Occupation:Cantor Fitzgerald | Vice President, Corporate Bond BrokerDedicated Memorial Sites:Reflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Steve Pollicino Memorial ScholarshipBiography:
Any evening, Steve Pollicino, 48, might call his home in Long Island to say: "Get ready! I've got tickets to the Knicks!"
Or "The Producers." Or 'N Sync. In August, he announced that he was taking his wife, Jane, and his 12-year-old, Celeste, to the Bahamas -- in a couple of days. "Can you imagine planning a vacation a year in advance?" he once said incredulously.
A trader at Cantor Fitzgerald, he did not head for his easy chair after work. He might take Celeste to get an ice cream after her religion class or shoot pool with his 19-year- old son, Steven, during college holidays. He could turn a humdrum gathering into a party just by showing up. Once, on a summer morning, he headed for his usual 6:10 a.m. train, turned around at the last minute and spent the day at the beach with his wife and sister-in-law.
His big worry was Celeste. He could not bear to think of her leaving childhood, home and him. Four days before he died, he picked her up at a friend's and she emerged in giggles. "Promise me," he said, catching her mood, "that you'll never stop giggling."