Tom Collins / Chris Panatier

9-11 Memorial Foundation

A foundation established by friends honoring friends.

Chris Panatier

A Life Full of Humor, Sport and Family

 May 5, 1965 – September11, 2001

Christopher Matthew Panatier was the youngest of seven children born to Jim & Irene Panatier. He grew up in Dix Hills, NY, and graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School East in 1983.

An avid hockey player, Chris’s hockey career began in high school where he was the captain of the Half Hollow Hills team. He later attended Stony Brook University. His love for the game of hockey continued throughout college, where for two years he was Stony Brook’s team captain.

Upon graduation from Stony Brook with a degree in economics, Chris embarked on a career in the Financial Markets. His first position was with Fulton Prebon, where he worked as a Trader on the forward yen desk. He later moved to Tullett & Tokyo where in 1992 he was given the opportunity to live in Japan and work in their Tokyo offices. Chris returned to New York in the spring of 1993 and started working for Cantor Fitzgerald in January of 1994.

Chris married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn, in 1990. They moved to Rockville Centre, NY and started their family. Their daughter Annie was born in 1995, and brother Christopher followed in 1997.

Chris was a devoted husband and a committed father to Annie and Christopher. He was known for his quick wit and contagious sense of humor. Chris lived his life to the fullest, embracing everyone and everything that came his way. The last few days of his life were spent doing what he liked best – a Jets football game, playing hockey with his Stonybrook alumni and spending time with his family. Chris was last heard from shortly after the airplane hit Tower Two of the World Trade Center.


Tom Collins / Chris Panatier
9/11 Memorial Foundation, Inc.

5 Sandy Drive, Smithtown NY 11787
(516) 333-5571