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Sep. 10th, 2009 @ 01:09 pm Richard Bosco remembered Always



Richard E. Bosco



I don’t think that you have to have personally met someone to know that they were of great value. I don’t think that you would have had to spoken with that person to know that there are others who love him and love to be in his presence. Sometimes, I think

that we depersonalize just to avoid the pain. Sometimes we refuse to look at the truth so that the burden is lighter.


The person I have the honor of writing a tribute about is Richard E. Bosco, a 34 year old man, husband, father, brother and son. He was a friend, cousin, employee and co-worker and neighbor. Robert E. Bosco like you or I loved, laughed and learned his way through life. Richard E. Bosco is a man that was much loved by those who knew him and he  is deeply missed.


September 11, 2001 is a date that the world remembers as an attack on America. However, it is a date that is remembered with sadness  for those who had the honor of knowing Richard on a deeper level.


While searching for information about Richard Bosco I quickly came to realize how important his family was to him and more importantly, how much he loved family.


Traci, his wife recalls that while dating she discovered “he was genuine, like I could trust him right away. I just felt comfortable” They married in 1995 and Traci Bosco described her husband as a “sweet, sweet dream of a husband.”



 Many family members wrote emotional tributes as well. A cousin states that “I truly miss you.. You may be gone, but you will never be forgotten.” And  another cousin,: “ I will miss your smiling face forever. You were the role model for our family… I will love you forever.” We are also told that “He did not have a mean bone in his body, I miss him terribly.”


For Richard Bosco his typical morning would be to wake about 6:30 and hop in the shower. He would be joined by his daughter Abby who was 2. After shower she would stand beside him while he lathered up. With her toy razor blade that would shave together. He taught his son Richie, 3 ½ to tackle and would bring him inside after  to have a glass of strawberry milk.


Reading tributes online all tell the same story. Richard Bosco was an unforgettable person. Tributes from people who remembered him from grade school and tributes written from co-workers all stated what a vivacious lovable man he was.


I never met you Mr. Bosco, and I am a bit surprised at the impression you have made in my life. While it appears to me that you lived life to the fullest, that you loved your family with all you had it is clear  to me that you made each family member feel as if they were important. The words written on pages speaking of you shout with praise and admiration for the person you were and the person you continue to be in the lives of those who knew and love you.


Reeces pieces sundaes, dodge ball in the street in the evening are memories you helped to create. There are  people who never even met you participating in annual golf tournaments to raise money for scholarships given in your memory to students with financial needs and “have the same personality attributes” as you. These things because of the lives you touched and changed forever.


Count me in as another life changed, Mr. Bosco. I will live life as you did. Creating memories with those I love, and loving those I have.


Richard E. Bosco did not work at the World Trade Center. He was a specialist for Citibank with a 9 am appointment at Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor tower one.


Richard touched the lives of all around him family, friends and many more.

He has a daughter Abigail, son Richie Jr. and wife Traci.


Thank you Richie for the lives you touched.

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Date:September 11th, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC)
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What a beautiful tribute. Thank you.

I honor Christopher Paul Slattery (http://penthaslist.blogspot.com/2009/09/in-memoriam-reprise.html).
Date:September 12th, 2009 06:18 pm (UTC)
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Thank you. I can't seem to find yours.
Date:September 13th, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)

9/11 Richard Bosco

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What a wonderful tribute to Mr.Bosco.