On 9-11, Beverly Eckert was one of the many ladies at home talking to their husbands at the collapsing World Trade Center or aboard one of those jets.
"A plane hijacked by fanatics tore Beverly Eckert's husband from her life on 9/11.
Now another plane, brought down on a cold winter's night near Buffalo, has torn the brave widow from ours.
The beloved Sept. 11 activist was on Continental Flight 3407 when it suddenly fell from the sky Thursday - killing her and the 48 others aboard, and one more on the ground."
"Eckert, 57, was traveling to her hometown, Buffalo, to celebrate what would have been Rooney's 58th birthday.
They were high school sweethearts and tops on Eckert's agenda was presenting a scholarship at Canisius High School that she established in Sean's honor."