Orlando Aguiar, 29, of Round Lake Park, Ill.
The pilot of Flight 4184, Aguiar joined American Eagle in 1987. Little is
known of the man who had lived in Schaumburg before taking possession of a
two-story home in the Chicago suburb in January.
The house is dark. Relatives had no comment.
Bruce B. Anglemyer, 49, of Rocky Mount, N.C., formerly of South Bend.
Anglemyer was the company treasurer with Hardees Food Systems, Inc., in
Rocky Mount. Sources said Anglemeyer had been in Indiana on business and had
visited his mother and stepfather in South Bend.
Anglemyer is survived by his wife, Sandra, and two sons, Jon, 21, and
Bradley, 17, of Rocky Mount.
Mark Bailenson, 32, of Carpentersville, Ill.
Nancy Baker, 48, of San Jose, Calif.
Joseph Begeny Jr., 52, of Grayslake, Ill.
Peter Bonneau, 37, of LaChenale, Canada.
Bonneau owned a pool cover company and had been in Indianapolis for the
Industrial Fabrics Association convention, which was Saturday through Monday at
the Indiana Convention Center. He was returning to LaChenale, which is
northeast of Montreal.
He was married with children ages 11 and 12. He had exhibited a warp-knit
fabric that is used for such things as laundry bags and tarpaulins on trucks
Timothy Bramley, 48, of Springfield, Va.
Jeff Burrell, 22, of Salisbury, Mass.
An avid golfer, Burrell played baseball and basketball at Triton High School
in Salisbury. He graduated in February from the University of Massachusetts,
with a degree in hotel, restaurant and travel administration. He had been
visiting a friend at Indiana State University, according to his father, Gerry
Burrell, of Salisbury.
Jose V. Calderon, of Chicago.
Jose W. Calderon, of Chicago.
Richard Cunningham,of Walton, Ind.
Gino De Marco, 34, of Mount Prospect, Ill.
De Marco, a sales executive with the Chicago Hilton and Towers hotel since
1991, was returning from a one-day business trip.
De Marco was raised in Queens, New York and attended American University.
He is survived by his wife of three years, Lourdes Ruiz, who is pregnant
with their first child; his mother, Doris; and a brother, Chris.
"Gino was compassionate, hardworking, outgoing and so well liked by
customers," said Hilton spokesman John Folks.
Rich Denny, 38, of San Jose, Calif.
A quality engineer for a firm in California, Denny was on his way to New
York, a stepson said. He declined to provide further details, saying, "It's
been real hard for me."
John Bernard Droy, 61, of Rockford Ill.
Born and raised in Rockford, Droy worked at Ingersoll Milling and Machine
for 39 years. He was the vice president of sales in the production machinery
"He started as a clean-up person," said Brian Howard, a company spokesman.
"He worked his way up from the lowest position in the company."
Droy served a stint in the U.S. Army and was a member of the honor guard.
He is survived by his wife, Sonia, of 41 years, five sons and eight
He had flown to Indianapolis Monday morning for business.
"He was a very loving and giving father; all of the boys had a very close
relationship with him," said his son Brian. "He always gave the most and never
thought twice about it. It sounds like a cliche, but you can ask anybody.
"Everyone has to deal with death. Unfortunately we have to do it today."
Cheryl Dwyer, 41, of Arlington Heights, Ill.
Dwyer had been a clinical specialist for the medical product division of
Hewlett Packard in Chicago for the past two years.
She left for Indianapolis Monday morning to demonstrate a product for an
Indianapolis company. She was filling in for a colleague who was unable to make
She is survived by her husband, Dennis. She was an avid skater and competed
in the sport.
According to company officials, she had decided to come home early to
celebrate Halloween with her husband.
"We're deeply saddened by the loss," said Dan Romaniak, a communications
manager at Hewlett Packard. "She was very highly respected by not only her
clients but by her colleagues."
Kenneth Raymond Ernst
Valerie Ferryman, 44, of Indianapolis.
G. Kathleen Fulle, 47, of Des Plaines, Ill.
Jeffrey Gagliano, 30, of Eagle, Wis.
First Officer Gagliano was co-pilot of the plane that went down. Though
logging 3,882 hours as a Simmons pilot for five years, Gagliano's father said
his son flew a plane before he learned to drive.
Gagliano grew up on a horse farm and got his pilot's license at age 16, said
his father, Al. "When he wasn't flying, he was working with horses ... he was
my best friend."
Jay Ganong, 52, of Orange County, Calif.
Ian Garbutt, 33, of Hartlepool, England.
Richard Griffo, 28, of Elizabeth, N.J.
Before Griffo boarded Flight 4184, he left a message on an answering machine
in an apartment he shared with Joe LeGrand, a co-worker at P&O Containers of
East Rutherford, N.J.
"He asked me to pick him up at the airport when I came home - said he was
going to be in at 11:30 p.m.," LeGrand said. "I didn't go. I blew it off.
