My sincere condolences. Jeffrey seemed like a great guy who loved life and his family even more. May God bless and I know he's looking down at his family and smiling.
God Bless you and your family may you fly with the angels.
I continue to grieve for the victims of that horrible day, and I lift of prayers of encouragement to the many friends and family of those left behind. I am especially moved when I read obits of young men like Jeffrey who left behind wives and children. My heartfelt prayers go out to you. Much love from Texas.
Having seen Christie Coombs on several television interviews/programs I am inspired by her courage in keeping Jeffrey's memory alive. After my having lost several close friends in recent years I can only imagine what the Coombs family have gone through. Please let me know if I can do anything to help. My thoughts and prayers are with Christie and the rest of the family.
May god bless your family. We will never forget all who passed that day.
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that Meaghan, who is now an adult, can still hear the things daddy said and would say to her today to support and encourage her. I'm sure he would want her to be happy and excited for her future. My best to Christie who so abruptly had to be both parents into one. My prayer for you too is that you face your future with bright hope, joy and zest. I pray that God blesses you both with comfort and strength to face each day with determination and courage.
To the family and friends of Jeffrey Coombs:
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.
We still never forget Christie. You're never alone, NEVER! Neither is your family. We grieve 10 yrs later, and my prayer is that you continue to carry on. God will always give you the strength beyond what is normal.
As the days and weeks pass and as you return to lifes routines may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. (Psalm 34:8) My condolonces to the family and friends.
My love and prayers are with the family at this time. May we never forget.
well Jeff, Doug and I are getting ready to hit another mountain. We started doing these 67 peaks with you years ago and every mountain we climb brings us close to you. We still hear you behind us unwrapping the endless supply of candy bars and feel your presence standing beside every campfire. With only 7 mountains left it is bittersweet as the goal of finishing them all together was a strong bond between 3 brothers. You are so missed.
Christie and family, I have been reflecting on your loss today. I pray that Jeffrey's spirit is remembered and never forgotten. Lest we never forget.
Dear Christie and family,
I came across this opportunity to sign the guest book when I was on the Presidential Prayer website. May his legacy live on as you continue to celebrate his life as a loving husband, father, son and friend. Hold on to your faith and God's love and grace as you remember Jeff.
I wish you well with the upcoming road race in town this weekend.
God Bless You All,
Thinking of the Coombs Family today.
May God bless you all.
Thanks for giving up your life for all of amarica
REMEMBERING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
May God bless your family
September 11th does not go by without remembering Jeff. The Coombs family is always in our thoughts and prayers.
The Most Beautiful Things in the World, cannot be seen or heard.
It must be felt by the Heart.
Keep the love wrapped around you, and never let go of that. My Prayers will be with you always!
We will NEVER forget you.<3
He's is one of God's angels now. Always watching over you and your 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'm friends with Julia's (daughter) boyfriend Nick and i just found out about this and i am very sorry about that. i know how you guys feel from a past expirience. <3
God Bless you and your family. We will never forget.
I participated in two of Jeff's Compaq projects early in the summer of 2001. Jeff impressed me with his skills and with his solid, reliable nature. He was not a serious, dry man; he carried a sense of joy and pleasure in his life ... particularly with his family. He enjoyed his family and his work ... and wanted others to do the same.
I am fortunate to have known Jeff ... however briefly ... and miss him still.
Vaya con Dios ...
To the Coombs Family,
I work at BFDS, where Jeff and his brother Doug have worked. I had met Doug, but Jeff had left long before I came to work here. I came across a program today the Jeff had altered way back in 1987. His initials were the first in a long list of programmers who touched the code. Those initials, simply JWC, really set me aback. Even after the time that has passed, the loss of that life in such a horrendous way still hits hard and deep. The tragedy of 9/11 hit everyone in this country, we all have some connection to all those lives lost.
I wish I had had a chance to meet Jeff, he was obviously a wonderful guy from all the kind words about him. Please accept my sympathy for your loss.
Dear Coombs family. I was looking up our old 1977 Dedham High School records, when I found this sad news. Being here in Texas, I don't get much news about classmates. I was shocked to come across this. My heart goes out to you, your family and all of the people that this tragic event hit so hard. My prayers are with you and all who live in this great nation.
