Stuart C. Gruskin, a loving husband and father, was struck and killed by a bicyclist traveling in the wrong direction on a one-way street in New York City on April 28, 2009.
Whether it was about family, work or friends, Stuart embodied loyalty, honesty, integrity and determination… he was truly a rare breed. He was a wonderful husband to Nancy, his wife of 15 years, and a devoted father to his twelve-year old twins, David and Samantha. Despite his long working days, Stuart always made his children’s needs his number one priority. He taught them to be kind, gentle and upstanding individuals, to face challenges and persevere through adversity, and always to treat others with dignity and respect.
In business, Stuart’s success was founded on his principled and honest approach to people and his indefatigable work ethic. His extraordinary energy and determination were always evident and perhaps best expressed by Mark Brattebo, Co-CEO of Valuation Research,
“Despite our senior titles, we found in short order that, in reality, we were really working for Stuart.”
In referring to Stuart’s energy he went on to say, “despite attending many late evening and group events, Stuart took tremendous pride in never missing the 6:40 A.M. train into the city.”
Stuart had a deep love of sports. Although his favorite teams were the NY Mets, Islanders and Jets, it really did not matter what team was playing – Stuart was a fan to all! He had a great passion for attending sports events but his all time favorites were his children’s – he swelled with pride at David’s baseball games and at Samantha’s softball and basketball games.
In short, Stuart left his mark on this world in the very deep and committed relationships he cultivated. His legacy will be felt in the hearts and minds of all the people he touched.