Today's been one of the worst days of my life."
Griffo traveled to Indianapolis for his sister's swearing-in ceremony of law
school graduates who had passed the Indiana Bar exam. "I don't know her name,"
LeGrand said. "All I know is, he cared about his sister a lot ... he told
me he was going to enjoy getting on a plane."
Adrian Grimberg, 24, of Columbia.
Gilda Grimberg, 43, of Columbia.
Sammy Grimberg, 45, of Columbia.
Elizabeth A. Guba, 37, of Indianapolis
Mrs. Pat Henry, of Glenview, Ill.
Mr. Pat Henry, of Glenview, Ill.
Amanda Holberg, 23, of Houston, Texas
Flight Attendant Holberg, who joined American Eagle on Oct. 6, was making
her first scheduled, unsupervised flight after weeks of training when the crash
Holberg never worried about flying, said her mother, Sharon Holberg. "We
alked about it, and both of us gave the old line, 'More accidents happen going
to the airport than on a plane,'~"
A mass communications graduate of Southwest Texas State University in May,
Holberg had planned to become a television reporter one day. "She wanted to
travel, first," her mother said. "I knew she had to get it out of her
system before she would dedicate herself to the other."
Peter Johnson,of Piedmont, Calif.
A Wisconsin native, Johnson was in the software business and had lived in
California 20 years. He left behind a wife, a 10-year-old son and a 6-year-old
daughter. A friend called Johnson "the best father" she's ever known.
Wan Suk Ko, of Seoul, Korea.
David Landes, 32, of Indianapolis.
Landes worked for Physicians Practice Management. At the time of the crash,
he was headed to Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, Ill.
Landes was a Danville Junior High School math teacher before joining the
Indianapolis company as an engineer. He was also a former football, basketball
and track coach.
Brigitte Laroche,of Grandby County in Montreal, Canada.
Rev. Ken Leech, mid-50s, of Preston, England.
He was returning from an annual fall meeting of the Free Methodist churches.
See story above.
John J. MacDonald, 32, of Carmel, Ind.
MacDonald was a marketing specialist at Delco Electronics Corp. He joined
the Kokomo company in 1989 and had planned to catch a connecting flight from
Chicago to Brazil. He and his wife were parents of a 14-month-old child.
Eileen McDavid, of Terre Haute.
Mrs. Jason McGee, of Bamberg, Germany.
Elizabeth "Lily" McKay, 63, of Hillington in Glasgow, Scotland.
She was a retired statistician with British Steel. She was traveling with
her lifelong friend, Bettie Tweedie.
"I spoke to Lily on Saturday night and she was having a great time. She had
been away for a month and was looking forward to coming home," McKay's brother
"Lily was a devoted Christian whose life was all about sharing and caring
for people," Tom McKay said. "She will be desperately missed not just by the
family but by all the Christian community."
Before leaving for her holiday, Lily McKay had cared for her parents, who
died recently. She was single.
Rob McMillin, 36, of Rockford, Ill.
McMillin had accompanied Droy on a business trip to Indianapolis.
He was a senior sales representative and had worked for Ingersoll Milling
and Machine for six years.
"He was a terrific, upstanding young man," said company spokesman Brian
Howard. "He had an excellent future in front of him."
Jerry Michel, 48, Shelbyville, Ind.
Michel, a prominent Shelbyville businessman and community leader, was the
former president of ENBI Indiana Inc., a plant that builds parts for copiers
and fax machines. He oversaw the opening of the company's Shelbyville plant in
March 1993 and remained with it until April 1994.
He may have been on his way to Chicago for a job interview, aquaintances
Michel spent most of the last 21 years in the Shelby County area working for
Freudenberg-NOK, a Plymouth, Mich.-based maker of automobile parts.
Michel is survived by his wife, Judith, and three grown children.
Sandi Modaff, 27, of Naperville.
Flight Attendant Modaff joined American Eagle in 1988 to fulfill a dream
she'd had for years. Her mother, Carole Modaff, said Sandi made her career
decision as a senior at Wabonsie Valley High School, Aurora, and dropped out of
the College of DuPage to pursue that dream.
Anthony Moore, 26, of Seattle, formerly of Mishawaka. Moore served as a
groomsman in a friend's wedding in Batesville over the weekend. He was a
graduate of St. Francis College in Fort Wayne, and worked as the director of a
youth development program at a Seattle Young Men's Christian Association.
Lewise Morris, 75, of Lakeport, Fla.
Bill Novichuk, 47.
Jo S. Parmar, of Sutton Coldfield, England.
He was married and was believed to have been in Indianapolis on business. A
family friend in Sutton Coldfield said he had known Parmar for several years
and rushed to his house as soon as he heard the news. A neighbor described
Parmar as very charming.
Alan Ramm, early 50s, of Preston, England. See above.
William John Readings, 34, of Montreal, Canada.
