An executive for Westport’s Bridgewater Associates, Bruce Steinberg, and his family were among 10 Americans killed when a charter plane crashed into a mountain in Costa Rica on Sunday.
Bridgewater employee Bruce Steinberg with family in a Facebook photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Facebook photo
“The Bridgewater family lost Bruce Steinberg (a senior investor at Bridgewater and a wonderful man) and his family,” Ray Dalio, the founder of the Westport-based hedge fund, said in a statement on social media.
“Right now, we are each processing this devastating tragedy in our own ways. At this time I will be devoting my attentions to doing this and helping others.”
Steinberg, 50, his 51-year-old wife, Irene, and their three sons, Matthew, William and Zachary died in the crash. They lived in Scarsdale, New York.
Westporter Alex Flug, 20, a sophomore at UConn, helps friend, Mia White, 18, a senior at Suffield Academy, on the P.A.L. ice rink at Longshore Club Park today for a New Year’s Day outing. White said she has skated only twice previously. “And I’m very cold today too,” she added. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
With temperatures in the single digits, participants in today’s polar plunge at Compo Beach braved the elements in the fundraising event sponsored by Temple Israel of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
As has been our tradition on the first day of the year, WestportNow presents a pictorial look back at the year just ended.
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