Irina Buslo

New York, New York


New York, New York


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A Dream Briefly Realized

A decade ago, Irina Buslo was a teacher in Belarus. But when she moved to New York from Minsk six years ago, she worked as a baby sitter. Later she got a job as a clerk at Banana Republic, but her interest was in learning about computers. A year and a half ago, when she was hired to be an administrative assistant at Fuji Bank in 2 World Trade Center, she was thrilled. She and her roommate, Irina Bobb, celebrated by buying new shoes.

The job meant that she could send more money home to her mother and 13-year-old daughter, who live together in Minsk, and that she was a step closer to bringing her daughter to New York.

Ms. Bobb, a waitress who also immigrated from Minsk, recalled that Ms. Buslo, 32, would send money home to Minsk before she would pay the rent on the two-bedroom apartment they shared in Sunnyside, Queens. "You always think about your relatives, about your daughter," she said. "You could always catch up with rent."

Ms. Buslo, who was divorced from her husband, had studied English and Spanish in college in Minsk in the early 80's, said Ilya Prishepov, a friend who attended with her and later immigrated to the United States. He now owns a construction business in Pawling, N.Y. "She wanted to work in a big company," Mr. Prishepov said. "That is what she did."

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What an incredible story of following your dreams. I pray today for your family and friends. We will never forget that day that snuffed the dreams of so many. Gone, but never forgotten, and your life will always be a great lesson to others. Much love from Texas.

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To a soul that departed too soon, to a dear friend who helped me to live again, the night of September 10th 2011 you told me that you had to go into work early because they were threatening to fire you for being late. I remember that look on your face. the morning we said good bye and that was the last I ever say of you. May the good lord keep you safe. Heaven is a much brighter place with you there. you will never be forgotten. love always. SP.


I visited the memorial and it happened to be on my birthday. When I was leaving, I noticed the sign saying flowers signified that days birthday. I was so moved, I wanted to return to find a name to honor on October 28th each year. I just recently found a Irnia's name. So close to my age and with an October 28th birthday. I would like to know a few things about her to honor her on our Birthday this year and in years to come. Any information would be great. Favorite food, drink,...

I still think of you when I hear Macy Gray on the radio .. remember sitting in a cab driving through the Queens Borough bridge on a snowy night and talking about our hopes and wishes for the future ... eating at the local chicken place with a glass of wine ... talking by the bar at the Beach Cafe, dinners at your place when you took me in while looking for a place of my own ... So many memories ... Miss you!

I walked a mile for you (mile #284) on 6/12/13 as a dedication to your life.

Dear FAMILY OF IRINA BUSLO: I am so sorry to read about the loss of your loved one.

My heart and prayers are with you for your loss. I know that soon "all those in the memorial thombs will hear his voice and come out". This was a horrifying day and it effected the world. Again sorry for your loss.