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Amy King and Michael Tarrou, United Airlines flight attendants, were on Flight 175 when it crashed into the south tower. Working on the same flight was not uncommon: Ms. King and Mr. Tarrou had been dating for more than two years. They had recently started living together in Stafford Springs, Conn.

"They tried to get the same schedule so they could be together more," Deborah Lloyd, Ms. King's sister, said from her home in Naperville, Ill. "They were supposed to have a long layover in Chicago beginning Sept. 12. We were going to have dinner."

The youngest of three sisters, Ms. King, 29, grew up in a small town near Jamestown, N.Y. In high school, she ran track and cross-country. She liked to paint and was interested in clothing design. She started working for United in Chicago in 1993.

Mr. Tarrou, 38, grew up in Wantagh, on Long Island. He loved flying, but making music was a stronger love. "Originally we started playing in bands in Queens and on Long Island" in high school, said Tom Divine, a friend. "He was great at guitar, bass and keyboards and was pretty much the best vocalist I have ever worked with."

During layovers in the Bay Area, Mr. Divine said, he and Mr. Tarrou would spend time in the recording studio.

So far as anyone knows, Mr. Tarrou never asked Ms. King to marry him. But no one doubts that would have happened.

"They were engaged, in their own way," said Dr. James Tarrou, Michael's father. "We were encouraging him, because she was a remarkable person."

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 3, 2001.

Amy R. King, 29, formerly of 163 Dunham Ave., Celoron, died Tuesday (Sept. 11, 2001) the result of the crash of United Airlines flight 175. She was born Oct. 20, 1971, in Jamestown, a daughter of Stewart ‘‘Stub’’ and Sue Peterson King. She was a 1989 graduate of Southwestern Central School and a 1991 graduate of Jamestown Community College. She was employed by United Airlines as a flight attendant, where she had worked since 1992. She was extremely happy, kind and fun to be around. She was a wonderful daughter, sister and aunt, and had a great love for life. She enjoyed running, painting and traveling. She was especially close to her longtime boyfriend, Michael Tarrou, who also died in the crash, and her two nieces, Melissa and Jacqueline Lloyd, and nephew, Alex Lloyd Besides her parents of Celoron, she is survived by two sisters: Debbie Lloyd of Naperville, Ill., and Kellie King of Mount Prospect, Ill.; and her grandmothers: Ruth Peterson of Celoron and Alice Saxton of Ashville. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers: Stewart King and Everett Peterson. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Lind Funeral Home. The Rev. Angus Watkins, transition pastor of First Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial may be made to the American Red Cross, 325 E. Fourth St., Jamestown, N.Y., 14701.

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Published in The Times Reporter on Sep. 13, 2001.
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March 25, 2020
Love Amar
Amar Smith
March 16, 2020
RIP Amy Love Amar
Amar Smith
July 15, 2019
My deepest condolences to Amys loved ones.
February 14, 2019
Amy, you are the one person Ive made myself remember from this horrific day. Remembering a face and a life makes one remember that it was not only numbers that day, but beautiful happy lives that were destroyed. On each Anniversary I will always remember AMY KING....God bless your family and friends.
Debbie Cosgrove
September 11, 2018
Beautiful and caring young woman. What grief this date in history. It will always be burned in our hearts. Prayers for her and all the souls we lost in this terrible, tragic event.
Bonnie Schmucker
September 11, 2018
You will always be missed and never forgotten.
Dan Hickman
August 31, 2018
Dear Mr and Mrs name is Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American airlines based BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts..please forgive me for taking 17 year's to offer my sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your beautiful and brilliant daughter took me until 2006 to finally visit NYC..I stood there and cried..I still cry..I can tell you Amy loved being a flight attendant for United Airlines..we all stand United..I believe Amy and I have crossed paths during our flying year's..her smile and eyes are unforgettable..I am one of the original flight 11 flight attendants..I take VC in September so I was not on the plane..flight 11 was my only flight I flew..betty ong was my BEST heart and soul aches for you even after all these year' mum in heaven always told me when I see a cardinal bird that she will always be near..I do believe that..being from BOS I see cardinal birds me comfort..please know also when you are eating.reading driving..walking Amy is on your shoulder..when you feel the bright light shine on you its Amy watching over all of her family and friends and crewmembers who love her..may you always have tailwinds behind you blowing you softly and gently forward..God bless you Mr and Mrs King Charlene Marie Jones Flight attendant American airlines BOS Logan international airport BOS Massachusetts
Charlene Jones
July 20, 2018
I Love you Amy and your boyfriend Michael both of your families miss you so much and the world we will see you in heaven soon Lovely Love Amar
Amar Smith
September 20, 2017
Karen Kropp
September 13, 2017
Never forgotten!
Patti Eckberg
September 12, 2017
Always in our thoughts, and never forgotten.
The DeVlieger Family
Laurie DeVlieger-Carlson
September 11, 2017
My name is Amy R. King. The first time i ever 'googled' myself, this came up. My deepest condolences to you, i always remember her today, even though i never met her.
Amy King
October 2, 2016
I'm so sorry for you, when I saw you in the mémorial I immediately feel a thing about you, and you Sue when you see text WILL BE IN France cause I'm fRENCH SO I always think at Amy, Sue can you send me a message on my mail adress:

