I love and miss you very much, I think of you often especially during football season. It feels like yesterday you were kidding with me saying " do not be surprised if I have more kids then you". I know you would of cherished the role of husband and father as I do? I learned so much from you about unconditional love, it was amazing how you truly loved all people. I remember how you were a Dad to me when I needed it most, you were my friend, and you are a role model for me. I watch how you took the values that Daddy and Mommy had taught us and you brought them to life. I will miss how you could walk into a room and within a few minutes be best friends with a perfect stranger, I miss the way you would cherish and take care of mommy, I miss the fun times competing against you in any sport or any game, I miss the way you made us laugh when we broken hearted, I miss the way you would call the family meetings to ensure we were all on the same page, I missed the way you would say " bubby nice job" and I would feel so proud, I miss the way you would stop by and visit and buy every type of potato chip because you weren't sure what suzie liked, I miss the way you showed me what commitment and hard work was all about, I miss all the stories you would tell about your experiences, I miss the way you always look to help me and anyone who was in need, I miss all your great wisdom and advice, I miss your presence as the head of the Byrne family after Daddy died, I miss the way you walked with our Lord, most of all I just miss you. I wish my kids could have met you and spent time with you. They would be so excited to see Uncle Tim, now they pray to their angel Uncle Tim. You will never be forgotten, your legacy lives on for my children and future generations. Give Daddy a hug and wish him happy birthday. I love you, and I am so grateful to God he put you into my life.
I love and miss you. I thought I would attach a poem from your niece Hanna-Li who is now a freshman in high school. I am very blessed to have sven wonderful children and my beatiful wife. We talk about you all the time. Hanna says it best, you will always be alive in our hearts. God bless you and Daddy.
Dear Uncle Timmy
I was still a child
but I remember each tear
that was shed by my loved ones.
I remember their fear.
I have never seen her that upset
until the ninth month & eleventh day.
We were all shocked,
no one knew what to say.
My memories are foggy
at best, scattered.
But itís the mark you have left
on those, who to you, mattered
that stays fresh in my mind.
Their words about you
that are so kind.
So you will live on
in the hearts of others
especially your sister and brothers.
So know that you
still have our love
even as you watch us
from up above
With Much Love,
Patti (Verdon) Riggans
I remember Tim when I would go to the home of the Byrne's and go swimming in the pool along with a bunch of other kids. I miss those days.... Love always cousin Patti
I am so grateful to God to have had the opportunity to have you in my life. I think of you everyday and how hard you worked to keep the Byrne family together after daddy died. I am in awe of how unselfish you were during your time on earth; your whole focus in life was to take care of your family and to lead by example. When I reflect and look back at my past I have so many wonderful memories of you, I thank God every day for those gifts. One of our last conversations together we talked about one day you would catch up to me and have a few children of your own. I know the type of father you would have been, because you were a father to me when I needed it most. Everyday I look at pictures of you and daddy and thank you for guiding me and helping me. I have no doubt the Lord put you in my life to help keep me on track and to be the best I can be. I am very grateful to be a father of seven beautiful children and a husband to my wonderful wife. We talk about Uncle Tim and Grandpa Pat all the time. I will not let you and daddy down. I will make you proud.
I thank the Lord every day for all the blessings in my life, and I know that two of my biggest blessings are you and daddy, my two guardian angels. I find tremendous comfort knowing you are with Jesus.
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.
Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."
God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.
So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.
I love and miss you, six years have gone by an it feels like yesterday when I heard on the news that a plane hit one of the towers. I remember thinking you would give me the play by play, not realizing the seriousness of the crash. I called your office immediately but there was no service. I quickly tried your cell phone but just got your voicemail. I left you a message never thinking it would go unanswered. After a brief conversation with Chris it became very clear something was not right. I drove home to let Suzie know I was on my way to see mommy and that something terrible has happened. She asked if you were okay, I told her I don't know but I would call her ASAP. The ride on 135 heading to Huntington was as if time stopped, I drove listening to reports on the radio saying there were multiple plane crashes around the country, all I could think was Lord help Tim get out, help Tim get out. I arrived at mommy's to see her on the floor unable to stand watching the towers fall; I crabbed her and told her you were okay. In the other room I heard the screams from Chris and Tina who were holding each other both in shock as they watched your tower collapse. In that moment, I realized my life would never be the same again. These past six years have not been easy, but I know you and Daddy have been with us every step. I promise you Tim, the Byrne family will KEEP MOVING FORWARD, and we will make you and Daddy proud. God bless and wish daddy a Happy Birthday.
Haven't yet and never will forget. You and your family continue to be in my thoughts and prayers everyday. B
I went to Syracuse University with Tim. We were both Econ majors. We studied for our last final together at the Delta Gamma house. He did come back more serious after the death of his father, but Tim was always there with a smile. I wish that I would have known him better in college...I called him about five years ago, as my work brought me to the City, and I saw on the SU Alumni site that Tim lived there. We spoke on the phone twice briefly, but I never did get to see him again. It would have been nice. I have a couple of photos, as well as several SU Football Programs that I would like to pass on to the family, if anyone would like to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org. God Bless.
Think about you and miss you every day Tim. Our family will never be the same without you. love you xoxoxoxoxo
Please pray for my grandma who is in the hospital due to an illness pertaining to her blood. Thank you,
You are all in my thoughts and prayers
Dolores de Poto-Sarli
Timmy you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you and your family. The memory of you will always live on, for you were a truly special person!
Friend For Life
I have never met Tim in person, I have only spoken with him over the phone for business. He was a very sweet and funny person. He was always very friendly, and said someday he would come down to put a face with the voice. I was very sad when I found out he died in the WTC attack, and I pray for him and his family every day. I pray for all of the friends and families who have lost someone, and I will never stop praying. I am sure the Byrne family will be on my mind the most, especially his brother Kevin. I read a tribute to Tim that Kevin wrote, and it seems to me he needs extra prayer, so everyone please say a special prayer for Kevin today as well. Also, practice random acts of kindness in memory of those who lost their lives September 11, 2001. They were all such wonderful people. God Bless America.
P G Fall
Unfortunately, I never met Tim Byrne, but I read his story ~ how he took over as father to his siblings when their father died suddenly; how he made sure each and every sibling got a college education; how he himself studied hard and worked hard to put himself in a position where he could safeguard and protect (financially as well as emotionally) his family.
Many of us are lucky enough to know someone LIKE Mr. Byrne. I've known just a few. But then, there aren't many like him in this world.
However, we're all enriched by his story and by his having been here, for however short a time.
GOD Bless You, Timothy Byrne; and GOD Bless your Family.