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Department: Securities Lending
“Smitty” that was his name to The Securities Lending Family. I worked with Smit for 6 years and I do not know two colleagues who were as close as we were. We gave each other a great deal of respect, we accepted each other for who were, we laughed together, fought together, but most of all I know we were best friends. Smitty, you will never be forgotten for your personality, sense of humor, sarcasm, bright smile and most of all the special kind of person you were to all. Although you are gone, they cannot take away the most important thing you taught me about life “Stop worrying about tomorrow and live for today.” Smitty was a huge sports fan, athlete and traveler. He ran the N.Y. Marathon in 1996 skied out West and visited numerous places including his most recent trip to Nepal.
To your twin sister Lisa, I promise you I will be there for her for whatever she needs, while you and your Mom protect and watch over her from above. I know you, Steve, Joe, Louie, & Lorraine are our angels watching and protecting all of us who miss you so much.
Well Mike, it has been 20 years since you left. I just want to let you know that I have travelled to some of the places you have been to. I know you went to Nepal. Spiti, Nepal is up next for me as I plan to go on a photography excursion.
The Mets are actually decent but the Jets, well, let’s not too get crazy about them. As for the Yankees – they hit a dry spell by not winning the World Series since 2009. I know that has to make you happy.
Finally, I hope we can catch up one day and continue our conversations.
You are missed my friend.
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