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  Timothy Betterly

Date of Birth: December 27, 1958
Position: Corporate Bond Broker, Canadian/Yankee Desk

To quote my oldest daughter: “Daddy was kind, loving, caring and most of all funny. He could make anyone laugh.” Tim had a way of telling a story and finding the humor in any situation. His outgoing personality, his engaging smile, his warmth and laughter were contagious. Tim was passionate about life and his wonderful sense of humor inspired smiles from everyone he interacted with. Tim had the magic to make a day special.
Tim and I met at Gettysburg College, PA where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and played football. Tim loved football. He loved to play it, to watch it, and to throw the ball around with the kids. He joined Cantor Fitzgerald 10 years ago. What Tim loved most about his job were the relationships he developed with his customers and co-workers that transcended business into true friendship. Tim was a man of great integrity and compassion. He was never afraid to stand up to an injustice or speak out when a wrong was committed. He had that ability to do and say the things we all thought about but would never have the confidence to do.
Tim was a loving husband and father to our two daughters, Samantha, 12 and Christine, 9 who were his world. He brought joy and laughter to their lives and gave them the confidence to believe there was nothing they couldn’t do if they put their heart into it. Whether it was in inspiring enthusiasm and confidence when he coached softball and basketball, or in riding the roller coasters and the big waves, life with Tim was always a wonderful adventure. Simply put, Tim made life memorable. He transformed the everyday into a fun day, and the fun days into funnier days. As Tim strode through life he created in his wake an abundance of memories for his friends and family to cherish.
I am very thankful to have the support of family and friends who have reached out to us during this difficult time. I find strength in the knowledge that Tim’s spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. If there is a legacy for Tim, it is that he enjoyed seeing others enjoying life and took pleasure in making other people happy. He loved his family, loved to laugh and lived to make others smile.
I feel truly blessed that I had this wonderful man in my life whose love will live forever in my heart.

Love, Joanne


Joanne Betterly, Wife

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  Bella Bhukhan

Date of Birth: March 26, 1977
Position: Human Resources Benefits Analyst

Bella Bhukhan, beloved daughter of Jagdish and Indira Bhukhan was born in Lusaka, Zambia on March 26th, 1977. In November of 1982, Bella, along with mom, dad, and two sisters, moved to the United States. She is the youngest of three sisters. Bella graduated from Union High School and went on and obtained a degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University. Bella graduated in May of 1998 and was offered a job at Cantor Fitzgerald. She decided to work her way into a Benefits Analyst position in the Human Resources department because she was always interested in working with people even though she obtained a degree in computers.

Bella was a very caring person who stood up for her beliefs and cared deeply for her family. She had a bright outlook on life and always took time to help anyone who needed her. Bella embraced life more than anyone and always took the opportunity to seize the day. She will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Bella was a loving daughter, sister, girlfriend, and best friend.

Bella, we know that you are taking care of us and we will always love you.



Your family, Mom, Dad, Viveki, and Nisha

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  Joshua Birnbaum

Date of Birth: June 17, 1977
Position: Asst Bond Trader

Joshua’s love for his mom, dad and sister, Jill, who was also his best friend, can best be understood when on Sept. 11 Joshua’s first thoughts were to call his family to let them know that he loved them. It was his goodbye message that forever will be etched into their minds and hearts.

He was an extremely intelligent young man who graduated Columbia University in May of 2001 and started working for Cantor Fitzgerald 5 days after graduation. He was most proud that he got the job on his own and was just one of three people out of a group of 75 applicants who were offered the position on the bond trading desk.

Joshua’s passion was music. He created a nonprofit event production company called Steps Back to Life and gave himself the moniker DJ Samsson. His dad’s name is Sam and he respected and looked up to him so much he wanted to honor him. He spun underground club music and produced a CD.

While attending Columbia University, Josh DJ’d for Barnard’s radio station, WBAR and arranged for a Thanksgiving benefit for the homeless collecting money and canned food. It was a big success. He later interned for Atlantic Records for a semester.

Josh loved the New York Yankees, playing golf, training for the San Diego Marathon in January and making people laugh.

He will forever be missed and loved by all he touched and is an inspiration to all who knew him.




