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In Tribute to Daniel R. Brandhorst
41 years old.   Residence: Los Angeles, Calif
Passenger of Flight 175

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11 Years.....We will always remember. Today I shared the storey of how I met you and the times we got to talk at LeMoyne. I recalled our time spent at brunch on Sunday of Alumni weekend in 2001. You had Breakfast with my wife and I during the Ignation Award Ceremony and my wife always comments, what a genuinely nice person you were. To this day, your memory stays fresh in our minds.

May God Bless you and your family today and always!

*** Posted by Frank P. Casaine on 2012-09-11 ***

Dan - I cannot believe that it has been 10 years. It still seems like yesterday. You are always in my thoughts and prayers along with your family. I feel so lucky to have been your colleague at PwC and most importantly become your friend.  You are missed but I know that you are at peace.  You are the best!

Michele Morgan

*** Posted by Michele Morgan on 2011-09-11 ***

Another year has passed.They said it would get easier after time passed but it doesnt I remember you guys all year round and as time passes and this world gets crazeir every day since that horrible day we lost you. I passed by the house the 1rst year and after that could make it back it hurt to hard. You will never be forgotten. My heart forever aches for little David. He was such a sweet little rosie cheek boy. I will never also forget his last words to me right before the day you left he said they you were going away and never coming back? I took it as childs play but after all that happened I am no longer sure of it. I hate what happened that day. The world froze time stopped the shock the horror will never be erased.I am sorry you had to go this way.My Life has changed since then drasticly. I miss you Love you forever/paul kuzichev

*** Posted by paul kuzichev on 2011-09-10 ***

We were the same age and had children of simialar age. He said I was the last person he was talking with before leaving for vacation to Boston. We shared stories of our children and said good-bye until he returned from vacation....I received a call from his firm three days after.

*** Posted by Greg Hambly on 2011-09-08 ***

PwC - I remember my colleagues and I were so happy for you and your partner on your son. Still missed sir.

*** Posted by Melissa Baker on 2011-09-08 ***

Difficult to read on this anniversary. Dan and I were in the same class at LeMoyne. And both being GLBT at that time at a Catholic college, I never knew we suffered the same struggles. When this event happened, the LeMoyne Alumni association sent out an email that he had passed. I had read in the media that he not only passed, but his family did also. I sent an email to the alumni association, and they corrected their oversight in a subsequent email. One small step, yet something to contemplate given how far we have come in 10 years. May God bless Dan, and his family, on this upcoming anniversary.

*** Posted by Andrew Lee on 2011-08-29 ***

Hi Dawn and family - Just recently learned that your brother was a 9-11 victim. I can't imagine the pain that you have endured since. I hope you are well.

*** Posted by Grant Leeb on 2011-05-05 ***

Every 9-11 I remember Dan and often at other times, too. We were not really friends at LeMoyne, but we had a connection, one I would not come to terms with until much later in my life. Dan was a much stronger individual than I was. He was sharp-minded and compassionate. I wish I had known him better. When I think of 9-11, I am somehow encouraged by thinking of his courage when he was alive. I find that he inspires me. Even though he left this world untimely early, he made a difference in this world. That is enough for me to remember him and celebrate his life.

*** Posted by a classmate from LeMoyne Days on 2010-10-14 ***

Dan and I went to Liverpool High School together, then Le Moyne College as well. He went off to Price Waterhouse, and I worked at Coopers and Lybrand, and in 1998, in a twist of fate, we both became partners in the same division of the merged firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Dan was amazing. He was purposeful, thoughtful, and an extremely calm presence. Any time I talked to him, I came away thinking how incredible he was and that I could and would do and be better because he was that type of inspiration.

I think about him and his family a lot and hope that he is at peace on the other side. We all miss him very much!

*** Posted by Vincent Spina on 2010-09-11 ***

Respected co-worker of myself and my mother Jerilyn Cookie Clayton. Dan will always be remembered. God Bless him and his family.

*** Posted by Deanna Parker-Williams on 2010-09-11 ***

Dan was a proud Le Moyne College Alumni Assn. president who welcomed all the new Dolphin alumni of 2001 at graduation in May, 2001. He was mentor to many and a friend of all. The passage of 9 years since he, Ron, and their son died has not lifted the sadness of their loss. But, the glowing memories which so many have spoken aloud in my hearing lets me know that Dan and his family are not forgotten and remain in the prayers of many. Here on The Heights, we continue to honor Dan and his contributions. RIP.

