Leah, ... Today, it has been 15 years .. but know you will never be forgotten. To your family and friends, share your experiences with Leah .. for she will always be around you. Wishing all of you nothing but the best ! ... With much regards.
Walter & Liz,
Usually every Christmas, we think of you all. (not only then, okay) We would send each other cards. You Moved! This 2nd day of January, I had a longing to see how those happy, bright-eyed, rambunctious kids are doing! We really have fond memories of them!
Of course, Leah being the oldest, the ripened old age of 4yrs, was smart as a whip, had the biggest smile and could always take care of her baby brother, under the sharp eye of her mom!
After surfing around (i don't mean at the beach, just bc we're in Jax) I came upon this blip of info attached to Leah's name. Immediate thoughts; Surely you're jest, Not true, Didn't happen, NO WAY! Then the palpitations slowed, the words on the page blurred, & I whispered, Oh-My-God!
Walter & Liz, I won't choose any negative, devastating synonymous bc you've heard them, I'm sure!
I can't be full of clichés, "we're sorry for your loss," bc it is deeper than that.
We got to know & enjoyed the gorgeous, beautiful toddlers, Leah & Dale. I loved those babies! Thank you for the memories! Now, I read your memories of the beautiful adult Leah!
Some parts, of the journey through life, can be, "INDESCRIBABLE!"
Our heart is with you!
With Honor & Respect.
You were one of the nicest people I had ever met in my life. I still remember meeting you during our employee orientation week up in Boston,you were fresh out of college. I was so happy to find out that you and I would both be working out of the NYC office. I always enjoyed our conversations. You were (and still are) tops in my book, you had a wonderful combination of beauty, brains, compassion and had the ability to make others around you happy. I hope my daughter turns out to be as great of a person as you.
I will never forget you.
One more thing - thanks for that ride from the Bridgewater, NJ office to the Newark train station (I think it was in your Father's Saab), you saved me quite a bit of time that day.
I met your mother at this years memorial, we spoke about you and about Patricia Massari (she worked on the 98th floor for Marsh) You could tell how much she loves you. I just had to come here and read a little more about you. You and Trish were born the same year, I could only imagine that you and Trish are now together in heaven looking down upon us all. May you rest in peace and watch upon your family.
As I was watching memorial coverage of 9-11-01 on TV this am...your name appeared across the bottom of the screen. Sharing last name's, I couldn't help but read about your life and achievements. I found it interesting that your interests and job paralled those of my children. Can't help but feel the pain your loved ones' do...and so despise the ideology that shortened your contribution to our family's name... to life... to all that might have been. Your brief legacy continues to move us in many ways and goodness never dies. Carry-On!
Now I'm a university student!
I lead such a happy life that I feel grateful and moved about what I have.
I believe deeply…I keep you in my mind,especially on this special day…
The climate of the place where I study is as warm as the spring.How I hope that you may touch such warmth like me!
Merry Christmas!Bless and miss!
I know,today is your birthday…
Happy birthday!Bless you and miss you!
We remember you today, Leah. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of your family members. Always remember to take Leah's positives and be her messenger to distribute them, thru you, to everyone around you. Leah will shine thru. We will never forget. Regards.
At the moment,China is 14p.m. 11st ,Sept,but America remain midnight.Todayis 13 university,my prayers and missing will cross the Pacific ocean with the first faint glimmer of dawn.I hope you can receive it first this year!
When God open the window of the heaven,he asked me:what's your wish for today?I said:please take special care of the person reading this!
Thinking of you today, Leah, as the 9/11 Memorial Museum opens in New York City. I never had the pleasure of meeting you, but I dated your brother Teddy for three years and he remains a close friend of mine. I'm sending tons of love and light out to your family today - your dad, Walter, and your two younger brothers, Teddy and Danny. Your spirit shines on forever.
First time I saw your photo,I felt so cordial as if you were my sister!Because we both have huge smile and both born in September.I believe we must have more same characters!
But how I hope you could smile with me in that way forever......
I have adopted your name as my English name.And I will continue your life in the way that donot let you down!
Thanking you for always making me smile when thinking of you...Always in my heart, esp in September.
Remembering you today and all too often. Loved the time we got to spend together back in those carefree, blissful high school days. Miss your big smile and your amazing laugh! RIP friend.
You are remembered today. Your life celebrated. May God richly bless your loved ones with comfort and peace. We will never forget.
Leah, You will never be forgotten.
Recently went to the 9/11 Memorial with my two sons 13/15 ages. I was particularly touched by the picture of Leah...it could have been me 30 years ago when I started my career in Banking. My heart goes out to all of you that touched Leah...I am sending positive thoughts out to all of you!
Thinking of you often...Still have your picture on the wall next to your favorite sitting place...Miss you so much...RIP
I grew up with Dale & Leah in Glen Ridge on Douglas Road. I am sending love and Prayers today in honor of the wonderful girl and woman Leah was. She will always be remember and loved.
