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A 9/11 Story of Love and Loss

Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.) Susan Rossinow with her husband, Norman, at their April 2001 engagement party. Norman died on 9/11. (Photo courtesy of 9/11 Memorial Museum collection, Gift of Susan in memory of my husband Norman Rossinow.)

Listen to a touching recording of Susan Rossinow, whose husband Norman Rossinow died on 9/11. She recounts how the couple met and fell in love. Her husband, a New Jersey native, was a risk manager and senior vice president at Aon Corporation. Norman introduced Susan to the drum beats that are signature of the syncopated rhythms of British singer Phil Collins, and he shared other favorites from his vast music collection. 

He displayed his passion for drums when he played at the couple's wedding reception in June 2001. To honor his life-long love of percussion, his family donated a set of Norman's bongo drums and a tambourine to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Join Susan Rossinow in honoring  a loved one lost on 9/11. If you are a family member, a co-worker or a friend of a victim of the 2001 attacks, take an opportunity to share a recorded remembrance with the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

Call for more information or to schedule a recording at our New York office at (877) 671-1636. You can also use the Call to Remember Archive to preserve stories of victims of the 2001 and 1993 terrorist attacks.  

By Jenny Pachucki and Meredith Davidson, 9/11 Memorial Museum staff