As I sit here reading and putting together the information I have found on the life of Thomas J. Celic, that empty feeling I had this day five years ago was there again. I didn't know this man, but I had that sense of sadness and anger. Thomas J. Celic had a way of making people around him whether it be family or friends laugh. What I found interesting, was that Thomas was a Cross-country runner who raced in many marathons including the NYC Marathon finishing in the top 300. I find it interesting because my dad too is a runner and had been in local marathons as well for many years. Thoma's brother Marty Celic, in which he had learned and got his passion in running from, was killed while in line of duty as a NYC Fire Fighter in 1977. Thomas was 43, and a resident of New York, NY working at Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc as a Senior Vice Pres. in the World Trade Center. He is survived by his wife, Roseanne Celic who were married at the ages of 19 and 17. Thomas loved his family, he was very close with both his own and Mrs. Celic's family.
*Profile information from Legacy
This was most on what I could find about Thomas J. Celic, though it wasn't a lot, but it was just enough for me to know and to let all of you know that he was a family man, funny, and athletic. He cared and loved those around him, and made each and everyone of them laugh and smile. He left many good memories that I have read on many memorial sites from those who knew him well that they will never forget. I am honored to do this tribute along with the many great bloggers in making sure that he and all those who died on September 11, 2001 will NEVER be forgotten.
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