Michigan Remembers 9‑11

Brian John Terrenzi, 28; was born in Michigan and lived in Hicksville, Long Island, New York.  He worked for Cantor Fitzgerald as a global network manager.  He and his wife Jane had just recently purchased their first home and Jane was expecting their first child.  

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 8, 2001

Everything was going just right for Brian Terrenzi. Last February, he started a new job as a global network manager in the treasurer’s office of Cantor Fitzgerald. Last April, he and his wife, Jane, bought their first home, in Hicksville, N.Y., and found out that she was going to have their first baby.

And last July, the couple learned it would be a girl. “There’s no girls in the Terrenzi family,” said Mrs. Terrenzi, 28, who is eight months’ pregnant. “He was just so excited. He would have made the best father.”

Mr. Terrenzi, 28, an avid skier and sportsman, used to call his wife five times during the day from his office on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center to check up on her. Now, she says, “the phone doesn’t ring.”

Mrs. Terrenzi, a kindergarten teacher, said she would name her daughter Elizabeth, after her husband’s mother, as he had wanted. But Elizabeth will also have a middle name, Brian, after her own father.