"Nothing can make up for the absence of someone whom we love...It is
nonsense to say that God fill the gap; God doesn't fill it, but on the
contrary, God keeps it empty and so helps us to keep alive our former
communion with each other, even at the cost of pain...The dearer and
richer our memories, the more difficult the separation. But gratitude
changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy. The beauties of the
past are borne, not as a thorn in the flesh, but as a precious gift in
themselves." Dietrich Bonhoffer
May light shine upon you and your children until you shall all be together again.
As I read these very kind messages, I wish I could reach out to everyone to say thanks. It is truly comforting to read what people have to say about Jeff and about that horrible day. I so appreciate everyone's prayers and compassionate messages. I wish I could say thank you to each of you individually, but I'm grateful to be able to do it through this site. Jeff was indeed a wonderful family man who loved his children so much. He was great at making people laugh, and kept our house a happy place. I, his kids, his family and my family miss him terribly. Thank you for helping his memory live on.
May God Give you peace of mind, You are in my prayers.
My deepest sympathy goes out to Jeff's family. I grew up in Dedham and I knew the Coombs clan. I worked summers with Jeff cutting grass at Brookdale Cemetary 20 some odd years ago. He was a guy you just couldn't help liking. I was so sad after hearing about this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife, children and extended family.
A friend of mine e-mailed this wonderful site to me the other day. I finally feel like I have a way to let the Coombs family know how much our family has felt for them over the past two years. We lived in Abington on 9/11/01. Although we didn't know the family directly, we did know who they were through soccer & St. Briget's (our daughter, Shelby, was an alter server that had met Matthew a few times). Words can never express the sorrow that we feel & the hopes that, someday, you will find peace & the strength to be able to smile again. Christie, we have thought of you so many times these past two years. Always remember that you were blessed to have Jeffry in your life. Anyone that knew him, even through association, could see what a wonderful, loving family man he was. You are, and always will be, in our thoughts & prayers.
John, Michelle & Shelby Darche
I saw a photograph of Jeffrey shortly after the 9/11 tragedy and I just cried. As many others have said that never met him, or like me, knew little about him, there is something in his smile and in his eyes that shows he was a good soul.
Too look at his picture warms my heart but at the same time breaks it.
Jeffrey's face is the one I think of when i recall Sept 11 and think of what a crime it was to take beautiful people away from their friends and families.
After two years, I still cry when I look into his eyes and see all the love and warmth he seemed to show.
I never knew him but I will never forget him.
Christie, I wanted this to be saved so you can always see it. I've never known what to say to you, but your cousins and I think of you whenever this week comes around. I never know what to say, but hope you know I love you and will miss Jeff for all time. I still think of his teasing whenever I get around the family and get sad thinking we will not hear that again. Gill, Jennifer, Jeff and I will keep you and your family in our hearts forever.
I love you, Cath
I was a Compaq employee who was working at the conference that Jeffrey was flying out to speak at. I have thought and prayed for him so many times, but never had the pleasure of meeting him. I want his family to know that the Compaq family will never forget him.
Thinking of you and your family during this sad time. I have such fond memories of Jeff and and his wonderful sense of humor.
While we worked for the same company, I never met Jeff. But I also have never forgotten him. My prayers are with his family and friends, particularly on this day. God bless.
Dear Coombs Family,
I would like to express my condolences to your family. My father Barry Ryan is a good friend of Charlie and Mona Coombs. I never met Jeff but if hes anything like his father I'm sure hes a wonderful person. Your in my thoughts and prayers today on 9/11 two years later...
I am still haunted by the lost of all the beautiful people that horrifying day. I pray for all, but because I grew up in Abington, I say an extra prayer for Jeffrey and his family. God bless, and know that we have not forgotten!
I just heard the news at my Dedham High School class of 1977 25th class reunion Friday night - and I was shocked. I had no idea how close to home the events of 911 really were. I am so sorry for his family. Truly I am. Nothing but nice words were said about Jeffrey at our 25th. God Bless his Family.
