ALAN N. PALUMBO, 42, of New York, was just two days shy of his 43rd birthday when he was killed in the World Trade Center. A broker at Cantor Fitzgerald, he never skimped on quality. "He lived a good life," said his brother, Gary Hersch. "He ate the best, drank the best and went top-shelf wherever he went. I don't think he had any regrets." Palumbo also stayed tight with a neighborhood group of childhood friends. "He was a character," said Mark Unrein, a friend. "He excelled in all the neighborhood games. Basketball, cards, stickball, pitching quarters."
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