Remembering you today and know that Leah is smiling down at her Dad.
every time I catch a glimpse of a clock that reads 9:11 I say a prayer for you. You had the smile of an angel and now I know why. Although I know you are in a better place, your life remains a testimony to the tragedy surrounding a life cut far too short. I can't believe it has been ten years. God bless you. You will forever remain in my heart a cherished childhood friend.
I think of you often, and will always be greatful that you were my friend. It doesn't seem possible that you've be gone for ten years. Your laugh and your smile are etched in my memory forever. Much love always to you and your family.
I was in new York on a weekend trip with friends and we decided to visit the 911 memorial site where I decided to take a random picture of victims on the wall. I've been showing these picture of my trip to friends and family for the past few days not really paying attention to this particular picture until today. It's 3:25 am on march 1st 2011 and one face on the wall caught my eye. A beautiful girl with black hair big eyes and a golden smile. I could hardly read the name on top of the picture but I finally made it out I entered your name on google and i came across this website. I'm a total stranger and it's dumb luck that i came across your name but all the love that u inspired in your short life its more then what some people have accomplished in a lifetime. God bless and keep you and know your not forgotten by your family and complete strangers
I was friendly with Leah in High School. She touched the lives of so many people and is greatly missed. I think of her often. She will never be forgotten.
You will always be in my mind and my heart. I miss you so much.
We are thinking of you, this night before the day that changed our world. We love you and are praying for you all. Cousins from Texas
As always on September 12, I awoke today thinking of Leah, a woman I never met, but whose father I knew through motorcycling.
I never knew Leah, but I heard her story from her aunt P. I heard about her great sense of humor and her beutifull smile. I read her story online and saw her pictures, what a beutifull young woman. My heart goes out to her family and friends. Good Bless.
In memory. Your smile must be warming heaven this morning. God bless the family and friends. I will NEVER forget!
Peace be with you always
Even though I never knew Leah, I think of her and the family she left behind. I share with her my name and leave my deepest sympathy to this day
I felt it proper to leave the eleventh for family… I only knew Leah as an older sister to a friend… I wish I could have done something to help…WESchuler
Thinking about Leah on the day before her birthday. From a fellow motorcyclist.
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 was Leah's classmate from seventh grade through high school graduation. I still have her old home number written in my messy eleven-year-old penmanship. I remember having many little conversations with her in Mr. Dougherty's homeroom before school during our senior year that made me very happy... On the fifth anniversary of her passing, I'm flooded with silly little memories like those that aren't important to anyone but me. I try to honor her by thinking of them and hoping that maybe she remembers as well.
MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY.
GOD HAS YOU IN HIS ARMS NOW.
It's been over 2 years, but I still think about you quite often. I so miss your beautiful smile and my conversations with you. You are truly an angel.
I was scrolling through the pictures of those lost on September 11th and could not help but notice Leah's vivacious smile. I'm sure I would have been lucky to know her. My aunt died of cancer on September 10th, 2001, and I've always considered myself so lucky to be able to say goodbye to her. It has helped me to know that my aunt was there to greet everyone who died that day, and I'm sure she would have been as caring and compassionate to Leah as she was to all of her own nieces and nephews!
As the 2nd anniverary of Sept 11th approaches, I wanted family and friends of Leah to know that people still care deeply, and remember in their hearts the terrible events of that day, as well as the wonderful people such as Leah who were lost. Although I did not know her, the winning smile she has, as well as the comments from all who knew her reveal what a loss the world has experienced. May God comfort the family in their loss, and know that many people, even those they don't know, care about Leah, and feel that the world is less than it could be without her here.
miss your laughter and hearing your voice. love you!
I worked with Leah at Xcelerate in Atlanta and was instantly both charmed and impressed by her. She was so very intelligent, and reached out to people in such a way as to make them always feel welcome. Her smile and sense of humor were equally captivating, and inseparable. I was shocked the day I found out. It troubles me now as much as it did then. God gives us very special people to inspire us - why they are taken away so quickly I will learn as time passes.
Leah, we never met, but as I watched the names and faces of the people who were lost on 9/11, I thought about everyone, but I especially thought about all the people in their 20s, who were on the brink of a new beginning to their lives. It saddened me deeply knowing that there were so many of you, of my generation, who could never realize their lives, their potential to become extraordinary human beings. Leah, I looked at your picture and read all your tributes and I felt I had lost someone I knew I would have loved to have met. My thougts and prayers go out to your friends and family and I know you will be safe in all of our collected embraces. We will save them for when we see you again.
Leah graduated from high school with my brother Alex. He has this picture of them together and she was so radiant, so absolutly full of life. I am so sorry for the loss of this bright angel. I pray that God brings comfort to her family and friends. She has touched so many lives...
Victoria, James and Hadley
I worked with Leah at Xcelerate and she was a highly valued and respected member of our team and company. Plus it was very easy to like the combination of her intelligence, ability to get things done and her especially pleasant and warm personality. From a distance it is often hard to relate to the events of 9/11 and those that died in the WTC, at the Pentagon and on the plane that went down in PA. Leah is my personal link to the events that day and I am very sad to think of her being gone but appreciate having the chance to have known her for a brief while.
