CHRISTOPHER SEAN CATON: Rock and
the Jersey Shore
he was a teenager in Glen Rock, N.J., Christopher Sean
Caton &emdash; known as Sean &emdash; had his own band,
which for some reason was called the Family Goffer. "They
once did a benefit concert for a girl who had leukemia,"
recalled his sister, Alison Henderson. "They were really
idolized by all the other kids."
After high school, Mr. Caton moved away from Glen
Rock, first to Arizona, where he attended Arizona State
University, and later to Manhattan, where he got a job as
a bond trader for Cantor Fitzgerald, the same company
where his father had worked. "He loved it there, he loved
the people, but honestly, he wanted to be a rock star,"
Ms. Henderson said.
"There were many many nights down at the shore when he
would be at a bar, and he would grab the microphone, and
start singing," she said. "He loved being on stage; he
loved being in the limelight. He always made an
impression: people always remembered Sean Caton."
He would have turned 35..
As a boy, his favorite band was Kiss. But he soon
moved on to Bruce Springsteen: Ms. Henderson found 35
ticket stubs to Springsteen concerts in his bedroom.
Every summer he returned to Manasquan, on the Jersey
Shore, where he and his friends rented a house.
"Manasquan was his favorite place on earth," Ms.