Category Archives: B

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  Kimberly Bowers

Date of Birth: February 7, 1970
Department: Global Networks
Position: Administrative Assistant

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, for love is strong as death –
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it”

Kim, you live on in our hearts.

We Love You and Miss You.

Allison, Rick, James & Matthew Treulich, Sister, brother-in-law, and nephews

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  Shawn E. Bowman Jr.

Date of Birth: September 16, 1972
Position: Human Resources Information Specialist

Shawn was a wonderful man, father, husband and he was my best friend. He was the type of man that would do anything for anyone. He enjoyed working at Cantor- one because of the hours and because of the people at Cantor. But, even though he was a dedicated worker his top priority was his son. Shawn would take his son to McDonald’s every Saturday for breakfast and then they would go play in the park-splash in puddles. Shawn was an active Boy Scout leader. He would take our son to meetings every Friday. Shawn was looking forward to the birth of our second son. We had just decided on a name the night before 9/11. Shawn was a man everyone respected, he did say what was on his mind, which would get him into trouble every now and then, but he would be there to help in the next breath. Shawn in college would volunteer his time- he was a volunteer Fire Fighter and would drive physical challenged people, to where they needed to be. I will miss him greatly but what bothers me more is that my children will not really know how wonderful their father was and how many lives he had touched. I taught my son that Shawn is a star in the sky, and that he is looking over him. I truly believe that Shawn was a star on earth and now he is looking over everyone he loved.

Jennifer Bowman, Wife

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  Alfred J. Braca

Date of Birth: November 11, 1946
Position: Corporate Bond Broker

There is a lot to be said about Al. He was an incredible dad, husband, and granddaddy. He had an enormous love and dedication towards his family. Al was extremely active at his church where he served as an elder, and a board member.

Al’s time on earth will be remembered as a man who loved the Lord Jesus
Christ with all of his heart. He lived what might be called a “Godly
lifestyle”. Simply meaning that he tried his best to live his life
according to the Bible. So, with all that could be said about him, we
believe that Al would want us to tell the world of the message of the
Gospel of Jesus Christ, and how God came down from heaven in the form of a man to be murdered on a cross just so man can have a relationship with God. Those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, the Bible says you will live forever. So you see, we believe that right now, Al is very much alive, and even in the midst of a disgusting, and inhumane act like 9-11-01, we choose to Praise God. Simply because He is worthy to be Praised. As hard as it is, God cannot get the blame for what happened on 9/11.

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, even though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; though its waters roar and be troubled though the mountains shake with its swelling. There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God shall help her, just at the break of dawn. The nations raged, the kingdoms were moved; He uttered His voice, the earth melted. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Come, behold the works of the Lord, who has made desolations in the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth;
He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariot in the fire. Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Psalm 46 NKJV ( Bible )

The Braca family, none

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  Alysia Basmajian

Date of Birth: July 1, 1978
Department: Accounting

Alysia Basmajian was born in Longview, Washington, but spent the majority of her life in Richmond, Virginia. Alysia attended the College of William and Mary and graduated in May of 2000, with a degree in accounting. While a student, Alysia gave birth to a daughter, Kaela Grayce. Kaela was the joy of Alysia’s life. Alysia treasured every moment with her child. After graduation, Alysia and her family settled in New Jersey. She began working for Cantor Fitzgerald in the fall of 2000.
By the time Alysia turned 22, she had graduated from college, become a mother, married, moved to a new city and found a job. Along the way she influenced so many people. Her drive to realize her dreams was matched by her intense love for her family. Her life centered around the people closest to her. Her true passion in life was art, and she found painting as a ready means of self-expression.
One of the first things people remember about Alysia was her smile. Alysia possessed a contagious smile, one that made everyone around her smile. Coupled with her compassionate personality, Alysia was one of those rare people we meet in life; a person who makes the lives of those around her better and happier.
Alysia means so many things to so many different people. She was a mother, a wife, a daughter, and a friend. She leaves behind a daughter, husband, and many friends and family. In such a brief amount of time, she touched so many lives. Alysia will always be remembered as a beautiful, loving woman.

Anthony Basmajian, Alysia’s Husband

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  Michelle Renee Bratton

Date of Birth: April 26, 1978
Department: Marketing
Position: Executive Assistant

Michelle was a determined spirit, as evidenced by her numerous accomplishments as a NCAA diver, choral awards and scholastic recognitions. Having just completed college (S.U.N.Y. at Oswego) in May of 2000, Michelle set out to make her mark on New York City. She enjoyed her short four weeks as a member of the Cantor Fitzgerald/eSpeed family, relishing the new challenges and opportunities. As well, Michelle was absolutely ecstatic about working “On Top of the World” on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center’s North Tower.

