Beverly Eckert

 

Age: 57

 

Summary: founder and co-chairperson of the victims' advocacy group Voices of September 11th who carried her grief into action as she lobbied for better antiterror efforts after her husband Sean Rooney was killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks while at work on the 98th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center, who became one of the several members of the 9/11 Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission, where she helped push presidents, lawmakers, and even herself for another commission to investigate 9/11, to make the country safer, and to establish a memorial for the victims.

 

 

Cause of Death: Airplane accident

 

Born: May 29, 1951

 

Died: February 12, 2009

 

Location: Buffalo, New York