Category Archives: P

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  Richard Poulos

Date of Birth: January 5, 1946
Department: Security
Position: Assistant Security Officer

Richard Poulos led a full life of love and laughter. He has a wife Margaret of 33 years, whom he met on a blind date back when he was 17. Together they had 3 children, Lisa, Richard, and Erin. Lisa and her husband Chris gave him 2 grandchildren, Christopher and Joseph whom he adored. His love for his family was so profound, always there for them and always willing to do anything for them. He always wanted the best for his children. For 20 years he was a New York City police officer, he retired in 1993 as a detective. Then he began work at Cantor Fitzgerald as a security guard.
Famous for his humor and his one-liners, he always had a smile on and was always ready for a gathering whether it be friends or family or both. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend who will be missed greatly. All that knew him loved him dearly and now feel a piece of their heart missing without him around. He is now at peace with his brother-in-law Jimmy Hopper who also worked for Cantor Fitzgerald. They are now our guardian angels who will be with us forever. We all have wonderful memories of the two of them together that will keep them alive in our hearts forever. Our family chain is now broken but one day it will link up again one by one.

Margaret Poulos, wife

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  Gregory “TOW” Preziose

Date of Birth: March 24, 1967
Department: GSB Swaps
Position: SVP

Dear Gregg,
Our children are part of both of us. They are our love. They are the reasons I am strong. I thank God for them every day. When I look at their beautiful faces. I see the love we created. They know that you will always be with us.
I promise to do my best in raising them. I will try to do the things that you would want me to do. Please help me guide them through life.
I am not only losing my loving husband and my children’s father, but my true best friend. I have always admired you, and was always proud of you. A part of me will be incomplete until we are united again. Our love is so strong and we will always feel it. Our love gives me strength.
You will be in my heart forever.
I love you always.
Your loving wife,

Donations may be made to a fund established for the benefit of Gregg’s children:
Make checks payable and send to:
“Preziose Children Benefit Account”
PNC Financial Services Group
2109 Route 35 North
Holmdel, NJ 07733

Lori, Wife

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  Everett M (‘Marty’) Proctor III

Date of Birth: September 2, 1957
Department: Accounting
Position: Equities Controller

A hard-working conscientious employee. A wonderful caring son and brother who loved his family and will be missed forever. Marty would have been a tremendous asset to Cantor Fitzgerald.

Catherine Proctor, Mother

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  Davin Peterson

Date of Birth: June 3, 1976
Position: Nasdaq Assistant Trader, Floor 104

Davin was easy to describe and even easier to notice – 6’6″, light brown hair, beautiful blue eyes, size 16 shoe.

He didn’t just enter a room, he consumed it.

However, it was not just his stature that filled the room, but the breadth and depth of his heart, soul, and mind.

Davin’s greatest gift in life was his ability to see truly, hear honestly, and speak kindly. He was an old soul…wise beyond his years and extremely perceptive.

Davin reveled in e-mailing and Instant Messaging loving jabs to his mom.

Davin prided himself on being one of the first to arrive and one of the last to leave work.

Davin delighted in making his sister’s birthday unforgettable year after year.

Davin loved to tease his brother mercilessly about everything and anything.

Davin devoured The Economist as soon as it arrived in his mailbox.

Davin danced a little jig when he thought he’d outsmarted you.

Davin adored indulging his girlfriend.

Davin created strong relationships with friends all over the world.

And though he was the oldest of four children, he was our baby.

Someone so loving, so dedicated to the people in his life, so tolerant was too soon stolen from us. And we are left to survive with such a sense of awe and appreciation that we were lucky enough to have him at all.

We dedicate our lives to his memory, his love, and his life.

Davin’s Family,

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  Joshua Piver

Josh loved living and working in New York. He was young and single and enjoying everything the Big City had to offer. It was such a contrast from college in Vermont and his hometown of Stonington, but Josh was happy no matter where he was. He had a large group of friends, he always kept in touch with, from elementary school through to working at Cantor Fitzgerald.

On Sept. 10th, Josh called home to tell me that he and three friends had just found an apartment in Brooklyn- he was so excited- one roommate was a friend from 4th grade, they were in the band together, played soccer together, went to the University of Vermont and both lived in New York, his other roommate worked at Cantor with him and went to College with Josh. His third roommate from Stonington worked summers with Josh at a boatyard.

They all worked hard at their jobs- but still enjoyed their time off. They had Dinner parties, would go out to the movies or plays or just hang out at home.

We all looked forward to Josh coming home, or when we would visit him in the city- we miss the time we had together so much.

