Dear Bud, Nellie and families, Our heartfelt sympathy is with you at this time. I read your card, Nellie, on Thanksgiving Day along with some others I saved to open while turkey was cooking. We are so sorry. Love you all,
Jack & Lorraine Morris, friends
Dennis was known as the user Trane on FanHome.com. It is ghastly and disturbing that his last post on the site was the exact time Tower 2 was hit. We all loved Trane on Fanhome and miss his contributions to the site. We've since made friends with his wife and hope she and her daughter are well.
John Fontana, online acquaintance
Called Trane because he loved Coltrane, or I assume as much because he chose that user name and had an album cover as his signature. This makes more sense when I say that I knew Dennis through the Internet. Sounds funny, I know, but there it is. I'm a big baseball fan, he's a big baseball fan. We are both members at a baseball BBS website. I was quipping back and forth with him just days before September 11th. In the aftermath, his wife let us know that Trane was 'missing,' and worked in the WTC. The outpouring of support was incredible. I didn't think I knew anyone directly affected by the 9-11 tragedy. Living clear across the country in Washington, I thought I was so far away from it all. When I saw his wife's message, I realized that the world is a very small place. And that I'd lost a friend. Trane was one of the good ones. There are many people he'd never even met in person who miss him a lot now.
Scott "Scooter" Zalkind, friend, fellow baseball fan
Well Trane, I didn't know you too well but I knew you from Fanhome. I really enjoyed reading your posts and your serious dedication to the Yankees (me team too). I can't express how sad I was when the WTC was attacked and I learned that you persihed there. The fact that I knew someone who persished hit me hard. You are missed and may you see all those great men up in the sky. :(
Mike, online acquaintance
Also known as Trane: I only knew you from an internet message board. And you were a hated Yankee fan at that! But at the Fanhome site, you came to be one of the few Yankee posters that I actually respected. You knew what you were talking about and were respectful in your discussions and intelligent in your replies. Your presence is missed in our "community." R.I.P.,
Trane. Jen King, friend