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Katie McCloskey
Age: 25
Worked for: Marsh Inc
Originally from: South Bend, IN
Resided in: Chelsea, New York, NY
College: Indiana University

I didn't know Katie, but I thought her name should be on this list.
Submitted by: Jay Dooling ()

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From NY Times Sep 17

'Simply Awesome '

Even in grade school in South Bend, Ind., Katie Marie McCloskey and Cherese Djakiewicz were best friends, and somewhere along the way B maybe it was at Indiana University together B they both began sharing a dream: to move to New York City. And so, when Cherese moved to Manhattan a couple of years ago, it was inevitable that Katie would follow. It took a while, but Katie finally arrived to share Cherese's apartment three months ago. Six weeks ago Katie found a job on the 97th floor of 1 World Trade Center, staffing the computer help desk of Directfit Inc., rushing to the aid of employees.

Now her sisters, Leslie and Julie, her brother, Noah, and her father, Richard, are in Manhattan searching for her. The other night, they discovered Katie's journal in Cherese's apartment. "She wrote `I made it!' and that she loved it in New York," said her mother, Anne. Actually, Katie's exact words were that she had found "an awesome job in an awesome place in an awesome city."
-- Anon (Friend)
23 Oct 2001

We saw the name on the television here in Australia and wondered if she was our relative - My mother is a McCloskey from Belfast who had McCloskey relatives who moved to America in the 1950s and 60s. Our sympathies go to the relatives and friends of one of our own.
-- anonymous (Friend {})
17 Sep 2002

Katie and I went to the same high school in South Bend, Indiana. She was a year ahead of me. We moved in different circles, but she was one of those people who was sweet and friendly to everyone--and I mean everyone.

I also moved to New York City after college, and was here for that awful day. I only wished that I'd known she lived here too. I would've loved to have been able to call her my friend. I often think how easily that could've been me--how that could be my mother and sister never really knowing what happened to me. It's almost 3 years later and I still get choked up when I think about Katie. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family, and Katie, you'll always be remembered by all the people who knew (and therefore loved) you.
-- Natalie Konkel (Friend {})
30 Mar 2004

I went to school with Katie and actually was in a small and tight knit chemistry class (if there is really such a thing) where I think the teacher was doing more social experiments on us than we were actually practicing ourselves. But I digres...that was my junior year in high school; Katie's senior year. I wasn't in her circle of friends but had shared acquaintences and ran into each other from time to time. I would have to agree with Natalie that she was one of the nicest, most sincere people I have met in my life. I later would run into her down at Indiana University when both she and I were going to school. It is now years later and I can still remember hearing about her working in the World Trade Tower and just getting this pit in my stomach. I feel greatly for her family and, even now, am overwhelmed with this feeling of sorrow as I reflect on the tragedy...
-- Ryan McDougal (Friend {})
18 Jul 2005

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