W. David Bauer: Sports and
W. David Bauer took part in a triathlon the weekend
before the World Trade Center was attacked. At 45, he did
better in the bicycling, running and swimming competition
than he had expected to, said his wife, Ginny. He went to
his sons' football scrimmage. He grilled steaks and drank
cabernet wine with friends they entertained at their
Rumson, N.J., home.
"It was a perfect weekend," Mrs. Bauer said. It was
also the sum of what he loved best: sports, family,
friends and competition.
Mr. Bauer was head of global sales for eSpeed, a
division of Cantor Fitzgerald. The job came a year ago
after a series of promotions at Merrill Lynch, Lehman
Brothers and Credit Suisse.
Mrs. Bauer said sports was a big part of their family
life. But her husband was constantly telling his children
that lifelong learning was important, too. To one son who
loved playing basketball, he would say: "Just be the
smartest basketball player."