One of the joys of my time with them was a week spent on Star Island - it rained the whole time, and there was no way off the small island. She loved her family and she loved life. In the 18 years since 9/11, each of us must have made literally 1 million such decisions, creating a multitude of alternate outcomes we’ll never know. Growing up, Seth knew what he wanted in his li… Her dad was filled with the same life force and her sisters were my friends too! Seth MacFarlane was born on the 26th of October, 1973 in Kent, Connecticut. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family on your loss. The actor shares two children, a son and daughter, with his first wife. I guess not 'cause she did get his attention and they did get married. One thousand times a day, we all make arbitrary decisions—which flight to book, which elevator to board, whether to run an errand or stop for coffee before work—never realizing the possibilities that an alternate choice might have meant. So many wonderful memories... Do I tell about the summer that we were both platinum blond? Mike Warchola, a lieutenant with the fire department who ultimately made it all the way up to the 40th floor of the North Tower, was working some of his literal final hours in the FDNY on 9/11, having turned in his retirement papers after 24 years of service. My deepest condolences and sympathies to the Sager/MacFarlane families and friends. Seth MacFarlane narrowly avoided death when he missed Flight 11 on September 11, 2001. “It began many years earlier, in the ’90s,” he said in an oral history with StoryCorps. From childhood, he was interested in illustration and began drawing cartoon character Fred Flintstone and Woody Woodpecker. My family and I share your grief. “There are so many points of luck that make you realize how random life is,” said Linda Krouner, an executive at Fiduciary Trust, in the South Tower. Later, at the Pentagon, the third hijacked plane hit a wedge of the building that had been upgraded to the highest security standards—meaning it was both well protected and largely vacant. She was 63 years old. My thoughts are with you. She was always living in the moment and her joy and laughter surrounded her like a hugh balloon. whenever I hear that song which isnât very often since it is so old, I think of Perry. You’re never close to death. Just curious if anyone can confirm or deny. He is one of the two children born to his parents, Ronald Milton and Ann Perry. I like the way she thinks! As Sandy Dahl, the widow of the Flight 93 pilot, Jason Dahl, once said, “If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short, and there is no time for hate.”, A similar lesson emerges from a remarkable piece of environmental art made the night of September 10, when the artist Monika Bravo filmed a giant thunderstorm that rolled through New York City from the 91st floor of the North Tower. She taught me the âGreat green gobs â songâ¦to this day I can repeat every word. Perry, as she was known, leaves behind a vast legacy of friends and admirers from around the country. Dearest Ron, Seth and Rachel so sorry for your loss. Ron- So sorry for the loss of Perry. A bunch of my officemates that were in that meeting went in one direction and unfortunately didn’t make it. I headed down the elevator,” he said later. Send your deepest condolences with fresh flowers. The series was the first new product of MacFarlane's $100 million deal with Fox. May a lot of good, happy memories comfort the family and friends of Mrs. MacFarlane. Get push notifications with news, features and more. Sponsored links Seth MacFarlane on 9/11 “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane was scheduled to be on American Airlines Flight 11 on the morning of September 11, 2001, and has spoken […] Horrible idea? Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and always. She was such a bright spot in the years that I worked with her at Kent School. News broke of the political figure’s death on Friday, … At the age of 2, Seth began drawing cartoon characters like Fred Flinstone. As part of a creative-residency program, she had studio space in the building, and her video shows the storm sweeping south from New Jersey into the city as day turns to night. 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