Category Archives: B

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  Kimberly Bowers

Date of Birth: February 7, 1970
Department: Global Networks
Position: Administrative Assistant

“Set me as a seal upon thine heart, for love is strong as death –
Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it”

Kim, you live on in our hearts.

We Love You and Miss You.

Allison, Rick, James & Matthew Treulich, Sister, brother-in-law, and nephews

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  Martin Michael Boryczewski

Date of Birth: August 17, 1972
Position: Trader, Over the Counter Institutional Sales

Our Dearest Marty,

Remembering you as a child, skinny legs, white blonde hair, an innocence about your face; no matter what, no one could stay angry with you, you were just too cute! Your determination began then. At Christmas, you would take all your toys and sit for hours, sweating, turning red from frustration as you desperately worked to dismantle each one. Then when all were in pieces, a sigh of relief, and that grin, you “brookded it”!!

A natural born athlete, you tried everything. From baseball, basketball, soccer, football, hockey, golf, motocross, racing bicycles, fishing, hunting and snowboarding. Weeding them out, you settled on baseball and fishing, making each a life-long commitment, your very being. You, fishing and baseball were one in the same. The more you touched them, the more golden you and they became.

Growing up in a Catholic home, you kept your education in Catholic Schools, graduating from Saint Peters College in Jersey City. Of course, during all your years of school, you played baseball and every weekend we were again made proud as your talents filled the sports pages of every local paper. We watched with pride as you played for four years in the minor leagues of the Mounties, Pirates and Tigers. You are an inspiration to us Marty. Your every dream, every goal was met with such grace and pride. You were wise, determined and strong beyond your years. Your love for the outdoors blossomed you into a master fly fisherman. You lived out your weekends on your prize possession, the boat you bought this summer; the water was your “heaven on earth”. All that you encountered, whether a hobby or a relationship, you took to levels most have never experienced, but we were warmed by seeing the closeness you developed in them. You are “Uncle Marty” to Pete & Heidi’s kids, little Peter, Katrina and Sabrina. You are “Brother” to your best friends. You shared your life and passions unselfishly with all those around you. You went to work in the field of your dreams, for the company you always hoped to be with, Cantor Fitzgerald. Trading at Cantor became your greatest passion. Again, you excelled with such grandeur.

You are the son that Mommy and Daddy dreamt of, even more; the brother to your sisters Julie and Michele that any sister can be nothing but proud of, a friend that gives new meaning to the word itself. All the talents that God has given you, the gifts that surround us from Him, you made the very best of and used in the purest of forms. You wasted nothing and appreciated everything!

Our hearts ache for you Marty; you are missed in ways our words can never express. We love you more than you know. You are always with us; we will take you everywhere we go as we continue on our journey. May we make you proud in our choices as you have made us and live by the examples you have shown us. We know you will stay with us always and greet us with that beautiful, gentle smile when our time is called.

Thank you Marty, just for being you and showing us what life is about. Thank you for being our son, brother and friend. We love you “Googie” and miss you with all that we are!!

All our love, always,

Mommy, Daddy, Julie and Michele, Martin’s Family

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  Bruce D. Boehm

Position: Government Agencies Broker

Bruce Boehm (49), known as “Chappy” was a lifelong resident of Long Island. He was born and raised in Franklin Square and graduated from Valley Stream North High in 1970. He graduated from Binghamton University in 1974. He met his wife Irene in November of 1980 and was married on September 11, 1982. Bruce and Irene made their home in West Hempstead with their daughters, Brittany and Stacey. Bruce was also a devoted son to his mother Dorothy.

The beach was Bruce’s first love. He was a Nassau Beach lifeguard for about 15 years. During those years Bruce formed many close friendships which he nurtured until this tragic event. His greatest pleasure was boogie boarding with his daughters and friends at Jones Beach West End 2.

Bruce loved physical activity. He worked out everyday by running, swimming or biking. He ran about 10 New York City marathons and participated in many Long Island marathons and triathlons. He loved competition.

Bruce was also an avid fan of Hofstra University’s football, basketball and lacrosse teams. He attended most home games. Bruce and 14 of his friends had just celebrated Hofstra’s opening football season with a tailgate party on September 1, 2001. They enjoyed cheering the Hofstra Pride football team to victory.

Bruce will be missed by many people especially the people who saw him running throughout the streets of Franklin Square and West Hempstead, He truly loved his family, friends and country. Bruce was passionate about life.

Irene Boehm, Wife

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  Joshua Birnbaum

Date of Birth: June 17, 1977
Position: Asst Bond Trader

Joshua’s love for his mom, dad and sister, Jill, who was also his best friend, can best be understood when on Sept. 11 Joshua’s first thoughts were to call his family to let them know that he loved them. It was his goodbye message that forever will be etched into their minds and hearts.

He was an extremely intelligent young man who graduated Columbia University in May of 2001 and started working for Cantor Fitzgerald 5 days after graduation. He was most proud that he got the job on his own and was just one of three people out of a group of 75 applicants who were offered the position on the bond trading desk.

Joshua’s passion was music. He created a nonprofit event production company called Steps Back to Life and gave himself the moniker DJ Samsson. His dad’s name is Sam and he respected and looked up to him so much he wanted to honor him. He spun underground club music and produced a CD.

While attending Columbia University, Josh DJ’d for Barnard’s radio station, WBAR and arranged for a Thanksgiving benefit for the homeless collecting money and canned food. It was a big success. He later interned for Atlantic Records for a semester.

