Kristin Marie Safran was 37 years, 7 months, and 7 days old the night Continental flight 3407 fell from the sky on its approach into Buffalo, NY. She was not only our daughter; she was a wife, mother, step-mother, sister, granddaughter, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, niece and cousin to a large extended family. Kristin was a friend to many, a successful business owner, a civic volunteer, a great neighbor, and your all-round American girl who believed in and loved God, her country, her family, and her friends.
As her Mom, I’ve lost my daughter, my friend, my shopping buddy, and the Mother of my grandchildren. Kristin was full of life and love, and she was taken from her daughters while they are still so young. Alexandra, at six, is hopefully old enough to remember the love that her Mom had for her, but Sydney just turned one on February 22nd. She will only know her Mom through pictures and our stories. Sydney will never have those very important memories of her Mom holding her, hugging her, and loving her.
As her Dad, I will always miss her radiant smile, and I will never stop being proud of all she accomplished in her shortened life. Kristin was a woman who wanted it all and had successfully achieved that goal. She was the epitome of a highly intelligent and hard working individual. She absorbed herself completely in whatever enterprise she engaged in whether it was helping her daughter, Alexandra, with a lemonade stand to raise money for the SPCA, building bottled water plants in Iraq for the US military, or helping to grow the recycling program in Russ and Kristin’s adopted hometown of Bradford, PA,.
Kristin loved her husband and daughters above all else in her life and she cherished their time together. Kristin is sorely missed every minute of every day and will forever be.
Gale & Cindi Saltzgiver – Mother and Father of Kristin Safran