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Date of Birth: June 13, 1963
Position: Broker, Swaps Desk
Anthony Tempesta, was my first love, my husband, my music man. He brought laughter, joy and confidence into my life and gave me the greatest gift of all, our two children. Matthew, his pal, is an extension of Anthony. Amanda, his little girl, his princess; both his pride and joy. On the morning of September 11, at 7:45am, Anthony called his daughter Amanda to wish her a Happy 7th Birthday, before she would go to school, which she was very happy about. Anthony was a loving father, dedicated son, wonderful brother, and a loyal friend. He took his friendships very seriously and truly loved his friends. I know how much they truly miss him.
Anthony had a passion for music and was an accomplished bass guitarist, he played in various bands with great joy. Most chores or activities, whether inside or outside the house, were accompanied by music, the only exception being watching football games, especially when his beloved Jets played. Anthony was also a Yankees fan, a Tempesta tradition.
His zest for life was contagious, he was the bright light in every party. Anthony had a wonderful sense of humor, he would concoct silly nicknames and hysterically funny sayings. He had a gift of listening and made you feel important. Anthony touched many lives, with his smile, humor, warmth, kindness, his love of music and family. He knew how to enjoy life and have fun. He loved the sun, nature, and people. In all Anthony was a happy person, he was happy with himself and happy with his family that he loved.
I am honored to have been a part of his life, and to have him as a part of mine.
I will never forget his wonderful, loving smile. I will love him and miss him forever, and as the title of our wedding song by The Allman Brothers Band says “Need Your Love So Bad”.