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|Stephen Jeffrey Cangialosi
Date of Birth: August 15, 1961
Position: Municipal Bond Broker
A couple of days ago I realized that a hero doesn’t have to be a baseball player, soccer player, actor, or a movie star. A hero can be somebody who is sitting right next to you. This person could be your hero because they love you or did something nice for you or even for just being your friend. I wrote something about my hero and I would like to share it with you:
My hero is my Dad, Stephen Jeffrey Cangialosi. He is very special to me because he spent lots of time with me and loved me very much. Before I went to sleep every night he would say, “I Love You.” He always did things with me like checking my homework, playing catch, and having snowball fights in the winter. I will remember him when I play baseball, tennis and swim. I will put up lots of pictures of him to remember him. My dad is an American Hero!
Stephen was a very special person to me in so many ways. First of all I considered him more like my Son than my Nephew. I was the one family member who probably spent more time talking to Steve on a daily basis than anyone. My every work day began and ended with a conversation with him that usually included family matters, our favorite sports teams, and a few lines from the Honeymooners. He was truly a fine professional, and while I was so proud of his business accomplishments, I was more proud of what a fine young man he had become. He was a loving husband to Karen, a loving Father to Peter and Jeffrey, and a loving Son to Tom and Helen. I love him and miss him terribly, and my every work day is so empty now, but I console myself by knowing that God has Stephen with him right now praying for the rest of our family.
I loved Steve – anyone and everyone who knew him loved him. He was like a brother to me. He was always kind, patient and gracious even when I was tormenting him with terrible tales of how poorly the Yankees were playing. That was always one sure fire way to get a rise out of him. He had passion for all sports, but an even greater passion for family. He adored his wife and had the most spectacular sparkle in his eyes when he looked at her or spoke of her. His parents are simply the greatest and there really aren’t words to describe his incredible children. He touched so many lives and sometimes in the simplest of ways – with his smile and his sincerity. He is in our hearts and will be with us always. I am truly a better person for knowing him.
Stevie was always smiling and such a good person.
Stevie lit up a room when he walked in. In his honor I wrote the following poem.
They took so many precious lives.
They took so many husbands and wives.
They took my cousin and a good friend’s brother.
They took a neighbor, they took someone’s mother.
They took my co-workers and they took friends so true.
They took so many that I once knew.
All those they took, they took way too soon.
And the only thing I can think of to lessen this gloom.
Is that God needed many angels to fill up Heaven’s room.
You are in my thoughts and prayers every day. It has been over six months and I still find it difficult to accept the events of 9/11.
In reflection, I believe your mission here was to teach us about humility, love, compassion, living your life to the fullest, and to remind us to smile! What an accomplishment!
We will always be there for Karen, Peter and Jeffrey. Your presence is missed. Please pray for us as we console each other.
Love, Aunt Carol
I worked with Stephen many years. Stephen’s one of the kindest, most fun loving people I have ever met. I recall sitting at the desk and someone would whistle a tune, and Stephen would always finish it. (better I might add). There wasn’t a song or tune he couldn’t whistle or bang out on his desk. Dennis would call me at work and ask to speak with Stephen on a sports question, and he always had the answer. Karen please know you and the boys and the Cangialosi family are in our prayers.
Carrie and Dennis
Well, it’s almost been one year since you left us.
I must say that it has been very difficult for the family. Each one of us carries you in our hearts. Not a day goes by that your name is not spoken. Did you know how much you were loved?
This 9/11 is just another test for us. We will get through it all by remembering YOU in life.
God Bless you. God Bless Us.
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