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Date of Birth: February 1, 1967
Department: Global Lending and Finance
Position: Bond Trader
Michael Robert Wittenstein grew up in Seaford, Long Island. He graduated SUNY Albany in 1989 and immediately found employment at Cantor Fitzgerald Securities. The fact that Michael has worked for Cantor Fitzgerald for 12+ years shows how dedicated and loyal Michael was. Michael moved to New Jersey not long after returning from working in Cantor’s London and Los Angeles offices where he met his future fiancée Carrie. They were to have been wed on October 20, 2001. We are all so mad at this senseless act that took you from all of us. We are mad not being able to hold you, to touch you, to hear your voice, to see your impish smile, to watch you enjoy your game shows on TV. Your parents Barbara and Arnold are angry about not being able to walk you down the aisle to marry your fiancée Carrie, who you loved so much and who loved you. We mourn for the bright future you had in front of you that has been denied to you. We are angry about the children you would have had to love and cherish as you were. Your brother Jeffrey lost his best friend, your sister Caryn and her children Jared and Ilanna lost their protector and your brother in law lost his friend. The many cards and notes the family received only reinforced that special quality Michael had to bring a smile and warmth to all around him. His special qualities were evident to so many people that they all are keenly aware of the loss we have suffered. Words seem so inadequate at a time like this. The world is so much poorer with you gone. You have been part of so many and always will be. We know you are in a better place now, watching over us from above. There are not enough words to express how much you are loved and how much you’ll be missed. You will always be remembered and your love will carry on for us and our love for you will last an eternity.