Glenn J. Travers

World Trade Center

Planning for His Wedding

Diana Sherwood met Glenn Travers - or Saint Glenn, as her parents later called him - on a plane she was not on. He was seated by her friend, who insisted he meet Ms. Sherwood. That was nine years ago.

Mr. Travers, a World Trade Center electrician, bought a house with her in Tenafly, N.J., and embraced her three children. He did not just toss them baseballs - he taught them the skills of the game. He taught Mrs. Sherwood, a lawyer, to fish. He paid close attention to 14-year-old David, who was "floundering and confused" at first. The son of a Navy sailor, Mr. Travers taught David about battleships.

"This isn't the bachelor life," he would say. But he was comfortable with children, having raised two sons alone. He loved being outdoors and drove the family through the countryside to the bay or the Hudson River on Sunday afternoons. He and Mrs. Sherwood postponed marriage because each had been through a tough divorce, she said. But they were finally ready. Mrs. Sherwood wanted a church wedding. It was scheduled for January.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 6, 2001.

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