New Providence lost six residents during the 9/11 attacks. This cozy community was shaken hard by the losses, yet they carry on and remember those residents who perished that day with honor and freedom.
New Providence will host a Memorial Service at 10 am on September 11th at Centennial Park on Springfield Avenue and Academy Street. At the site is a marker inscribed “To the People of New Providence from the People of Flower Mound Texas, we offer this memorial as our solemn pledge to remember you. Because of September 11, 2001, we unite in brotherhood to share your grief, offer strength in community and embrace hope for America’s future.”
William Tselepis, Jr., was a New Providence resident who was a foreign exchange broker at Cantor Fitzgerald and was married and had a young daughter and an unborn son. Tselepis’s children have one special memento of their father – a scrapbook created by his Kappa Sigma fraternity brothers containing pictures and notes
Gerard J. Coppola of New Providence was a rock ‘n’ roll broadcaster at 12 years old, broadcasting from his transmitter and mini radio station in his parents’ basement. As he grew older, he played in rock bands and wrote songs. Later, he was antenna engineer for WNET on the 110th floor of the World Trade Center and had a wife, four daughters, and a new grandson. September 11, 2001, was his 47th birthday.
Richard A. Dunsta, father of two, was a vice president of Aon Corporation who met his wife while she was vacationing in his native England. He golfed and exercised to keep himself healthy, but died at the age of 54 when the Twin Towers were attacked by terrorists.
Michael Gogliormella of New Providence perished at his job at Cantor Fitzgerald on September 11, 2011.
Robert Wayne Hobson, III, had been a former broker at the World Trade Center when he left in 1994 to open Hobson’s Bar and Grill in Hoboken. His bar became a reunion place for his friends after the stock market closed each day. Later, he opened Hobson’s Choice, also in Hoboken. In 1999, he returned to Cantor Fitzgerald and worked on the 105th floor of the World Trade Center. Memorial donations can be made in his honor to the American Red Cross.
Last but not least, Susan D. Murray, 54, was killed at the World Trade Center. She was an employee of Marsh & McLennan.