Samuel Fields: Sports-Loving
Fields was a man of simple tastes. He loved Motown and
the Beatles. He loved singing in the choir in the House
of God Holy Church in Harlem, and he was thrilled to play
bongos there. He also served as a church deacon, helping
usher the elderly to seats.
Mr. Fields, 36, loved sports. He loved watching the
Yankees on television, and the Mets, too. He often played
basketball with his kids in the court just outside their
apartment in the Martin Luther King Jr. Towers on 114th
He also loved strolling around downtown with his wife
of 10 years, Angela. Sometimes he showed her around the
World Trade Center, where he worked as a $22,000-a-year
security guard. "He was last seen on the first floor in
the North Tower helping people get out of the building,"
He left four children: Samuel Jr., 11; Stefan, 7;
Demetrius, 5; and Sharaia, 3. Last summer Mr. Fields
learned that his wife was expecting a fifth child this
March. "He was at first worried that we didn't have
enough money," Mrs. Fields said. "I told him God would
make a way for us, and he accepted it."