Thank you ...
Eléonore François
September 15, 2016
I have been searching through the names of the victims of this tragedy and came across this beautiful girl. Such a loss. I wish I had known her.
Kim Burgamy
September 13, 2016
Thinking of you Amy. Always do.
Patti Eckberg
September 13, 2016
Gary Rosenthal
September 12, 2016
Laurie DeVlieger-Carlson
September 11, 2016
October 30, 2015
Wow, as I look at the beautiful picture of Amy and the handsome picture of Mac, my heart aches for both of these families. I see that it is just a few days past Amy's birthdate, and I know that there are SO many reminders of her each and every day. I pause today to remember both of them, to thank God that they didn't have to mourn the death of each other, and yet knowing that each had big families and many friends who to this day are deeply saddened by remembering this horrible day. I pray today for God to grant you a measure of peace and comfort. I pray that each of you will be blessed in some way as many of us continue to remember the people lost that awful day. With much love from Texas,
Del Newberry
September 12, 2015
I can't believe that so much time has passed since that awful day. I hope that your family is doing well, as this has to be a most difficult time for them. You were such a beautiful girl, and you are truly missed by all who knew and loved you. We will never forget Amy, and pray that you are at peace with your loved ones who have passed also.
Laurie DeVlieger-Carlson
September 11, 2015
Amy - I continue to try to live a life with purpose and think about you often. I changed my flight two days before 9/11 otherwise, would have been on the NY to LA flight. For years, I had survivors guilt and self-medicated to deal with that. But now, I live every day to its fullest. I still wonder if your sister and I have a mutual friend. Her husband Daryl (?) contacted me in 2002 after a post I made here, but I've lost the info. Regardless, I feel connected to you in spirit. We had the same name, were the same age and both loved music. May your spirit be free and joyous and I hope that you and Michael are at peace. Keeping you in my heart.
A. Margaret King
September 11, 2015
Thinking of you today.
Marie groves
August 5, 2015
I received your name for a tribute The United States Air Force is having 11September2015. May you rest in peace. God bless your family and friends.
Emily Gray
November 23, 2014
Good Morning Amy with the holiday season upon us I saw the clip from the first anniversary of 9-11 a few moments ago and I almost got emotional about because you were a very fun person almost 30 years of age that year because you and Michael want to get married start a family together and a lot more great stuff but it did not happen and I feel even 13 years later almost 15 years later when I'm on my own and feel sadness I think about 30000 people especially that were killed on 9-11 that day especially you and Michael because you were together so much and I bet that you are both dancing with Minnie Riperton Teena Marie Miss Lady T Gerry Rafferty Barry White Lou Rawls Billy Preston Syreeta Wright Teddy Pendergrass Paul Davis MR Love affair and Cool Night Don Cornious Dick Clark Donna Summer Michael Jackson Elizabeth Taylor Princess Diana I bet right now that you and Michael right now are still dancing with those people that are with you right now looking down at all of us from every corner of the world all throughout the holiday season RIP Amy and Michael I will see you and heaven Love Amar
Amar Smith
September 24, 2014
Always remembered. Never forgotten.
Melissa Blue
September 24, 2014
So sad that the two of you died before you even had much of a life together but you didn't mourn each other either and you're together now forever in love.
Melissa Blue
September 17, 2014
You are always remembered in our hearts, you missed everyday, we love you Amy !??
Gerald kaluza
September 16, 2014
lives in same town
September 11, 2014
Like it was yesterday my friend..... Xoxo
Jaret Strickland
September 11, 2014
bella beltz
September 11, 2014
Love you Amy King! You were there for me during some of my most difficult times!!! You will never be forgotten!
September 11, 2014
My sister Nancy was good friends with Amy and I would see her from time to time. Always a nice person. RIP Amy.
Doug Zahn
September 11, 2014
Will never forget you - I try to live an extra awesome life in your honor!
Amy King
September 11, 2014
Thinking of you.
May 21, 2014
I have never met you but I am going to the new 9-11 Memorial with a friend. Her cousin was very close to you. I wanted to learn about you so when I leave a rose by your name at the Memorial I can know a little of your story. I now know we would have had fun together! God Bless you, Mike and all family and friends of you both.
Kristen Kayfus
May 16, 2014
Amy was my cousin and from just meeting her amazing mom and dad you would get just a small glimpse of how beautiful she really was!
