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  Beverly Curry

Date of Birth: June 24, 1960
Department: Telecommunications
Position: Operations Manager

Beverly Curry is my aunt and i miss her very much, she was a great aunt to me and my sister Leah. She would take us shopping in New jersey with my uncle Fred. She was a very nice person with a great heart. We all miss you aunt bev.

Love your nephew
David Orellanes

David Orellanes, Nephew

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  Brian Thomas Cummins

Date of Birth: January 6, 1963
Position: Equity Market Maker, Partner

Brian Cummins was born on January 6th, 1963 in Somerville, New Jersey, the fourth son of 6 boys. We grew up in Belle Mead, New Jersey, a small town outside of Princeton, New Jersey. We had a remarkably close family and as brothers we still remain the closest friends, speaking with each other every day and seeing each other almost weekly- Brian was truly a
unique individual- everyone who met him was impacted by him. You knew when you met him that he was not the average guy on the street. From the time he was little, he showed a remarkable talent in school and in the way he absorbed everything around him. He was a natural math whiz. He won state math awards starting in 5th grade. He had sharp, quick, alert eyes that took you in with every conversation-He could immediately grasp situations for what they were. He had fun. He went on to college at the University of Colorado, then on to Rutgers for his MBA. He surfed, he loved skiing, and he loved going out. He always showed up to work early or on time though. He worked harder than most people ever will and earned every success the hard way. He was committed to whatever he got involved in. After college and during grad school- he started a highly successful waterfront seafood restaurant which he gave up after his MBA was earned to go on to start as an assistant for DLJ. He worked on the floor of the NYSE before moving on to Cantor Fitzgerald in 1993-where he survived the first terrorist attack. He started as an assistant trader and earned his way up the ladder, becoming an Equity Market Maker and Partner at the firm. His colleagues and bosses would all probably say the same thing about Brian- he was driven to succeed. I believe he enjoyed the process of accomplishing and shunned the idea of his own success and replaced it with the desire to do better. He was one of the sharpest guys I’ve ever met. He prodded and pushed you to do well and was the first to help you out the second you needed it. He was generous. He did a lot of good deeds and kind favors we’re only just learning about now. He was my big brother. Some people might say he burnt the candle at both ends-and we’re glad he did. He was a Roman Catholic and believed in God. He worked on the 104th floor of World Trade Center #1. Firemen recovered his body on October 30th and he was buried at Madonna Cemetery in Fort Lee, New Jersey on Saturday November 3rd, 2001 next to his brother Patrick. He is survived by his parents: Martin & Maureen Cummins of Manasquan, NJ, His 4 brothers and their wives: Martin & Karen Cummins, Michael and Catherine Cummins, John & Kathleen Cummins, and Brendan & Kathleen Cummins as well as 9 nephews and nieces. In lieu of flowers, Checks can be sent to SunlightKids-Brian Cummins Memorial Scholarship for the Blind, P.O. Box 75, Old Greenwich, CT 06870.

Brendan Cummins, Brother

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  Richard Cudina

Date of Birth: August 26, 1955
Position: Broker, Cantor Fitzgerald

“Live as if you were expected to live 100 years but might die tomorrow.”

After completing his college career at Kean University in 1978, Richard Cudina was not quite ready for a quiet desk job. An avid skier, he followed his passion to various mountain resorts throughout the United States and Europe and bartered his labor in exchange for the privilege of skiing pristine slopes like those of St. Moritz. Though hip-replacement operations rendered him unable to continue such pursuits, Cudina’s work-for-ski scheme was far from his last recreational escapade.

A member of the Sigma Beta Tau fraternity during his days on campus, Cudina earned a bachelor of the arts degree in recreation administration from Kean in 1978. The following year, he began work as an assistant cruise director for Bramson Entertainment Agency Home Lines, spending much of the next few years in Bermuda and the Caribbean Islands.

Before long, Cudina was ready to take on Wall Street, spending several years as a broker in Eurodollars at Lesser Marshall, Inc. and brokering foreign exchange and emerging markets for Chapdelaine Corp. He also managed the emerging fixed income desk for Garban Corp. for eight years before moving on to develop an emerging market desk at Cantor Fitzgerald in 2000. His remarkable progress was abruptly halted when the 46-year-old Cudina perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.

During his years on Wall Street, Cudina obtained a commercial helicopter license and often treated friends and family to aerial tours over New York and New Jersey. He also married his longtime friend, Georgia Sedelmeyer, in July 1996, a year before the couple moved from Secaucus to the more rural Glen Gardner, N.J.

Though Cudina developed a reputation as a determined risk-taker, he never lost his soft edge. “Throughout his life, Richie faced many great challenges, and, without fail, he accepted and overcame them all,” said Georgia. “He was a friendly, witty and gracious person with an infectiously happy philosophy toward life and was a loyal and steadfast friend to anyone who took the time to know him.”