I knew Leah from xcelerate. She worked in the Atlanta office for a while and I was in technical support. I had to keep rebuilding her pc for her because it kept crashing...seems like I rebuilt it 5 times. We'd send it back and forth to each other; she was always so easy-going and was just a pleasure to work with. She is greatly missed by all who knew her.
I had the pleasure of working with Leah at Xcelerate. I was based out of the Atlanta office and I was part of the Recruiting Department and helped to hire Leah. I think of her almost every day. She was so full of life and always had a possitive attitude! My depest sympathy to the family. What a huge loss....
I remember in the summer when Leah would come to Glen Ridge and we would be together all the time. It seems like yesterday we were playing in the backyard or having a sleepover. I can not believe such a terrible thing could happen to such a lovely, wonderful human being. I will always think about you, Leah. Love always.
In commemoration of your lovely relative, know that we here in Houston are thinking of you and wishing you continued fond and happy memories of Leah.
I remember Leah when we both worked at Cambridge Technology Partners, prior to her joining Marsh McLennan. She was always cheerful, always smiling. She was a real joy to be around. She was a truly great person and I was greatly saddened by her loss. The world was better for her being in it.
Leah I miss you more everyday..it will never be the same...I know you;re an angel now..because u were an angel on earth
They say that everyone was touched in someway by what happened, that everyone had a link to it, directly or indirectly. My link is you, Leah. I remember you from high school, when we took classes together. You were always the pretty one, the nice one, who never seemed mean to anyone or anything, always the one with that smile. And though we went our seperate ways after graduation, I still remember you. No matter where you are now, as long as there are memories, you haven't gone anywhere, because we will always have you in our hearts and minds. God bless you....
Leah,"Sweetpea" All though we may not be together as we always thought we would be, you are forever in my heart and soul. That place we shared can never be taken away. I feel your presence always. Thank you for the memories. I miss you, I love you.
Memories with NEW YORKER has become the most precious gift that she offered to me. I know she is in a better place now and has become the angel by my side.
DEAR GOD SHINE YOUR LIGHT ON THIS LOVELY WOMAN...LEAH E.OLIVER AND MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE WITH GOD AND HIS ANGELS..GOD BLESS HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS..GOD BLESS AMERICA AND NEW YORK...STAY CLOSE AND NEVER FORGET 9/11/01..MAY GOD AND HIS ANGELS GREET YOU AT THE GATES OF HEAVEN...AMEN
My son David went to Columbia with Leah. I only had the pleasure of meeting her twice. Once they drove back to Massachusetts for Thanksgiving as she was visiting family and the other time was graduation day at Columbia. I have a lovely picture of the two of them embracing thinking the world was ahead of them and it was until 9/11.
What a tremendous loss for everyone.
To her family and friends, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you.
Although I have never met Leah her picture stood out at me like a beacon of light. What a beautiful young lady. The world was her oyster and I'm sure she would have succeeded in anything she did. I will keep the family in my prayers as she radiates from above with that beautiful smile. I hope to meet you some day in heaven. May god rest your soul.
Not one moment goes by when I am not thinking of Leah. Not only the way her smile lit up a room, or the way she laughed, but the way she touched so many lives, including my own. She touched lives in a way that only an angel could. Leah will always be my angel. The awesome memories of growing up with her will be cherished for the rest of my life. Leah would say to us, "Do not speak of me as if I have passed, but as if I were still here with you." I miss you!
My fiance and I worked with Leah for about 2 years @ CTP in NY. When we first learned of her tragic loss, we wanted to offer our deepest condolences. We remember her to have always been kind, friendly, fun-loving and hard working. There are no words I can offer to make up for her loss. To quote Abraham Lincoln -
"I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours, to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom."
-Jon Fukuda & Maria Taylor
we'll miss uyou'll always bee in our hearts
I wear Leah Oliver's name on my Mercy Band. I've been reading everything I can about her. She sounds live a beautiful person. She's in my thoughts and prayers everyday. Even though I have never met her, I feel love for her and her family.
Leah's name is on the Mercy BAND I wear. I will pray for her friends and family every time I see it. I will pray that God will bring them comfort, even in their loss of her. I wanted to post this here so those who were close to her know that even someone who never knew her will never forget her. God bless you and keep you safe.
I read this poem and it seemed so fitting of my friendship with Leah that I decided to post it.
"Into the dim lit, bare walls of my world,
You entered, bringing light and life to me,
The vivid colors, painted with a swirl
Of wit and charm, of personality.
With tender care, you added comfort, warmth,
And images that line the now bright walls.
I look upon them fondly, bringing forth
A thankfulness that you've walked in these halls
With me; our friendship has become a part
Of my world now; it has its special place,
Within my being, life, and in my heart,
Your name hangs right beside your smiling face.
Remembering just how drab these walls had been,
I have to thank you for the light, my friend."
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