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Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

Dear Steven,

I came upon this site today and was truly moved by it. I finally got to see the memo you received from WPIX after the 1993 bombing. I remember calling you that night at work and asked why you were still up there and you said you weren't going to walk down 110 floors in the dark and wanted to be there when the power came on to ensure that everything was OK.

I only regret that I wasn't able to speak with you on 9/11. I was so sure you weren't up there since you normally take those weeks off but Ma said you went in. I thought you'd be working the night shift but Ma said you went in the morning instead. Now that you and Debbie are finally together please watch over all of us. The world has gotten in my opinion a little colder and crazier but there are still many, many good people out there who give me hope that kindness and decency will prevail in the end.

l love you forever.

Your sister,

Anonymous (not verified)

September 12, 2022

9/11 is still a difficult day. Seeing the picture of your smile on this site makes me remember a guy who brought a lot of joy to so many!

Posted by Joanie Alexander

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
WPIX-TV | Transmitter Engineer

Steven A. Jacobson, 53, was a transmission engineer working on the 110th floor of World Trade Center’s north tower. His job was to keep the WPIX television station on the air, no matter what happened. After working the night shift at the television station, he opened the Town and Village synagogue where he worshiped. Mr. Jacobson was survived by his wife, Deborah, and two daughters, Rachel and Miriam.

Family was the most important thing to him; he called his mother every day. Colleagues say he called them on September 11, saying his room was filling with smoke but it was too hot to leave even though he was having trouble breathing.