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Date of Birth: September 25, 1959
Department: Institutional Equity Trading
)u>As a father)/u>- you couldn’t find a prouder one. Very dedicated to his four sons. Loved being on the golf course with Jeremy, Peter and Brett while Colton, the one-year-old, waited anxiously at home for them all to return. His dream for them was to be good, fair men. “Always do the right thing.” “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
)u>As a friend)/u>- they didn’t come any finer. Many aspired to be more like him. He took his friendships very seriously and truly loved his buddies. I know how much they truly miss him.
)u>As a husband)/u>- I couldn’t have dreamed or wished for a more perfect man. Incredibly loving, caring, romantic and appreciative of me for coming into his life. On November 7th, I will be wishing my best friend, partner and true love, who is now also my heroic angel looking over me, a “Happy Anniversary”. Stephen, as we always said, “I love you more today than yesterday.”
As a father- you couldn’t find a prouder one. Very dedicated to his four sons. Loved being on the golf course with Jeremy, Peter and Brett while Colton, the one-year-old, waited anxiously at home for them all to return. His dream for them was to be good, fair men. “Always do the right thing.” “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.”
As a friend- they didn’t come any finer. Many aspired to be more like him. He took his friendships very seriously and truly loved his buddies. I know how much they truly miss him.
As a husband- I couldn’t have dreamed or wished for a more perfect man. Incredibly loving, caring, romantic and appreciative of me for coming into his life. On November 7th, I will be wishing my best friend, partner and true love, who is now also my heroic angel looking over me, a “Happy Anniversary”. Stephen, as we always said, “I love you more today than yesterday.”
From the first day Steve arrived from the CT office I knew he was going to be one of my favorite brokers. I never had a run in with him that I didnt walk away from laughing. I will never forget the day when I didnt have enough money on my lunch card and Steve saved the day and bought me my soda and turned around and bought Donna’s too. After that we always teased him that he was our hero, he was a great guy.
He is in my thoughts daily, I know he is watching over his family and friends from above.
Steve was a wonderful man and great father. I met his youngest son at the office last year. He was so proud of his son and introduced him to everyone. My heart and prayers go out to his wife and children. The day before I got married, Steve told me that marriage was alot of work, but well worth the effort. He said he was a happily married man.
Steve, you will be sorely missed.
God Bless Us All.
Bert spoke very highly of Steve. They’d known each other for quite some time. In fact, Bert knew Steve’s father as well. We would like to offer our heartfelt sympathies and love to Steve’s wife and boys. May God Bless You All and hold you dear to His heart. Steve is definately an angel, whose presence will be missed by many, whose friendship will be missed by all. I too, worked at Cantor in the LA office. I can’t say I knew Steve personally, but I knew of him. We send our love… Take care of yourselves and each other. We’re here if ever you need us.
Bert and Peggy Chappell
I worked with Steve my last year and half at Cantor. He was one of the first people to welcome me into the Equity trading room. From day one my favorite. I would like to express my sincerest sympathy to Maryellen and the boys. He always spoke so fondly of his family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We were not co-workers of Steve Cherry but his friend and neighbor. You couldn’t find a more generous, thoughtful, giving, happy human being than Steve. He would always make you smile and have a kind word for everyone. He so loved his wife and sons and spent every moment he could enjoying them and making them happy. He was a true friend and perfect neighbor. We miss him each and every day that we come home. We love you Steve and you will be in our hearts forever.
I knew Steve from the gym we belonged to. He was always pleasant , always polite, Steve looked polished and successful. Rumored to be an important man at his firm I was taken back by what a real, down to earth person he was. We often talked about the homes we were both building. I truly looked forward to seeing him in the morning. Steve handed me a CD one morning and there was his face on the cover. I, being a musician, and music lover, was delighted to see someone like Steve a Wall St. executive making his own music. I have the CD in my collection and will cherish it. Thanks Steve I’ll Miss you buddie. To his wife and children my deepest sorrows Steve was truly someone to look up to.