– Love

Mom, Erika, Jocelyn, and Chris, Josh’s Family

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  Joseph Plumitallo

Date of Birth: May 17, 1956
Position: Vice President, Corporate Bonds

My Dearest Joe:

We have a life together that will never end and you are in my heart always! We have enjoyed so much together. We have a great support system. We are always there for each other. I always knew I could count on you to hold my hand through the rough times and to be there to share the great times. You are always there to make me smile just when I needed it. On our wedding day, my father read the 2nd reading, Love Shall Never Fail, Ours Never Did Fail. Your mother read We Will Become As One, and We Have Become One. Together we created a wonderful family. We were blessed with our three children and with each birth your smile of excitement and delight expressed how proud you felt. Our love for them strengthens as they grow. We have a special Love, You and I, and we are so lucky to have shared this with our children. Even now, although you are not here, I talk to you through my heart and I can feel you with me. Our children have their memories and I will share our stories and the stories of our family and friends with them so we can keep your memory alive with us until we see you again. Each one of our children has a trait, a characteristic, a facial look of yours, and through these beautiful traits, a part of you will grow with them forever. Because you are my love, I know the joy that comes from feeling closer to someone than I have ever felt before. I know the passion of wanting to share everything I have, everything I am with you and only you. You are my Endless Love. I will love you forever!

I would like to say that Joe was a man that loved to laugh and hear laughter. He enjoyed telling stories and listening to others tell their stories. So if we can all see him now and hear the laughter in his voice, see the joy as we speak about him, it would be wonderful! We would all be sharing a happy memory with him.

Your loving wife,


I know you had a good heart and a great personality but God said he was looking forward to meeting you. Yes it is painful for us here on earth, but you will be looking down on us from a better place. Although we all loved you very much, all we can do now is talk to you even though you can not reply you can still hear us and protect us even though our hearts cry day and night for you, I know you are happy where you are and I know you really did not want to leave us but life will go on and this is not the end because you will always be in our hearts every second of every day until we meet again.

I will love you forever.
Love Always,
Your Daughter Genna


I love you. You were always near me and you always will be. I loved you, you loved me. I know you are in heaven and you look down so you can always see me from heaven and can help me when I need you. You are in my heart and you will always be there. You were the best at every sport. You helped me in school. You came to the Father’s Day at school and you took Genna and me to the Father/Daughter Dance. We all had a great time. I will miss you but I have many memories to hold on tight. All I have to do is close my eyes and I will see you and think of them and that will make me smile and be happy.

I will love you forever.

Your Daughter Lisa

Daddy I love you and I miss you very much.
Love Your Son Joseph

The Plumitallos, Family

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  Hashmukhrai “Hash” Parmar

Date of Birth: January 3, 1953
Position: Senior Project Manager

Our lives have changed forever since Sept. 11, without your presence and your magical smile!

Hash was a loving husband and a devoted father whose life was centered around his family. He loved spending all his free time with his two sons. He was everything to us, we are lost without him..He played a very big role in everything his sons did! He never missed their basketball/soccer games, music concerts, school plays and he always carried his camcorder. He was very proud of them..

He was the warmest and happiest person I ever knew who was always smiling and always had something nice to say..

Darling, you are in a special place with God, may your soul rest in peace. We know in our hearts that the light from you will always be shining upon us. I will always cherish all the memories we had together since the first day I met you in London.

Miss you sorely and will always love you with all my heart..


May your mother’s blessing always be with you.

Bharti Parmar, Wife

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  John Pocher

A man who taught me a tremendous amount about life. A man who was very generous, very kind, very comical, organized, and the upmost leader.

My brother was there when anyone needed him, was there to be the life of the party, and was there to make sure everyone had a great time. He loved to throw a party, and certainly loved to be around his family and friends. He never missed a chance to tease or to play a practical joke.

Well,what can I say, you truly lived a life that was full of love, life, and happiness. You made all those around you that much more cheerful. I can say I will miss the times we spent together. I will miss the father’s day golf games, the holidays, the superbowl parties, the phone calls, and simply YOU!!

You are always in my heart and my soul. I am so glad you were there to see me get married, although regretful you won’t be here to share sooo many more things with me. “A life well-lived is a precious gift of hope and strength and grace from someone who has made our world a brighter, better place.

“A life well-lived is a legacy of joy and pride and pleasure, a loving, memory our grateful hearts will treasure.”

I love you and miss you, Your sister, Joanne

Joanne, Sister

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  Stacey Peak

Date of Birth: September 4, 1965
Position: Power Broker

It is very hard for me to find the right words to express what I feel for Stacey because she is so very special to me. She’s the “articulate” one in the family. Stacey was our only college graduate in the Peek Family and we were very proud of her. She could clearly express in a few words, what I could never say well in a page.

I was 13 when Stacy was born. She was the 6th child and the baby.
My mom was 40 and my Dad 52, their “late-in-life” baby.
But boy was that baby a blessing to our family!
I worshipped her from the day she was born, just as the rest of my family did. The stringy long red hair, freckles scattered on her nose, arms, and fingers, her long skinny legs, the playful smile, and always so full of life. I thought she was the cutest, smartest, funniest, coolest kid I’d ever seen. A spark of life and love sent from above.

My job in the summer and weekends was to baby sit Stacey when my mom was working. She went almost everywhere with me, swimming, dragging Main and hanging out with my friends. I couldn’t have loved her more had she been my own daughter. I adored her. She was the daughter I never had, and as we grew older, my best friend, the absolute best thing in this life! If you knew Stacey well, you loved her forever, and would never get enough of her.

