Skip to main content

Add new Guest Book entry

Restricted HTML

  • You can align images (data-align="center"), but also videos, blockquotes, and so on.
  • You can caption images (data-caption="Text"), but also videos, blockquotes, and so on.
  • Each email address will be obfuscated in a human readable fashion or, if JavaScript is enabled, replaced with a spam resistent clickable link. Email addresses will get the default web form unless specified. If replacement text (a persons name) is required a webform is also required. Separate each part with the "|" pipe symbol. Replace spaces in names with "_".

Guestbook comments are held until moderator approval.

In addition to this Guestbook post, if you are a family or friend of this victim, we welcome you to contribute photographs, documents, or stories to this Living Memorial page. To do so, complete this submission form . Your content will be reviewed by our team, and a staff member will reach out to you at your convenience.

Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Carr Futures | International Balancer

Daniel Lopez had about 15 best friends. He collected them from elementary, middle and high school and old jobs. He was close to all of them. "Even before he passed away, I was like, I've never seen a man with such good friends," said his wife, Elizabeth. "He was my best friend."

Mr. Lopez, 39, of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, loved a good joke. So what if it occasionally went too far?

For instance, he once pretended to fall from a ladder. A blood-curdling scream brought Mrs. Lopez to his side. She found him on the floor in the fetal position, holding his ear. She kneeled before him to comfort him, only to see what looked like a piece of his ear in his hand. She screamed and cried. He laughed. It was the melted butt of a pink candle. Finally, she laughed.

"I thought he was really hurt," Mrs. Lopez said. "I was so upset with him. But you couldn't stay angry at him."

He also pulled some good ones on his friends. When he was the best man at one of his best friend's wedding three years ago, he presented the bride with a ring box containing a Viagra pill. Mr. Lopez was a financial analyst at Carr Futures.