After his hip-replacements, Cudina cultivated a passion for golf. Consistently scoring in the mid-80s, he sank his first hole-in-one on January 21, 2001 in St. Lucia and had planned a golf outing in Ocean City, MD for the weekend of September 15.

Both at work and at play, Cudina maintained a consistent desire for fun. “He was the life of the party,” his brother Christopher Cudina said. “When he made an entrance, he made Hollywood stunt people look kind of mundane. He had that swagger. The car would stop short, and he would pop out with a cigar.”

Georgia also recounted the thoughts of one of Cudina’s friends and clients. “He was fun to be with, animated and full of insights into life, and he was a gift to all who knew him.” Cudina had family in England, Ireland and Australia, and maintained friendships throughout South America, New Zealand and Europe. To Georgia, he was remarkable in his ability to stay in touch with them all. “To his family, he was the love connection,” she explained, “His caring and kindness knew no bounds. Richie always made sure they were taken care of and that they knew they were loved. He was a very special person to all who had the privilege of knowing him.”

Christopher Cudina said his brother confided in him several months ago what he would like to happen if he should pass on. “He said, ‘I want people to wear Hawaiian shirts, smoke cigars, drink margaritas, and it’s all on me.'” Christopher recalled. “Kind of morbid, I know, but that was my brother.”

Richard’s family,

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  Abul Chowdhury

Date of Birth: February 1, 1971
Position: Network Associate

Abul K Chowdhury came to this earth with the rising son on 1st February, 1971 with the golden spoon in his mouth. That was revealed by his mother Farida Chodhury as she opined that amongst her six Children (two sons and four daughters) her this No. 4 son Abul’s birth did not give any kind of problem/complication being extremely pleasant. Excellent result after completion of schooling, he did remarkable score in the TOEFL which paved his way to get admission in any American Educational Institution. He started Computer Science in Staten Island College, New York which enabled him to join the REUTERS as Analyst. Later his intelligentia and perseverance rose him to better standard in his profession and joined the CANTOR FITZGERALD/ESPEED, Inc. in early 1996 where he continued upto the fatal 9am of September 11, 01 at 103rd floor of ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER as Network Associate. He had deep love for parents, brothers, sisters, brother-in-laws, nieces and nephew. Not only he was too much lovely to them in behavior but he spent for them more than he earned. He complimented every wish of his parents and other members of his family. His whole life time used to keep him fully thoughtful as to how to solve the problems of his family. His limitless contributions of all kinds to each and everyone in his family left all owed to him. He was extremely intelligent, loyal to family, laws of the land/country, to work. Simple, amiable, trustworthy, faithful, ambitious, adventurous, shy, loving personality, punctual, disciplined, praiseworthy boy of 30 years left we all and his loveliest FiancĂ©’ in the ocean of sorrows to mourn his martyrdom unto our departure from this Earth. May God Bless all the souls of September 11, 01 including our beloved “ABUL”, May God Bless American Govt., May God Bless America from all unforeseen incidents. May God also strengthen the hands of the American Govt to destroy the Terrorists/Conspirators/
Enemies of Humanity in whatever shape or form in any corner of the lovely world so that such heinous occurrence like that of WTC may not take place again.

AKM Chowdhury, Father

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  Michael S Costello

Date of Birth: September 6, 1974
Position: Institutional Sales Trader, Equities

Michael Shamus Costello was born on September 6, 1974 on Long Island, NY. He grew up in the town of Massapequa with his parents, Jim and Nancy, and younger brother Timothy. Early on, Michael developed a love for the beach while spending summers either surfing with friends at Long Beach or with his family at their summer home on Long Island Sound. Mike attended the University of Scranton, where he graduated in 1996. It was there that Mike created some of his closest friendships, earned the nickname Stitch, and began his quest to work on Wall Street.
Stitch knew at an early age what he wanted in life and always knew exactly how to get it. He began his financial career working on the floor of the NYSE. In less than six months after graduating college, Stitch was hired by Cantor Fitzgerald where he became a successful equities sales trader. He was a valued employee since 1997.
It is very hard to describe who Stitch was in a limited amount of words. His legacy and memories are infinite. He was an extremely energetic person with a wonderfully lively spirit who touched every person he met. He loved life and every day it gave him. He was extremely generous, kind-hearted, loving, and funny. He always knew how to make you laugh. Stitch was loyal to those he loved and his strength and optimism was something to admire. He was a great cook who always appreciated a good meal. He also enjoyed surfing, snowboarding, fishing, golfing, and spending time with friends. Most of all, Stitch loved the beach. After college, he spent his summers down in Avalon, NJ where he met and fell in love with the love of his life and girlfriend for the past 6 years, Amy Walsh. Stitch and Amy planned on getting engaged within the next year.
Stitch resided in Hoboken, NJ and was 27 years old when he died. He will forever be missed by all those who loved him, but will never be forgotten. We love you Stitch. You will remain in our hearts forever.
Love Always,

