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In Tribute to Martin E. McWilliams
35 years old.   Residence: Kings Park, N.Y.
Died in World Trade Center

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To you Martin and all your friends and family. Im Stephen Tilzey, John and Margo Tilzeys son from Manchester, England. We do think about you and your family very much and talk often about our distant relatives over in the US especially in NY. We think about Danny who was killed in 68 in Vietnam. His photo is hung on a wall as yours and the other two lads are. We are very proud to have a family connection to you and we hope that your sacrifice will not be in vain. We hope for peace too.

*** Posted by Steve Tilzey on 2005-12-30 ***

4 yrs have pased Martin    rest easy knowing theirs not a day that goes by that your beautiful daughter  doesnt see your smiling face    lisa has a beautiful wall of pictures to remind sara  her daddys smiling face and gracious spirit surrounds her every day and night  my love to lisa and sara peace be with you


*** Posted by Marjorie Phillips on 2005-09-11 ***

Marin,I remember you were funny and always grinning.I knew you for many years.We grew up in the same town,and went to the same schools.My heart sank,when I heard that you were taken from us that day.I didnt know you were a fireman.Thank you, for all that you were.On this 4th anniversary I am sad for all the loss,but find myself thinking of you most of all.Angie schmitz

*** Posted by Angie Schmitz on 2005-09-11 ***


*** Posted by NIKKI on 2005-01-15 ***

Dear Martin and Daddy,
Happy birthday, we love you.
All our love
Lisa and Sara

*** Posted by Lisa and Sara McWilliams on 2004-01-15 ***

Martin was a man with a silent strength. Honorable, giving, adventurous, curious and private. He lived life simple, doing the right thing, always to land on his feet. His talents... Too many to list. He was there doing for family and friends at the spur of the moment when there was need for repairs or any other necessary request, never asking for anything in return. Coming home time after time with battle wounds from scratches to bruises, not one complaint.
We could sit and laugh at nothing at all, share our hopes and dreams, a husband in every sense of the word. A relationship that some people in an entire lifetime would not ever be able to acheive. Simple. I miss that. His greatest gift , our baby, a little lady who carries his charm, laughter and his inquisitiveness.
Martin i know you are proud. I know you made it to the 24th floor, I understand you saved 4 - 5 people which equals generations. It was your job.
My heart is broken, i miss holding you, I don't have to wait for September 11th to be reminded you aren't coming home. I miss you every day. I miss being the tag team with our little one. What puts a smile on my face is knowing that, you were happy before you left us.  I know you hear our little lady say goodnight to you everynight as well as myself. I love you, we love you.
Love Lisa

*** Posted by Lisa McWilliams on 2003-12-14 ***

I met Martin February 6th 1981. He was my first and biggest crush. He made my growing years all the way through college fun, exciting and meaningful obviously because I still think about him all the time. He was a great person who came from a wonderful family. As we grew older and he started to actually like girls we became friends and got to know him that way also. He always was a hero to me and now he is a hero to our country, his family and the daughter he did not have the chance to see grow up. Sara, your daddy is truly a hero, and I want you to know that you could not have gotten a better guy for a daddy. His memory will always be kept alive in our thoughts prayers and our hearts. Love ya Mart, Nikki

*** Posted by Nikki Wittelsohn on 2003-09-20 ***

No relation, never met the man that gave his life for the sake of others. Reading names, I came across his and felt a strong sense of pride. I Feel for the loss suffered by family and friends of this individual who like so many others gave all that one could imagine for his community.

I am the only Emergency Service Worker in my family, since WWII no other member of my family has served his country or community as I have and still do.

If not by blood, then by spirit, honor, tradition and dedication we are truly related "In Brotherhood"

God Speed my Brother..rest easy..enjoy the fruits of your selfless service with those that surround you in a better place.

John R. McWilliams
U.S. Navy VFW-Gulf War
Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Department
Lincolnshire, IL

*** Posted by John R. McWilliams on 2003-09-12 ***

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