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James W. Barbella
World Trade Center, New York City, NY
Employer: Port Authority Of New York And New Jersey

Oceanside, NY 
Age: 53
Property Manager

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John Drucker

Jim, I miss you my friend. My last memory of you was shaking hands on the 1WTC 78th Floor Skylobby...."lets get together for lunch"...."sure Jim next week ok?"..."sounds good". Lunch may have consisted of a sandwich on the plaza, or that spicy thai food you loved, but anyway, anywhere it was also a pleasure just to sit and talk, not about business, maybe our families, our hobbies, whatever.
There isn't a day that goes by that I don't look to the sky and say a prayer. God Bless you Jim, in our hearts forever.

John Drucker


Uncle Jimmy,
You are missed greatly, but we are so proud of you at the same time. You risked you life to save the lives of others and you will always be remembered as a hero. I wish you were still here with us and we miss you every day. You will always be in our hearts and thoughts.
your niece,

james w. barbella

Jim, there isn't a day goes by that I don't think about you. I remember so many things about our youth. How I wish we could have those days back again. How I wish that, we as a nation, could have foreseen the events of 9/11 and avoided your loss and of all those other people.

Jim, you are a hero. You stayed to assist others. We will never know how many lives you saved; but saved them you did. You were so close to retirement. Why did this have to happen? We love you, your cousins.