Summit lost nine of its residents in the terror attacks on 9/11. Located near the train station at the corner of Railroad Avenue and Maple Street is a plaque honoring the memory of the Summit Nine who perished on that infamous day.
On Sunday at 3 pm at the Calvary Episcopal Church, 31 Woodland Avenue in Summit, the Summit Choral and Calvary Church Choir will perform the Requiem Mass in D Minor by Mozart. The performance will be dedicated to the memory of all who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.
David B. Brady attended Mass nearly every day, volunteered at his children’s schools, and was a first vice president at Merril Lynch on the 39th floor of the World Trade Center and a resident of Summit. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Mark R. Bruce was a trader at Sandler O’Neill, on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. He was raised in a small agricultural town and loved hiking and fly-fishing. He and his wife had a weekend house in the Poconos, but longed to buy a house in Montana. He was killed before he could realize that dream. Memorial donations may be made to the Mark Bruce Memorial Fund, c/o the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County, 2425 Porter St., Suite 17, Soquel, Calif. 95073.
Thomas R. Clark was an equity sales trader and vice president at Sandler O’Neill on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. Aside from work, Clark was an athlete, big rock music fan, and a Phi Delta Theta fraternity brother. He is survived by his wife and young son and daughter.
James Lee Connor was a Summit resident who gave his friends nicknames to show that he loved them. He loved golf, a sport that led him not only to his career but also to his wife. He was a partner at Sandler O’Neil on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. He is survived by his wife and two young sons, and memorial donations can be made to the Sandler O’Neill Assistance Foundation by clicking here.
Kevin Raymond Crotty of Summit had three children that he took to the bakery every Saturday, and often took the children to soccer and dance. For several years, he was a catcher on a semi-professional baseball team in New York. He was a bond trader at Sandler O’Neill on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. Memorial donations may be sent to the the Kevin R. Crotty Trust for Megan, Kyle and Sean, P.O. Box 1258, Summit, N.J. 07901, or the Kevin Crotty Memorial Fund at the Presbyterian Church of New Providence, 1307 Springfield Ave., New Providence, N.J. 07974.
Thomas Glasser was a partner at Sandler O’Neill but also dabbled in stand up comedy, running track, owning a restaurant, and majoring in philosophy. He was a husband and father of two, and had planned to start a charitable foundation with his father for years, but died before he could realize his goal. His father started the Thomas Glasser Foundation to award scholarships in his son’s honor.
Robert A. Lawrence, Jr. grew up in Summit and settled there as an adult, husband, and father. He loved to play tennis and hockey, and coached his son’s hockey team. He also played guitar, and loved to entertain his children. Lawrence became a managing director at Sandler O’Neill on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center only ten days before the terrorist attacks.
A. Todd Rancke was a managing director at Sandler O’Neill and was known for his sense of humor. He was a husband and father of 3.
Clive “Ian” Thompson was a native of England and came to Summit in 1992 to become an international currency broker at Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the Twin Towers, and a volunteer on the first aid squad in Summit. He is survived by his wife and two children. Memorial donations may be made to the American Red Cross, the Summit Volunteer First Aid Squad, the Euro Brokers Fund or St. John’s Lutheran Church for the Thompson family, 587 Springfield Ave., Summit.