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Partial List of Attack Victims

December 17, 2001

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

PAUL JAMES FURMATO, 37, of Colts Neck, N.J., was making changes in his life. He lost 20 pounds, bought a house and was making plans to work closer to home so he could spend more time with his family. Furmato, a vice president and institutional sales trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, was hoping to switch offices to cut his commute to the World Trade Center. ``He was my prince,″ said his wife, Cindy. ``He raced home every night when the market closed. His happiest moments were being home with me and the kids.″

MICHAEL O’BRIEN, 42, of Cedar Knolls, N.J., called his wife, Rachel, to tell her the World Trade Center had been attacked. O’Brien, a senior vice president on the municipal bond desk at Cantor Fitzgerald, told his wife they were trying to evacuate. ``He was a great father and a great friend,″ his wife said. ``He always made people laugh.″ The couple has three children.

STEPHEN LOUIS ROACH, 36, of Verona, N.J., is a hero to his three young children. ``He was one that always liked to be challenged,″ said his daughter, Eileen. ``He always wanted to go onto the next level.″ Roach was a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald. On Sept. 11, he called his wife on her cell phone and left a message saying that he loved her and their children. He told her to save the message forever. In his spare time, Roach helped coach basketball and baseball teams where his son played. ``He didn’t care about winning,″ said his son, Stephen Roach Jr. ``He cared that everyone had a fun time and that everyone played.″