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September 6, 2012

IUP’s Sept. 11 program to honor Johnstown native

— A  former Johnstown man who died in the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, will be remembered along with two other Indiana University of Pennsylvania alumni at a program Tuesday at the campus in Indiana.

William David Moskal was born in Johnstown on Aug. 17, 1951, and graduated from Greater Johnstown High School in 1969.

A safety sciences graduate of IUP, he was a risk consultant for Marsh and McLennan in Cleveland, specializing in heavy construction. He was in New York that morning for a meeting on the 99th floor of the North Tower when the attack occurred.

The event also will include a remembrance of Donald Jones, a 1980 IUP graduate, and William Sugra, a 1993 graduate.

Jones and Sugra worked for Cantor Fitzgerald in the North Tower. Jones was a bond broker from Bucks County. Sugra lived in Manhattan and worked for e-Speed, Cantor Fitzgerald’s electronic trading unit.

Sugra’s family, of Allentown, has established a memorial scholarship in his honor for an IUP student from that area majoring in finance.

The memorial program will be held at 8:30 a.m. next to the university’s World Trade Center monument in the Oak Grove between Sutton Hall and Stapleton Library.

The monument includes a 13-foot remnant of the World Trade Center that is on long-term loan to the university from the Kovalchick family of Indiana.

In addition to remarks by IUP President Michael Driscoll, the program will include performances by IUP musicians and remarks by Taylor Billman, of Hamburg, president of IUP’s Student Government Association.

The event also will include a moment of silence at 8:46 a.m., the time the first plane hit the World Trade Center.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Gorell Recital Hall.

As in past years, the library will have a display in the first floor lobby about the attacks.


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