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Date of Birth: July 26, 1967
Department: Government Securities Bond Brokers
Position: Manager of Ticket Desk
Danny Pesce was 34 years old and worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor for 7 and 1/2 years. He began his career in the mailroom and worked his way up to Manager of a ticket desk in the Government Bond Securities Department. He was the greatest son, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and godfather. Danny was the kind of person you could always depend on, he always put himself last. The family is devastated from this loss.
I will always cherish my last conversation with my brother, Danny, the morning of the September 11, 2001. At 8:48 a.m. he phoned me at home asking to put on television because he had just heard an explosion on his floor. I informed him a plane had just hit his building. He yelled to his coworkers, “a plane hit us!” I then told him this must have been an accident, just try to get out, I see flames and smoke. Put a wet rag over your mouth and get out of there! He then told me they were beginning to get smoke inside the office and he then left the receiver off the hook. I will never forget Danny’s voice at that moment directing everyone off the floor with such calmness. I heard no screaming or panic from the others, just voices getting farther away from the receiver. I could no longer listen and so I hung up. At that moment I never felt so helpless and afraid.
I will always remember my brother Danny, as one of the many heroes of that day. He was my best friend. He will be forever in our hearts. He is our new angel in heaven, guiding us here on earth, until we see one another again. I will always love you, your sister, Angela Frunzi