Sam, Marcel and Jill Birnbaum, Family

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  John Badagliacca

Date of Birth: July 15, 1966
Department: Money Markets
Position: Government Bond Salesman

John-
I see you still in everything I do. You’ve been my inspiration for most of my life. I see you in our children. Everything they do is an imitation of you. I see you in the sunshine, because you loved beautiful weather and took advantage of it in your great exuberance of life. I see you in a smile because you were always laughing and having a great time in whatever you did.
You were the person that everyone wanted to be with. Your humor, your intellect, your craftsmanship was a gift to anyone who came near you.
I am grateful that we had so many years together. You will always be my everything.
I will love you forever.


Nancy Badagliaca, Wife

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  Jane Baeszler

Date of Birth: January 2, 1958
Department: Municipal Brokerage Department
Position: Municipal Bond Broker

Jane Ellen Baeszler was not only a devoted and committed broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, she was also devoted to her family as well.
Ms. Baeszler was a graduate of St. Peter’s Girls High School, where she was a member of the Drama Club. Her performances and love of song and dance carried over into her family life. She frequently played musical selections on the piano and always had the family dancing the night away. She earned an associates degree from the College of Staten Island, and also attended Nursing School at St. Vincent’s before entering the brokerage world in lower Manhattan. She enjoyed the trip into the city and frequently commented about the friends on the Staten Island Ferry. Many people, even strangers seemed to gravitate to Jane Ellen. Her warmth, Kindness and genuine concern about others were the cornerstones of her life. She loved belonging to a large family and took every opportunity to boast about their accomplishments and how much they meant to her. Yet, with all the boasting, she never spoke of herself. Everyone else always came first and this in and of itself is the true tribute to an extraordinary young woman. She is survived by her mother, Rita and her brothers John and Joseph Baeszler. Jane’s father Joseph David Baeszler Jr. a retired chief’s aide with the FDNY died in 1997. She’s also survived by her sister-in-law Annie and her two nieces and nephew. Annie, Laurie, Molly and Patrick. God Bless our beloved Jane Ellen.



Rita Baeszler, Mother

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  Paul Barbaro

Date of Birth: May 27, 1966
Position: Strategic Development Software Engineer

Born and raised in Staten Island, New York, Paul and I dated for seven years before marrying in Nov.1992. Our first son, Paul, was born in May 1996 and Joseph was born in Jan. 1999. We moved to Holmdel, New Jersey in August of 2001.

Paul graduated from St. Peter’s Boys High School and the College of Staten Island where he received a BS degree and later received a Master’s degree from Columbia University, both in computer science. He was extremely talented and his passion for his career enabled him to work on a number of high profile projects for many firms, the last being Optimark Technologies before joining eSpeed in Dec. 2000.

Paul was a beautiful man who always had a happy outlook on life, a man who was strong in both character and stature. He was a wonderful, loving husband, incredible father and my best friend. His talents were endless and he was successful in all his pursuits. Paul and Joseph will be overwhelmed with pride, as I am, when they think of him. He was a natural teacher. Most importantly, Paul had his priorities straight. He had a strong faith and looked forward to coming home and spending time with his family every day. Paul and Joseph will stand tall when they think of him: intelligent, strong and compassionate. To think of all his good qualities and the guidance his family will miss makes his absence immense. Paul and Joseph will be in awe of their Dad, as he will be of them. Nothing can ever change what we have been and will always be to each other.

Love Always,
Your Wife, Kim



Kim, Wife

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  Colleen A Barkow

Date of Birth: March 13, 1975
Position: Facilities Project Manager

Colleen was one of the most genuine and uninhibited people I have ever met. I don’t recall ever speaking to her without a smile on my face. She was a breath of fresh air in a world full of egos and self consciousness. I feel lucky to have known her and will miss her. She brought happiness to everyone who came in contact with her and did it day in, day out. She was alwyas so helpful may peace be with you until me meet again.




Rosemarie Reginald, Co-Worker

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  Carlton Bartels

Date of Birth: September 9, 1957
Department: CO2E
Position: Partner, CF

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room.
I am I and you are you.
Whatever we were to each other that we are still.

Call me by my old familiar name,
Speak to me in the easy way which you always used
Put no difference into your tone;
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together.

Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Let my name be ever the household word it always was
Let it be spoken without effect,
Without the ghost of a shadow on it.

Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was;
There is absolutely unbroken continuity.

I am but waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well.

Canon Henry Scott

This was given to me by my sister-in-law, Sandy Rainbow, not long after Sept. 11th.

Carl-my love-you are, as you have always been to me, the light from the one hundred brightest stars.



Jane Bartels, Wife