Christopher Edward Allingham was only 36 years old, but he had already spent half of his life working on Wall St. After graduating St John Vianney H.S. in Holmdel N.J., Chris went on to St. Peter's College in Jersey City, NJ. After class, Chris would take the PATH to the World Trade Center and walk down to Broadway where he sold the N.Y. Post every day regardless of the weather. His work ethic and glowing personality caught the eye of a regular customer who offered Chris his first job brokering Municipal Bonds.
Chris was the most positive, easygoing, non-judgmental and genuinely happy person that I have ever encountered in my life. He never had a bad word to say about anyone and he would give you the shirt off of his back in a heartbeat. He was passionate about the Giants, loved his work, but most of all he loved his wife Donna and his two boys Christopher and Kyle.
I was fortunate enough to spend Saturday September 8 with Chris at my brother Bill's house. We spent our day in typical Chris Allingham style. Drinking Buds, barbequing and playing with all of the kids. I will cherish that day for the rest of my life.
If we all could live by his way, the world would truly be a better place. Live each day as if its your last. Always be happy no matter the hand that you are dealt. Spend the time most with those who you love. Don't pass judgment without first looking at yourself.
I can only hope that I can be half of the man that you were, and live the rest of my life the way that you lived yours. I never got a chance to thank you for being such a good friend and brother so I keep wishing for 5 more minutes with you. I miss you terribly and will think of you everyday until we meet again.
I love you,
JJ Allingham, brother