today, I knew nothing of Jeffrey, but now that I do, I feel very honored. Even though I never knew him, I can tell he was a very good man. My thoughts and prayers go out to you in these difficult times.
Even though I did not know Jeffrey Collman, I am sorry to hear what happened. After reading about him, I view him as a hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Jeffrey as Monday marks a day of rememberence to all that lost a loved one that sad day.
What can I say about Jeff? One of my all time favorite people in the world and also one of the kindest people I've ever been blessed to know. Jeff was my cousin, my friend; someone who always accepted me no matter what. That was the kind of person he was. Loving and open. I just could not believe that he was gone...I knew that was not his normal flight route and I thought he was safe. When I found out a few hours later, my heart broke. I wish it never happened and I wish, at least, that I had the chance to say good bye and to tell him that I loved him.
When I was growing up, Jeff would visit my family all the time, and he was always so much fun, so happy. I still have some of the letters he sent, with stickers all over them. He always remembered to write. Never forgot your birthday. He was such a giving person.
Jeff had so much love to share with everyone and I know that he had a wonderful relationship with Keith. I didn't get to meet Keith until the memorial service, but I had been with Jeff several times when he would talk to him on the phone, and you could just hear love in his voice.
I always respected Jeff for being himself - never puting on an act. His attitude was that if you didn't like him, well, that was ok, he was who he was. But I'm sure that all who did get to meet him, liked him very much.
I miss him and think of him all the time. I think, maybe Jeff will magically show up on Christmas Day this year...as he did so often in the past.
I just came across this web site today through an email from our flight attendant union. When Jeff was 8 years old he spent 6 weeks living with my family in Yorkville. He was a funny little kid with glasses and he stole our hearts. He was a friend for life. Words will never adequately express the joy and love that this wonderful man brought to the lives of his friends and family. I have been a flight attendant for 30 years and I have never known anyone as excited as Jeff was to finally enter this profession. It was his lifes dream. I miss you my friend. Meleia Jordan, Northfield MN
My daughter and I flew out of Logan headed for SF less than a week before 9/11/01. When I saw Mr. Collman's face in the Times, I recognized him as the flight attendant I'd seen on other Boston-SF flights; he'd been kind to my little girl on this flight we took in September 2001.
I want his sweetheart and family to know we remember him still, though we did not know him.
Love never dies.
to jeff: thank you for being my friend! I miss you and think about you all the time. steve
You are remembered Jeff. JEFF"S WAY will tell the world who you were, and what you mean to us all. I love you. Doug
ALTHOUGH I DID NOT KNOW MR.COLLMAN I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE LOST A FRIEND WHOM I HAVE NEVER MET. MY THOUGHTS, CONDOLENCES, AND PRAYERS EXTEND TO HIS FAMILIES,FRIENDS, AND COLLEAGUES AT AMERICAN AIRLINES. JEFF, I WISH THAT I HAD A CHANCE TO MEET YOU BUT PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU ARE MY FRIEND AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY NOW AND ALWAYS!! GOD BLESS!! AND TAKE CARE. LOVE DAN
I recently hosted a Collman family reunion in Maine. That's when I found out that Jeffrey is a cousin of mine! Wish we could have met! Sounds like he was a very caring man and well liked. My condolences!
THANK YOU FOR ALL THE NOTES ABOUT JEFF. WE STILL MISS HIM EVERY DAY. EVERY DAY THERE ARE REMINDERS OF HIM. WE ARE STILL HOPING FOR A CALL THAT WE KNOW WILL NEVER COME. WE JUST LOST ONE OF JEFF'S AUNTS THAT WE KNOW IS UP THERE WITH JEFF. HE LOVED HER AND NOW THERE ARE TOGETHER. JEFF WE LOVE YOU BYE. DAD AND KAY
My thoughts today are with your family, friends and American Airlines family. May God Bless all of you that still mourn such a great loss.
Former Boston Based Flight Attendant
Today is 9/11/2003 and as I have been watching the memorial services on TV I was remembering a comment I have heard many times "we all know someone who lost a loved one on 9/11." My dear friend Ivan Collman of Yorkville, Illinois lost his nephew Jeffrey. I remember the deep feelings of saddness that I felt for Ivan and the entire Collman family for such a tragic loss of life. My heart goes out to this family and all of the families who lost a loved one on that terrible day that we must never forget. We must remember all of the inocent lives that were lost and keep their memories alive always.
