Colleen Fraser

Born with a form of dwarfism, Colleen Fraser stood less than
4 feet tall. She walked with a cane, which she would shake
wildly to make a point. Often that point was making the world
friendlier to people with disabilities. Fraser clearly had a flair
for it. "She was a firebrand," said longtime friend Ethan Ellis,
executive director of the New Jersey Developmental Disabilities
Council. Fraser, 51, of Elizabeth, N.J., was vice chair of the
council and served in other organizations for the disabled. She
was aboard United Airlines Flight 93, which crashed in
Pennsylvania. In 1989, when she heard that New Jersey's U.S.
Senators were undecided about supporting the Americans with
Disabilities Act, she loaded about a dozen disabled individuals
aboard a bus and rode to both senators' offices to get their
support. Fraser fashioned her flaming red hair into spikes like a
punk rocker and wore numerous earrings. She wore open-toed
sandals with orthopedic lifts. She liked gothic novels and horror
movies. She was a wood carver and loved to bake. She was also
a passionate and tireless advocate. In fact, Fraser was flying to a
grant-writing seminar when she died. "I think there's a certain
delicious irony that a small person like Colleen has given a
small state such a big voice," Ellis said.
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.


FRASER, RICHARD K. (1969 - 11 SEP 2001)

FRASER-Richard K., 32, missing and presumed dead
in the World Trade Center attack. Survived by his loving wife,
Suzanne, and beautiful son, Aidan C., age 21 months also by
his parents Charles E. and Kathryn F. Fraser his brother
Leland B. and sister Margaret A. Aaron. A Memorial Mass will
be celebrated at St. Ignatius Loyola Church, 980 Park Avenue,
Manhattan, at 1:30 PM, Saturday, September 22, 2009.
SOURCE: New York Times - 19 SEP 2001



Dept/Floor: 92nd floor Last Seen:
In CSBU unit; spoke on phone to his wife and mom after the
first crash.


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