Edward Carlino was the senior vice president in charge of running the financial reporting systems at the insurance brokerage Marsh & McLennan. It was a job he loved. Mr. Carlino, 46, had both technical and financial expertise, according to a Marsh spokesperson, and he was responsible for assembling and analyzing financial data for the company.
"He worked hard," his wife, Marie, said. "He was at work more often than he was at home. He would be there at 7:30 a.m. and not leave before 9 p.m. He was one of the few people at his level who took off his coat, rolled up his sleeves and worked with the people that reported to him."
The couple met more than 11 years ago in a club after work when, "I literally ran into him," Mrs. Carlino said.
They tried to take two vacations a year, Mrs. Carlino said, but that "was like pulling teeth." Mr. Carlino liked Paris and small Caribbean islands, especially St. Barts. The two were married and spent their honeymoon on St. Thomas in June 1995.
The latest addition to their family was Mandie, a mixed-breed dog from the North Shore Animal League. Mr. Carlino "didn't think he was a dog person, but he was," Mrs. Carlino said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 9, 2001.