A friend of our family in Florida and Yorkville (Demetralis).Remembering him keeps him alive in our hearts and minds.
I look to my wrist on different occasions feeling that Jeffrey is with my when I am flying day to day. I greive for him as if I knew him, my heart will now always be with him, his partner, and his family. I am saddend by the fact to have never met an extrodinary hero. I will be proud to carry his honor by wearing his band.
I have just learned of Jeff's fate. It is with the deepest sorrow I write this. I have known Jeff all is life. To his parents I send my most sincere condolenes. I am living 9/11 all over again only now it's personal. To Jeffs parents: Do not mourn the absence of the flame. Remember instead how brightly it burned.
I will miss you very much!! You were and still are my friend & second cousin. I wish I would have found out sooner than a yr later of your death. From my family to the Collman's. We loved jeff & enjoyed being apart of his life while he was here. I am sorry for the loss of those that knew you & happy for the gain that heaven has received. You are among the angels of heaven. Say hi to aunt Lucial for me.
I did not know Jeffrey, but I know that he was good person and that God will take care of him. I offer my thoughts and prayers to his Jesus so that his family will be comforted in their time of loss.
and praying for comfort
to those who knew and loved you.
I, too, wear a Mercy Band bearing Jeffrey's name. To Keith and the Collman family, please know that I pray for your loss, I ask God to give you all the strength to cope with that loss, and I wish you as much comfort in the days ahead.
I did not know you, but I look up to you...God Bless
My thoughts go to the flight crews on this anniversary. We will never know what happened on board but, in my heart, I believe they died defending their country.
My thoughts are with the family, friends and Jeffrey's partner today, September 11,2002.
I have several close friends who are flight attendants so when I read about Jeff in the "Advocate" I ordered a mercyband with his name on it. This message is intended for Keith. Although I only know of Jeff and you from a magazine article please know that I remember Jeff everyday when I put that bracelet on and I pray for you, our friends and families and everyone's loved ones that we all stay safe in the years to come. You have a huge extended family that supports and prays for you. Good luck. God bless you. Barb Lemasters
To Keith and the Collman Family~ My heartfelt sympathy and love. I went to Yorkville High School with Jeff and remember him fondly. May your memories of him sustain you throughout your lives.
Take good care,
Lisa Whitby McClung
YHS Class of '78
I do not know Jeffrey Collman, but know that he is a blessing to everyone he has come in contact with. I hope everyone that knows him and is close to him will pass on his great nature in their everyday lives. I have just ordered a mercy band that bears his name. I will remember him everyday when I wear it on my wrist. Hopefully a part of him will help me to live everyday as if it was my last. Love to all.
There will no binds of time and space to bind us,
No horizon we cannot persue,
We'll leave the world's misfortunes far behind us,
And I have my faith and trust in you.
Your Life-Partner, Keith
I never knew Mr. Collman or his family, but i wanted to express my sympathy to them. Im sorry for your loss and I think Mr. Collman died a hero for all of us. I hope someday you will find peace, even if it is a very small amount.
This legacy is a great tribute to Jeff. He was very loved by all that knew him. We still miss his phone calls. He always had different voices to try to trick us, always disappointed that I knew him every time. We have momentos from all over the world that he brought us from his vacations. Last time we saw him was at his Goddaughter's graduation from high school. We all enjoyed our time there. Not a day goes by we dont think about him. Well Jeff we will always love you and you will be in our hearts forever. We will meet again. Dad and Kay
My co-worker Kimberly Noonan lost her cousin Jeffrey Collman on September 11th. May God Bless her and keep her safe after this horrible event and may god protect the USA.
MAY THE BEAUTIFUL SOUL OF JEFFREY COLLMAN AND THE SOULS OF ALL THE FAITHFULLY DEPARTED THROUGH THE MERCY OF GOD REST IN PEACE.GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS.GOD BLESS AMERICA..AMEN
Im a former Flight attendant for AA and ive worked with jeffery on a coupol of flights, He is a wonderfull person and it was great when he was in my crew. He made passenger's and his crew feel great.I will never forget you.Its very sad that we lost you like this, but you were doing what you loved. I will continue to do what i love! Fly for American.Every time I bord a flight I will think of you.I and the AA crew will miss you very much.May you and the crew and passenger's of flight 11 rest in peace.
