Description Crab drop line belonging to Ronald Carl Fazio, Sr. The line consists of a long piece of twill rope wrapped around a large gray weight and a triangular metal clasp.
Historical Notes Bronx-born Ronald Fazio lived with his wife, Janet, in Closter, New Jersey. They had three grown children. Excited for his son’s October wedding, Ronald spent summer 2001 inspecting reception halls and flower shops. He and his son both worked at the World Trade Center. On September 11, his son had the day off. Ronald, an Aon Corporation accountant, was on the South Tower’s 99th floor. He was 57 years old.
Curator's Comment When not on the job as an accountant at the World Trade Center, New Jersey resident Ronald Fazio took special pleasure in beach outings at the New Jersey Shore. A favorite pastime was crabbing the traditional way with string, a weight, and the right bait attached to it. Ronald visited the same pier each summer to catch crabs. His day’s catch was typically used for another favorite hobby—cooking. HIDE