Deborah Kobus

New York, New York


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Getting downsized is no fun at all, unless you have the Deborah Kobus perspective on things. Ever since her days at New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn, she was the sort who knew how to cheer herself up, lately by sailing to Tahiti or going skiing in Argentina.

So her response to getting abruptly fired during the economic downturn just over a year ago was to jump into her Ford Explorer and drive to Colorado, figuring the skiing would be great. Work would take care of itself. It always did. She walked into the St. Regis Hotel, arguably the best ski hotel in Aspen, and walked out with a switchboard job that left weekends free for skiing and who knows what else?

The what else was meeting the man who would become her fiancé, Alexander Setzler, who also worked at the hotel.

When the skiing ended, Ms. Kobus, 36, returned to New York to help her brother, Robert, care for their mother, who has Alzheimer's disease.

She soon found a job on Wall Street, as assistant vice president at Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, on the 83rd floor of 2 World Trade Center. On Labor Day, Mr. Setzler proposed, successfully. Ms. Kobus planned to tell her mother and brother the happy news the following week.

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In our hearts forever.Warren and Jeannie

I will never forget you,miss you Debbie. Thinking of you,and your family today,prayers for your family today.

Sweet Debbie from Brooklyn I miss you. I think of you often and share stories of you to my daughter. Your laugh was contagious and your positivity covered each person you met. Until we meet again my friend.

Your light still shines on many people today. We will always remember your kindness.

I never met you in life Deborah, but today I shall think of you and all the other beautiful people, who were so cruelly taken from this world on that fateful day. God bless you Deborah.

It's thanksgiving week. I am thankful that I was able to share a few years with a very special person. You are still missed by all.

You seem like an amazing person with a kind heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

I didn't know you Deborah, but I saw your name at the memorial, and decided to research your life. I love that you had real zest for life, and such a positive outlook. I think of you on each 9/11, and I've chosen you to represent all others who were taken from us on that fateful day.
God bless you Deborah.

You are not here but your light still shines. We miss you