From now until September 11th each new entry will highlight a specific towns memorial. Today we start in no particular order with Cranford.
Located in Crane’s Park on the corner of Springfield Avenue and North Union Avenue is a monument dedicated to the six residents of Cranford who perished on September 11, 2001.
Gregory Milanowycz was a 25 year old insurance broker for Aon Corporation on the 93rd floor and died while trying to rescue his co-workers in the South Tower. Greg loved to play golf, and his golfing friends made a large donation in his memory to a New Jersey first aid squad. Greg’s parents and twin brother Steven have established a scholarship fund in his name. Donations can be made at St. Joseph’s University, Office of Development, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131.
Thomas Michael Regan was a managing director for Aon Corporation in the World Trade Center. He and his wife had two year old twins at the time of his death.
Robert Henry Lynch was a baseball card collector who years ago sold his Ricky Henderson cards to buy his wife an engagement ring and later bought a set of cards for his children every year. On September 11, 2011, he was a property manager for the Port Authority and died on the 15th floor of the World Trade Center. After evacuating the building, Lynch went back into the towers to help others get to safety.
Christopher Michael Grady was a broker at Cantor Fitzgerald and was the father of two when he died on September 11th. He’s remembered for his convulsive and contagious laugh.
Dean Philip Eberling was a father of two and a weekend mountain biker and a securities analyst with Keefe, Bruyette, and Woods on the 58th floor of the World Trade Center. He was trapped in an elevator during the attacks of September 11th.
Leonard Joseph Snyder, Jr. was a father of two year old twins and a three year old daughter when he died on September 11th. He was a risk management insurer at Aon Consultants on the 101st floor of the World Trade Center. Donations in his memory can be made to the Leonard J. Snyder Jr. Children’s Fund, 26 Henley Avenue, Cranford, NJ 07016.
Stay tuned for our next town to be highlighted.