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February 21, 2020

Viewing the site for the first time. I am truly amazed by the all the hard work and dedication it took to create. I am looking forward to seeing everything in person on the 11th. Dad - you would be very proud of the tribute here for you. Thank you Stacy Joy for all that you have done to make sure that dad was represented so beautifully!

Posted by Sharyn Pershep Fine

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In Remembrance
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
AON Corporation | V.P. Marine & Energy
New York University

To his co-workers at the Aon Corporation on the 93rd floor of 2 World Trade Center, Franklin Pershep was the Bagel Man. First he would bring in two or three dozen to celebrate someone's wedding, promotion or new baby, said his daughter, Stacy, then later, for no reason. He bought them at a shop near his home in Bensonhurst that Stacy also visited. "They'd say, 'Oh Stacy, your dad was here, he paid for your bagel and coffee this morning,'" she recalled.

"Oh, he was so corny, so corny," she said. "As a little girl I remember saying to my father, `When are you going to grow up, Dad?' and he would say, `Why? Why do I have to grow up?' " Mr. Pershep, 59, loved his story of the Incredible Shrinking Cubicle. He knew his co-workers were pushing in the walls of his office a tiny bit each day, but he wouldn't let on that he noticed, even when he had to turn sideways to get inside. His daughter didn't know what he had done first to deserve such a prank, but she thinks it was probably something good.