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Donald T. Jones
World Trade Center, New York City, NY
Employer: Cantor Fitzgerald

Livingston, NJ 
Age: 39

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carolyn six

My late husband went to St Philomena's church and on two occasions my beloved mother and late husband visted the church. My heart knows what the family is going thru. I lost my mother and husband in less than 2 years of each other. Odd Bill's birthday was September 11. To all you who cry out in pain know I understand your sorrow. Nothing I can say will make it better. For the sake of the 2 children May the Dear lord and his mother keep you in his care. for now in Jesus name carolyn


Edward Otto Zielke

Donald Thomas Jones, II was born on November 4, 1961, in East Orange General Hospital to parents Judith and Donald Jones. He grew up in Livingston, attending Collins Elementary School, Heritage Junior High School and finally graduating from Newark Academy in 1980. Don received the Finn Company Scholarship and enrolled in the University of Richmond. There, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1984.

After graduation, Don spent the summer backpacking throughout Europe and later began his career with BBS Investors in Livingston. A year later, he was hired by Cantor Fitzgerald and eventually worked his way to becoming an Executive Vice President in the Municipal Bond Department. Working on the 104th floor of Building One in the World Trade Center, he survived the bombing in 1993. He was called a hero in many New York newspapers as he calmly lead many down a darkened stairwell over 100 floors, including a pregnant woman who was in labor, to safety.

On February 12, 1995, Don married Michele Ramirez at St. Philomena’s Church in Livingston. They moved into the Northfield Townhouses in West Orange and in 1996, their daughter Taylor Nicole was born. Three years later, their son, Donald Thomas, III was born. This past March, Don and his family moved to Billingsley Drive in Livingston, just around the corner from where he grew up. He was delighted that his daughter was starting kindergarten at Collins School, in the same classroom he attended.

On September 11, 2001, Don was killed in his office on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center.

For more information, please visit my website at www.edwardottozielke.com