Monday, September 11, 2006

In memoriam: Craig D. Montano

In his 38 years, Craig D. Montano was a variety of things. He was, of course, a son, a brother, a friend, a husband, and a father. He was a grauduate of Syracuse University. He had been a bond trader for Drexel Burnham Lambert. He had owned his own businesses-Soho Painting Concepts and Neptune Brewing Company. By September 11, 2001, life had brought him to Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was a government securities broker on the 104th floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center.

Craig Montano was something else that was perhaps more important, though: He was a loving family man. Without fail, when you read about Montano, the word family is linked to his name. Be it the love he had for his wife Caren, the chances to vacation with his brothers Richard and Kevin, or anecdotes about the warm relationship that he had with his children Lucas, Liam, and Christa, the high esteem in which he held is loved ones is clear. We can memorialize for posterity Craig and the others who lost their lives 5 years ago today, but it is not in this memorial that his legacy will carry on. His legacy will be carried out by those family and friends whom he gave his love to, and he will live on with them through that love that they still carry with them.

The 2996

Read more about Craig
Craig Montano, 38, Made Time For Family
Brewer Turned Bond Broker to Be With Family
Craig D. Montano
A tragic loss
Craig Montano: Off Beat Interests
New York City Beer Guide, 1995. Neptune Brewery.

Note to the friends and family of of Craig. If there is something you'd like to add to this memorial, please note it in the comments or email me at ojibway7rj-at-gmail-dot-com

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