Martha -Reszke-Obituary

Martha Reszke

Stafford, Virginia


Stafford, Virginia


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Reszke, 56, was a civilian budget analyst for the U.S. Army, and her first floor office at the Pentagon was directly below where American Airlines Flight 77 crashed.

She was born in Karlsruhe, Germany, but moved to the United States in 1961 after her mother married an American Army soldier.

She was a graduate of Texas Christian University and had worked as a civilian employee of the Department of Defense since marrying Jim Reszke--now retired from the Army--in 1979.

She had worked in the Pentagon since 1993.

On Thursday, a military casualty assistance officer visited Jim to tell him what he had known instinctively. What remains that can be found will be turned over to him after they are identified.

"We're going to have a memorial service anyway, because we've got to have closure,"Jim Reszke said. "When we do get the remains, we're going to have another small ceremony with just the immediate family."

Both ceremonies will be next to the garden Martha Reszke, the mother of two and grandmother of five, loved so much.

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Texas has been in the news this week because of Hurricane Harvey, and I see that you had a connection with TCU. I pause today to offer prayers and encouragement to Martha's friends and family. With much love from Texas,

To Martha's Family....My thoughts and prayers are with you on this very sad day.

To the family of Martha Reszke:
Martha gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our heroes of September 11 be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you.
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"

I know you don't know me, but 6 years ago, I purchased two braceletts that had names of wonderful people we lost in 9/11. One bracelet had Martha Reszke on it, I am so glad you have this guest book for me to sign. I am wearing the bracelet with pride today to remember her and I am praying for Martha and her family. God Bless all of you.

Martha, You never failed to make me laugh with your great stories. I loved practicing my German with you. You were a great professional and gift to all who knew you. You're missed everyday.

In memory....


As I 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.

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