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Anonymous (not verified)

February 21, 2020

To all who may have known Sylvia San Pio Resta. You must have been shocked that she died knowing she was pregnant and died before she had a life with a family and a kid. I feel as if anyone who knew her whether she was family or a friend just knowing would be in total grief morning of her death with her husband who died with her in the place. It almost feels sad that no one writes in these. Makes you wonder do family friends want to remember? Do they want to write? Well I'm writing that she probably been a great mother if not for this tragedy. Now we will never know.

My condolences to her and his family from the Rodriguez family.

Posted by Joshua Rodriguez

GG (not verified)

December 24, 2022

As I walked towards the memorial, I saw a really long name. I began to read it and my heart dropped. I will never forget 9/11 or the first name I saw at the memorial. I took comfort in reading her biography. Condolences to her and her husbands family and friends.

Posted by GG

Keith (not verified)

September 11, 2023

People certainly want to remember Sylvia. There should be no mistake made about that. I knew her well personally and I was truly touched by her. Sylvia was a true shining light in this sometimes very dark world. She was brilliant and she was a wonderful friend. I have never met anyone more gifted at mathematics than she was. I have met few people in my life who have left such an indelible impact on my life as she did. I thank the good Lord for allowing me to get to know her and for all she did for me. I pray for her and for the happy repose of her soul. Not a September 11 ever goes by without the pain of losing her coming back full force.

I will never, ever forget her!

With tremendous love and sorrow...

Posted by Keith

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Place of Residence:
Bayside, NY
Location on 9/11:
Carr Futures | Analyst
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
The John and Sylvia Resta Memorial Fund

Sylvia SanPio Resta and her husband, John 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.

Ms. SanPio Resta was artistic, yet she had a mind for numbers, said her sister Martiza Mure. In college, she majored in both mathematics and ceramics, and she had recently inspired her husband to take up oil painting.

Ms. SanPio Resta's sisters, who were planning her baby shower when she was killed, said that when they planned her memorial service, they chose the theme song "In the Arms of an Angel."