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Age:
30
Place of Residence:
New York, NY
Location on 9/11:
Two WTC | 89th Floor
In Remembrance
Occupation:
Keefe, Bruyette & Woods | Vice President
Reflections:
The New York Times Portraits of Grief
Kris R. Hughes Memorial Fund

KBW Book of Remembrance

Biography:

One day in 1990 Kris Robert Hughes decided he wanted to be a Buckeye.

His intent was noble: He wanted to go to Ohio State simply because he loved Big Ten football. Yes, really. He absolutely loved it.

There would be no better way to get to Big Ten football games than to be a student at Ohio State. He also knew that he didn’t want to attend a small college.

So Kris made the trip from Long Island to finally see Ohio State in person for himself. He got all of the information he needed to confirm his decision.

His parents had no reason to say no. Everything was coming up Columbus.

And as luck would have it, his Michigan State-bound girlfriend’s father had been a captain for one of Ohio State’s very first ice hockey teams in the mid-1960s and was able to arrange a tryout for him to walk on to the team.

Kris had been playing hockey longer than he had known how to read. This decision was going to be too easy.

He was only 19 years old he had his whole life planned: He would go to Ohio State, play hockey, study Finance, enjoy a successful career on Wall Street and then retire to the mountains by his 40th birthday.

 

Thinking of you and keeping your memory alive in my heart. Seeing the picture of Kris brought tears to my eyes. May the Good Lord keep all who lost there lives close to Him.

Posted by Lizzie Berton

My son and I recently hiked Mt. Baldy in Sun Valley Idaho. After approximately 3 miles up we stopped at the drinking fountain spot and read "The Broken Chain" tribute to Kris Robert Hughes. The tribute brought tears to my eyes. It's been almost 9 years and I'm not sure how long this tribute frame has been at this spot. We took pictures and wanted to share them with the family so they know- it is touching people every day.

Published by Kristin Hetzer

I made a visit to NYC in 2013 to the WTC memorial site and had decided to find a name on the memorial that I would research and remember each year. Kris had many things in common with me and I am proud to get to know him. For the family.."Memories are a tribute to time well spent together. "God bless Kris Hughes

Published by Jon Groneman

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