Douglas B. Gardner
Doug was born on October 5, 1961 in New York City. He attended Riverdale Country Day School and Haverford College. Doug was an Executive Managing Director of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. and Vice Chairman of Espeed. He also was a partner with his father at P&J Realty, his family’s real estate business.
Doug was a great success in business, but his real achievements centered on his family. He was a loving and dedicated husband and father. Doug adored his wife, Jennifer, and their two beautiful children, Michael and Julia. They were the source of his laughter, and he and Jennifer made family life their first priority. Doug was devoted to his parents, Charlotte and Joe, and maintained a close and special relationship with his sister, Danielle.
Doug loved playing basketball and spending time with his teammates. He played basketball at Riverdale and Haverford and won a national championship when he played at the London School of Economics during his junior year in college. He competed successfully in the top city corporate leagues, West Fourth Street, and won numerous most valuable player awards, most recently at the 2000 Annual Fire Island basketball tournament. His signature move was going to the left baseline and using his quickness to dribble past bigger defenders to score. Doug was also a college soccer player and an accomplished baseball, golf and tennis player.
Doug was a big guy with a stunning smile and a hearty laugh. He cared deeply for his teammates and friends. We will be inspired forever by his humility and compassion; his seemingly endless kindness and generosity touched us all. We miss our teammate and good friend, Doug Gardner.
Calvin J. Gooding
Calvin was born on May 26, 1963 in New York City. He attended Packer Collegiate Institute, Haverford College and New York University Stern School of Business. Calvin was a financial trader and partner at Cantor Fitzgerald. Calvin excelled in sports. His love of basketball is legendary. He was all-city in high school and all-conference in college.
Calvin’s loyalty and commitment to friends was exemplified by his involvement in community and school activities. An example was the “Old Timer’s Bello Day,” held the third weekend of August every year at Montepellier Park in Springfield Garden. Calvin awarded scholarships to deserving student athletes. He would say, “take care of the books; the game will take care of itself.”
Calvin married La Chanze in August 1998. They had two daughters Celia Rose and Zaya. The family attended the Christian Life Center and their lives were richer from this association.
In his short stay on this earth, Calvin enriched many lives. His smile and zest for life will be missed. He was truly a “special” person and will be remembered by many loving family members and friends
Douglas B. Gurian
Doug was born on July 6, 1963 in New York City. He was educated at the Horace Mann School and United Stated Military Academy at West Point. He earned the rank of second lieutenant in the United States Army. Doug was an executive at the Radianz Corporation.
Doug was most proud of his family. He was a dedicated and loving father to Tyler and Eva. He was a great teacher and role model for both of his children. Doug was a devoted and adoring husband to Susan. Doug loved the beauty and lifestyle on Fire Island. He enjoyed the beach as a kid and later shared this passion with his family.
Doug was an extraordinary athlete. He was a baseball phenom and cross country star at Horace Mann. Doug is one of the few players in Horace Mann’s history to hit a ball over the outfield wall. He played one year of baseball at West Point before becoming a member of their squash team. He was a natural in every sport and later became an expert skier.
Doug had a warm and engaging personality and always made those around him feel special. He enjoyed the simple pleasures of life and always had the right perspective. His outlook, wisdom and friendship are missed