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In Tribute to Catherine Carmen Gorayeb
41 years old.   Residence: New York, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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I think about Catherine all of the time. I used to work with her at Netscape we were good friends. I would talk with her almost everyday, she helped me all of the time. I worked in Maryland and she in New York-she would visit and we would catch up with each others stories. She was a good mentor and one of the smartest people I have ever worked with. She was very special. I just cannot believe ten years have gone by and her baby girl is almost a teenager. How proud she was of Kate.

We will never forget you Catherine. The memorial was beautiful-I could only watch it until your name came up and it hit me like a ton a bricks. I think about you always, miss ya girl! 

Heidi (Exec. Assistant at Netscape)

*** Posted by Heidi on 2011-09-12 ***

I never knew Catherine, but I have sat on her memorial bench at the southeast lighthouse on Block Island every summer since it was first placed there. The inscription mother-daughter-sister-friend is a tribute to her and the many people who mourn her. God bless her family and friends especially on this day, ten years after she was taken from them so tragically.

*** Posted by Kathleen Chant on 2011-09-11 ***

I worked with Catherine at Netscape. She was a hardworking and sincere person who ran the NY office and supported us all... Ill never forget the first time I met her at the Lipstick building - the first Netscape office, waiting for Bill A. She offered me coffee....

*** Posted by Rob Sparno on 2011-09-11 ***

Catherine was a good friend and absolute pleasure to work with at our ad agency. I loved mentoring her and coaching her career. The fun and laughs we had together were great. The most humorous memory was when she told us she was moving from Boston back to NY and all of us kneeled on the floor begged her to stay as we were an extended family. Catherine fun, witty, special person.

*** Posted by Larry Gulko on 2011-09-10 ***

Catherine was a good friend and absolute pleasure to work with at our ad agency. I loved mentoring her and coaching her career. The fun and laughs we had together were great. The most humorous memory was when she told us she was moving from Boston back to NY and all of us kneeled on the floor begged her to stay as we were an extended family. Catherine fun, witty, special person.

*** Posted by Larry Gulko on 2011-09-10 ***

Catherine was the closest friend I ever had; and not related to. I will miss her every day, forever. You could not ask for a more wonderful friend. She was very smart; we loved to do “stuff” together. It could have been anywhere in the US or in the UK, and we did. She gave sound counsel and I will forever be in her debt for her unending listening skills and gracious kindness. She is a friend of a life time.

*** Posted by Annnnnne(Cathy would say my name very slowly when we would great each other or she when looking for me) on 2011-09-07 ***

Still miss ya, Cath! You were my work soulmate, and I love you dearly. If I get to see Kate again, or have the chance to help her in some way, please know that I will.

*** Posted by Kim Wilson Buck on 2011-02-24 ***

I also found Catherine's bench on Block Island. I was so interested to learn her story that I took a picture of her name on the bench so that I could look it up when I got home. I sat on the bench on a very windy afternoon and watched my five-year-old daughter run around on the grass in front of Southeast Light. Sitting on the bench, knowing that it was a tribute to a mother who left a child behind, it really helped me to be grateful for my life.

*** Posted by Karen E on 2010-10-06 ***

I visited Block Island this weekend and found the memorial very touching. Reading this page made me realize how truly special she was. It was a area of peace there.

*** Posted by Jackie Begina on 2010-07-07 ***

I worked with Catherine at Netscape and I loved seeing her every day, talking about good books and work (of course). My favorite memory is the day that Lisa and I visited her in the hospital, just a few hours after she gave birth. She was so excited and beautiful and content. She loved her daughter very much right from the start and I will always remember that.

*** Posted by Patti on 2009-09-12 ***

I worked with Catherine at the Sun/Netscape Alliance from 1999 - 2001. Catherine and I were the same age and shared a lot in common. She would often share stories and experiences about raising her young daughter Kate. Every Sept. 11, I think about Catherine and Kate with a heavy heart.

