Category Archives: D

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  Anthony Dionisio, Jr.

Date of Birth: July 31, 1963
Position: Vice President, Operations

Anthony was born on July 31, 1963 in the Bronx, New York. He attended Richmond Hill High School in Queens, New York.
He started working for Cantor in 1987. He was devoted to his job and was well-liked by his co-workers and friends, which were many.
He has one daughter, Stephanie, who is 11 years old. She was his whole life. They did everything together. They went to baseball games (New York Yankees), the racetrack, ice-skating shows and all school activities. She misses him very much.
He loved to play golf and go to Disney World (his favorite vacation spot). He was the official babysitter of the family, the best uncle ever. Whenever somebody needed something, he was there.

Anthony was a great son, father and brother and will be missed tremendously.
He is now our guardian angel.
We love you Anthony, you will always be in our hearts.

The Dionisio Family,

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  Vincent D’Amadeo

Date of Birth: November 25, 1964
Position: First Vice President of Operations

When I hired Vinny, it was mostly for his softball abilites. What a bonus it was for me that he was also a dedicated worker and great friend. I was very proud of Vinny’s accomplishments in his life and will miss him and all of the other wonderful people who worked for me. My prayers and love go out to Raquel and the boys. It was an honor to know you Vinnie!
Ron and Nancy

Ron Wise, Friend

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  Neil Dollard

Date of Birth: April 29, 1973
Department: Zero Coupon Desk
Position: Bond Broker

Dear Neilie,
We will always remember you living your Hoboken dream…
We will always remember how bright you were….
We will always remember your big, broad body and beautiful smile…
We will always remember your baseball cap and cup of coffee…
We will always remember how much you loved food…
We will always remember how you took care of Kristin…
We will always remember your dry sense of humor and how you made us laugh at ourselves…
We will always remember your random phone calls about nothing…
We will always remember how proud you were of your condo…
We will always remember your love of sports…
We will always remember how you adored Mom and made her so happy with your loving gestures…
We will always remember how you became a man and worked with your big brother…
We will always remember you, our little brother, our friend, our hero…
Always on our minds…Forever in our hearts…
Your loving Family

Mimi, Sister

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  Thomas Damaskinos

Date of Birth: April 17, 1968
Position: Vice-President of Operations

Thomas Damaskinos was born on April 17, 1968 in Staten Island, New York to Vivien and Ted Damaskinos. Being the last of five boys, Tom was known as “the baby” and learned quickly how to take advantage of the situation. His quick, often sarcastic humor, and his love of terrorizing his brothers and playing practical jokes made him the favorite.

He started Cantor Fitzgerald after the birth of his daughter Jessica in 1988. Starting in Office Services he quickly worked his way through the ranks in departments such as Accounting, Operations and the Swap desk. He was well known and liked throughout the firm. Everyone that knows him has at least one hilarious story to tell.

In 1998, he married former employee of Cantor Fitzgerald, Jennifer Hanna. They live in New Jersey and have a beautiful son Matthew, born in 1999, who looks exactly like his daddy. Tom loved to play golf on the weekends with the guys from work and spend time with his family.

To know him is to love him, and he is dearly missed by all of us.

Thomas’ Family and Friends,

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  Thomas Dowd

Date of Birth: April 17, 1964
Position: Vice President, Government Bond Trader

To My Husband and our father:

Babe, remember how we use to laugh about life being so weird? Two kids sitting next to each other in the 8th grade, totally infatuated with each other; not realizing that someday they would end up making a home and a family together? How at the age of 20 they decided to get married and thought they knew it all? How everyone told them it could never work? How they lasted 22 years together and loved each other more and more every day? Today I sit here and think about our life together and realize how much I cherish the short time we had. We learned to make each other laugh, we learned how to depend on each other, we learned to support each other’s decisions, and most important we learned to be a family. It was not always easy but we never gave up. During the past 3 months I have gotten through each day thinking of and enjoying all of our memories. You are gone from us today but you leave behind the best part of you: Heather, Thomas, and Brittany. I look at them every day and see you, Heather looking exactly like you, Thomas having that laid back attitude, and Brittany having that dry sense of humor. As I have been trying to get through the loss of your smirkish smile, the touch of you, and that morning phone call asking me “Did I tell you today how much I love you”; I hear your voice through the kids saying to me, “Mom, can you change how things are? “No”, “then no sense in crying about it, let’s make the best of the situation.” With these words I realize you are and will always be with us….! In the short time we had together we were able to create 3 wonderful children that I promise you, I will always remind them of how wonderful their father was.