We are an St. Bridget, Abington family who didn't really know Jeff, but we are proud to say that he was a part of our community and we are also proud of Mrs. Coomb's activity as it relates to the loss of her family. She is a very special person and as Jeff looks down at her and their children, I am sure that he continues to smile with a lot of love.
I attend church with one of Jeff's co-workers. We have been praying for Jeff's family since the tragedy of 9/11/01. Even though I did not know him, he is the person that immediately comes to mind when I remember that tragic day. It sounds like Jeff was a wonderful man that really loved his family! I will always keep Jeff's family in my prayers. May God bless you all! WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!
A friend and former co-worker of Jeff's asked me to look at the tribute website for him. How it touched my heart to hear how wonderful Jeff Coombs was...and is. He may be separated from his family for a brief period, but his love and his life live on. May the many memories and tributes bring you comfort.
Dear Coombs Family,
I am a sixth grader and I go to a catholic school, I was given Mr.Coombs and to pray for. He sounds like a really kind person. I am sorry he was on one of the planes. I just wanted to let you know that my school and family is always praying for you.
I never met Jeff but he and his family are often thought of. He left the suburbs of Boston on September 11,2001 on the first run of the MBTA commuter train on the Plymouth Line. The first crossings the train passes after his stop are close to my home and when I hear them I think to myself "that's Jeff Coombs' train". It is a time when I say a short prayer for Jeff and his family. Though he is no longer with us, he is not forgotten, especially just after 6 AM in South Weymouth. For the 8 short blasts at the Pond and Randolph Street crossings will always remind me that "that's Jeff Coombs' train".
Mrs Coombs and Children:
My thoughts and prayers are with you on the eve of 9/11 and always.
Dear Mrs. Coombs,
I just wanted to express my sincere condolences and tell you that you and your family have been in my prayers every night since Sept. 11th.
I know you don't know me but I felt on this anniversary, I should tell you and your family that you will always be in my prayers.
Dear Mrs Coombs and family,
I wish to express my condolences to you. As you can see, I live "next door" in the town of Whitman.
You do not know me but I have come to know you via the media.
I pray that God continues to give you strength.
Love, Win Ryan
Mrs. Coombs and Family,
I am in the Children's Choir at church and I know you know me. My brother and Julia were in the "group" in Ms. O'Brien's class. Julia is such a cute girl and so special. Meaghan is so talented and pretty. I'm jealous of her looks! I haven't talked to Matt but I HAVE seen him. He is sure to be a gifted person in life. Mrs. Coombs, I repsect the way that you keep your family together. You are so kind to everyone and is so helpful to the ECC. I will be praying for you this month since my brother and I have been able to be one of the people to know you all. I've never met Mr. Coombs as he hasn't been to Mass but I'm sure that he was a loving father and husband. God bless him and keep his soul. God bless us all. God bless Abington and USA! I LOVE YOU!!!
I lived next door to Jeffrey when he was a little boy in Dedham. My heart breaks for all those that he left behind. God Bless you all.
Peace be with your family.
--a former abington resident
To Christine Coombs & Family-
We had the pleasure to get to know your husband, this beautiful, life-affirming man on the Colorado River in May of last year. During the eight day raft trip through the Grand Canyon, Jeff was a constant source of humorous entertainment, education, and fun. His vivid and colorful story-telling kept us in stitches for hours, and he was always the first to step in and help others. His love and respect of the outdoors, especially the Canyon, was evident the moment we met him.
We wanted to attend the memorial service held in Abington; instead, we opted to attend Team Leader training for the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Massage Emergency Response Team (MERT) held on the same weekend. My wife Karen and I felt we needed to do something to help, someway to contribute to the then rescue, and later, recovery operations at Ground Zero. We dedicated our time at the sacred site to Jeff, feeling that he would have wanted to do the same, something to help others. He was indeed our guiding light and strength at times, especially when we would brace ourselves for the emotional fallout of the workers coming in from the "pit" for a few minutes of relief in our massage chairs.
Repsite One was American Red Cross' highly efficient rejuvination station, where Ground Zero workers could get a hot meal, nap in a cot, watch TV, stay in touch with family and friends via computers, receive first aid, supplies, mental health assistance, and of course, seated chair massage. We felt so fortunate to be in a trade where we could help others in this time of crisis.
