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Event honors victim of Sept. 11 attacks

Ed Canty stands with his grand-daughter Katie Deasy, 5 years old, of Mansfield, MA, at the start of the Mike Canty Family Fun Run at Central Park in Schenectady on Sunday, September 2, 2012.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Ed Canty stands with his grand-daughter Katie Deasy, 5 years old, of Mansfield, MA, at the start of the Mike Canty Family Fun Run at Central Park in Schenectady on Sunday, September 2, 2012.
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Ed and Kay Canty lost their 30-year-old son Michael in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, but as they gathered with family, friends and supporters to honor him in Central Park on Sunday, the focus was on what has been gained from the tragedy. A Linton High School graduate, Michael Canty was a commodities broker for Carr Futures in New York City when he lost his life. Every Labor Day weekend since then, his ...


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wanda1948
September 3, 2012
8:19 p.m.

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The Cantys are amazing people, and the community should be thankful for their commitment to continuing this scholarship in memory of Michael. Michael would be--and is--proud of his parents and siblings, as they are of him. They spoke eloquently of him at his funeral (which I, among hundreds of others, attended) and celebrated his all-too-short life. What an incredible family. We should all take a page out of their book. They turned their tragedy into an investment into the future. Thank you, Kay, Ed, your children, and all of the people who have come forward to support the Michael Canty Scholarship Fund.

catdog530
September 3, 2012
10:50 p.m.

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God Bless the entire Canty Family. They are all the nicest people, as was Michael. They have their own Guardian Angel in Michael & may they live the rest of their lives as healthy & happily as they have always been.

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