Thursday, September 10, 2009


I am honored to be a part of his project again. Please be sure to visit Project 2,996 to read about so many others that lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

Sean Schielke

Sean Schielke, 27, died Tuesday, Sept. 11 in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Schielke worked as a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald, located on the 105th floor of the first tower.

Schielke was born Dec. 18, 1973 to Patricia and Kenneth Schielke of Southbury. He leaves behind his parents, his girlfriend Sarah Christie, his brother, Kenneth Schielke Jr., of Southbury and his twin, Brandon Schielke of Boca Raton, Fla.

The New York Times said:

An Everyday Generosity

A Foosball aficionado, a fanatic U. Conn. fan, a knower of all the Jeopardy questions, Sean Schielke had a very gentle soul and an enormous heart. And he couldn't pass any of those gumball machines without putting in a quarter and grabbing a ring.

His girlfriend of four years, Sarah Christie, remembers the dozens of oysters at a surprise party he threw for her, the Art Deco-style vanity he carried home three blocks, a gift for no occasion, and the support he showed her while she was in graduate school.

"He was just so generous, and always just really there for people," she said. "We must've moved all of my friends in and out of this apartment, and in and out of fifth- floor walkups."

Mr. Schielke, 27, an international bond trader with Cantor Fitzgerald, had a twin brother, Brandon. "Within five or ten minutes of knowing him, you'd leave with a smile," his brother recalled.

Ms. Christie misses the way she and her boyfriend took pride in each other's successes. "We had a vision of our future, just something we believed in, it was always in our minds," she said. "It's so hard to relinquish something like that, because it's so real in your mind. But you have to."

We remember you today Sean. You will not be forgotten.

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