Philip Haentzler

Philip Haentzler
World Trade Center

Steadfast Loyalty


Philip Haentzler left for work early on Tuesday the 11th so he could take Wednesday off to help his 90-year-old mother, Madeleine, of Woodside, Queens, work out a winter lease for a Florida condo. "He was the kind of guy who would work two extra days so he could take off one," said his longtime companion, Patricia Thompson. "He was the most loyal person I knew."

Mr. Haentzler, 49, showed his loyalty in staying on as one of the last administrators working out the final details on dissolving the brokerage firm Kidder Peabody after its acquisition by PaineWebber Group and then, last year, PaineWebber's sale to UBS, the Swiss banking giant. And he showed it with his plants, which cluttered his office on the 101st floor of 1 World Trade Center and his home in Staten Island. Ms. Thompson stood among them in their home on Sept. 11, watching the towers burn across the harbor.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 30, 2001.




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