Words can't described my sadness at the passing of Justina and my sincere sympathy is sent to
her family. Justina's voice graced the choirs at Mansfield University and I have a beautiful recording of her singing
with the Chamber Singers from our tour this March. The piece is called "In Remembrance" by Eleanor Daley. The
text is "Do not stand at my grave and weep....I am not there, I did not die." It will appear on our next choir
CD in Justina's memory. Blessings to Justina and her family. Peggy Dettwiler
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this unimaginable time. I loved your amazing girl. May God's
love and peace pour down on you.
was my cousin and, although we weren't super close, our lives crossed paths many, many times and I remember her always
being a super sweet and positive person. Since we lived on opposite coasts, we were only in touch via social media and she
recently gave me some very sincere and helpful advice with regards to my daughter who just started college last fall. She
was an old soul and I just wish her family peace during this horrific time. I cannot imagine how you all must feel, please
know I am praying for you all.
I knew Justina from school, the aquatic
club, and from working together at the Carlisle Barracks pool during the summer. She always had a smile on her face and
was always laughing. She will be very missed.
May she rest
in peace, she will be missed greatly, my prayers are with her family.
I cannot express the sorrow I feel on the death of Justina. She was
a wonderful woman. I enjoyed having her in 7th and 8th grade. Throughout high school and college, I would see her cantoring
at Mass. A couple of summers ago, she taught my grandsons how to swim at Carlisle Barracks. The youngest one would not get
in the pool if Tina was not there. She truly was a peaceful soul and an inspiration to many. Chris, Carl, and Cameron, I
am truly sorry for your loss.
Although I knew Justina briefly, she left quite an impact on me, and
all those who knew her from the 457th Bomber group. Such a vibrant and talented girl, whose light was extinguished too soon.
Carl and Chris, I was deeply saddened when I heard of the loss of your daughter. I truly believe she is with Jesus but I
know that doesn't lessen the pain you must be in. I can't even image the depth of it. I will keep your family in
my thoughts and prayers. I'm very very sorry for your great loss. Justina seems like she was a very special person with
many gifts and talents that touched others.
One of the most beautiful, talented students I've ever
had, whose smile would light up any room, and who's voice was so angelic. Her Alumni classmates joined the BSHS Cantabile
Choir at Saturday night's concert and dedicated "Sing Me To Heaven" to Justina. The words of that song are:
"If you would comfort me, sing me a lullaby. I you would win my heart, sing me a love song. If you would mourn me and
bring me to God, sing me a requiem - sing me to heaven." My heartfelt prayers are with the Sechrist family for the loss
of your wonderful daughter.
So very sorry for your loss. She was such a wonderful young
lady! Thoughts and prayers to you all!
Robbin Wingfield Fry
Carl, Christina, and Cameron, Bret and
I are so very to hear of your loss. May you find peace in your time of need.
Chanda and Bret Lay
devastated. Justina was in my Italian class in Mansfield for two semesters, along with my wife, Ellen. We loved her and admired
her for so many fine qualities. What a terrible loss. You have our heartfelt sympathy at this difficult time.
Brad Holtman & Ellen Murphy
Chris, Carl, and Cameron,
Your family is my prayers.
I never had the privilege to know Justina but I do work with her mom. Justina is the same age as my
own son so I cannot imagine the pain and loss that you are all feeling right now. I can only hope that the knowledge that
God is walking alongside you on this difficult road will help with this burden. From what I hear about Justina, she is now
singing with the angels and part of that heavenly choir. My prayers and sympathies are with you all.
Fiona J Belieu
Eternal rest grant
unto her O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
Deacon Kevin J. Coyle, St. Patrick Church
a tragedy, such a lovely and talented young woman. Carl, Chris, and Cameron, I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.
Carl and Chris,
You have our deepest
sympathies on your loss of Justina. We have no words that will heal the pain and loss you must be feeling. We pray that
with God's help and knowing that many people care for you deeply that you will find the strength to carry on. Remember
the happiness and smiles she brought to you while she was with you.
Don and Beth Aumen
next to Justina in the Festival Choir at Mansfield for several semesters. We weren't close, but she was always so kind.
She was a truly beautiful person. I will never forget her smile or her love for music. I am thankful for the little time
I knew Justina. Her friends and family are in my prayers.
think we agree on one thing and that is that we all will miss Justina for everything she was. I will miss her this year at
the reunion of the 457th bomb group and I will miss talking about the 457th bomb group with her. Go in peace and I hope
that her parents, brother and family will find strenght to go on without her.
Erwin, Nancy and Lune de Mooij
miss her bright light in our department. What a talented, sweet, generous, and beautiful young woman was Justina. Peace to
all family and friends.
Rebecca Dodson-Webster, Don Webster, and Hayne Webster
I had the pleasure of working with Justina in a musical during my time at Mansfield University. She was extremely
talented and beautiful inside and out. She will be greatly missed by all.
Chris, Carl and Cameron:
We are reminded of a poem by A. L. Frink
- THE ROSE STILL GROWS BEYOND THE WALL
Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God's
Watered and fed by morning dew,
Shedding its sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed
fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall,
Through which there shone
a beam of light.
Onward it crept with added strength,
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the
light through the crevice's length,
And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening
Were found the same as they were before;
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing its fragrance
more and more.
Shall claim of death cause us to grieve,
And make our courage faint or fail?
Nay! Let us faith
and hope receive:
The rose still grows beyond the wall.
Scattering fragrance far and wide,
Just as it did
in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will for evermore.
Justina will be greatly
missed but she will always be within your heart and the many others that loved her. With our deepest sympathy,
MaryLou and Molly
Chris, Carl, and Cameron,
You all are in our thoughts
and prayers. Justina's love for life and love for others was evident in everything she did. It was obvious how much
she loved her community and especially her family. My heart is overwhelmed with sadness for your loss....may God bring comfort
Annie & Mike Strite
am so sorry I could not be there today Justina. You were always there for me when I needed advice. Thank you for never letting
me give up on myself or music. You will be missed by everyone.
"It's been a long day without you, my friend
And I'll tell you all about it when I see you again
We've come a long way from where we began
tell you all about it when I see you again"
Keep singing wherever you are.
Chris, this is Jeff Jones, we used to walk to the bus together when we all lived
on Allen Road. We moved out of there in December 1972. So sorry to hear about your daughter, and your brother.
Your presence on campus and in class will
be missed. It's hard to think that you are no longer with us.
Dr. Frank Chua
Sechrist Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. Justina was a classmate of
mine at St. Patrick and I remember her as always so kind, talented and thoughtful. My family's prayers and positive
thoughts are with you during this time.
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