Scott C. Vasel

Scott  C.  Vasel
World Trade Center

Second Day in a New Job

In June, Scott C. Vasel, 32, moved into a new home in Park Ridge, N.J., with his wife, Amy, and his two sons, Ryan, 4, and Matthew, 2. Then he took the summer off to spend it with his family - at the zoo, at the beach, in Vermont. And on Sept. 10 he started a job at the World Trade Center as a disaster recovery specialist with Marsh & McLennan, the insurance brokerage company.

"He said he had a great cubicle right against the window and he could see a great view of the Hudson," said Jenny Frantin, his sister-in-law. "He was looking forward to the job. They had a great summer and he was ready."

Now Mr. Vasel's new neighbors on Pine Drive have stood by his family. They have brought over food, hired a cleaning woman and a lawn service, offered to baby-sit and shop. "They're making dinners from here through Thanksgiving," Ms. Frantin said.

The neighbors set aside a spot in the grass for a shrine with candles and flowers. They also put up a flag-shaped wooden sign. "God Bless America and Our Neighbor," it reads.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 7, 2001.

View/Sign Guest Book  |   E-mail this Tribute

Search Site »
Home | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Contact Us
© Copyright 1999-2015 All Rights Reserved