Stephen J. Cangialosi
Occupation:Cantor Fitzgerald | Municipal Bond BrokerDedicated Memorial Sites:Reflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Hobbies and Special Interests:Baseball
Stephen J. Cangialosi will be remembered for "The Shirt." Yes, he was a devoted father and husband, loyal friend, successful bond trader at Cantor Fitzgerald and a die-heart Yankees fan. But it was "The Shirt."
For years, he made fun of his Georgetown University classmate, Andy Stearns, for wearing a stained, plaid, late-1970's shirt with wide lapels throughout college. To get him back, Mr. Stearns wrapped it, threw a bow on the box and gave it to him as a gift. Not to be outdone, Mr. Cangialosi wrapped it in a big box with a bow and gave it back. That went on for about 17 years. It would turn up on holidays, birthdays and anniversaries.
"It's so ugly," Mr. Stearns said of the shirt, laughing.
Mr. Cangialosi, 40, of Middletown, N.J., will also be remembered for a horror movie, "Ghost Story," that another Georgetown classmate produced. Mr. Cangialosi, an athletic 6-foot-1, was the star. Simply put, it was 28 minutes of horrible. But, oh, how they loved to watch it and laugh together, Mr. Stearns said.
While memorializing his friend, Mr. Stearns suddenly remembered that Mr. Cangialosi had given him "The Shirt" for his 40th birthday. He decided that it would be fitting to give it as a gift to Mr. Cangialosi's wife, Karen.