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Stephen Mulderry
Age: 33
Occupation: Vice President for Equity Trading
Worked for: Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
Originally from: Albany, NY
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School: Bishop Maginn High School
College: SUNY Albany '90
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A memorial service for former University at Albany basketball captain Stephen Mulderry, who is among the missing in the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11th, was held on Saturday, September 22 in the Albany area.

Mulderry, a Bishop Maginn High School graduate, was a co-captain on the 1989-90 UAlbany squad which posted a 20-9 record and reached the NCAA Division III East Regional Tournament. He averaged 11.5 points, 5.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds and 2.4 steals as a senior. Mulderry, a two-year starter for head coach Richard "Doc" Sauers, also led the 1988-89 team to an ECAC Upstate New York championship and a 20-8 mark. As a junior, he contributed 8.0 points and 4.5 assists per game.

A backup guard in high school on Jerry ConnellyBs Bishop Maginn clubs, Mulderry worked his way into the UAlbany starting lineup after trying out for the team as a freshman. He played on the junior varsity squad his first year, before seeing limited action off the bench at the varsity level as a sophomore. Mulderry, a self-made backcourt player, finished his college career seventh on the schoolBs all-time assists list with 325, and fourth in assist average at 4.27 per game.

Mulderry, who was popular among his teammates, and affectionately known as Zipper, graduated with a B.S. in economics in 1990. For the last five years, he worked as vice president of equity trading for Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, an employee-owned investment banking firm.

He is survived by his parents, William and Anne of Albany, by four brothers -- Andrew of Boston, Peter of New York City, Daniel of San Francisco and Bill of Verona, New Jersey, and by three sisters -- Amy of New York City, Nell of New York City and Darra of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The family has established a trust in memory of Stephen for educational scholarships and donations to inner-city athletic leagues. Contributions should be made payable to, The Stephen Mulderry Memorial Fund, and sent to: The Stephen Mulderry Fund, c/o Andrew Mulderry, The Thomas H. Lee Company, 75 State Street, 26th Floor, Boston, MA 02109.
-- Irish Tribute (Friend)
18 Oct 2001

I worked with Stephen Mulderry at Oppenheimer Funds. He was one of those people that you knew was a truly good person with a wonderful soul. He always knew how to brighten up one's day and keep everyone's spirits up.
I am so sorry for this loss but I know that his time down here was precious to us all! God has his reasons and I am certain that Stephen is smiling down at us all now with that comforting sweet boyish look that kept us all so drawn to him. He will be greatly missed but never ever forgotten!
-- Cynthia Cabral (Co-worker {})
17 Dec 2001

I used to work with Stephen at OppenheimerFunds back around '94-'96 & I was saddened to hear of his loss around the time that it happened. He was a very friendly guy, very nice, & always put a smile on people's faces with his personality. I didn't know him extremely well but I enough to know that he made the world a better place when he was in it. I still recall him singing a rap/club song one day & I can still picture him singing it at the office. He is thought of & remembered fondly by people that didn't even know him that well.
-- Donna (Co-worker {})
04 Mar 2004

Thank you for your website, and for paying tribute to the descendents of so many immigrants whose courageous lives gave great opportunities to generations of descendants. Stephen's life was a celebration of its, and his, goodness. His family is forever grateful for the 33 years we had with him, and wait in faith for the reunion to come. I've attached Stephen's obituary, as it tells so much about him:
Stephen Vincent William Mulderry, gone from us in the September 11 destruction in New York.
Delighted uncle of Madeleine, Katharine and William; affectionate brother of Amy, NYC, Andrew, Boston, Daniel, San Francisco, Peter, NYC, Anne Connell, NYC, Alexandra Andreani and Bill, Verona NJ, and Darra, Boston; loving friend of Lindsey Bischoff and a host of individually treasured others; warm cousin to the sons and daughters of his aunts and uncles: Patricia and John Bach, Albany, Kathleen and Dennis Smith, Hingham MA, James McGrath, San Francisco, and Regina McGrath, Coxsackie NY, and the late Mary Smith and John McGrath.

Born in Albany, the fourth son and sixth child to Anne and Bill Mulderry, on May 4, 1968, and raised on South Pine Avenue, he moved to New York after graduating from college; there he continued a lifetime of making and building supportive, joy-filled relationships on basketball courts, in business offices, and in gathering places of friends and family, most recently the family home in Kinderhook.

He was educated in St. Teresa of Avila Parish School, Bishop Maginn Diocesan High School, and The University at Albany. At each school he made vibrant contributions to community life, and to academic, athletic, and performing arts programs.

In high school and college he worked as a counselor and mentor at Project Strive in Albany, an after-school and summer program for grammar school students. At SUNYA he excelled in basketball, leading teams as a point guard for three successive seasons. His first jobs in New York were delivering chocolate milk to bodegas and bartending; at the time of his death he was one of the top equity traders and a vice president of the employee-owned investment banking/brokerage firm of Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, and worked in warm camaraderie with exceptional and beloved colleagues in the KBW offices on the 89th floor of the World Trade Center. He loved life in Manhattan as he loved life in Albany, and poured seemingly endless energy into his work and the public basketball leagues of the city, where his noted and easily recognized team’s most recent triumph was last August’s championship win at the Lower East Side Hamilton Fish tournament, where he received the MVP award.

He was a gifted musician, singer and dancer, a quick and kind wit, and an uninhibited appreciator of other’s talents.

To honor Stephen’s memory and continue the joy he took in learning, working, playing, and especially giving, a charitable fund in his name has been established to support educational scholarships and inner-city athletic programs.

A Mass in celebration of Stephen’s life will be offered Saturday, September 22, at 10 a.m., in St. Teresa of Avila Church, 435 New Scotland Avenue, Albany. A reception will immediately follow in the Msgr. Hart Social Center. A memorial service is also planned for October 13 in New York City.


“Pray for me as I will for thee that we may merrily meet in Heaven.” – St. Thomas More’s farewell to his daughter.


-- Anne Mulderry (Mother {})
19 May 2004

Stephen played opposite me in "Love Makes the Head Go 'Round" at Maginn. I can never listen to a report of that awful day without thinking of Steve. It's taken me a while to get myself together to write this, because acting and being in school with him was soooo much fun, and I can't believe he's really gone. Please accept my deepest, most sincere thoughts and condolences. Again, forgive me for writing this so late. He will never be forgotten in my heart.
-- Victoria Gerbers-Castro (Friend {high school classmate})
21 Nov 2004

I never got a chance to express my deepest and most sincere condolences at Zip's passing. I was his teammate at Albany and then was his teammate (until I formed another team) for a number of years in the Hamilton Fish tournament in NYC, the Urban League, and at the 92nd Street Y. Zip was one of the most open, upbeat and forthright individuals I ever had the pleasure of knowing. His passion and desire to work hard and succeed was something I tried to emulate and will always remember.

As someone else wrote, if you encountered Zip he made your day with his infectious smile and laugh. I am truly sorry for your loss ... but I am happy, happy because I had the privilege to have known Zip and to call him a friend. God Bless you.
-- Dwight S. Chase, Esq. (Friend {Teammate & Friend})
28 Feb 2005

-- anonymous (Friend {})
21 Mar 2005

Stephen was one of the kindest people I have met in my lifetime. He was the kind of guy that made you feel welcome in any situation and turned your day just a little brighter. He still is thought of quite often and his bright smile, laugh and dance moves will not soon be forgotten. I am thankful that I had the opprotunity and privilege to have crossed paths with him and am thankful for the positve impact his life had on mine.
-- Anonymous (Friend {})
18 Jun 2005

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