Steven Furman: Mr.
and mitzvahs &emdash; those words ran through his
family's memories of Steven Furman, a broker at Cantor
Fitzgerald who died two days shy of his 41st
Mr. Furman's math score on his SAT was 790 out of 800,
according to his brothers, Michael and Andrew. "He always
wondered where the other 10 points went," Andrew said.
"He knew he'd gotten them all right." After 13 years as a
trader on the New York Mercantile Exchange, Mr. Furman
joined Cantor last April.
An observant Orthodox Jew, Mr. Furman and his wife,
Chavi, lived in Wesley Hills,N.Y., with their four young
children: Nisan, Sarah Rachel, Naomi and Menashe. "He
didn't have a fancy house or a fancy car," said his
sister Jayne Furman. "The more money he made, the more
money he gave away."
He paid one young man's school expenses, bought
another a new suit, drove neighbors on errands. He did
not fit easily into the macho, big-money world of Wall
Street, said his father, Marvin Furman. "His family, his
religion, the people in his community &emdash; that was