Paul R. Nimbley
A FATHER TO HIS TEAM
Paul Nimbley had four daughters and a baby boy of his own, and as if that were not enough, he also adopted a squad of teenage basketball players. He recently bought a Ford Expedition just so he could cart more kids around. "He was not the kind of dad to leave his kids at home," said his wife, Cheri.
Mr. Nimbley, 42, was a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald, who doubled as a coach for the Hot Shots, a girls' basketball team in his hometown of Middletown, N.J. The players called him the "voice of reason."
"If they had problems, Paul would be the one the kids listened to," Mrs. Nimbley said.
The morning of the World Trade Center attack, Mr. Nimbley called home to check on his wife and kids, the way he always did. He has not called since then, and the Ford Expedition sits empty in the driveway.