Getting Things Right
The wonderful thing about Gennady Boyarsky was that he was a perfectionist who took as much pride in getting simple things right — like a backyard cookout with his wife, Jolonta, and son, Michael, 7 — as in creating a travel package as an American Express travel agent. Mr. Boyarsky worked for the company at the World Trade Center for five years.
Mr. Boyarsky, 34, was known for his extensive, eclectic music collection, his ability to make detailed maps of just about anyplace, and his mischievous streak. His only sibling, Beata Boyarsky, 25, said some of her fondest early memories were of the times her brother rearranged the furniture in their home when their mother left on errands. Once, when she was 6 or 7, he dressed her up as Wonder Woman.
Ms. Boyarsky said her brother never lost that fun-loving side. "He was a simple, honest, hard-working guy."
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 8, 2001.