Josh loved the New York Yankees, playing golf, training for the San Diego Marathon in January and making people laugh.

He will forever be missed and loved by all he touched and is an inspiration to all who knew him.

Sam, Marcel and Jill Birnbaum, Family

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  Bella Bhukhan

Date of Birth: March 26, 1977
Position: Human Resources Benefits Analyst

Bella Bhukhan, beloved daughter of Jagdish and Indira Bhukhan was born in Lusaka, Zambia on March 26th, 1977. In November of 1982, Bella, along with mom, dad, and two sisters, moved to the United States. She is the youngest of three sisters. Bella graduated from Union High School and went on and obtained a degree in Management Information Systems from Pace University. Bella graduated in May of 1998 and was offered a job at Cantor Fitzgerald. She decided to work her way into a Benefits Analyst position in the Human Resources department because she was always interested in working with people even though she obtained a degree in computers.

Bella was a very caring person who stood up for her beliefs and cared deeply for her family. She had a bright outlook on life and always took time to help anyone who needed her. Bella embraced life more than anyone and always took the opportunity to seize the day. She will always be in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Bella was a loving daughter, sister, girlfriend, and best friend.

Bella, we know that you are taking care of us and we will always love you.

Your family, Mom, Dad, Viveki, and Nisha

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  Timothy Betterly

Date of Birth: December 27, 1958
Position: Corporate Bond Broker, Canadian/Yankee Desk

To quote my oldest daughter: “Daddy was kind, loving, caring and most of all funny. He could make anyone laugh.” Tim had a way of telling a story and finding the humor in any situation. His outgoing personality, his engaging smile, his warmth and laughter were contagious. Tim was passionate about life and his wonderful sense of humor inspired smiles from everyone he interacted with. Tim had the magic to make a day special.
Tim and I met at Gettysburg College, PA where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business and played football. Tim loved football. He loved to play it, to watch it, and to throw the ball around with the kids. He joined Cantor Fitzgerald 10 years ago. What Tim loved most about his job were the relationships he developed with his customers and co-workers that transcended business into true friendship. Tim was a man of great integrity and compassion. He was never afraid to stand up to an injustice or speak out when a wrong was committed. He had that ability to do and say the things we all thought about but would never have the confidence to do.
Tim was a loving husband and father to our two daughters, Samantha, 12 and Christine, 9 who were his world. He brought joy and laughter to their lives and gave them the confidence to believe there was nothing they couldn’t do if they put their heart into it. Whether it was in inspiring enthusiasm and confidence when he coached softball and basketball, or in riding the roller coasters and the big waves, life with Tim was always a wonderful adventure. Simply put, Tim made life memorable. He transformed the everyday into a fun day, and the fun days into funnier days. As Tim strode through life he created in his wake an abundance of memories for his friends and family to cherish.
I am very thankful to have the support of family and friends who have reached out to us during this difficult time. I find strength in the knowledge that Tim’s spirit will live on in the hearts of all who knew him. If there is a legacy for Tim, it is that he enjoyed seeing others enjoying life and took pleasure in making other people happy. He loved his family, loved to laugh and lived to make others smile.
I feel truly blessed that I had this wonderful man in my life whose love will live forever in my heart.

Love, Joanne

Joanne Betterly, Wife

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  William (Bill) Bernstein

Date of Birth: January 8, 1957
Department: Mortgage Broker
Position: Vice President

Billy was the oldest brother of the first of two sets of twin boys. Upon first seeing him, you would see a man of tower and strength. He was 6’2, 220 lbs. And very fit. He was a black belt in karate and worked out 4-5 times a week. If you got past the tough exterior, you’d find a warm, caring, loving person. He was intelligent, generous to a fault, outgoing and a great friend to many. He was single, never married and he treasured his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
To me he was a great brother. A true friend, selfless. He was a part of my identity. I was not known as Bobby, but Bobby of “Billy and Bobby.” He would have done anything for me.
Growing up he was my benchmark, my competition, my rival, but also my confidant, my security blanket, my playmate, also my best friend.
His passing will always be the most significant demarcation of my life. My life will never be the same without him.

Robert (Bob) Bernstein, Twin Brother

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  Alvin Bergsohn

Date of Birth: June 13, 1953
Department: Institutional Equities
Position: Institutional Equity Trader

Alvin grew up in East New York, Brooklyn and moved to Staten Island in his late teens. His twenties and early thirties were spent in a great apartment on the Lower East Side, a place that holds many memories for our many friends. The same weekend Alvin and I were expecting our first child, we moved into our home in Baldwin Harbor, Long Island. Alvin was a loving husband and a devoted father, whose happiest times were spent skiing and playing baseball with his two sons, Sam, 14, and Harris, 12. He was a loving son, grandson, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.
Alvin was a kid at heart, a self-taught guitar player who loved rock and roll, comic books and sports. Much of his social time was spent with old friends who went as far back as grade school and junior high.
Alvin joined Cantor Fitzgerald five years ago, soon after the proposed Dean Witter- Morgan Stanley merger that took place in 1997. He had spent ten happy years at Dean Witter in their Institutional Equity Department.
I love my husband and will always remember that he was so very satisfied with his life and so proud of his sons. The memories are so vivid and will last forever. It is a testament to the wonderful man Alvin was that each day someone will say to me “I think of him every single day”.

Michele Bergsohn, Wife