NU Online News Service, April 10, 10:04 a.m. – Authorities have recovered the body of former New York State Insurance Superintendent Neil Levin from the site of the World Trade Center, according to New York officials.
Private funeral services were held Sunday, officials say.
Levin was New York’s insurance superintendent from 1997 to 2001, after serving for two years as the state’s banks superintendent. He left the insurance post in April to become the executive director of the Port Authority, the agency that supervises ports, bridges, airports and other transportation facilities in the New York City area. The Port Authority owns the World Trade Center and had offices in the famous twin towers.
Levin is believed to have died on the 106th floor of World Trade Center Tower 1, shortly after a hijacked jet struck the tower.
The state has honored Levin’s memory by establishing the Neil D. Levin Graduate Institute of International Relations and Commerce in New York City.
Officials say the trade center attacks killed more than 2,900 people. Hundreds of the victims worked for insurance companies, insurance brokerage firms, and other financial services companies. Recovery crews are still searching for the remains of many of the victims.