"The Energizer Bunny"
For Thomas G. Crotty the perfect day would look something like this: a run on the beach, followed by a game of tennis, perhaps a little biking or kayaking topped off with an afternoon playing with his two girls, who are 6 and 2 years old.
"Tom is somebody who on weekends never sat still," said his brother John Crotty. "He crammed his weekend with as many activities as he possibly could. We used to joke that he had it planned out in 30-second intervals."
A managing director with Sandler O'Neill & Partners, Mr. Crotty competed regularly in marathons and was to participate in a triathalon the weekend after Sept. 11. "When I think of Tom, the first think that comes to mind is the Energizer bunny," said Tom Mulkeen, a friend and running partner. "He never stopped."
He was also known to quietly help others, whether it was donating blood and platelets for a client with leukemia or picking up a sandwich for a homeless man. "He always had the kindest intentions at the forefront," Mr. Mulkeen said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on January 20, 2002.