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Terrorist Attacks Victims’ Profiles

December 28, 2001

Some of those confirmed dead, reported dead, or missing in the terrorist attacks Sept. 11:

EVAN J. BARON, 38, of Bridgewater, N.J., prided himself on staying connected to his loved ones. ``That was very important for him, to see family together,″ said his father, Irwin Baron. Evan Baron was an energy futures specialist for Carr Futures and he was at work in the World Trade Center when it was attacked. The elder Baron called his son ``a wonderful father and a wonderful husband.″ ``He never lost sight of family as the most important thing,″ Irwin Baron said.

JUSTIN J. MOLISANI JR., 42, of Middletown Township, N.J., loved to entertain. ``We were known as the neighborhood ’Christmas party house,‴ said his wife, Jodi Molisani. When his neighbors learned that Justin Molisani, a senior vice president at Euro Brokers, didn’t make it out of the World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks, they planted a heart-shaped arrangement of burgundy chrysanthemums at the end of their cul-de-sac. ``He was always a very caring person. He was extremely considerate, extremely thoughtful, always worried about other people,″ his wife said. On weekends, Molisani catered to his young daughter. Last summer, the family went on a number of weekend and day trips and his wife said she feels lucky they ``had a wonderful summer together.″

MICHAEL J. PESCHERINE, 32, of New York, wanted to be a football player as a boy. But a back problem kept him off the field, so he wound up wrestling and playing baseball in high school instead. ``He was very resilient. That’s the kind of guy he was,″ said his sister, Nancy Gionco. Pescherine was a bond trader at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and was among those lost at the World Trade Center. Gionco said her brother excelled at whatever he did. ``To most of us, it appeared effortless. It seemed to come naturally,″ she said.

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