Our intent was to write you much sooner; we would love to handwrite a letter to your children to illustrate the experience we shared with their wonderful father while on the river. We talk about "Flat Darla" and butt dams with fondness, but also feel sadness because of our missing friend. We think about you often, we pray for healing for you and your children. Jeff's legacy lives in our hearts and, we are sure, in the energy of the Grand Canyon.
In Light and Love,
Karen and Keith Lee
I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff when he came to the the then Digital / Compaq office in Bellevue, Washington. I recall a very pleasant and very personable man. God Bless you and your family.
God Bless you and the family and friends that you left behind on the morning of September 11, 2001. We did not know you, but we will never forget you!!!! May you rest in peace..........
Deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful man. You will forever be in our hearts. He may not be here in the physical world, but will forever be with you spiritually. God bless all of you!
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS WONDERFUL MAN..JEFFREY COOMBS AND MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS..GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS..GOD BLESS AMERICA..AMEN
Dear Christie and the rest of the Coombs Family,
At my parish, St. Paul the Apostle of Chino Hills, CA, our youth ministry and confirmation program has dedicated their confirmation year to the victim's of September 11... we have 700 teens in our program and each teen was paired up with a victim to pray for their soul and offer their good works for their soul...I had the honor of being paired up with Mr. Coombs.
I just wanted to let you know, Christie and family, that there is never a day that goes by where Mr. Coombs is not in my prayers along with the Coombs family. May God Bless you and give your family strength to carry on Mr. Coombs legacy and may our Blessed Mother continue to pray for peace on Earth.
CHRISTIE, I WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS DAILY. I BEAR HIS NAME ON MY MERCY BAND WHICH I WEAR EVERY SINGLE DAY AND EVERY SINGLE HOUR OF THE DAY. I HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY SINCE THE FIRST DAY THE MERCY BANDS WERE DISTRIBUTED BY LENYA HEITZIG OF CALVARY CHAPEL OF ALBUQUERQUE. ALTHOUGH I NEVER MET HIM, HE HAS A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY
HEART ALONG WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU!
I am employed by the same company as Jeff. Though we have never met and probably never would have. I made a quilt block in rememberance of Jeff for the United in Memory Quilt.
Christie, I am from your hometown of Yuma, Arizona and went to high school with your sister, Laura. Your brother, Jan, informed me of your tragic loss. I am so very sorry. May God bless you and your children. Christine Hanson Fackler
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I have thought about you since first seeing you on the local news. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you and your family (as well as the countless other families who have suffered the same loss) and I pray for you to find the strength to make it through these trying times.
Your neighbor (2 towns over)...
I was a college girlfriend of Jeff's childhood friend, Paul Godino. It wasn't until I saw this tribute, that I was positive that this was the same Jeffery Coombs that I knew so long ago. My sympathies are with you and your family. I only hope that, as time goes on, your pain will lessen. May you find solace in the years ahead.
It's hard to know what to say to a wife and children of the victim of such a senseless act of violence. I am sorry for your pain and suffering and hope that his memory in your hearts is an eternal flame of light and warmth.
TO ALL THE FAMILY WHO ARE STILL GRIEVING THEIR LOSS I AM TRUELY SORRY FOR ALL THAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR COUNTRY THE PAST FEW MONTHS AND I SAY PRAYERS FOR THE LIKES OF YOUR FAMILIES ALL THE TIME. IT WAS A TRUE TRADGEDY THAT WAS SO UNESSECARY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH U ALWAYS.
Jeffery sounds like a wonderful man who had a great life going for him. Although we have lost him, his precious life will still be with us today. GOD BLESS!
I also went to Dedham High with Jeff and remember him exactly as he is being described by everyone in each article I read. He was handsome, fun, happy and just an all-around nice guy.
I saw him at the 20th reunion a few years back and was surprised to learn he lived in the next town and I had never run into him.
Now I see you and your beautiful children each week at Mass and my heart breaks for you. You are an example of great stretngh and fortitude and to me, one of the real heroes of the tragedy.
