Project 2,996 – Remembering Robert Talhami

Robert Talhami, a loving father and husband, was an equity derivatives broker for Cantor Fitzgerald on the 104th floor of One World Trade Center. He was an immigrant, just like many of us, moving to the United States from Jordan with his family at the age of 7. Robert graduated high school in Caracas, Venezuela, and received his degree in economics from the University of Delaware.

Robert lived and worked in Tokyo and London, before once again settling down in the United States in April 2001. He was very excited to “grow some roots” and raise his children in their new home. He was a wonderful husband and father to his two sons, and could never wait to teach them new things.

“Whether it was to hit a golf ball, or body surf at Monmouth Beach, or to eat spicy foods, he taught them with infinite patience and good humor.”

A co-worker left the following tribute:

“I have known Rob as a very kind person and it was a pleasure to meet and work with him. He made every day a good day for me. I will never forget him.”

Robert was survived by his wife and two sons.