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Ronald C. Fazio’s son, Ron Jr., was getting married on Oct. 14. So Mr. Fazio spent the last few months as his son’s trusted wedding consultant — touring reception halls, interviewing florists, considering limousine services. When his three children were young, Mr. Fazio never missed a baseball game, a school play or a prom. “He was the ideal family man,” Ron Jr. said. LEARN MORE

Ronald C. Fazio’s son, Ron Jr., is getting married on Oct. 14. So Mr. Fazio spent the last few months as his son’s trusted wedding consultant — touring reception halls, interviewing florists, considering limousine services. When his three children were young, Mr. Fazio never missed a baseball game, a school play or a prom. “He was the ideal family man,” Ron Jr. said.

In recent years, Mr. Fazio would ride the train from Closter, N.J., to his office at Aon Reinsurance, on the 99th floor of 2 World Trade Center, and two of his grown children would ride in with him. “He lost his father at the age of 9,” said Mr. Fazio’s wife, Janet. “When he had his children, he used to say to me, `I don’t know how to be a father.’ Well, he did a better job than a lot of men. When my parents were sick and dying, he would be the one to go for me if I couldn’t handle going because I was devastated. He was a family man for all of us.” Mrs. Fazio corrected herself: “He is.”

Profile courtesy of THE NEW YORK TIMES.