Steve is a true gentleman and was one of our favorite people in the world of business.Steve worked with my husband, Jeff LeVeen.Steve had wonderful manners and social skills which enthralled us all. He could talk to a sixteen year old as well as to forty-somethings..He made us laugh.On September 11th we all cried because we missed him so much..He will always be with us because he left a wonderful wife, Maryellen, and four legacies:Jeremy, Peter, Brett and Colton.When you have had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman, you never forget the pleasure of his company.Steve was one of those men..Christine LeVeen
Sadly, I never had the pleasure of meeting Stephen, but I have known Maryellen for over 20 years. Mel, you are my hero. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your boys, and may God bless you forever. I love you.
Although I never met Steve,he guided me through a part of my life where I was at a crossroad. He always made time to talk to me and to listen to me. I miss you and I will never forget what you did for me.
Sleep well, my little baby brother. I remember the day you came home from the hospital. I was already a two year old, walking, talking and potty trained. I thought I was already a complete little adult unit. So, when you, a baby, came along, I thought it was my job to take care of you. What a handful you were! From that wild little boy, you became the finest man I ever knew. You were determined to be the best father you could be, and you were. In the end, it was you who felt the need to look out for me. What a blessing you were. I will always be grateful for having had you in my life. I love you, TB – Buvee
I was always happy to receive a call from Steve. He had rare qualities. His success in business had to be due to his warm personality and charm. The guy knew how to handle himself. Now on the sell side I find myself wishing I could talk to him and ask him how I might better emulate the example he set for me. I think of him often and miss him. His loss is tremendous. I only hope his boys grow up with the knowledge of what a great man he was, one they can always be proud of and use as a role model.
I did not know Stephen personally. My brother-in-law, Elvin Romero, also worked for Cantor and was lost that terrible day. We marched recently in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn to honor the victims of 9/11. Everyone who marched carried a banner with a victim’s name and I got Stephen’s banner. I wanted you to know that I prayed for him with every step I took. God bless your family and every family who lost a loved one that day.
I was a friend of Steve’s during our junior high school years. He was very intelligent, with great self-confidence, independence, modesty and warmth. I have wonderful memories of playing golf with Steve at Bruce Golf Course in Greenwich when we were about 12 years old and my family had just moved from New York. He was a terrific all-around athlete, playing basketball, soccer and hockey for the school teams. Overall, he was a special guy who helped make me feel welcome in a new town. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his family.
Steve was my friend. From the first day I met him in 1989, he was my friend. I miss you Buddy. I miss your easy way with people that I always tried to emulate. I miss that high-pitched yell that you had when you were angry..which was rare (ALLRIGHT!!). I miss your incredibly positive outlook on life. I miss our funny dinners and phone conversations. Steve was a role model for me,in business as well as in how to live life. Thank you for being my friend.
Steve was a true class act. When I started at Cantor out of the training program, it was a very intimidating room to walk into. I sat at the end of the row and kept to myself a bit. Steve who was one of the biggest salesmen in the firm called me over and had me sit with him for a day and showed me exactly what went on in the room. He was the first person to really show me what was going on, what a guy. I will never forget that day and all the other days after that we worked together. We all miss you Steve, we miss all of you. You will never be forgotten. God Bless you and your family.
i miss you
time will never heal… i miss you baby!
all days are a struggle to get through without you but christmastime is very different. you always put so much into it and loved seeing the joy in the boys eyes during this special time. colton and i were driving along today and he saw a red balloon. he said “look mommy that balloon is going up to daddy.” do you get our balloons baby? every special occassion we send some up to you with a message tied to it. we watch them go up to heaven and we always say a special prayer and wish together. it’s our way of communicating to you. you may think our little “angel” colton doesn’t remember you because he was only 11 months old but stephen, you shine brightly in his eyes and in his heart. we all comment on how much he is like you. he is only 3 now and he has already been captured by a talent scout. no surprise there being your little boy. we love you braveheart.
