Monday, September 11, 2006


Remembering Kenneth W. White

I learned through the Wide Awake Cafe that bloggers are posting tributes to the victims of 9/11. The 2,996 Project is enlisting bloggers to remember a victim on their blog.

On behalf of this project, I am honoring the memory of Kenneth W. White, who died at the age of 50 in the World Trade Center. Kenny was a telephone technician working for the IPC Kleinknect Electric Company. This site includes remembrances from family and friends, who speak of his smiles, his jokes, and his loyalty as a friend, uncle, and father.

Here is what his New York Times profile says about him:

Whenever Ken White had a spare minute last summer, he was likely to head for his sailboat at the Richmond County Yacht Club in Staten Island. He had not had the boat long, and sometimes he and his wife, Catherine, would just sit on it at the mooring and talk and gaze at the Manhattan skyline.Mr. White, 50, was a telephone technician at Cantor Fitzgerald. When his four children were growing up, he coached Little League and soccer. He went to his daughter Kristen's dance recitals and cheered his daughter Allison at gymnastics.Mr. White met his wife at the United States Air Force base in Wiesbaden, Germany. She was a secretary, he a sergeant. They were married in her hometown in Ireland in 1973 and lived there for more than a year before settling in Staten Island. There were woods near their house in New York and he used to go in and gather wildflowers for her."Kennie was a hard-working guy," said Mike Campbell, his childhood friend and grown-up horseshoe league partner. "He was always competing with himself. He always liked to do better, whatever he was doing."

welcome aboard 2,996....

enjoyed your site....

from another native Ohioan....

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Go Browns!
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