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Lorraine Grace Bay

  • Birth 20 Jul 1943 Langhorne, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 11 Sep 2001 Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Cenotaph Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 65950293

Lorraine worked as a flight attendant, and was a crew member of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001 when her plan was hijacked by Al-Qaeda terrorists, and was crashed into the ground by the heroic actions of its passengers and crew before it could reach it's intended target. She was a resident of East Windsor, New Jersey.

A cenotaph was erected for her in her family plot in William Penn Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her name can also be found on the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, and on Panel S-67 of the National September 11 Memorial in Manhattan, New York City, New York.

Obituary, Philadelphia Inquirer, October 20, 2001 -

"Lorraine G. Bay, 58, flight attendant

A memorial service will be held Oct. 29 for Lorraine G.
Bay, 58, a senior flight attendant who died Sept. 11 when hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in rural southwest Pennsylvania.

Mrs. Bay, who grew up in Levittown, had been living in East Windsor, N.J.

She was one of seven crew members who were among the 44 people on board the Boeing 757, bound from Newark, N.J., to San Francisco, when it slammed into the ground about 80 miles southeast of Pittsburgh. It has become part of the history of Sept. 11 that passengers fought with hijackers and prevented the plane from reaching its intended target, believed to be the White House.

That morning, Mrs. Bay left home at 5 a.m. for Newark. She kissed her husband, Erich, goodbye.

"We were going to meet again the next afternoon at about 4 or so," he said. "We were going to celebrate my birthday."

His birthday actually wasn't for another week, but he had been planning to go to Europe on Sept. 13 and would have been away.

Mrs. Bay was still getting up before dawn and making the hour drive to Newark, where she had been based for years, because "she liked her job," her husband said. "It wasn't for the money. She just enjoyed it."

He said that from time to time, talk of retirement would come up, but that "she never followed through," he said.

Mrs. Bay had been with United since 1964, three years after she had graduated from Neshaminy High School. She was first based in San Francisco, but was transferred to Newark within a short time.

She was the type of woman, her husband said, who was "always concerned about everybody else. She was always there to help if someone had a problem."

She was as efficient as she was selfless. "Everybody got their birthday cards three days early," he said.

Her husband is her only immediate survivor.

The service will be held at 11 a.m. at Langhorne United Methodist Church, 301 E. Maple Ave."

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