Hometown: Mount Olive, New Jersey
Occupation: Retired bookkeeper and teacher’s aide
Reason for travel: Moving to live with daughter
After emigrating with her parents from Germany when she was six years old, Hilda Marcin, 79, settled in Irvington, New Jersey. She married Edward Marcin in 1943, and had two daughters. Marcin worked for twenty years as a fund manager for a waiters' and waitresses' union in Newark, New Jersey. After moving to Mount Olive, New Jersey, Hilda began a new career as an instructional aide for special needs children at Tinc Road School in Flanders, New Jersey. The energetic grandmother, widowed in 1979, loved to cook and entertain and is remembered as strong, independent, and organized. The oldest passenger on the plane, Marcin was traveling aboard Flight 93 to live with her daughter in California for the winter months.