Fit as a Fiddle, Full of Love
Glenn Kirwin was fit. Triathlon fit.
Over the years, he competed in a number of triathlons, and though he stopped the endurance events after the children arrived, he kept himself in enviable shape. "He was a fitness freak," said his wife, Joan. "He did 50-mile bicycle rides."
When they were dating, she attempted to keep up, but it was hopeless. "I once did 30 miles with him," she said, "but I couldn't sit for a week."
Mr. Kirwin, 40, lived in Scarsdale, N.Y., and was up at 5:15 in the morning to catch the 6:30 train to New York, where he was the head of product development at the eSpeed division of Cantor Fitzgerald.
It was usually 8 at night when he arrived home. It was his practice, though, to always do something with the children, Miles, 10, and Troy, 7, before they went to bed. He would read them a story or play checkers or engage in a game of Go Fish. Sometimes they would go outside and play catch or shoot baskets.
On weekends, he would take the boys golfing with him, even if that meant they did little more than steer the cart. Miles had gotten into running, and Mr. Kirwin would take him jogging for three or four miles.
In mid-October, Miles came home from school beaming. There had been a mile run that day as part of the National Physical Fitness Award program. Miles told his mother that he had finished first among the fifth graders. Mrs. Kirwin said to him, "Well, Daddy was up there watching you and rooting for you."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 9, 2001.
KIRWIN-Glenn. Taken from us suddenly on September 11, 2001, in the World Trade Center tragedy. He was a loving husband to Joan, a wonderful father to Miles and Troy, a cherished son of Barbara and Paul, an adored brother of Jon, Peter, Andrew, Daniel and Jennifer, a devoted son-in-law to Sara Oyster and G. Stewart and Jan Boswell, a treasured brotherin-law to Bernadette and Romy Kirwin, Stewart M. and Gay Bos well, and Margaret Surbaugh, a beloved uncle to Brooke Kirwin, Sara and Katherine Surbaugh, James, Saxon and Lucy Boswell and friend to many. Glenn was a Partner at Cantor Fitzgerald, and a Senior-Vice President of eSpeed. He was the light in our lives and he will always be in our hearts. A me morial service was held on Monday, September 17, 2001, at the Westchester Reform Temple, 255 Mamaroneck, Rd., Scarsdale, NY. Donations may be made to The Cantor Fitzgerald Foundation, 101 Park Ave., 45th Floor, NY, NY 10178-0060, Attn: Phil Ginsberg or the Macular De generation Foundation, P.O. box 8752, San Jose, CA 95157.
Paid Notice published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on September 18, 2001.