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Hey John, another year has passed and I still feel like a part of my past has being stolen. Really glad after 20 years we finally reconnected. I never forget our high school years they were great!!!! You, me, Bob, Bentley and all the gang! Thinking about your family knowing this is a sad day for them. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God bless . Peter Johns

Dearest John
There is not a day that goes by that I do not think about the 3 of you. Since Sept 11 2001 a part of my heart is missing. You held a very special place in my heart that will can never be replaced. This September it will be 8 years, many days it feels like just yesterday. You will be forever be missed by everyone as you are loved by them. I Love You!! I Love All 3 Of You.

Forever in my heart your loving sister Chrissy

Posted by Chris Mazzeo

We never met you or your family, but when my wife and I took our children to the 911 memorial my daughter seemed to want to know John. Please know you and all those lost that day will be remembered. Prayers to you and all those that lost someone this day 14 years ago. 9/11/01 Never Forgotten

Posted by Adam R. Scherer

Hi Resta family,
Was remembering all of you yesterday as I do every year and almost every day. Reflecting on the high school years we spent together and all the fun we had. Was watching yesterday on the I pad of the reading on the victims names as I do every year and was so glad to see members of your family there reading the names. Wish I could of been there but living in Canada makes it hard to get to New York. Next year plan on coming to see the memorial and visiting the museum. Dawn I know that you and John where very close my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Would love to hear from you. My e mail address is petej124578@hotmail.com. The last time I saw John was April of 1980 when I returned home to Newfoundland for a visit to New Jersey. John and Tom Bent brought me to JFK and I have a picture of the two of them at the airport. It's on my mantel in my home. My God bless you all. John's high school friend Peter Johns

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Age:
40
Place of Residence:
Bayside, NY
Location on 9/11:
One WTC
Occupation:
Carr Futures | Trader
Reflections:
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
The John and Sylvia Resta Memorial Fund
Biography:

The marriage proposal was famous in the Resta family. John Resta already had a reputation as a hopeless romantic, relatives said, but on this one he outdid even himself.

Mr. Resta and his wife, Sylvia SanPio Resta, had traveled to Florida several times, and there she found a seafood restaurant that she adored. So on the day he was to propose, he took the day off work. He had a meal -- lobster and other dishes -- and menus flown into New York City from the restaurant. He rented a tuxedo, a top hat and a cane, and spent the day setting up their apartment in Bayside, Queens, with candles, a fancy tablecloth and flowers.

Needless to say, the answer was yes, and they were married in the summer of 2000. When the two -- both traders for Carr Futures -- were killed in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack, she was seven months pregnant with their first child.

Mr. Resta, 40, adored children, said his sister Chris Mazzeo, and he was obsessed with his wife's pregnancy, voraciously reading every childbirth book he could get his hands on and doting on her constantly. Mr. Resta's cousin Kenneth Bynoe said that as soon as Mr. Resta met Ms. SanPio Resta, 26, he was so smitten that he could not stop talking about her, especially about her habit of reading cookbooks on the train, from cover to cover, as if they were novels.

Ms. Mazzeo said: "My brother was an angel on earth. Now, he's an angel in heaven. Now he has wings."

The marriage proposal was famous in the Resta family. John Resta already had a reputation as a hopeless romantic, relatives said, but on this one he outdid even himself.