'They Just Fit Together'
In winter, when his father died, he brought a steady girlfriend around. It was notable for Matthew J. Grzymalski, 34 and the quintessential bachelor. Before, there had been golf with his three brothers, the triathlon in Montauk, a house in the Hamptons, the Allman Brothers and Giants games. Now there was Kaleen Pezzuti. His five nephews and two nieces delighted in sharing him with her.
"When you ask my daughter, Kelly, 'Where's Uncle Matt?' her answer is, 'In Grandpa's heaven with Kaleen,' " said Mr. Grzymalski's sister, Patti Ann Valerio. "They were a match, like a left shoe and a right shoe. They just fit together."
They were together on the 105th floor of 1 World Trade Center on Sept. 11, working on the same trading desk at Cantor Fitzgerald.
At Easter, Mr. Grzymalski had taken his father's seat at the dinner table in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He threw the kitchen towel over his left shoulder the way his father did. He cooked the kielbasa and stood at the sink afterward, just like his dad. Ms. Pezzuti was there, too, and Mr. Grzymalski's family secretly hoped for a wedding.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 27, 2001.