Vincent and Andrew Abate, like many others, were victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. They worked for Cantor Fitzgerald, a bond company, along with their cousin, Mike. Vincent worked for Fitzgerald since he got out of college, and Andrew worked for the bond company for 3 years.
Vincent and Andrew were trading bonds, in the 105th floor of Tower 1, the New York headquarters of Cantor Fitzgerald. They were in Vincent’s office when the plane hit, and their cousin may have been with them. Vincent (44) and Andrew (37), and Mike, were killed tragically that day. There is no way to know their lasts words, or when they died. They may have jumped, or died on impact from the plane. Maybe the brothers waited together until the building collapsed below them.
Vincent and Andrew spent every moment they could together, even their last. Often times during the summer, Andrew and his wife would drive to Vincent’s house in New Jersey, for barbeques, or just to shoot hoops. “They were together every moment”, said their mother, Elaine Abate.
Vincent, Andrew, and Mike were among the 658 employees of Cantor Fitzgerald who died in 9/11. The company had 4 floors of the Worlds Trades Center, in New York, and none on the employees in these floors survived.
Vincent Abate is remembered for his classic sense of humor, his willingness to help his colleagues, and just for his life. Andrew Anthony Abate is lived on by his wife Carolyn, and the memories of his life and personality. They are both remembered daily by survivors and family. Their lives changed others perspective on their own lives, and they are greatly missed. September 11, 2001 was a tragic day for America, and for so many families and friends of victims. “Let us never forget that day when so many lives were taken, and let us remember the families who were effected by that terrible day.” –Anonymous
-- That is the biography I wrote on Vincent and Andrew. It was such an honor for me, and I will remember them daily. I am so so so sorry for your losses that day. If you would like me to add anything or change details, please share. Thank you so much.