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Date of Birth: December 30, 1969
Department: Portfolio Trading
Position: Vice President
Chris was a “people person.” From the time that he began talking and
walking, he would engage people with his warmth and draw them into his
circle. When he was with someone, they had his total attention; whatever they had to say was important to him. He made and kept many, many friends.
Chris loved his family. He cherished his nephew and niece. He loved
playing with them and buying them many gifts. He loved spending time with all his family, especially on the ski trips where he would be the first one to go down the black trails to see if they were acceptable to the less brave among us. Or, the time the fog on the mountain was so thick, he led the group by clicking his poles so the others could follow the sound. He loved the dinners out on those trips; always glad to try something new such as buffalo or elk. The trips to the beach in Nantucket were special favorites of his – time to be with the family, fly kites, and time to sit peacefully, away from his usual hectic existence.
Chris was generous to a fault. If he thought one of us wanted something, or wanted to go somewhere, but hesitated because of the cost, he was right there offering to provide it.
Chris loved to read. His interests were universal: history, best sellers, fantasy.
Chris loved to golf. He could hit a heck of a long drive. However, when it came to his short game, it was not unusual to see that little white ball fly over the green two or three times. When that happened, as it did on Labor Day, there was usually a break from the next hole in order to provide a cool down period.
Chris loved attending the Giants’ football games and having the best
tailgate parties possible. You could never get there early enough, or have enough food and beer, because you never knew how many of his friends might stop by.
Chris had a wonderful sense of humor.
Chris loved a good party and usually made almost any event into one.
Chris loved to travel.
Chris loved his job.
In our sorrow, we are thankful to know that, although it was tragically
brief, he had a full and happy life.