*** Posted by Barbara (colleague of Catherine while at Sun/Netscape) on 2009-09-11 ***

It's been so many years, but I'm missing my buddy Cath tonight.

At every job, I've been blessed to have a soulmate friend—someone to laugh and commiserate with, someone to help build plans to make the work environment less stupid! : )

Cath and I would talk almost daily, about everything and everyone. I stayed with her and Kate during my last visit to NY before 9/11 and was absolutely taken with their life in Battery Park, with her dad one block in one direction, and her mom a block in the other, day care and work a hop/skip/jump away—not to mention the great view of the Statue of Liberty from her window and the great park/restaurant where we spent the evening.

Apparently she had offered to leave the WTC to pick up a cable for a co-worker, but the (considerate) person didn't want to trouble her. I can't stop thinking—what if?

The night before I found out that Cath had been in the Trade Towers, I had a dream of sitting with her on a couch, and asking if this was the right thing for Kate to be learning. She smiled and said, "Yes"—all assurance, no grief. I hope, hope, hope, hope that means something, because I know it can't be easy for Kate, Claire and the others left behind. God bless all of them.

*** Posted by Kim Wilson Buck on 2009-09-11 ***

I did not know Catherine, but I do know that she must have been a very special person, as her memorial bench is in a very special place on a very special little island. I, too, am wondering if the family has any history on Block Island, or perhaps, like myself, they just spent a lot of time there. Nevertheless, Catherine will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the families of the ones who were taken away so tragically that day....

*** Posted by Tracy on 2009-08-10 ***

I worked with Catherine at Netscape. She worked in NY, and I worked in Mt. View, CA. We meet once, but we talked on the telephone weekly. She loved life and her daughter. Her voice will be missed.

*** Posted by Karrie on 2008-10-02 ***

It is a beautiful memorial. I was married next to the memorial in 2006 and visit the southeast lighthouse several times a year. Although I didn’t know Catherine I have pondered about Catherine while sitting upon her bench. September 11, 2001 was a tragic day, some many people have suffered, some more than others, but remembering the lost and their loved ones is so very important. Whoever was responsible for the memorial for Catherine was very thoughtful.

*** Posted by Jeff on 2008-09-11 ***

While visiting Block this past weekend by boat, we rented a small car to visit the entire island. My boyfriend had never been to Block before and was astounded at the beauty of the whole island. While visiting the bluffs, we saw the beautiful bench dedicated to the memory of Catherine. I am sure this spot gives Catherine much peace and serenity. What a beautiful memorial.

*** Posted by Jan, cruiser on 2008-07-31 ***

While visiting the Southeast Lighthouse on Block Island this weekend, I noticed Catherine's bench, and that led me to this website. I was actually "geocaching" that particluar day and logged in the bench mark nearby (LW5625). I have since linked this page to that benchmark so that others who choose to log in this particular item may be directed to this tribute and remember those whose lives where tragically taken away from us on 9/11/01. Never forget.

*** Posted by Dave on 2007-07-29 ***

Catherine once worked for Netscape in New York City. I was her tech support nut and worked with her setting up the NYC sales office. She was the de facto office manager. My understanding is she was a single mom and left behind a daughter. God bless her family. I will remember her as a friend and confidant at Netscape.

*** Posted by Bob (The tech at Netscape) on 2006-09-11 ***

We were roomates in college. She was smart, beautiful and feisty. She had a great friend Alison and used to draw out her name "Alisooon" as she called for her down the hall. We cooked Chinese food together, listed to the Kinks, and both loved Shakespeare. I was quiet and always amazed that she enjoyed my company as much as I did hers. I will always remember her fondly.

*** Posted by Sue on 2006-09-04 ***

On July 22, 2006, I took the beautiful hike from downtown Block Island, RI to the Southeast Lighthouse at the tip of the island. What a lovely memorial to Catherine overlooking the ocean and the steep cliffs that define Block Island.

Does anyone know more about her story and what caused the bench to be built on Block Island? I'd be interested to know.

*** Posted by Pete on 2006-07-25 ***

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