Thursday, September 11, 2003
Mother of Westport Sept. 11 Victim to Mark Day with Grave Visit
Todays The Advocate of Stamford/Norwalk reports that the mother of Westport 9/11 victim Jonathan Uman will mark the second anniversary of his death by visiting his grave.
It said after the attacks, the reality of believing her 33-year-old son was gone was not an option for Susan Blomberg, a former Stamford resident. Uman lived in Westport with his wife Julie and two children.
“For the first six weeks, I was totally numb and disbelieving,” she told the newspaper. “I really believed Jonathan was lost somewhere with amnesia.”
Nine months later, when the medical examiner contacted Blomberg to let her know her son’s remains had been found—the news so many Sept. 11 families hoped for as they struggled for closure—she was disappointed, the report said.
“In one way, I almost didn’t want to find Jonathan,” Blomberg said. “I wanted to think he was in Hawaii living another life.”
Other victims with Westport connections included the Coleman brothers Keith, 34, and Scott, 32, who, like Uman, were employed at Cantor Fitzgerald, and Bradley Vadas, 37, a senior vice president with Keefe, Bruyette and Woods.
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