Mom, Dad, Timmy, Amy, family, and friends

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  Joseph A Corbett

Date of Birth: November 15, 1972
Department: Securities Lending
Position: Securities Trader

Joe’s life was blessing to all who knew him as family, as friends and as my husband. Joe was born and raised in West Islip by his parents, Jean and Joe and was the adored brother, the “king” of his three sisters, Sharon, Kathy, and Jeanmarie. He graduated with honors from West Islip High School where he excelled in football, basketball, and baseball. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business from Providence College in 1995.
Our life began with a simple kiss in the spring of 1996 and he forever changed my life. We were married on July 1, 2000.
Joe began working at Cantor Fitzgerald in 1997 as a securities trader. He was always laughing with his coworkers. He considered himself fortunate to work with such great people.
Joe was very proud of the house we just bought in February of 2001. He tok pride in mowing the lawn, doing yard work and barbecuing. Joe also enjoyed working out, going to the vineyards and to the beach, and watching sports.
There are not enough words to express the amazing man that Joe was. He was always interested in whatever conversation he was engaged in, always making jokes, even at his own expense just to make others laugh. Most importantly, Joe lived a life full of love with no regrets. He made each day count, which is an important lesson many of us learned from him. They took the best of us when they took Joe. He was laughter and love, integrity and goodness, patience and peace, loyalty and honesty. Joe will be forever missed and loved by so many because he gave us a lifetime of love and happiness in each and every day he was with us.

Joe, you are my husband, my best friend, my soul mate. You brought me a perfect love that shined through every time I looked into your eyes. We just fit, perfectly. I will always carry all of the love we shared in me. I miss you terribly and I love you with all my heart.
Hugs and smooches,

Felicia A. Corbett, Wife

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  Margaret Conner

Date of Birth: August 27, 1944
Department: Facilities
Position: Operator/Receptionist

Margaret was the receptionist on our floor of the World Trade Center, 103. Every morning, it was her cheery hello that greeted me as I came in to work. It was the same distance to my cubicle whether I went the back way, or the front way past Margaret. I always chose to go by Margaret. Once I heard someone tell her that she was the only person she knew who was always nice. One of the hardest things about coming back to work was not having Margaret there to greet me in the morning. She was a wonderful person!

Virginia Pfeiffer, co-worker

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  Anthony J Coladonato

Date of Birth: January 16, 1954
Position: VP Technology

To my father – one of the greatest people to be around. The man always had a smile on his face. He could be mad, angry, happy or sad, and still find a way to have a smile on his face. He loved his job, and didn’t mind waking up every morning. The last couple of months before my father passed, he was upset that he had to fire people in his section. It was very hard for him. He was a great person to be around. I loved seeing my father every weekend. Just seeing him made me happy. My father would do anything to make a person happy. He always told us to go out and have fun; it’s OK to lose, as long as you are enjoying yourself.
One day I’ll see my father again. His life has been taken from us, but as Billy Joel said many times “ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG” and my father was one of a kind. Dad, I miss you. I love you and I’ll never forget you. – 1.16.54-9.11.01 – RIP, I wanna see you soon.”

Alex, Son

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  Kevin Cohen

Date of Birth: July 2, 1973
Position: Desktop Support

Kevin spent most of his life growing up in Edison, N.J. After graduating from J.P. Stevens High School he earned a degree in Communications from Western Oregon State College. Shortly after graduation, he worked for IBM. After that, he continued his education and became certified as a Microsoft Professional. He joined eSpeed in May of 2000 and worked in Desktop Support.

Kevin enjoyed spending time with his friends watching football and basketball games. Kevin loved to play and listen to music, his favorite groups being the Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic. It was very hard to go a day without hearing him play numerous songs on his keyboard. One of Kevin’s greatest attributes was the warm relationship that Kevin
And his friends had for each other. He had so many best friends. As Kevin’s family can tell you, he worked hard and played hard. He was always on the go and had a lot of energy.

His smile, good looks, music and friendship will be missed not only by his family, but also by his friends.

Barry & Marcia Cohen, Parents

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  Gregory A. Clark

Date of Birth: September 23, 1960
Position: Equities System Computer Technician

Greg was a sweetheart. The nicest husband and incredible father of four beautiful children. He loved the children so much and gave and gave endlessly and spoiled us all. We had a lovely family full of love and trust.

He was a great golfer who truly loved playing. His golfing skill was quite outstanding. He loved outdoor activities such as taking nature walks or playing catch with the children. He was a Yankee fan. His quiet intellectual knowledge of English, math and history were impressive.

He was a very responsible worker who gave 100%. He was always kind to other people and willingly donated time and effort to help them. He always connected to people with his charm and sense of humor.

Greg will live in my heart forever and in our children’s hearts.

Yuko Clark, Wife