Zhanetta Tsoy

Jersey City, New Jersey


Jersey City, New Jersey


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Her First Day at Work
On Sept. 11 at 9 a.m., Zhanetta Tsoy's life was to begin anew. It was Day 1 of a new job in a new country, a place where she and her husband believed their futures were as big and bright as the New York skyline. Fresh from Kazakhstan, Ms. Tsoy, 32, could hardly believe she was about to go to work in one of the world's tallest buildings, as an accountant for Marsh & McLennan. She was so excited that shortly after arriving in America, on Aug. 23, Ms. Tsoy dragged her husband and 4-year-old daughter on a sightseeing trip to the World Trade Center.

Her husband, Vyacheslav Ligay, said she was "very hurried" when she left for her first morning of work. "She was afraid that she can't be late," he said. "Zhanetta wanted very much to make a good start."

In the days since the towers collapsed, Mr. Ligay has looked for the words to explain the disaster to their daughter, Alexandra. He has searched for the photos of their trip to the trade center, but they have also disappeared. Family members want him and Alexandra to come home to Kazakhstan. Mr. Ligay cannot. "Dead or alive, this is where my wife is," he said. "As long as we are here, she is with us."

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Deepest sympathy to your family for your loss of Zhanetta. May God always give the strength needed to cope.

Remembered. You will never be forgotten. I pray your family has found peace and pray God surrounds them with comfort.

In memory....

I am so sorry for your loss and I cannot imagine what you are feeling. Your wife's memory will live forever in your heart as well as in your daughter. You will see your wife some days each in different ways. Time will not heal you, but find comfort in knowing that your pain will lesson over time. You will never ever forget her smile, laughter, face, her, the wife you loved and lost. It is better to have loved and lost then to never have loved at all. With love, Burchard Family

God Bless you and your family! Keep on believing you will get by, for god will help you! You are in my prayers!


I have been so hurt by these attacks, but I don't know what it felt like to lose a loved one in this horrible tradgedy. My heartfelt condolences go out to Zhenetta's family, Zhenetta, and the rest of the victims and their friends and family. God Bless America

I just wanted to let you know that Zhanetta's story touched me and I will never forget her, or any of the victims of 9/11. My best wishes for your family in the future.

We cannot feel the pain and grief you are experiencing, but our hearts go out to you in compassion and our prayers go up to heaven in Zhanetta's name. May her bright vision for your future in this country become a reality. We embrace you as countrymen.

God bless you and your family. As painful as it is, God has a plan for all of us. A specific amount of breaths, words and day on this earth. Never forget what your wife/mother stood for. Forever keep her in your hearts as America will.