Steven Cafiero Jr.
Occupation:AON Corporation | Client SpecialistPersonal Memorial Website:http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/people/3269.htmlReflections:The New York Times Portraits of Grief
When Steven Cafiero took his girlfriend, Donnamarie Striano, to Las Vegas in August, he wanted her to marry him then and there. She told him she would rather wait until family and friends could be with them. "We were more married than most, because we lived together and we were so happy," she said. "But I only wish I could have fulfilled his every wish."
Mr. Cafiero and Ms. Striano, both 31, met on the Internet three and a half years ago, and it took them a year to meet in person. He swept her off her feet. "We had the best lives," she said. "We did everything. We traveled, we went out to fabulous dinners in the city. He taught me how to play golf."
The couple lived in Whitestone, Queens, and in August he started working as a client specialist for Aon, the insurance broker, dealing with customer service problems. "He just wanted to be married and have lots of babies and travel and drink red wine," Ms. Striano said.