“Did I tell you today how much I love you?”

With all my love,

Kerriann, Wife

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  Jack L. D’Ambrosi, Jr.

Date of Birth: May 25, 1956
Position: Vice President, Operations, eSpeed/Cantor Exchange

“A man is not loved for how tall he stands, but how often he bends to help, comfort and teach.”
– That one sentence describes what Jack was all about.

In December 1979, after a company Christmas party, Jack walked me to the train, through the World Trade Center concourse. There he asked me for my phone number and we shared our first kiss. For the next year, we would walk together, from our place of work at 90 West Street, to the World Trade Center. We would say our goodbyes there at the steps of the Path Train. He would go home to New Jersey and I would start my trip home to Long Island.
Our life together started at the World Trade Center and ended there on September 11, 2001.

Jack had many passions, he filled many roles, he took many challenges, he nurtured many friendships, he meant so much to many of us. Jack was first and foremost a family man. He was a devoted husband and father to our daughters, Jacqueline and Emily. Jack shared with them his interest in sports; coaching them in softball and basketball and following his favorite Mets and Jets teams. He took them camping, kayaking and fishing and for all of us Jack will certainly live on in Jacqueline and Emily’s shared love of his passions.
To his extended family Jack was a wonderful son, brother, son-in-law, uncle, nephew, cousin and grandson. He was caring, considerate, and generous and no holiday will ever be bearable without Jack in the kitchen cooking up the meal.
He managed to maintain close relationships with high school and college classmates and with work colleagues.
Jack’s easy-going nature, his accommodating style, his sociable personality, and his bright smile were easy to be around and incredibly difficult to be without.
To me, he was my best friend, my happiness and my life. He was a beautiful person, who filled our lives with many happy memories.
Until we meet again…………..

“They love each other, Lord you can see that it’s true”

Karen D’Ambrosi, Wife

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  Jeannine Damiani-Jones

Date of Birth: October 7, 1972
Position: Government Agency Bond Broker

A person’s life cannot be measured by the number of years on this planet. It must, however, be measured by the impact a person has on our lives. To that end, Jeannine, wife of Shawn, daughter of Bob and Cathy, and sister of Brian, had a gift. Jeannine always knew how to make you feel special and loved; when she loved you, she loved you unconditionally. She had an extraordinary way of putting others first. Her generosity had no boundaries, nor did her smile. She had a way of lighting up a room that was matched only in intensity by the way she lived her life.

Never in a bad mood, Jeannine lived every day to the fullest, leaving us all gasping for air, but never leaving us behind. As one of her best friends said, “Jeannine lived every day like it was her birthday.” (For those of us who knew her best, however, we know she didn’t just have a birthday, Jeannine had a birthday week). She traveled to places many people only dream of, and spent most summer weekends at the beach perfecting her, what seemed to be, year-round tan. She even persuaded her pale-skinned, Irish husband that he, too, can “get color”.

Jeannine’s life was also enriched by the passion she had for her work at Cantor Fitzgerald. She was recruited upon graduation from Villanova University and started in the training program in 1994. Upon completion of the program, she was assigned to the Agency desk where she was the only female bond broker at that time. Jeannine knew she would have to work very hard to prove herself in this male-dominated business. Always willing to accept a challenge, she used her talent, work ethic, aggressiveness and personality to excel as a broker and gain acceptance as “one of the boys.”

