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Although I did not know you I rode in your honor yesterday. Your name was on my chest as we road into DC to honor the victims of 9/11. You are gone but not forgotten. We will not forget.

Published by Dana Shotts-Neff

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In Remembrance
Age:
54
Place of Residence:
Greenwich, CT
Location on 9/11:
One WTC
Occupation:
Cantor Fitzgerald | Senior Vice President
Biography:

Charles A. Zion loved his job as executive vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald, and he loved golf. "It was hard to get him out of there," said his wife of 20 years, Carole. "When he started to play golf, I thought that was a good thing for him, because it gave him another focus." Mrs. Zion took up golf as well, as did their son, Zachary, 19.

Father and son bonded over both work and golf. "I was looking forward to having him mentor me. He really loved teaching people the market," said Zachary. "That really kills me. That I'm not going to be able to sit there next to him on the desk and see what he did so well."

Mr. Zion, 54, was the son of a rabbi, and spent his early childhood in Davenport, Iowa. At the age of 12 or 13, his family moved to New York City — a big transition for him. Later, he preferred to stay close to home. "Whenever you tried to get him to go somewhere, he would say, 'I know a great place — it's close to a golf course, there's a garage, and it's air-conditioned,' " recalled Zachary. "And I would get excited, and I would say 'Where?' and he'd say, 'Right here!' "