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Selinsgrove in Snyder County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Christopher James Vialonga

February 12, 1971 — September 11, 2001

Christopher James Vialonga Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2018
1. Christopher James Vialonga Memorial

"Vio," as he was known to friends, worked as a currency trader for Carr Futures in the World Trade Center's north tower. A 1993 graduate of Susquehanna University and a 1989 graduate of Bergen Catholic High School in Oradell, N.J., he loved life and especially loved the people in his life. His enthusiasm, his kindness, and his generous spirit were qualities that attracted so many into his circle.

Chris was a standout offensive linemen on the Susquehanna football team and played for the 1991 South Region Championship squad that advanced to the national semifinals. He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, a brotherhood that fostered deep and lasting friendships.

Those who knew Chris remember an ever-present smile on his face. He loved his family, his friends, and the New York Jets in that order — except, perhaps, on fall Sundays. Many observed the caring and compassionate relationship between Chris and his mother, a bond that grew especially strong after the death of his father in 1999. Chris was also a proud uncle to his niece and nephews and reveled in their company — reflecting the joy that embodied his life.


9/11 Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr.
2. 9/11 Memorial Garden
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regret that I didn't appreciate him more when he was alive," said a friend. "He seemed to be happy all the time and could cheer people up. In his honor, I try to live each day more like him. I smile more. I think positive thoughts. I do the little things he did."
Erected by Susquehanna University and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: DisastersEducationSportsWar, Afghanistan. A significant historical year for this entry is 1993.
Location. 40° 47.912′ N, 76° 52.229′ W. Marker is in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, in Snyder County. Memorial is on College Circle south of University Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Monument is part of the 9/11 Memorial Garden, on the Susquehanna University campus. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Selinsgrove PA 17870, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 9/11 Memorial (here, next to this marker); Colleen Monica Supinski (here, next to this marker); Susquehanna University World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Class of 1888 Graduation Tree Site (about 300 feet away); Susquehanna University World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Susquehanna University (about 400 feet
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away); Revolutionary War Memorial (about 600 feet away); Erected to the Memory of Simon Snyder (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Selinsgrove.
Also see . . .  Christopher James Vialonga. (Submitted on July 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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