She was so young and so beautiful with the whole world ahead of her. And then gone in such a horrible way and for what?
Irena Karshenbaum, Calgary, Canada
Dear Joanne, I know you are in Heaven right now, and I'm so sorry your life had to end this way. I myself am a survivor of those attacks. Everytime I see your picture I feel this connection even though we've never met. May God bless your soul always and please pray for us, as we will for you. I will see you one day at the gates of heaven.
Joanne, You don't know me but as a fellow Greek, I feel I lost someone very close to me. It is just a tragedy what happened to you and the rest of the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Your smile in your picture will always remain forever in my mind, and I hope your smile ensures the terrorist behind this that they have NOT (succeeded) in breaking the spirit of the American people. May your memory be eternal and may your family find the peace one day very soon in dealing with your tragic lost. Na se echi kala o Theoulis. With much love,
Although I never knew you and never will your picture has touched me deeply. In your eyes the pain of 9-11 comes to me as a haunting dream. The youth and beauty that was taken from the world by your light being extinguished has made all of mankind the worse. I know your family must be devastated, for I know one such as you surely was loved greatly. In another life you now reside for ever away from the evil of this world. Rest with ever lasting peace.
The light that shined in those beautiful eyes, was extinguished here but for a time. When on Heaven Seas we first arrive, we again see that light within those eyes.
A symbol of Greek presence in America, an ambassador of the best of Greek virtues in the United States. In your footsteps others shall follow as you have not gone in vain.
A beautiful light taken from the world. I do not know you, but I am sure that the smile I saw in the memorial brought joy to those who knew you.
I will miss your kindess very much. You are one in a million.
Ejaz Bonaccorti, friend
I feel compelled to express how sorry I am about Joanne. I didn't know her personally but she is the cousin of a friend here in Toronto. I can only imagine the pain of her family and the families of all the other victims. I can offer you no comfort, just my humble prayers.
Kelly McMartin, family friend
God Bless you, beautiful girl! We will never forget you. Our hearts break every day.
Joanne was an acquaintance back in the early 1990s at Stony Brook University. She was friendly and smart, and I'm sorry not to have heard better news.
David Solis, acquaintance