David DiMeglio

David DiMeglio
American Flight 11

Gregariously Gifted

David DiMeglio was a child of his digital generation. He loved computers, and was this close to turning that love into a career. "He was just coming into himself," said his father, John.

After working as an apprentice electrician, Mr. DiMeglio, 22, recently finished computer school and was starting a business in computer services — helping people upgrade hard drives and the like (the stuff the young somehow seem best at).

He was so good at it that his father was convinced that "the business would have taken off."

If it had, it would have owed a lot to this young man's outgoing personality.

"He loved to help people," his father said. Mr. DiMeglio's friends were numerous, but he did not reserve his charms for his peers.

His 2-year-old nephew got so excited when he saw Uncle David that he could not stand still.

And Mr. DiMeglio was no one-note computer nerd. He wrote and sang rap songs and loved to draw.

He loved motorcycles, even dismantling one in the garage. And he was an avid wrestling fan.

On Sept. 11, Mr. DiMeglio, who lived with his father near Boston, headed west on American Airlines Flight 11 to help his mother move.

Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on December 10, 2001.

Of Wakefield, formerly of Saugus, tragically, Sept. 11 at the World Trade Center N.Y.C., David. Devoted son of John DiMeglio of Wakefield & Patti (Snider) DiMeglio of California. Brother of Daniel & his wife Stacy of Stoneham. Grandson of Dorothy DiMegilo of Everett. Great-grandson of Rose Cieri of Boston & Valmore Cantin of Wakefield. Dear uncle of Daniel & June DiMeglio. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Sat., Sept. 15 at 11 AM in St. Florence's Church, Wakefield. Relatives & Friends invited. Memorial donations are appreciated to a trust fund for is niece June and nephew Daniel DiMeglio, c/o Marie DiMeglio, 3 June Circle, Wakefield MA 01880, (781) 245-4501. Arrangements by Carroll Funeral Home, MALDEN.

Paid Notice published in THE BOSTON GLOBE on 9/13/2001.

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