9/11 Tribute: Steven L. Glick
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Take a good look at this face. It is the face of Steven Lawrence Glick, who perished on 9/11 at the World Trade Center. Steve was forty-two years old.
Look into his eyes, look at his smile. Really. A good, long look.
He's gone now. He left behind friends and family, including two young children.
Now, read about Steve (emphases mine):
Steven Glick, a financial consultant who worked for Credit Suisse-First Boston, was attending a conference at 1 World Trade Center.Read what his son Colin Stuart wrote in 2004:
He was managing director of CSFBNext in New York City and previously was a partner in Greenwich Associates. He graduated from Northwestern University and earned his master of business administration degree at Harvard University.
In his spare time he enjoyed playing tennis, running, skiing and going to the movies. He and his wife, Mari, have two children.
-- The Hartford Courant
Steven Lawrence Glick, 42, a managing director at Credit Suisse First Boston, died Tuesday, Sept. 11.He died in the attack on 1 World Trade Center, where he was attending a technology conference on the 106th floor, his family said.
Mr. Glick had lived in town for the past 11 years and worked for Greenwich Associates, a local financial consulting firm, until last year.Since then, Mr. Glick had worked for Credit Suisse First Boston in Manhattan.Mr. Glick was a partner at Greenwich Associates, traveling extensively and advising international clients in England, Japan and Hong Kong on providing bond, foreign exchange and other financial services.
Mr. Glick graduated from Northwestern University in 1982 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.He is survived by his wife, Mari Glick of Greenwich; a son, Colin Glick of Greenwich; a daughter, Courtney Glick of Greenwich; his mother, Ester Glick of Philadelphia; two brothers, Gordon Glick of London and Robert Glick of New York City; and two sisters, Ellen Glick of Philadelphia and Stefanie Glick of Memphis, Tenn.
-- The Greenwich Time
Steven Glick and Robert Noonan
On a rainy morning in Greenwich, hundreds of mourners came to say good-bye and thank you to two men who disappeared in the prime of their lives.
The two men, Steven Lawrence Glick, 42, a manager for Credit Suisse-First Boston, and Robert Walter Noonan, 36, a coal and emissions account manager for TradeSpark, a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., have both been missing since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks which destroyed the World Trade Center.
At Greenwich Reform Synagogue, a crowd of more than 400 from all over the country gathered in the sanctuary. Friends and family remembered Glick, a husband and father of two, as a man devoted to others whose priorities of family, friends and hard work seemed like a beacon to those who knew him. While acknowledging their profound loss, they talked about Glick's relentless optimism, kindness and drive as an ongoing example of a life well-lived.
"Steven has been living in heaven all along," Rabbi Robert Lennick, the family's rabbi, said.
With their two children, Colin, 6, and Courtney, 4, his wife Mari Glick spoke about the fun-loving college student she met on a blind date 20 years ago, who "shared her dreams and hopes." The couple settled in Greenwich 11 years ago.
"He cared dearly for those he worked with, members of the community and, above all, his family," she said. "His favorite times were with Colin and Courtney. He loved our friends and often said he considered them our family. Today I think he is right."
Stephen Harburg, a lifelong friend of Glick's, recalled his high spiritedness, talking about a New Year's Eve "battle" Glick started in Manhattan's ritzy Russian Tea Room restaurant with silly string ² a confetti-like aerosol spray.
"Steve Glick is my friend," said Harburg, a childhood friend and classmate at Germantown Academy. "I use the word Ôis' as a reminder that those qualities that endeared us to Steve cannot be crushed by concrete and steel. They endure because we will remember."
A passage written by Gordon Glick was read, focusing on his brother's good-natured humor. Glick's son Colin stayed at the podium, shuffling papers."The word I will always use to describe Steven is fun," read Jeff Abram, a cousin. "No matter what trouble he faced, he always tried to enjoy life and would come out of it with a smile."
Accompanied by an organist, Cantor Vicki Axe sang "Listen," a song encouraging people to seek the voice of God when they are heartbroken or facing trouble.
"If you're lost and feel afraid, and don't know what to say, listen, listen, to our God," she sang. "If there is a question in your mind, and the answer is hard to find, listen, listen, to our God."
The ceremony ended with a mourning prayer, "Eil Maleh," followed by the singing of "America the Beautiful."
Steve was my dad. to me he was the best person in the world. he was optomistic and very funny. if you are reading this page know that steve glick was a nice person an nice dad and a nice husband.Iain Bruce, who personally knew Steve, sent me an email so that I would add the following to this tribue:
Steve was part of how I met my wife, and he was part of how my wife and I met some of our best friends.Thank you, Mr. Bruce, for providing such a personal touch to this tribute!
I first met Steve in Bay Head New Jersey in July of 1987. He and his wife Mari shared a summer beach house with friends, and I spent one weekend at that house as the guest of mutual friends. For the next two years, I joined that group of people in their summer share. It was Steve and Mari who organised that first beach house, and the woman who is now my wife was one of the group, so Steve is part of the reason that I met my wife Linda, and he is thus part of the reason that I am as happy as I am in my life today. And to this day we remain in touch with others who shared in those beach houses, despite the fact that we are now scattered in half a dozen states around the four corners of the country.
As newlyweds in 1989, my wiife and I moved to Westport Connecticut, and that Halloween we attended a party at Steve and Mari's house in Greenwich. Like everyone, we brought our carved pumpkin, for the much-touted pumpkin carving contest. We were runner-up in the "most pathetic" category, typical of Steve's sense of humour. What's worse, to win "most pathetic" or to not even be able to win it, but to come second? At that party, we met another couple who, it turned out, lived only a short distance from us, and who have since become dear friends, and whose children are very close to our children.
Steve was a vibrant, enthusiastic liver of his life. He had high energy and an infectious laugh, and everything he did, he did with verve and joie de vivre. He deserves a tribute. Thank you.
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Today, I remember Steven Lawrence Glick, my fellow American. Though he and I never met, I know his face and his smile. I will never forget.
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