Catching Up With Friends
David G. Carlone was a man who knew his own mind and followed his own road. On their first date 25 years ago, said his wife, Beverly, he told her that he was going to marry her. And he later vowed that he would run a marathon in under three hours. He accomplished both goals.
Mr. Carlone, 46, had given up the grind of commuting daily from Randolph, N.J., into New York City. He had worked at the World Trade Center for many years, but about six years ago, as his three sons ‹ now ages 12, 15 and 17 ‹ hit the age of sports teams and after-school games, he quit and took a job as an account executive at an insurance company 15 minutes from home.
But he still had many friends in the towers. When he would go in for an occasional business meeting, as he did the morning of Sept. 11 at Aon's offices on the 105th floor of 2 World Trade Center, he would actually look forward to it, Ms. Carlone said. It was an opportunity to catch with the places and people that had once been his world and that were still very dear to him.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 19, 2001.
David G. Carlone, 46, of Washington Valley Rd., Randolph, NJ, formerly of Waterbury, died Tuesday, (September 11, 2001) in the World Trade Center tragedy. He was the husband of Beverly (Deschino) Carlone. David was born December 17, 1954 in Waterbury, a son of Joseph J. and the late Anna (DeMaida) Carlone, and lived in Waterbury for 23 years. He was a 1972 graduate of Crosby High School and a 1977 graduate of Bentley College. He was employed as an account executive at FM Global of Parsippany, NJ. He was a former member of the Libra A.A., and the Y.M.C.A. He was a Suburban Soccer Club Coach in New Jersey and also coached Hub Soccer in Denville, NJ. He was the Parents Athletic Association director in New Jersey. Besides his wife of 21 years, he leaves three sons, Darrick, Nicholas, and Matthew Carlone, all of Randolph, NJ; a brother, Joseph Carlone of Waterbury; and two sisters; Joan Napp and Paula Bellamare, both of Waterbury; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Nicholas Carlone. A memorial Service will be held Saturday, Oct. 20, 4 p.m., in the auditorium at Crosby High School, 300 Pierpont Rd., Waterbury. Friends may call at the school on Saturday, 3 p.m. until the service at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Red Cross Liberty Fund, 64 Holmes Ave., Waterbury, 06710 or to the Carlone Children Trust Fund, c/o Sovereign Bank, 430 State Highway #10, Randolph, NJ 07869. The Alderson Funeral Home of Waterbury, 70 Central Ave., is in charge of arrangements. Paid Notice published in THE HARTFORD COURANT on October 19, 2001.
David Carlone, 46, marathon man
Robert D'Amico will always remember the long Sundays spent running along the hilly terrain of Waterbury, Conn., with his buddy, David Carlone. In those days, the friends, both insurance agents in Hartford, would train for marathons, sometimes running together six or seven days out a week.
"We'd go for 18-mile runs on Sundays and just talk about everything from our job to our families," said D'Amico, who still lives in Waterbury. "But as we got older, we got smarter. We'd say, 'Let's do five miles and then lunch.' "
Mr. Carlone, 46, of Randolph, was an account executive at FM Global in Parsippany. On Sept. 11, he was at the World Trade Center for a special meeting with AON Corp. on the South Tower's 105th floor. His wife, Beverly, said Mr. Carlone was running late that morning, gave her a quick kiss at 6:35 and sped off to work.
A few hours later, two hijacked jetliners crashed into the Twin Towers. His wife said Mr. Carlone had worked at the Trade Center for five years in the early 1980s.
"He used to work in the towers years ago, but the commute was just ridiculous and he hardly ever saw the kids," his wife said. "He got a job closer to home and then he was able to coach more and be more active with them."
Raised in Waterbury, Mr. Carlone attended Crosby High School and graduated from Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., in 1977. He met his wife the summer before his senior year at a manufacturing company in Woodbury, Conn.
"We went out on a date and that first night . . . he told me, 'Ya know, I'm going to marry you.' I thought he was crazy. But three months later, I said, 'Yeah, David, you are right," she said. The couple married in 1980 and have three sons -- Darrick, 17, Nicholas, 15, and Matthew, 12.
They moved to New Jersey 13 years ago, lived in Denville before moving to Randolph two years ago.
A dedicated runner who completed 20 marathons, all in less than three hours, Mr. Carlone proposed to his wife the night before his first marathon.
"He proposed, gave me my ring and then we went to kiss, and he stopped and kissed my cheek. He said, 'This is my first marathon, and I've worked really hard for this. I can't afford to catch your germs,' " his wife said. "He wouldn't kiss me because I had a cold."
Above all else, Mr. Carlone enjoyed spending time with his sons, and coached their soccer, baseball, football and basketball teams through the years.
Mr. Carlone also is survived by his father, Joseph; his brother, Joseph; and two sisters, Joan Napp and Paula Bellamare, all of Waterbury, Conn. Mr. Carlone's mother, Anna, died of kidney failure five days after the attack. She was not told of her son's death. A week later, his brother, Nicholas, 51, of Hudson, N.H., died of complications from brain cancer.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Randolph High School auditorium. Visitation is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Current and former athletes are asked to wear their jerseys.
Donations can be made to the American Red Cross Liberty Fund, 64 Holmes Ave., Waterbury, Conn. 06710, or to the Carlone Children Trust Fund, c/o Sovereign Bank, 430 State Highway 10, Randolph, N.J. 07869.
Profile by Giovanna Fabiano published in THE STAR-LEDGER.