Dear Jeffrey Collman's family and friends,
I was fortunate to be the one who enscribed Jeff's name in a memory book created by Deena Schnitman, of paperarts, inc. She is in the process of memorializing all those killed in the air on 9/11. Jeff's name is the second one in the book. I was proud to write it when I knew nothing about him. I am proud to have learned what a loved and loving man he was. I hope that all of you find comfort in your memories of Jeff. Know that I hold him in my memory and celebrate his life.
To the family of Jeffrey Collman, I happened to come across his picture in the memorial and I felt I needed to write being from New York. I wanted to tell his family how sorry we are for your loss. We have lost so many wonderful people here in NY including some friends of ours. We have forgot about the people on board the planes and not just the passangers but the heroes who gave their lives to save all, the crew. I wanted you to know that they are not forgotten. You may here all about the firemen and policemen here in NY but we will never forget the Jeff Collman's of the world too. May God Bless him in heaven and may he have baked the biggest birthday cake for himeself and all his new friends in heaven.
To the family and friends of Jeffery, I am very touched by the outpouring of love for him. He must have been a very beautiful person and I am sorry you have lost him, especially in such tragic way. May his memory be a warm glo in your hearts.
I had the pleasure of working with Jeff and will cherish the time I played tennis with him. He was what a Flight Attendent should be and I will miss him terribly.
To the family and friends of Jeffrey Collman
I was asked to write a speech about the events of September 11th, and what the common person can do to counteract the prejudice, hatred, and discrimination that lead to such tragedies.
I wanted to include some stories of the people who were killed, and the loved ones who are grieving so that I could emphasize my point that we must not forget the values of the lives lost. I chose Jeffrey’s story and paraphrased his life, making sure to remark on his passion for his job and how loved he was-- not just noting that he died. I hope my tribute has honored his memory accurately. I makes me very sad to know the world has lost such a promising contributor, but I know wherever he is, he is at peace and receiving the awards of a life well-lived. My best wishes to all his loved ones.
It's been over four months now. Not a day goes by that I don't think of Jeff and mourn.
I mourn for Jeff. He truly was the most thoughtful, caring person I have ever met. The old adage "A stranger is just a friend I haven't met" really applied to Jeff. He literally had friends all over the world. Jeff joined our family eleven years ago. He visited us often and never failed to send postcards or give us a call, usually disguising his voice, just to drive me nuts. I mourn that he didn't have the chance to to experience all life had to offer. He was one of the few people that would take the opportunity.
I mourn for my brother, who lost the love of his life. Keith and Jeff had a remarkable relationship. Now, Keith not only has to deal with Jeff's loss, he must defend their relationship to others, including our own government.
I mourn for my six year old son, Brett, who lost his best friend, "Jeffy Boy". They were inseparable companions, always tearing things up around the house.
I mourn for my parents who lost their "other" son.
And I mourn for myself. After witnessing Jeff's memorial service in Boston and listening to Jeff's many friends, I realized that there was so much of Jeff that I failed to see.
So Jeffy boy, I just wanted to let you know, I love you and miss you. Good night, God Bless You.
To the family of this lovely young man who was so tragically taken from the American people, I send my deepest sympathies and prayer.
May Jeffrey's passion for tennis, cooking, his life and love live on in you. We are very sorry for your great loss. Our hearts cry with you.
We see your sorrow-
and our hearts cry....
We can not erase your pain
but you do not have to face the anguish alone-for we-
-the American people-
are beside you.
We so desperately want to have the touch that brings you comfort,
the strength that gives you courage,
and the words to lighten your spirits.
And when we are left speechless
may the silence of our nation weave love into your hearts
to ease your sorrow.
May you find healing through our nation's strength as we-
-the American people-
face this difficult time together. Our hearts are with you. Teresa Jahn
My sincere condolences to you Keith and your family. I have known Jeff for over 10 years and know how much he loved you. What an incredible loving relationship the two of you had. But now I know he watches over you from heaven.
