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Date of Birth: July 18, 1972
Department: Mortgage Desk
From the moment I met Todd, I never stopped laughing. And although initially I just thought he was just some funny Wall Street guy, Todd knew I would be his. When I finally gave in to the idea on a sunny beach in San Juan, there was a smile in my soul that I knew the whole world could see. We didn’t have a lot of time together but we did spend what little time we were given planning our lives, our future. He promised he would mow the lawn and take out the trash without being told if I promised to control the children for “Daddy’s very important quiet time” when he got home from work. Todd was a great son to his mother, a loving brother and a good friend to the many that love him dearly. And I looked forward to adding loving father and husband to that list.
He was taken from us way too soon and because of that my soul will forever be broken. It will never quite smile the same way again. It feels like a lifetime since I’ve heard the music that was his laughter and the silence is deafening.
Todd – I miss you and love you so much and I pray that you are at peace.
I had the pleasure of working with Todd for 2 years on the Mortgage Desk at Cantor. There are so many adjectives I can use to describe his existence but I chose to speak on his humble disposition. He cherished every opportunity as if it were his last and lived his life to the fullest. He was a wonderful son who loved his family dearly. He was a wonderful friend who embraced me from the day I met him. He never spoke about himself and was always concerned about everyone’s well being. He was extremely intelligent and full of life. I had the pleasure of learning so much from his approach and perspective of life. He always told me “don’t sweat the things you can’t control”. I really admired his consistent personality throughout his good times and bad times. “Todd you have taught me how to smile during my trial and tribulations”. Thank you so much for being a co-worker and a friend. You have taught me many life lessons that I will always cherish. Always,
TODD YOUR PUERTO RICAN JOKES ARE GREATLY MISSED. IF AND WHEN I MAKE IT TO HEAVEN WE CAN GO “SALSA DANCING” WHICH WE NEVER GOT TO DO, AND YOU SO WANTED VERY MUCH TO DO . IN THE SHORT TIME THAT I KNEW YOU IT WAS A GREAT PLEASURE BEING AROUND YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU HATED MY METS OR MUTTS AS YOU CALLED THEM. I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT YOU LOVED SANDRA WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL AND SHE MISSES YOU DEARLY. HEAVEN IS A FUNNIER PLACE NOW THAT YOU ARE THERE. GOD BLESS YOU TODD, YOU ARE ALWAYS IN MY PRAYER AND IF YOU SEE MY BROTHER AND SISTER UP THERE THEY WOULD LOVE TO HEAR A “PUERTO RICAN JOKE”.
As Todd’s older brother, I am obviously biased, but I compare him to a supernova. A supernova bursts into view quite suddenly, commanding our attention, emitting a light brighter than the sun, shining that light on everything near it, then disappearing very suddenly. That’s as close as I can come to describing Todd. Impossibly bright, impossibly warm, refusing to ever be ignored or forgotten.
Like a supernova, Todd left us too soon. But few people can say they have witnessed such a phenomenon, and I am fortunate to have had him as a brother and friend for nearly 30 years. We love you Todd, and we will see you again.
I met Todd in Jan. ’99 when I started working on the MBS desk at Cantor Fitzgerald. The only available seat in the room when I walked in the first day was next to Todd. Right away it struck me that there was something different about him by the fact that he was the only person in the room with a luxury leather reclining seat that everyone else envied. We quickly became friends and I realized right away that Todd was a very unique individual. I realized this initially from
his ever present sense of humor in the room such as his claim that Tai-bo was a rip off of his original tape “Todd-bro”.
Whether we were at Spa or the Joshua Tree, he had an amazing ability to draw a crowd around him, regardless of if they knew him or were strangers wanting to get involved in the good time.
Todd would say to me on many occasions, “life is too short to be small…go big or go home”. I would remind myself of this when I would see his name come up on my cell at 11pm on a Monday night to meet him out. He used to quote his father “if you want to live a large life, then you have to live like you are large all the time.” Anyone who knows him is aware of how he adhered to this word for word.
Not a day goes by where I don’t hear or see something that reminds me of the times I spent with Todd and it goes without saying that he will be missed and never forgotten.
HI CANDYMAN. SANDRA MISSES YOU. I HOPE HEAVEN IS NICE WITH BUCKY MY UNCLE. SANDRA DRIVES YOUR CAR ALL THE TIME. BYE CANDYMAN
Although I did not know Todd, my father often spoke of him. My dad, Ron Orsini, worked with Todd and would tell me about him sometimes. He seemed like a nice, hardworking guy. It is a shame we had to lose them. My dad was lost that day too and we are all saddened. I am sorry for your loss. I hope your memories will live on forever.
Your friend in tragedy and peace,
I went to school with Todd for 2 years. When I showed up as a new face in the crowd, I met Todd, and instantly felt at ease. His personable nature and quick wit will certainly be missed by all who knew him. We even played on the same basketball team – Todd was the captain. Those days seem so close, yet so far away. Todd, rest in peace.
Happy Birthday my love. I hope you are well. Take care of your mother up there. May the both of you rest in eternal peace.
Happy Birthday Todd. I know for a fact that you are having a wonderful 30th
birthday in the arms of your loving mother. Tonight I will have a drink and light a candle in honor of your 30th birthday.
May the peace of the lord be with you and all who passed with you.
I I have never met you but Gracie told me that you were very kind to her and treated her with respect. I am sorry that I never had a chance to meet you. Sandra thanks for your kind words and the story about my Wife’s Birthday, and Todd remebering her day.
RIP my brother. Hope you and everyone else are at peace.
I can’t believe its been 2yrs. My heart aches for you and everyone who was
To my HC brother from the BX.
You were as advertised by everyone else here, a funny guy and the easiest person to apporach anywhere.
We last saw each other on the steps of the garden during the Big East tournament back in 98. You barely rememebered me but you recognized the face and made your way through the crowd to say whats up. Not everyone does that on a busy crowd in winter. You were a great man and will always be thoguht of in that way. God Bless you and your family. 9/11/06
It has been 10 years and I still remember your laughs, and your funny jokes. RIP my dear friend.
Todd is such an incredible young man. He was blessed to be born to a mother/my sister, who had unimaginative dry wit. He inherited it tenfold. When he entered the room with his “Oh, there you are”. personality,all else seemed insignificant.
We miss you terribly. You will always be young, beautiful and our Toddy Poo.
Don,t be mad at me. I love you. Sweethang,
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