I have wonderful memories of Steve and his wife MaryEllen who I was best friends with for many years. I was the Matron of Honor at their wedding and what an honor it was. MaryEllen and I had our first babies a week apart, both boys who are now amazingly 8 years old. The laughs and good times we all shared are too many to recount. I think of Steve every single day and pray for MaryEllen and their boys. Merry Christmas, Mare. I love and miss you. Ei
merry christmas my angel. i know you were right there with us today. your mom and i felt your presence. i actually woke up this morning and thought i heard your voice downstairs. i guess that was my gift. you work in such amazing ways, like you always have. you made a connection with eileen and i today. another gift. you always tried while you were alive to rekindle our friendship and we thank you baby for doing it now. love and miss you too ei! stephen patrick cherry, i miss you and i know you feel my love and that you are proud of me. you, however, are the one i am proud of… merry christmas baby! xo
Binger, time my pass but your still in my thoughts and prayers. I’m very grateful to have had the opportunity to have worked with you, run with you, and hit you on an open fast break. Your sense of humor, determination and love of your family will never be forgotten. Miss you,Bro
merry christmas braveheart! missing you so much. it’s christmas eve and we just had dinner with your mom and shawnee. it was as though you were in the room. as we ate your favorite meal and dessert i just know you were right there with us… as always!… we love you baby and you are so strong in our lives and hearts. while driving tonight, listening to carols, colton said “mommy i want daddy in heaven to come back now. i miss him.” brett reassured him that you are with us and that we will come and see you one day. merry christmas stephen. i (we)love you baby… xoxoxo
To Steve’s Children-
I just wanted to let you know what kind of good man your father was, I will never forget how heroic he was for me, aside for the soda incident I spoke of above. This was a true hero’s tale.
One day I was waiting at the PATH and I had bumped into Steve, I was 7 months pregnant at the time and getting big. As a train pulled in people piled on, including your father, however, I decided to wait for the next train because of the crowd of people. Your father came over to me and asked why I was waiting and I told him that my belly was to big and heavy to survive the 20 minute ride on my feet with people bumping me and the train’s jerky movement and that I was going to wait for the next train so I could sit down. With that he took my arm and led me into the train, then he tapped a young man on the shoulder and told him to get up and let me have the seat, then he stood over me the whole way so that the man didnt give me any trouble. It was probably the most awesome thing that anyone ever did for me and when I think of your father I always think about how he did that for me. I just wanted to tell you that little tidbit, it may not seem like much to you, but it meant everything to me.
He was a good man.
As with the previous entry…please be sure there are many, many people who will “never forget”. I have read through the Cantor memorials more than once and always return periodically – just to remember, reflect and in the only way I can pay respect to all of these people and those they left behind. I feel the same sense of sadness and loss each time I do and though of course I will never know your pain please know there are strangers out there thinking of your son and wishing well to all those he left behind. With love.
Was a fellow employee and friend of mine when we were at EF Hutton back in 1982-84. Steve went out of his way to help me in my early days at Hutton and became a friend.
He was charismatic and clever and had a way of gathering people around him. I hope his wife and children are well. I am sure that Steve is still with us in spirit . I think of him often and pray for
I first met Steve when I started working for Wertheim Schroder. Early mornings he used to stop by my desk with a coffee and bagel and wish me a good day, the first suit I ever owned was from Steve,when family visited he used to send his two boys to shake uncle Roman’s hand. Running towards me, giving me a hug, they melted my hearth.I learned from Steve to become a better men, calling me his little brother I felt loved and appreciated. His intoxicating smile…sorry but I’m still hurting, I’m tearing up…Heaven is a better place because of him. Forever and ever in my hearth big brother, GOD bless your family
I first met Steve working for Wertheim Schroder.Early morning he was stopping by my desk with a coffee and bagel and with his intoxicating smile wish me a good day. The first suit I ever owned was from Steve.When family was visiting he used to send his boys to shake uncle Roman’s hand.He used to call me his little brother, made me feel loved and appreciated.I am a better man because of him, heaven is a better place because of him. Forever in my heart, GOD bless your family big brother.
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