Jen (Kuzma) Vannucci
April 29, 2014
To the family - I never met your precious Amy but from everything I have read about her know that she was an amazingly beautiful person. I am attending the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on May 23rd and will definitely find her name on the fountain facade & pause for a moment to honor & respect her memory. God Speed.
Denny Foreman
April 14, 2014
In memory
With Honor & Respect.
S J. Friscia III
March 8, 2014
Amy grew up with our children, and went to school with our son Rich. She was a beautiful woman that was loved by many. Now she is a beautiful angel in heaven who is looking down on all of her loved ones until we can all meet again. We think of you and your family often, you will always be remembered by all that knew and loved you. God Bless.
Gordy and Linda DeVlieger
February 22, 2014
Beautiful memories of a very beautiful young lady that will forever live on in our hearts and memories.
Laurie DeVlieger-Carlson
September 19, 2013
i went to the same school as amy never got to meet her my family knows her and her family tho i think its terrible her life was cut short and god bless the family " Jesus , tell amy i said hi and she will mever be forgotten and loved down here" !
paul devlieger
September 15, 2013
I only knew of Amy briefly from track meets, I graduated from Frewsburg in 91'. Such a beautiful girl, that should have had chance to have a long life. What a messed up day that was, I losted a fellow Navy buddy in the pentagon.
Timothy Skeates
September 12, 2013
One of the last photos taken of Amy in 2001
Still hurts but will continue to live life as you would have ... joyfully making the most of each day. You were an amazing young woman, Amy, and I was lucky to have you as a best friend and little sister. I miss and love you more than words and will for the rest of my life.
September 11, 2013
Wow. Hard to believe it's been 12 years. Thinking of you and your family.
September 11, 2013
Just a moment to remember a wonderful person and a prayer today for all the lives that Amy touched. God Bless
patti eckberg
August 29, 2013
We visited the memorial and noticed your name, wanted to find out more information about you. You were a remarkable person, such a loss!!!!
Lara Espin
July 29, 2013
Getting ready to tee off for 8th year!!
Theresa Jackson
July 29, 2013
The comittee! This year was another huge success, just goes to show how much we miss and love you. We will keep you alive forever.
Theresa Jackson
July 29, 2013
girls that put on the show and raise the dough.
Theresa Jackson
July 28, 2013
July 26, 2013
douglas culling
February 21, 2013
I still miss you and think about how close we would be if you were still here. Love you always
Melyssa L
September 13, 2012
Love & miss you
Tonie Wirsen
September 13, 2012
For Amy and Michael, Never forgotten! always loved
September 12, 2012
Rochelle Ensworth
September 11, 2012
I am currently a student in high school. As our school remembers 9/11 we were asked to write an entry into someone's guest book. I chose you because I found some personal connections with you. I also have two sisters. I am just like you in that I love to paint. I love music and enjoy playing the guitar. As I remember 9/11 I will keep you and your family in my prayers. It is sometimes the simplest things in life that make if worth while. In everyone's heart, forever and always.
September 11, 2012
September 11, 2012
11 years later and I am still thinking of you.
Russell Davis
July 26, 2012
Well we had our 7th annual All for Amy golf tournament and it AGAIN was a huge success! So many people love you and miss you Amy. Everytime someone goes to NYC that I know - they send me a pic of your name in memory. Always in our heart. Love you! Tone
Tonie Wirsen
July 25, 2012
Thinking of you girl....still miss you more than ever, lots of love in my heart for you, Michael, and your families!
October 21, 2011
Couldn't stop thinking of you yesterday on your 40th birthday, and still love you so much. I am blessed to have been your friend. You touched my life and I miss you. Beth
October 20, 2011
Happy 40th and miss you lots!!
October 20, 2011
Amy- it's not right that you are not here to ring in your 40th.Why??? Only if we could turn back time and you would have called in sick that day. Love and miss you so much! Happy happy 40th where ever you are!
October 20, 2011
Hey there Amy, happy birthday. Think of you all the time. Xoxo always.
October 20, 2011
Hey there Amy, happy birthday. Think of you all the time. Xoxo always.
October 20, 2011
Amy would have celebrated her 40th Birthday today. It is impossible not to wonder how life would have been. She would have been an incredible mom, wife, partner. We love and miss her just as much today, as we did 10 years ago, but feel so blessed to have had the relationships we shared.
Deb Lloyd
October 20, 2011
Happy 40th Birthday my bestest buddy. I love and miss you so much.