May God Bless you and your children and may He give you the strength to carry on in the months and years ahead.
Peace to you and to all
To the family of Jeffrey Coombs, I send my deepest sympathy and know you are in the my prayers and may God Bless.
We are very sorry for your loss of Jeffrey. 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
When I first heard of the event of 9-11, I was at work, at Compaq Computer. We ran to find a television as we couldn't believe what had happened. Then we got the news that one of our own, Jeff Coombs, was on AA Flight 11. We all went numb. We later learned more of our co-workers were lost in the towers. However, even thought I never had the honor of meeting Jeff, I grieve with his family at his loss as he was part of our Compaq family. Such a young man, with such a beautiful family. I pray for his precious family and dear friends and know that Jeff is watching over us all from a much better place. We must not let the terriorist win. We must go on and honor all those lost.
God Bless you, Jeff.
I LIVE IN THE SECTION OF POCASSET KNOWN AS PATUISSET ISLAND HERE ON CAPE COD. JEFF'S FATHER AND MOTHER LIVE TWO HOUSES DOWN THE STREET. ONE OF THE THINGS WE DO AROUND HERE IS WALK THE ROAD ALONG THE OCEAN,CIRCUT AVE. MANY TIMES I PASS JEFF'S DAD ON HIS DAILY WALK, AND I KNOW THAT EACH STEP HE TAKES IS A SILENT PRAYER FOR HIS BELOVED SON. MAY GOD BLESS JEFF'S WIFE AND CHILDREN AND WATCH OVER THEM.
I never knew Jeffrey.
But to me, when I think of this horrible tragedy, it is Jeffrey I will always think of.
His was one of the first victims pictures that I saw.
What I noticed most were his kind eyes.
My heart and prayers go out to his wife and family.
My brothers and I (Peter and Mark Manzoni) went to high school with Jeff. We have memories of him coming over our house for dinner, joking around, and hanging out. I pray that his family finds peace and love in God.
We will never forget!
Christie, god bless you and your family.
I did not know Jeff, but he grew up across the street from my mother's family. I am so incredibly sorry for the pain his family is suffering. God bless them and keep them. Love from Deana and her mother Wendy Whitham
I work at Compaq in New England. I did not know Jeff but have many colleagues who did. He is very sadly missed by everyone who knew him. My deepest sympathy to his family.
In loving memory of Jeffrey Coombs, on October 21, I walked 1 mile and dedicated it to Jeff and those he left behind. Jeff, you will not be forgotten, Rest in Peace.
May God bless and comfort you in this time of such deep loss and sadness.
To Christie and Coombs family:
You don't know me but I feel so sad for the families who 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. May you have strength and comfort in the troubled times...
My deepest sympathy for the Coombs family and my prayers are with you. Keep strong and pray to God for healing. Words can't describe how sorry I am for what has happened .....God love you and your family.
I graduated from Dedham High with Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU ALL.MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
JEFFERY MAY YOU REST IN PEACE.
Jeff was to be one of a group of 10 people - some old friends and soon-to-be new friends - going to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon on September 29 for a week of backpacking, the same week he was to celebrate his wedding anniversary. I'm told that the Grand Canyon was one of his favorite places and he never missed an opportunity to go hiking or rafting there with his friends here in Arizona. The trip will go on, but Jeff's absence will echo like a raven's cry off of canyon walls. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family in Massachusetts.
I just saw Jeff's face 10 minutes ago on the Oprah show and screamed. I was Jeff's girlfriend at Dedham High. He was my first love and the first boy I ever kissed. I saw Jeff and his wife about 6 years ago in a furniture store in Fitchburg MA. It was so good to see him.
My heart goes out to all of you. He was a wonderful person and has and always will have a special place in my heart.
Jeffrey was my childhood "pen pal". Our parents were friends. He was a good kid who, I'm told, grew into a beloved husband and father. My prayers are with Christie, the kids and the entire Coombs clan.
I wanted to say that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this terrible time. I went to high school with Jeffrey and I will never forget his beautiful smile.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Coombs family. My thoughts and prayers are with you every day. God bless you!