Daniel Nolan, 44, died Tuesday (September 11, 2001) in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Dan was born in Hartford and was a graduate of the University of Hartford in 1983 with a BS Degree in Business Administration. He was employed by Johnson & Higgins/March McLennan as Assistant Vice President - Computer Technology Services. He is survived by his wife, Renee; two children, Jonathan Daniel (7) and Kaitlyn Eileen (4); his parents, Robert and Eileen; a brother, Michael; three sisters, Kathy, Pamela, and Mary; and six nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held on Sunday, September 16th. In lieu of flowers a scholarship fund has been established for the Nolan children. Send donations to the 1st Baptist Church of Dover, 126 Mt. Pleasant Ave., Dover/Rockaway, NJ 07801 c/o "Nolan Children Scholarship Fund".
Paid Notice published in THE HARTFORD COURANT on September 22, 2001.
The Ultimate 'Fun Guy'
Daniel Nolan thought of himself as invincible. Danger did not scare him. It sounded like fun.
He was an expert skier, and his idea of a good time was to ski down a mountain that did not have any trails carved out of it. When he went scuba diving, he would descend as deep as possible, and would grab onto whatever fish were down there and ride them. "He would take things to the extreme," said his wife, Renee. "He was never afraid to take risks. He would always talk about how nothing could hurt him."
He enjoyed fast trips in his motorboat on Lake Hopatcong, N.J., near where he lived, and friends labeled him the "Fun Guy," because of his adventuresome streak and his abiding passion for jokes. He belonged to a joke circuit of sorts on the Internet, and e- mailed friends fresh jokes every day. His wife got them too. "There were a lot of blonde jokes," she said.
But Mr. Nolan, 44, an assistant vice president for computer technology services with Marsh & McLennan, had a more placid dream for himself and his family ‹ a splendid house on Lake Hopatcong. They had begun building it and it is nearly finished. Now it is for sale.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 22, 2001.