TRANI--Salvatore J., 72, of Brookville, NY and Palm Beach Gardens, FL died on May 7, 2013. Sal was born on February 13, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. He was a veteran of the US Navy and held a BS and MBA from New York University. Since 2005, he served as Executive Managing Director of BGC Partners. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Garban/ICAP Corporates. Over the span of his 50+ year career, he played a leading role in the development and subsequent globalization of the inter-dealer brokerage business. He began his professional career at Stern, Lauer and Co. and later joined Mabon, Nugent and Co. eventually becoming Chairman and CEO of IMI N.A. He was a member of the Board of Trustees of Boston College and a founding member of the Boston College Wall Street Council. He was a board member of the Copshot Foundation, as well as a founding member of the NYC Police and Firefighters Widows' and Childrens' Fund, and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. He was also a member of the Cardinal's Committee of the Laity, a Knight of Malta and a Knight of the Holy Sepulcher. Beloved husband of Marianne, loving father of Allison Kellan (Robert) and Christiane Koundourakis (Alex), and loving grandfather of Tanner, Luke, Jaimie, Brooke and Lia. Survived by brothers Joseph and Dominick Trani, sister Ann Trani Coppolo and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at St. Jean the Baptiste Church, in New York City.

Published in The New York Times on May 9, 2013