New York Times Portraits of Grief

Steven A. Giorgetti

Steven A. Giorgetti worked for Marsh & McLennan for 20 years. Dashing, hard-working and unfailingly in a good mood, he worked his way up to senior vice president. And beyond.

Recently, Mr. Giorgetti, 43, had been nominated for a promotion to managing director. He worked at the company's midtown offices, but was at the World Trade Center for a meeting on Sept. 11. He was given the promotion posthumously.

Mr. Giorgetti lived in Manhasset, on Long Island, with his wife of 18 years, Arminé, and two children. On a rare occasion when he had to miss one of his son's Little League games for a business dinner, Mr. Giorgetti telephoned his wife not once but three times, asking for updates.

His daughter was his princess. "Who's going to push me on the swings?" she has wondered lately.

Mr. Giorgetti decorated his home office with pictures of Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. At work, his office was unmistakably that of a Daddy, adorned with arts and crafts projects galore.

Walk inside, said Patricia Hagemann, a long-time colleague, and you knew where Steven Giorgetti's heart was.