Tuesday, September 11, 2007

In Remembrance

Thomas Michael Kelly, 41, of Wyckoff, NJ died on September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center in New York City.

I never met Tom. His name was given to me after I went to 2,996, a site to honor and remember those fallen on 9/11. Neither was I searching for such a site. I happened upon it while surfing blogs on blogexplosion. Interestingly and quite fittingly, Tom was a horse lover like me. I am honored to remember him, may he rest in peace. And may his family and friends find peace as well.

The following is a short bio from Euro Brokers and also included are two photos of 9/11 quilt pieces honoring Tom from United In Memory

For Tom Kelly, Euro Brokers was more than just the place he worked. It was also where he met the woman he would marry.

Tom, 41, was born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn. He attended St. Francis College in Brooklyn and started his career on Wall Street working as a trader. He joined Euro Brokers in 1992 as a broker of Sovereign Debt. In 1999, he became the manager of the Emerging Market Debt desk.

Outgoing and friendly, Tom had many friends at work with whom he liked to socialize, play golf, or go out for a good steak dinner. A year after joining Euro Brokers, he befriended a fellow broker named Anne Blauvelt. She moved to London for a year, but upon her return in 1996, the two started dating. Their relationship blossomed into a real romance, and they were married in 1998. Soon after, they moved to a new home in Wyckoff, New Jersey.

Tom had a gift for keeping in touch, and he maintained many close friendships from his childhood as well as his adult working life. He was also very close to his mother and his older sister, who live in Brooklyn. His father passed away several years ago.

Tom loved going to the horse races and particularly enjoyed annual visits with Anne to Saratoga during the summer racing season. He dreamed of one day buying his own racehorse.

Devoted to Anne, who had left Euro Brokers after getting married, Tom would have been proud to see her return to Euro Brokers after September 11 to help the company rebuild.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Anne.

In memory of Tom, contributions can be made to the UFA Widow and Children's Fund c/o the Uniformed Firefighters Association, 204 East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010.

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Helen Read said...

A fitting remembrance. Thank you for honoring one of the victims of 9/11.

Chris said...

Tom was my cousin. My youngest son is named for him. Thank you.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Chris Kelly

PS: Some really nice art.

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