In Memory of Daniel David Bergstein

In Memory of Daniel David Bergstein

Daniel David Bergstein was 38 years old and from Teaneck, New Jersey. (Born: New York, NY). Daniel was the board secretary for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

On September 11, 2001, none of his co-workers at the Port Authority had seen Daniel enter his office on the 67th floor in the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The only person who spotted him was a secretary in the lobby, who saw him get into an elevator minutes before American Airlines Flight 11 hit the building.

Daniel's daughter, Adrianna Bergstein, knows something has been very wrong since September 11, when her father didn't come to pick her up from kindergarten class as promised. But she can't yet grasp it.

"We think she's really blocked it out," her mother, Alicia, said softly. "She really worshiped him. Everything was 'Daddy.' . . . She was completely Daddy's little girl."

Daniel was supposed to pick up Adrianna at 12:30 pm that day. He had planned on taking her into his office at the World Trade Center - a trip he knew she loved.

In Memory of Daniel David Bergstein
Alicia Bergstein, center, comforts her children Devin Bergstein, left, and Adrianna Bergstein while visiting the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site in New York. (Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011).

3 comments:

  1. Never forgotten. Dan will always be in our hearts.

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  2. Each participant in the 2 Million Bikers to DC rally was given the name of a 9/11 victim to carry on the ride through WashDC. I had the honor of carrying Daniel's name. God Bless him and his memory....and those he left behind....

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  3. Happy Note-Adrianna has become a fine scholar at the Academy of Holy Angels in Demarest, NJ and will be attending Harvard in the fall.

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