At Michelle’s Memorial Service, one of her classmates and best friends from Pine Bush High School authored the following poem, which best captures Michelle’s spirit:

A Poem for Michelle

A voice that sang beside me
A harmony on the flute
A treasure you are to all
For this is your tribute

From a glide down a diving board
To a twist in the air
From a walk down a hallway
To a flip of your curly brown hair
A never forgotten smile
That went from ear to ear
A laugh heard around the world
You are that beautiful girl
From a “Pretty Woman” prom dress
To a princess at the ball
From trips to the Jersey Shore
To your favorite place – the Mall
From a blue and yellow parka
With a hood pulled over your head
To a lap down the swimming pool
Pushing yourself to the end
From chants standing on a starting block
To arouse our team
To a parade route on a truck
A look in your eyes – A Gleam!
So from now until that day, Michelle
That day we will all meet again
We each take with us
A piece of a treasured friend
So this I say to you Michelle
Your family and all that can hear
Today is but a tribute to you
And a legacy we will all hold near

Lisa Imperati
October 20, 2001

William, Mary, Bill, Chris, Erin and Laura, Michelle’s family

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  Lawrence I Beck

Date of Birth: February 4, 1963
Department: Mailroom
Position: Mailroom Clerk

Larry was a fun-loving person who loved to listen to music, dance, have a few beers and go on a cruise once a year. He also enjoyed watching baseball, the Mets being his favorite team.
He was devoted to his family, especially his nieces Isabel and Michaela. He loved sharing in all our family birthdays and anniversaries and he loved to buy presents for the girls.
He enjoyed his job in the mailroom at Cantor because ho got to walk all over the company delivering the mail and chatting with all the other employees.
We will really miss his presence in our family.

Susan Beck, Mother

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  Debbie Bellows

Date of Birth: March 25, 1971
Department: Corporate
Position: Executive Assistant to Frederick Varacchi

Debbie was such a beautiful and caring person who touched many people in so many ways. Her exceptional looks and style made her one of a kind. Her dynamic personality would fill any room with happiness and joy. Her innocence was true and so pure. To know Debbie was to love her.

Debbie worked at eSpeed because she wanted to. She loved the interaction with such young, powerful, intelligent people. Whether it was arranging the board meetings or preparing organization charts, Debbie felt proud in contributing to the success of the company.

Debbie meant the world to me. My life will always shine in the light of her life. My heart will always be filled with the love and beauty that filled her soul. My body will always ache with the burden that I bear.

I miss her so much.

Sean Bellows, Husband

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  Alvin Bergsohn

Date of Birth: June 13, 1953
Department: Institutional Equities
Position: Institutional Equity Trader

Alvin grew up in East New York, Brooklyn and moved to Staten Island in his late teens. His twenties and early thirties were spent in a great apartment on the Lower East Side, a place that holds many memories for our many friends. The same weekend Alvin and I were expecting our first child, we moved into our home in Baldwin Harbor, Long Island. Alvin was a loving husband and a devoted father, whose happiest times were spent skiing and playing baseball with his two sons, Sam, 14, and Harris, 12. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
Alvin was a kid at heart, a self-taught guitar player who loved rock and roll, comic books and sports. Much of his social time was spent with old friends who went as far back as grade school and junior high.
Alvin joined Cantor Fitzgerald five years ago, soon after the proposed Dean Witter- Morgan Stanley merger that took place in 1997. He had spent ten happy years at Dean Witter in their Institutional Equity Department.
I love my husband and will always remember that he was so very satisfied with his life and so proud of his sons. The memories are so vivid and will last forever. It is a testament to the wonderful man Alvin was that each day someone will say to me “I think of him every single day”.

Michele Bergsohn, Wife

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  William (Bill) Bernstein

Date of Birth: January 8, 1957
Department: Mortgage Broker
Position: Vice President

Billy was the oldest brother of the first of two sets of twin boys. Upon first seeing him, you would see a man of tower and strength. He was 6’2, 220 lbs. And very fit. He was a black belt in karate and worked out 4-5 times a week. If you got past the tough exterior, you’d find a warm, caring, loving person. He was intelligent, generous to a fault, outgoing and a great friend to many. He was single, never married and he treasured his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
To me he was a great brother. A true friend, selfless. He was a part of my identity. I was not known as Bobby, but Bobby of “Billy and Bobby.” He would have done anything for me.
Growing up he was my benchmark, my competition, my rival, but also my confidant, my security blanket, my playmate, also my best friend.
His passing will always be the most significant demarcation of my life. My life will never be the same without him.

Robert (Bob) Bernstein, Twin Brother