*** Posted by Vincent Hevern, SJ on 2010-09-11 ***

On this 9th year anniversary of the day our country was attacked, I am remembering Dan Brandhorst, his son David, and his partner Ron. I pray for them and still cry when I see images of their plane crashing into the second tower. I cannot imagine what all those passengers must have felt knowing that certain death was coming. My heart is still heavy as though it happened just yesterday. I knew Dan as a co-worker at PwC and even interviewed with him to work in his group, at one time. He was a wonderful, smart and good man. May he and his family rest in peace. We must NEVER FORGET 9/11/01!

*** Posted by Peggy Brizuela on 2010-09-11 ***

Honestly, in high school Dan and I didn't get along well at all.... That keen smile of his made me misjudge him as being arrogant.... I was wrong for not trying to get to know the person behind the smile. A few years later, I had a second opportunity and will be forever thankful for taking it. Dan was working in Syracuse at PW, and I was a lowly bank teller downstairs in his building.... He would purposely come to my line each week, and we rekindled a friendship. He needed a date for a work function around Christmas, and from then on for a short while we were inseparable.... During that time he shared so much of himself with me.... Even if it was just a short time we spent together, I was thankful for the chance to right a wrong and told him how sorry I was for being such a brat to him in high school.... He went on to find love and family, and my heart sang for him. I was a travel agent on 9-11, and when I heard his name while checking on all my corporate travelers in the air that day, I couldn't move.... So many futures were destroyed that day.... I pray for his family and those of other friends and family lost every day ... but on this day, I spend the time from 8:46 to 10:28 in quiet reflection of Dan's memory....

*** Posted by Jill (Harvey) Zagrobelny on 2010-09-11 ***

Miss you, little brother!

*** Posted by Dawn on 2010-09-11 ***

Another year has passed by and they say things get easier as time passes/not so, this world changed drastically since that awful morning we lost you. We have never forgotten you. Our hearts ache. I will never forget little David following me around the house while doing work. He ate from the passing taco truck with me on several occasions. He was a good little boy. Daniel and Ronald treated me like family and were nice to me. I miss you guys and the world has lost 3 great people. The clocks will stand still in time tomorrow as we celebrate. I wish we could have celebrated you coming home or a birthday. So long my friends. So long.

*** Posted by paul kuzichev on 2010-09-11 ***

I worked with Dan's Mom at Syracuse University back in the 80's. Though I never met Dan I have thought of him and his family many times over the years, for me they are the faces of this tragedy. May we never forget that day but may we also remember the individuals who were lost, their life stories cut short.

*** Posted by Cricket on 2010-09-10 ***

Today again marked another anniversary of that horrible tragic day that we lost you! I will never forget the pain and sorrow I felt and still feel when I hear about that day. It destroyed so many lives yet fortified so many forgotten relationships. That day will never be forgotten and neither will all those who lost their lives. I miss you dearly and well nothing can bring you back. I am sorry for the evil in the world that took you way too soon. Life changed for all of us that day. Some more than others! I still see little David in flashes running up behind me bright red cheeks laughing as he ran to the taco truck for early lunch or sneaking up behind me. No they will never be forgotten. /From Paul

*** Posted by paul kuzichev on 2009-09-12 ***

Dan, you were a welcoming spirit, making those around you feel special. Your caring heart and desire to share your joy made you unforgettable. Since it was your spirit that guided your actions, you will always continue to impact those of us that came into contact with you. Take care... We will always remember

*** Posted by Frank Casaine, LC, Class '91 on 2009-09-11 ***

Dan and I grew up together. He just lived down the street. He was kind, funny and considerate. I'm just glad he didn't suffer and that he was with the ones he loved. RIP Danny Boy.

*** Posted by Ellyn on 2009-09-11 ***

Dan was a classmate of mine—LHS '78. He was always friendly and outgoing, and he could always be relied on for a smile. I am very sorry to hear so late of his passing.

*** Posted by Tracy on 2009-09-10 ***

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