Remembering 1993 Victim William Macko

William Macko sits in a chair in a plaid shirt in this old photo.
Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of William V. Macko in memory of his father William J. Macko.

William Macko lived in Bayonne, N.J. He and his wife, Carol, had four children. William was a former U.S. Marine and enjoyed fishing and cooking. He worked for the Port Authority as an assistant chief mechanical supervisor for the World Trade Center. On Feb. 26, 1993, William was on his lunch break in the complex’s basement when a bomb exploded in the nearby parking garage. He was 57 years old.

Currently on view in the 9/11 Memorial Museum is a cross carved from the same granite used for the 1993 memorial that stood on the World Trade Center Plaza until it was destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. William’s wife received the cross and kept it alongside their wedding photo and the American flag that draped William’s coffin at his funeral. 

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