Love you.
Jen Hinson
October 20, 2011
Happy 40th Birthday Little Sister! I Love & Miss You More Than Ever!
Kellie King
September 13, 2011
Amy,I remember you from High School tack, and cross country. I went to Frewsburg, and remember seeing you at the track meets.
Timothy Skeates
September 12, 2011
Nikki Zimmer-Heverley
September 11, 2011
Amy I remember the day you were born and I use to babysit you and your sisters. Sewing yellow dress for you and your sisters that were all alike. The fun times I had when I use to take all of you girls some where in my car. You are in my heart and soul for ever. I went to a park today with my daughter Jessica and a friend Ellen, in Gilroy this afternoon (do you smell the Garlic) for a day of rememberance to make sure I could tell people about you. Amy I told a reporter about you, and your family. I told him about your beautiful smile and kidness. Give your family signs you are near them. Sing to them or with them and please help me when I try to sing please help me I am so out of tune...
Miss you
September 11, 2011
Remembering you on this day.
September 11, 2011
Amy's name is on a prayer card I got this morning. For Amy, her friends and family; I pray you feel God's grace and comfort.
September 11, 2011

You are in my thoughts. I can see that smile, and hear your Adam Standler impersonations. If their are angels, you are flying with them and making them smile and laugh. With so much love always,

