Denise Elizabeth Crant: New York,
she was born in Fort Myers, Fla., and lived in
Hackensack, N.J., Denise Elizabeth Crant was a New Yorker
"I used to give her heck about not being a real New
Yorker," said her brother John, of Manhattan.
But even a teasing younger brother could see that her
job in the facilities department of Marsh U.S.A., on the
93rd floor of the north tower of the World Trade Center,
had changed her demeanor. "It was like having her old
self back," Mr. Crant said. "She had the glow back."
Ms. Crant, 46, returned in September 2000, after
taking a five-year break from the city. She first moved
to New York in 1987 to get married. She left the city
when the marriage broke up. "Until she left, she didn't
realize how much she truly loved it," Mr. Crant said.
"Every time I ever spoke with her it was all about moving
back to New York."
When she returned, she and her brother, an executive
recruiter, spoke daily. Most mornings she would take the
bus into the city, often arriving by 6:30 a.m. Then she
would leave a voice-mail message for her brother, teasing
him about his "banker's hours."
"So I would call her pretty much every morning when I
got in," Mr. Crant said. "I really miss those calls."