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In Tribute to Erica Van Acker
62 years old.   Residence: New York, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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I write this for Ricki Van Acker (for that is how we knew her then) She was, for a time, a co-worker of my father’s, James R. Murphy (An Art Rep) when he worked at Frank H. Koste and Associates in Manhattan.
Ricki~ My father spoke of you often and remarked at how charming, humorous and fun you were and how lovely your flawless British accent was...I remember back in the early 60’s you came to dinner at our apartment one evening. I was very young and thought you were wonderful, beautiful and great fun. I recall you visited my bedroom and we discussed my dolls! (You even asked why one was ‘without clothing’ and we laughed)
You were very nice to me and I wish I had been older and we might have been friends. So sorry that you lost your life in this tragedy but I know your spirit lives on over the twinkling lights of Manhattan...

*** Posted by Holly Sierra on 2011-09-11 ***

Oh, one more thing, Erica: the food at the Bistro was THE BEST!

*** Posted by Mindy on 2011-09-01 ***

Erica, it has taken me 10 years to do this. You were an inspiration always, and you will NEVER be forgotten. I hope someday someone will publish your unfinished book. I know the Angels are holding you in the palms of their hands. "Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart" -MK Gandhi

*** Posted by Mindy Washington on 2011-09-01 ***

As a business acquaintance of Erica, I found her to be such a lovely spirit. She was always a pleasure to spend time with, whether we were talking about work or about one of the many books she turned me on to. What a great laugh. I would look forward to seeing her when she came to STL to perform her role in our leadership programs. I think of her often even today because of the lovely person she was. R.I.P., Erica.

*** Posted by Patricia Johnson on 2011-02-18 ***


You got mile #9 of my 9-11 memorial journey, which happened to be part of a 14-mile hike I did near Wrightwood. It was beautiful and peaceful, as I hope you are now. We have not forgotten you nor the others.


*** Posted by Michelle Morgan on 2010-09-15 ***

I knew "Ricki" when we were pupils at the Marist Convent boarding school in Devon, UK, in the '50s and '60s. She was a formidable character, involved in drama and elocution, and often helped me.

It's so sad to hear of your passing Ricki ... rest well. xx

*** Posted by Marie McCarthy on 2010-09-11 ***


God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand.

*** Posted by Louise Doherty on 2010-06-25 ***

It's seven years on, and only now did I find out about Ricki's tragic death. She was my first girlfriend back in 1953 when we met in a Paignton amusement arcade. I wonder what my future would have been had our relationship continued, but the nuns at the convent school she attended stopped that from happening, and as we lived 70 miles from each other, we sadly drifted apart.

R.I.P., and God bless, posh girl. My lasting memory of you is in my old autograph book in which you wrote the words to the hit song, "Too Young."

*** Posted by John Dee on 2008-12-06 ***

I know that everyone who knew "Ricki" as I did loved her dearly for what she had done for women. She pioneered projects concerning opportunities for women that were not available before. I really miss her and her dry jokes. I truly have her in my heart, always and forever.

Vanessa Vanterpool Beasley
v-brose (at) hotmail (dot) com

*** Posted by Vanessa Vanterpool Beasley on 2007-09-11 ***

What a joy to be around her! I was blessed to work with Erica from 1999 to 2000. I think of her often, as she has been a very inspirational addition to my life. Life at the Bistro was always good with a Shepherd's Pie! I love you and miss you.

— Michael

*** Posted by Michael Swank on 2006-11-02 ***

Rest in peace, sweet lady.

*** Posted by Lannah on 2006-08-25 ***

I still miss her deeply. I will always have her in my heart.

Vanessa Vanterpool Beasley

*** Posted by Vanessa Vanterpool Beasley on 2005-11-19 ***

We worked together back in the late 1970s. Erica was a bright and talented instructional technologist with an engaging laugh.

Erica, you are gone, but not forgotten.

*** Posted by Lois C. Schwartz on 2003-09-11 ***

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