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John Joseph Murray was the founder of Putt for Progress[?] and a broker in New York City. He was an honor student at Salesianum[?] and had outstanding character. He was an excellent athlete, playing baseball, basketball, lacrosse, hockey and golf. He was also a strong swimmer, serving as a Long Island lifeguard, often leading dangerous ocean rescues.

Following graduation from Boston College in 1990, John began a career as a broker for Cantor Fitzgerald. In 1997, he launched "Putt for Progress," a foundation devoted to raising money for scleroderma research. Following his marriage to Rory Owens, to whom he proposed while jogging across the Brooklyn Bridge, they relocated to the London offices of Cantor Fitzgerald for some time before returning to New York.

He was killed in the September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack while working in the World Trade Center. He was survived by his wife, their daughter Alyson Rose, born April 2001, and his parents.

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