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John M. Rigo
World Trade Center, New York City, NY
Employer: Insurance Brokerage Executive

New York, N.Y 
Age: 48

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jan dueley

For my brother whom I loved, I will never forget. I will love you always.
You will never be far from my heart.

with love always,
your sister


Dear John,

We all miss you terribly. You were a wonderful and devoted husband to me, a devoted brother, and a great uncle. I miss your smile, the way you walked, your sense of humor, your steadfastness, companionship, liveliness, honesty, integrity, and generosity of spirit.

Here's a poem for you, John, by Rainer Maria Rilke:

You don't survive in me
because of memories;
nor are you mine because
of a lovely longing's strength.

What does make you present
is the ardent detour
that a slow tenderness
traces in my blood.

I do not need
to see you appear;
being born sufficed for me
to lose you a little less.