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Brian G. Warner
Age: 32
Occupation: Senior Computer Technician
Worked for: eSpeed (Cantor Fitzgerald)
Originally from:
Resided in: Morganville, N.J.

I didn't know Brian, but thought his name should be on this list.
Submitted by: Jay Dooling ()

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Inspector Gadget

They called Brian Warner Inspector Gadget. He specialized in fixing things for others B cars, televisions, plumbing, computers. He was the good Samaritan who always stopped to help a stranded motorist change a flat tire. If a neighbor's driveway needed plowing, Mr. Warner was there. He spent hours on the phone talking friends and colleagues through computer problems.

He was good at fixing human beings, too. At his memorial service, his friend Brian Potopowitz remembered how back in high school Mr. Warner had coaxed him out of his shell with Dr Pepper and "Star Trek" get- togethers at his house.

Mr. Warner, who was 32 and the senior computer technician at Cantor Fitzgerald's eSpeed division, loved to share his knowledge of how things worked. Lucky for him he had a son Allen, 3 1/2, Junior Inspector Gadget.

"On Saturday mornings the two of them would get dressed in jeans, work boots and T-shirts," said Mr. Warner's wife, Patricia, who also has a 5-month-old daughter, Kathryn. "They'd put their baseball hats on, and go out and work on a project B fixing the lawn tractor, the car, building a shed."

"If Brian had to go to Home Depot, Allen would be right there with him," Mrs. Warner said. "When Brian was installing a ceiling fan up in Allen's room, and he was doing the wiring, Allen crawled right up there with his plastic tools, pretending he's doing the same as Daddy."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 18, 2001.
-- Jay Dooling (Friend {})
11 Jan 2002

I knew Brian in the early '90's and have lost touch over the years. I just recently found out through the newspaper that Brian worked at the World Trade Center and tragically lost his life. Words cannot express my deep felt sympathy for this loss and for the loss that his wife and children have suffered.

Brian and his wife Patti were friends of mine and my then boyfriend Roy, and the four of us bowled together in New Jersey. We went to the shore one summer and I have pictures of all of us tucked away in my photo album. Both Brian and Patti were kind and terrific people to be around.

Even though the years have passed, I cannot help but think of those days and the good times that were shared with Brian and Patti. To know that they eventually married and had children brings joy to my heart, and I can now only express my sorrow at this tragic event that has affected their lives. It has also touched me deeply, and I only know that I am glad to have known them. May God bless Patti and her children and help them through this very difficult time. Both Roy and myself have you in our prayers.
-- Kathleen Bechtel (Friend {})
23 Mar 2002

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