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Widow of FDNY’s Ray Downey honored at Deer Park homecoming

Deer Park High School honored Rosalie Downey, 75, center, as the grand marshal at the homecoming day parade on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Downey is the wife of fallen FDNY deputy chief of special operations Ray Downey, who died while trying to save civilians during 9/11. From left: Raymond Ugalde, Marie Tortorici, Nina Ugalde, Peter Tortorici, Brian Ugalde and Kathy Ugalde. (Credit: Amy Onorato)

By Amy Onorato Newsday Deer Park resident and New York Fire Department Deputy Chief of Special Operations Ray Downey, 62, gave his life trying to save civilians during the devastating events of September 11, 2001. Downey was not only a hero, but a man of the Deer Park community — giving lectures at the Deer […]

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Cantor Fitzgerald CEO gives $25 million to his old college which gave him free tuition when both his parents died in his teens

Paying tribute: On September 11, 2001, Lutnick (pictured at the 9/11 memorial) lost 658 employees at the financial firm in the terror attacks. The firm was based in the World Trade Center's North Tower.

By Sophie Jane Evans Daily Mail He was given four years of free tuition after both of his parents died by his freshman year. Now, 35 years later, the CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald has given Haverford College $25 million back. Howard Lutnick, who lost 658 employees at the financial firm, including his younger brother, Gary,┬áin […]

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Memory of 9/11 widow, UR field hockey star, lives on

Nancy Melvin Taylor, right, graduated as the leading scorer in University of Rochester field hockey history. Her record stood for 28 years before being broken this fall. (Photo: Photo provided by University of Rochester Athletic Communications

By Jim Mandelaro Democrat & Chronicle After being diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2002, Nancy Melvin-Taylor compiled a “to-do” list: Potty train her son, Dean. See her infant son walk and talk. Get her will in order. And return to the University of Rochester, the place of so much glory, for her induction into […]

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