He chose the name when he took a job working for the cashier of Wall Street’s J.J. Kenny & Co. after returning from the Vietnam War in 1968. Wisniewski was asked to pick a new name to avoid confusion with the cashier, whose name also was Frank.
But whether they called him Paul or Frank, those who knew Wisniewski found him to be a loving, charismatic man whose generosity was matched by his friendliness and uplifting nature.
Family friend Judy Knight told the Star-Ledger of Newark that her children called Wisniewski “Uncle Frankie,” and remembered just about every Christmas present he gave them, “the one gift that every kid wanted but their parents couldn’t afford.”
A Brooklyn, N.Y. native, Wisniewski lived in Katonah, N.Y. and Verona, N.J. before moving to Basking Ridge, N.J. about 10 years ago. He was a member of Liberty Corner Presbyterian Church and active in the Somerset Hills YWCA.
Wisniewski was past president of the Cashiers Association of Wall Street, Inc., past chairman of the Public Securities Association Municipal Bond Operations Committee and director of the Securities Operations Division of the Securities Industry Association.
Frank T. Wisniewski was 54, vice president for Cantor Fitzgerald and on his 104th floor office in Tower One died Sept. 11, 2001, a victim of the coordinated terrorist attacks against the United States in New York, Washington DC, and elsewhere.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Donnelly Wisniewski; children, 18 y/o Alexandra (13 then) and 16 y/o Jonathan (11 then) ; parents, Mary and Vincent and older brother, Vincent.
- Miss 1999 had this to say:
May God Bless him, and his family. He lives on in their hearts...