Salvatore Gitto

Salvatore Gitto

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  • Occupation:
    Marsh & McLennan | Senior Risk Manager
    Biography:

     

    The Gitto family did everything as a unit. They raked leaves together. They painted together. They fixed lights together. And everyone piled into the car for trips to the supermarket.

    The only thing Salvatore Gitto did by himself was pilot planes. He had been flying airplanes longer than he had been driving cars. But being a Senior Manager of Risk Management for Marsh & McLennan, he was cautious not to take his wife along as a passenger.

    Yet even his weekly trips were planned around his family. On Sunday mornings, Mr. Gitto, 44, would fly out of the local airport, in Old Bridge, N.J., and be back home by noon to spend the rest of the day with his wife, Angela, and two sons, Stephen, 4, and Gregory, 10.

    His next big step was to buy his own plane. Being a pilot let him see the world spread out below him, not through the tight oval window of a Boeing 747 but in a glorious panorama.

    Now, Stephen knows that his father is in heaven and that heaven is in the sky. When he is bigger, he says, he's going to go up and bring dad back down.

    Copyright (c) 2001 by The New York Times Co. Reprinted by permission.

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    My most vivid memory of Sal is at his wedding. So in love with Angela. They had a spectacular wedding. Till this day I have not experienced such a beautiful wedding. I will always remember a man who loved his wife and boys, doing work on their home, making it beautiful not only for Angela and the children but for his mother-in law, my Aunt Pina. Sal, I know you are proud of Angela and the boys and what fine men they have grown- up to be. May you rest in peace and know you are always in our prayers. Until we meet again. Posted by Phyllis Lang