Jeff was my partner of 11 years and the love of my life. Quoting his letter to me on our anniversary, "Keith, I still remember the first time our eyes met on August 25, 1990. We are so lucky we found each other. Even through the difficult times, our undeniable love for one another carried us through. I truly love you Keith and don't ever forget that." I was blessed that Jeff called me at 2 am on Sept. 11th to tell me he loved me and couldn't wait for us to go to Italy for his 42nd birthday. More than 300 people attended his memorial service on Sept. 28th (his 42nd birthday) in Winthrop, MA. Anyone who would like text of the eulogies delivered or photos can email me at KBradkowsk@aol.com. Jeff was very close to my family who he had visited just two weeks prior to Sept. 11th. He adored my six year old nephew Brett, who also adored his "Uncle Jeffy Boy." Words cannot express my appreciation for all of the support and compassion sent to me. I have received over 400 cards and letters from throughout the country. I have been especially blessed to have Jeff in my life.The greatest testament to honor Jeff's life is to recognize and respect the wonderful and loving man my partner in life was. And on his aol profile (JDCollman) Jeff states his hobby was "enjoying life." Thank you Jeff for being in my life now and always.
Hi! Jeff was my stepbrother. We were only three months apart in age. At times we had been quite close although in later years we had grown somewhat apart.
I know Jeff certainly made a difference in many peoples lives. I would be pleased if I could affect even a fraction of people the way he did, in my time on earth.
A friend sent me an email this morning...The top 10 reasons to smile. Well, thinking of Jeff and the way he could make anyone feel important should be on that list.
Jeff was living his dream and still found time to let people know he cared about them. I hope I can retain this lesson and practice sensless acts of kindness throughout my life. That I should never be too busy or wrapped up in my own business not to let others know they are important and I care.
Jeff, we'll miss you but you have definitely left a legacy of kindness.
Susan and (niece) Amy
Thank you for your notes. Raising Jeff was an adventure. He was always interested in travel. On his 14th birthday i baked him a cake with an airplane on it for decoration. He loved it. We will never forget his second love playing tennis. He and his brother played daily growing up. Later he went to lots of pro matches. We had lots of fun and troubles with 8 kids in the house. Jeff will always have a special place in our hearts. Dad and Kay love you Jeff
Thank you everyone for your kind words and prayers. Jeffrey loved to fly, so he was doing what he told me he should have done 15 years ago.
God Bless You Jeff.
All My Love,
I have only known Jeff 4 years, meeting him on Maui before he became a flight attendant. We discovered we both had roots in Chicago and knew some of the same people. Since then we have remained in contact via email and on his trips to Maui. What gives me the most comfort is that I remember how excited he was when he became a flight attendant, and how he loved to travel.
To the family of Jeffery:
You don't know me but I feel so sad for the families that lost loved ones. I lost 2 cousins at the WTC. As God comforts me, I pray that God will comfort you in this time of sadness and loss. All of the people who lost their lives on 11 September truly are
"America's Heros". My deepest sympathy to your family. My heart cries for you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead. May God welcome Jeffrey into His Kingdom with open arms.
Jeffery was also my half brother and the memories all us kids have will always be dear to our hearts as so will he we love and miss you jeff love vicki
jeff was my half brother,yet i can still remember our trip to the arch in missouri from when i was young,and i sherish it always,we may have lost touch throughout the yrs but i still have my memories off him and hope he does too,i love you jeff,your sis laura
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
JEFFERY MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
I never had the pleasure of meeting Jeff but obviously he must have been a pretty special guy. He was a co-worker of my daughter who also is a fight attendant based out of Boston. My heart never wants to feel the pain that I know exist in the hearts of all of you who have lost your loved ones. May you know he is flying with God and will always boast those gold wings with the angels.
Sincerely, Robbie Mullens
He was my cusion, who I will wiss dearly, but always have him in my heart. I will think about him each and every day, and remember him for his kindness. He loved his job, and knew the risks at it, and accepted them. We will miss u always, and you are in our prayers
Not enough praise can ever be given to members of flight crews who spend virtually more time in the air than on the ground. Thank you for dedicating your life to the safety and comfort of the flying public. May all those who know and love you now take comfort in the memories of you that live on in their hearts. Americans will never forget your sacrifice.
You don't know me but I feel so sad at what took place. I just wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers are with you.