F. FALLON, the father of Emory College freshman Christopher
Fallon, was a general manager of the Port Authority of New York
and New Jersey. He died September 11 in the attacks on the World
Trade Center. Fallon was 53.
was a very confident, self-disciplined, extremely balanced man
who was completely devoted to his family, Fallons
wife, Brenda, wrote in a statement about her husband. He
was a very intelligent, warm friend and conversationalist. His
smile and laugh and wit lit up many a social gathering.
native of Yonkers, New York, Fallon graduated from Villanova
University in 1970 with a degree in psychology. He participated
in NROTC and was later a lieutenant j.g. in the U.S. Navy on
the admirals staff.
was an active church member and a marathon runner, and had lived
with his family in Rocky Hill, New Jersey, for eighteen years.
A veteran of the New York and Philadelphia marathons, he had
planned to run the Paris Marathon next.
Fallons favorite vacation was hiking in national parks
in the West, including Bryce Canyon, Utah, and Glacier National
Park. The family spent last summer hiking together.
was so proud of Chris, his only child, Brenda Fallon wrote.
CHRISTOPHER W. MURPHY 92L, earning a law degree from Emory
University was just another in a long series of successes, including
an undergraduate degree from Yale and an MBA from William and
Mary. Murphy had recently started working as a senior research
analyst at the New York investment bank Keefe, Bruyette, and
Woods when a plane piloted by terrorists struck the World Trade
Centers south tower, where his office was located, on
September 11. Murphy and nearly half the 170 others working
in the office died.
the first plane hit the north tower, Murphy called his wife,
Catherine G. White. He told her not to worry.
asked him whether he was getting out, White said. He
said, They asked us not to evacuate. He thought
it was for the safety of those getting out of the other building.
Thats the kind of person he was.
husband, father, businessman, lawyer, athlete, and friend, Murphy
is remembered most as a sailor. He was at home on the water
from the time he was a boy, went on to become captain of the
Yale sailing team, and, following in the wake of his seafaring
Norwegian grandfather, sailed a boat across the Atlantic after
college. Murphy was generous with his skill: he taught teenagers
to sail through a program called Sail Caribbean, where he met
his wife. His older daughter, Hope, two, was learning to sail
before she could walk; Hannah, less than a year old, accompanied
the family on boating jaunts.
for his warmth, his sense of humor, and his adventurous spirit,
Murphy grabbed life with both hands and held on. He bungee jumped
in Australia, sailed the Great Barrier Reef, and bicycled across
France. His easygoing confidence impressed those who knew him.
was something about Murph that was so comforting, said
Bradford B. Worrall 93M-94MEDI, who knew Murphy
at both Yale and Emory. He was the sort of person youd
want at the helm of anything.
U. RAJA 98MBA, an Oxford University-educated economist,
had worked as an adviser to the Ministry of Commerce and Trade
in Islamabad, Pakistan; a security engineer at Citibank on Wall
Street; and a staff analyst for the city of New York before
coming to Emory.
can assure you of a perfect score during my study at your prestigious
university, he wrote on his Goizueta Business School application.
twenty-eight, died September 11 while attending a conference
at the World Trade Center. He was a Muslim from Lahore, Pakistan,
but friends say he had embraced the American dream.
drove a $70,000 BMW 740iL, worked for TCG Software in Bloomfield,
New Jersey, and was thinking of marrying his American girlfriend.
he and his best friend, Maneesh Sagar, a Hindu from India, would
talk about how friends from Pakistan had become Muslim fundamentalists.
He hated how fundamentalism rears its ugly head,
Sagar said. To all of us, religion is more a spiritual
and personal thing than dogma.
weekend before he was to attend the conference at the World
Trade Center, the two went out partying, ending up at an Indian
restaurant talking over tea and skewered lamb until 5 a.m. It
was a guys night out, Sagar said of the last time
he saw his friend.
H. REUBEN 83B played on Emorys varsity soccer team
during his college years, and he loved coaching his eleven-year-old
twins, Jeffrey and Jason, in the sport.
boys are incredible athletes, which was clearly passed on from
Todd, says his brother-in-law, Michael Levy 85B.
He was there for them every step of the way.
who lived in Potomac, Maryland, and was a partner at the corporate
law firm Venable in Washington, D.C., died September 11 aboard
American Airlines flight 77, which crashed into the Pentagon.
He was forty.
graduated from Goizueta Business School in 1983, became a certified
public accountant, and received a juris doctorate from George
Washington University in 1989.
met his wife, Vivian Levy 83C, at Emory, where he was
in Hillel and Tau Epsilon Phi fraternity, and she was in Delta
Phi Epsilon sorority. The connection that brought us all
together was Emory, Michael Levy says. And the Emory
community really came together for us after the tragedy.
was an avid Washington Redskins fan who was exuberant after
the team won the Super Bowl in 1982. At his memorial service
September 16, his brother, Keith Reuben, held up a Redskins
season ticket and said that his brothers seat would remain
empty at every game.