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|Michael S Costello
Date of Birth: September 6, 1974
Position: Institutional Sales Trader, Equities
Michael Shamus Costello was born on September 6, 1974 on Long Island, NY. He grew up in the town of Massapequa with his parents, Jim and Nancy, and younger brother Timothy. Early on, Michael developed a love for the beach while spending summers either surfing with friends at Long Beach or with his family at their summer home on Long Island Sound. Mike attended the University of Scranton, where he graduated in 1996. It was there that Mike created some of his closest friendships, earned the nickname Stitch, and began his quest to work on Wall Street.
Stitch knew at an early age what he wanted in life and always knew exactly how to get it. He began his financial career working on the floor of the NYSE. In less than six months after graduating college, Stitch was hired by Cantor Fitzgerald where he became a successful equities sales trader. He was a valued employee since 1997.
It is very hard to describe who Stitch was in a limited amount of words. His legacy and memories are infinite. He was an extremely energetic person with a wonderfully lively spirit who touched every person he met. He loved life and every day it gave him. He was extremely generous, kind-hearted, loving, and funny. He always knew how to make you laugh. Stitch was loyal to those he loved and his strength and optimism was something to admire. He was a great cook who always appreciated a good meal. He also enjoyed surfing, snowboarding, fishing, golfing, and spending time with friends. Most of all, Stitch loved the beach. After college, he spent his summers down in Avalon, NJ where he met and fell in love with the love of his life and girlfriend for the past 6 years, Amy Walsh. Stitch and Amy planned on getting engaged within the next year.
Stitch resided in Hoboken, NJ and was 27 years old when he died. He will forever be missed by all those who loved him, but will never be forgotten. We love you Stitch. You will remain in our hearts forever.