Brad Beaver
Brad Beaver
September 11, 2011
Pamela McKay
September 11, 2011
I Love You Amy King...Miss you everyday my beautiful friend.............
Dorothy Carlson
September 10, 2011
You will forever have a special place in my heart. I prayed to God for help one night and five minutes later you called to comfort me. I will never forget your kind words. You are truly one of Gods children. Miss you!!!!
Rich B
September 10, 2011
I can't believe it has been 10 years...R.I.P dear Amy, and help your family through tomorrow. I love you all...
September 10, 2011
amy i miss u so much iam still crying lov ya, julie
julie picard
September 10, 2011
To you my friend Amy, love and miss you so much! I can't believe it's been 10 years...seems like yesterday some days. I told Emma the story of you and I going to the Erie Mall and we wanted Melanie to come in her McDonalds uniform incase they need help "tossing some salad" at the McDonalds in Erie...Boy how we laughed! I remember so many fun times we had and share them often with a variety of people. Like our mini plan to Mobile Alabama - all men on the plane and they drank all the beer so we got stuck with Vodka...yuck! Anyway, those are just a few memories I remember and share. Love you so much and pray I will see you again. Love you always. Tonie
Tonie Wirsen
September 9, 2011
It's been ten yrs since we have spoken, yet I still remember what your voice sounds like. It seems like only yesterday that you told me you would call me back because Fran was making you beautiful. That was the last time I talked to you. The yrs have gone by but I have not forgotten what a wonderful friend you were.I don,t visit this site as much as I used to and I haven't written in quite some time but I do think of you each and everyday.I have kept your memory alive with my children. They feel like they know you.I have told them all about you.I have told them how silly,loving, caring and smart you were.My oldest(your namesake, Amy)will wake up and some mornings will have a feather on her pillow(she has a feather pillow)and say I think Amy visited me last night. It is so sweet and I tell her how lucky she is to have you visit. I don't fly anymore.I quit almost 3 yrs ago.I miss it some days but most I am content taking care of my family.This 9/11 is going to be very tough. I still can't believe you are gone. It's still so weird and unreal. I love you Amy, I miss you and want to thank you for being a great friend.You alway be in my heart.
September 9, 2011
I am almost positive that Amy was a student of mine at the elementary school in Celeron, likely when she was in kindergarten or 1st grade. If I'm correct I remember a vivacious little girl who loved to sing (I was the music teacher). It seems to me that she may even have sung with a small group of children at one of our concerts, either at Christmas or at the end of the school year.
I am now the pastor of Historic St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kitchener, Ontario. Our congregation is sponsoring an Outdoor Service and Picnic this Sunday with the theme "Peace for Us and for our Children's Children" (remembering both the anniversary of 9-11 and Grandparents Day). It is our prayer that we can help people remember in the context of forgiveness. Jesus died for the sins of all so that in Him we might have life, peace and hope. We will remember Amy's family and all those who still grieve the passing of their loved ones. God bless you all!
Mark Hartburg
September 6, 2011
I remember you
September 5, 2011
It's been almost ten years and I still don't know what to say. I guess one can never really process something so terrible. I just hope you know that I think of you often and I will never forget your kindness. It's hard to read the entries from the many lives that you have touched because the tears are flowing from my eyes so hard that I can barely see.
Karin H.
August 26, 2011
I hate this time of year. Missing you...more than ever. oxox Deb
July 12, 2011
June 30, 2011
Hi Amy-
Thinking about you this morning while at work. You just pop into my head out of nowhere so often.....all this time has passed and still miss you so much. Lots of love......
May 18, 2011
May 3, 2011
We got a little bit of justice, doesn't make it go away but the world may be a little safer. Miss you everyday. Love ya easter bunny bak bak!!
Theresa Jackson
May 2, 2011
Thinking of you today...RIP my dear friend.
Melissa Wargin
April 28, 2011
April 2, 2011
On our 6th golf tourney in your you!
Tonie Wirsen
April 1, 2011
Sisters at heart...
I miss you.

Jennifer Hinson
February 28, 2011
RIP in AMY. Heart aches so much.
Chivone Tyler
October 21, 2010
Amy I miss you too. Happy Birthday precious friend!
Beth Conway
October 20, 2010
Happy birthday my dear sweet friend! I miss you so much! What would we be doing right now if only... Thank you for keeping me safe and keeping me sane. I love you.
October 19, 2010
39 years ago today at 12:19am I was blessed with a new baby sister Amy Ruth King. My heart is heavy tonight. I miss you so much! Happy Birthday Amy!!
I Love you Forever!
Kellie King
October 16, 2010
I only had the privilege to meet Amy once, and it was just before the tragic day of 9/11/01. We arrived at her sister Deb's house for a Fidelity party an hour early and she were there to entertain me and my family while the Lloyd's were still getting ready for the party. It was a very unique situation, we are never that early, but I put the wrong time in my digital planner. I don't think that this was a coincidence. My husband and I spent time getting to know Amy, and hearing about her plans for the future with Michael Tarrou. This morning around 3:30 a.m. I woke up and remembered this meeting we had 10 years ago, and was inspired to share this story with my ladies Bible study group. Life is so precious, we must make the most of every second. In Christ, Joanna Donovan
Joanna Donovan
September 14, 2010
Dawn Norlander
September 12, 2010
Amy..I haven't been to this website in a while, sometimes I think that if I don't visit these places or watch TV around this time of year, it will be as if it didn't happen. I am soooo sad this year, more so than previous years and I feel so bad. I am so lucky to have had such a great life, I have 3 beautiful healthy children who have had and always will have a beautiful picure of you in a beautiful box( that your sister Debbie gave me) in their room. It is funny, they know that picture is of Amy, because I tell them, but my 2 yr old still looks at that picture and says "mommy" funny ! All I can say is that I miss you terribly, I hope you know that, and I truly hope that you are looking down on me as my guardian Angel...because that is what you are Amy, an angel.and I need you right now!I love you and I miss you!
Forever your friend, Dorothy
Dorothy Greene-Carlson
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