Intelligent, fun-loving, loyal, fearless and beautiful are all words used to describe Jeannine. Yet as beautiful as she was on the outside, she was even more beautiful on the inside, and that is what makes us most proud. We miss her every day and she will never be forgotten.

Shawn, Mom, Dad & Brian, Jeannine’s Family

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  Michael Davidson

Date of Birth: June 7, 1974
Position: Equity Options Trader/Derivatives

It’s ironic that in tragic times or even worse – death – that those lost tend to take on a more mythical or legendary persona. We tend to forget the more difficult times and instead remember the good times that much clearer. I guess that is a way of preserving the memories of a loved one. Michael Davidson – a son, a brother, a fiance, a friend – will always be remembered and not only for his significance, but also for his naughtiness. You see Michael was one of those few people that when you were with him and had the pleasure to be around him, you instantly felt something good because he made sure of that. And, don’t get me wrong, it was never boring!!!

In the Broadway show “Rent”, there is a song that is entitled “Seasons of Love” and the question posed in the song is “How do you measure a year?” The response is “In Love”. When I looked out onto the hundreds of people that attended Michael’s memorial service, I truly understood what that phrase meant and what Michael represented. How could he – only 27 years old – touch so many people in such a short time? Is that possible? With Michael, anything was possible and he proved it.

Mike was everything that was good. Everything that is right in the world. He knew how to love and be loved. He knew how to smile and laugh as well as make others smile and laugh. He cared not only about himself but others around him. He symbolized family and epitomized what a friend should be. He was dependable. But most of all he stood up for himself and what he believed. In fact sometimes we wondered if the cliche “dancing to the beat of a different drum” wasn’t coined for Michael.

Whatever drummer he was listening to obviously had the right beat. For someone that barely graduated Rutgers University he didn’t do so bad. On the verge of becoming a partner at such a young age, about to marry his college love and finally closing on his first home…I would say not bad at all.

But quite honestly, as those who survived his teenage and college years know, that although his heart was usually in the right place, his actions were far from perfect. But then again, who is? Michael was not a god or some supernatural being (though at times he tried convincing us otherwise), he did become the man you could be very proud to call your son, brother, husband and friend.

We miss him so much and our lives will obviously never be the same. Michael lived each day to its fullest. He worked hard and played hard. Now we are left trying to mimic his attitude for life but, as we all know, it is difficult and at times sometimes a losing battle. As we try and redefine our lives and what “normal” means we never stop thinking of how things should really be. Now is the time those in our lives become that much more important. We need to be strong for each other and together we will redefine “normal” as the way Michael would expect it!!!
We’ll Always Remember You as You Mean So Very Much to Us!!
Mom, Grandma, your brother Jeff, your fiancee Dominique & special friend Allan

Ellen Davidson, Mother

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  Anna De Bin

Date of Birth: June 19, 1971
Department: Legal
Position: Administrative Assistant

Anna was born in Elk, Poland. In 1985, at the age of 14, she and her family immigrated to America. In July 1993, Anna became a citizen of the United States, and in September we married. On June 20, 1999 she gave birth to our son, Timothy Joseph.
Anna was incredibly devoted to family life and deeply absorbed in the joy of raising our son. She dedicated all of her time and efforts to creating a peaceful, warm family environment for us. She loved life. She was involved in a range of family activities, creating fun parties for our son and organizing summer pool parties for our friends.
Anna valued spending quiet weekends at home with her family. Often she prepared delicious meals or baked our favorite goodies. She also appreciated nature and loved animals. Occasionally we enjoyed hiking in the woods and frequently visited petting farms with Timmy.
Anna was a wholesome and vibrant woman. She was full of surprises, and her passion for nature was truly reflected in the nature of her loving character. She left this world far too early, but has brought eternal joy to everyone who knew her. She was a beautiful person with special gifts and unique qualities. She will be missed by all whose lives she has touched…she will never be forgotten.
Anna, you will always be in our hearts!

George J. DeBin, Husband