Rufino Conrado F. "Roy" Santos

Rufino Conrado F. Roy Santos
World Trade Center

Still a Tourist

Roy Santos was a perpetual tourist in the city that he loved. He had lived in New York for nearly six years, but still relished it. His mother, Aurora, called him "a Broadway addict." He had to get tickets to all the latest shows, loved "The Producers," loved "The Lion King." On the memorial Web page Mr. Santos's friends created, there are photographs of him against the New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the World Trade Center.

Last Christmas, his brother Ronald and Ronald's wife, Rosemary, stayed with him on the Upper East Side. It was a typical Roy good time. They saw "Cabaret," had Christmas brunch at the Marriott Hotel's revolving restaurant, and spent the rest of the day in Central Park, playing in the snow. On New Year's Eve they were supposed to go to Times Square, but Roy Santos got the flu. It was the second year in a row that he had gotten sick and missed it. "Next year, I'll be ready," he told his brother.

On Sept. 11, Mr. Santos, 37, was at the trade center again. This time, Mr. Santos, a computer consultant for Accenture, was working.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on November 16, 2001.

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