She was tender hearted and thoughtful, open and honest, sincere and warm and loving.
She was bright and witty, observant, a quick learn.
She was sweet, vulnerable, fragile at times.
She was a wonderful friend, considerate, and she cherished her friendships.
She worshipped her mother and so loved all of her family.
She was spiritual and spirited, hungry to learn and grow to be the best person that she could be in this life. Always searching for the answers, or the questions.
What was really important in life, how to give back, how to become the person Jesus wanted you to be?

She was beautiful inside and out.
She had dreams and pursued them.
She was complex, analytical, dramatic, serious, deep, sometimes moody and dark.
Yet she was so easy and comfortable to be around. She enjoyed the simple things in life – watching a great movie, visiting with her family, talking on the phone with people she loved, telling funny stories about her dog Jon Jon or about her mom, reading a good book or magazine, having drinks at the local bar with her friends or co-workers, listening to a beautiful song, a sad song or a poem, laying on the beach or eating her favorite crispy crème donut or peanut butter bagel.

She was interesting, a story teller and loved to laugh.
She was funny, entertaining, playful and spontaneous, so much fun to be with.
She was ambitious and dedicated, a hard worker, totally devoted to her customers.
She was tough in ways, yet not really tough, proud and humble, forgiving of others, too hard on herself.
She was not afraid to do what she though was right, even if others did not agree.
She had attitude and style and strengths and weaknesses.
She had such a passion and an eagerness to live life to the fullest, to learn, to change – to experience all she could.
She was flawed and human, the best gift God could give you in this world.
She was full of love and wanted to be loved.

My life changed forever that day, as so many lives did.
I know Stacey is in a better place free of worry and sorrow, trying to watch over us now; but her absence from our lives is unbearable beyond words. She will always fill my heart and soul with so many memories of love and what is good in this world, and she will forever be the best part of my life.

Toni Peak, Stacey’s sister

Stacey was my youngest daughter. I had five children before she was born. She was a midlife baby. By the time Stacey was 12, the other brothers and sisters had left home. My oldest son Joe was killed in an automobile accident. He was only 18 when we lost him. Stacey was 2 years old at the time.

Stacey and I had such a wonderful relationship. She lived with me until she was 30. My husband passed away when I was 56 and Stacey was 15.
Stacey attended college, but commuted from home and also worked. She had been away from home for only 6 years when September 11th happened.

We were more than mother and daughter, we were soul mates. We could talk to each other about anything. We talked on the phone at least three times a week. If I was down, she could always make me feel better. We visited each other often, every chance we got. She always had amusing stories to tell and expressed herself so well. Our times together were full of laughter. She had a wonderful personality and always had a big smile on her face. She had her down times too, but they didn’t last long.

Stacey worked for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 105th floor of the North Tower as a power broker. Prior to moving to New York she worked as a broker in Louisville, Kentucky and Houston, Texas.

I will always be so very grateful to Randy and Gail who Stacey worked for when she moved to Houston. They took her under their wings and treated her as one of their family. She thought of them as being very special friends.

On the morning of September 11th, my phone rang about 5 minutes before 9AM. I thought it might be Stacey calling because she called early from work sometimes if things weren’t too busy. When I answered it was Stacey and she said in a very concerned voice, “Mom, our building is on fire and we may be trapped in here! I just wanted to tell you how much I love you.” Then we were cut off before I could say anything. I will never ever forget her call. Her words are replayed in my mind every day and it haunts me. There is such a void in my life now.

All of my memories of Stacey are happy ones and will stay with me forever.

Bobbie Peak, Stacey’s mother

Toni & Bobbie Peak, Stacey’s sister and mother

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  Laurence Polatsch

Date of Birth: October 9, 1968
Department: Institutional Equities
Position: Partner

Our beloved son, Laurence, was a truly unique person, with a passion for life as huge as his heart. He lived his too-brief 32 years fully and joyfully, inhaling life in enormous breaths, savoring each moment of it. He adored and was adored by his family and friends, many of whom he had known since boyhood. But he cherished most dearly the special bond he shared with his brother, Danny, who was his best friend and confidant. How Laurence loved his work and how he loved having fun! Laughing gleefully at life, at himself, and making others laugh with him. Jokingly nicknamed, “Mr. Hollywood,” by his friends, he delighted in being a part of the Hollywood “Celeb Scene”.

Laurence heartily feasted on all that life had to offer – but he also gave back with the full measure of his being – freely, eagerly, and always, without being asked. Whatever was needed, Laurence was always there – to listen, to support, to pitch-in, to do whatever it took – whenever and wherever. Nothing was ever too hard – or too expensive – for those he loved.

Although Laurence’s life was tragically cut short, we feel blessed to have had the priceless gift of his 32 years of love, and to feel the pride and fulfillment of having raised a son so sensitive, caring and special as he was. His shining example will continue to be our great source of comfort and inspiration. May he rest in peace until we join him.

Mom, Dad, and Danny

Linda Polatsch, Mother