Readings, a British citizen, was an associate professor of comparative
literature at the University of Montreal. He often commuted to Indiana on
weekends and breaks to see his wife, Diane Elam, a professor of English at
Indiana University-Bloomington. She returned home from the airport to learn
that his plane had crashed.
Born in England, Readings received his bachelor, master and doctorate
degrees from Oxford University. He had published four books.
Serge Robitaille, of Grandby County in Montreal, Canada.
David Shellberg, 27, of Norman, Okla.
Shellberg spent the weekend attending Purdue homecoming activites in West
The 1991 meterology graduate was working on his masters degree at the
University of Oklahoma and had returned to Indiana to play his alto saxophone
in a performance by Purdue's alumni marching band.
Jeff Hanna, Shellberg's college roommate, said he was shocked and saddened
by the news his friend was on the ill-fated flight.
"His life was meteorology," Hanna said, remarking that it was ironic that
weather conditions may have contributed to the crash that ended Shellberg's
life. "The way the weather worked was completely intriguing to Dave."
Hanna said he remembers one incident vividly, when a tornado was spotted
near the apartment he and Shellberg shared.
"Everyone was running for cover," Hanna said. "Then here comes Dave running
the opposite direction with a notebook and camera.
"I yelled, 'Dave, you're going the wrong way.' He looked at me, smiled and
said, 'No, the funnel cloud is this way.'"
Elkin Sithole, 63, of Chicago.
Sithole, a native of New Castle, South Africa, and a personal friend of
President Nelson Mandela, was a professor of anthropology and musicology at
Northeastern University's Center for Inner-City Studies in Chicago.
He reportedly was in Indianapolis giving a lecture.
Sithole came to the United States in the early 1960s and began teaching at
Northeastern in 1968. He later received his Ph.D. from the University of
Belfast in 1976.
He is survived by four grown children.
"He was extremely intelligent," said Denise Wilson, an administrative
assistant at Northeastern. "His classes were very popular."
Sithole had planned to return to South Africa to write a book to be used in
Eva and Svenlennart Sjoeberg, 77 and 74, of Ramvik Harmosand, Sweden. They
were returning to Sweden after a three-week visit with their daughter, Ulla, in
Indianapolis, according to their son Jan. A third Sjoeberg child also lives in
Svenlennart was a retired teacher and the organist at their small village
church. The minister called it a terrible loss for the small village, pop.
1,000. Their village is about 190 miles north of Stockholm. Swedish police
notified family members of the deaths.
Fred Smith, 46, of Buffalo Hills, N.Y.
Smith was an air controller for 25 years with Denver Metropolitan Airport.
He was flying to Chicago to watch the Bears square off against the Green Bay
David A. Snyder, 58, of Kokomo.
Snyder was the manager of operations support for international activities
for Kokomo-based Delco Electronics Corp. He joined Delco in 1965.
Ken Spencer, 53.
Dr. H.L. Stackhouse, 61, of Tuscon, Ariz.
An Indiana native, Stackhouse grew up on a 365-acre farm near West
Bayden-French Lick. Stackhouse and his wife, Bernice, had returned to the
family farm to combine business with pleasure - the first birthday celebration
of a grandson in Ypsilanti, Mich.
Stackhouse, who served in the Air Force and had a Ph.D. in zoology, was the
owner of two Tuscon companies - Southwest Scientific Co., one of the nation's
largest suppliers of preserved, biological specimens to schools, and
Southwestern Casket Company.
The Stackhouses were returning home from a trip that began on Oct. 10. "He
had to make calls in Chicago, Detroit, South Carolina and North Carolina," said
Phil Brill, Mrs. Stackhouse's father. Then the couple headed to see one of
their three daughters, their only grandson of four grandchildren.
Bernice Stackhouse 58, of Tuscon, Ariz.
Stackhouse's wife, also a native of Indiana, frequently helped with the
family businesses. She also was a member of Traveler's Aid of Tuscon, a
homeless advocacy group, and Arizona Right to Choose, an affiliate of National
Abortion Rights Action League.
Her father, Phil Brill, said neither Bernice nor her husband ever expressed
fear of flying. "They were going all the time," Brill said. "The doctor flew
himself, until his eyes gave out and he couldn't get his license renewed. I
don't think they ever worried about it ever happening."
Bradley R. Stansberry, 27, of Anderson.
Stansberry was a project engineer at Delco Electronics Corp. He joined the
Kokomo company in 1990 and had planned to catch a connecting flight from
Chicago to Germany.
Morry Stein, 58, of Hartsdale, N.Y.
Jerry Thomas,of Indianapolis.
Dana Thomspon, 27, of Chicago
Barbara Tribble, 50, of Dallas, Texas.
She was returning from the induction of a son, Garvin Senn III, into the
Indiana Bar, an event her husband, Ron, described as one of the happiest
moments of her life.
"This is "hard to believe," Ron said. "There's a void ... yet, I can't
help feeling she was happy right up to the end."
An employee of Mobil Oil Corp., Tribble worked in the human resources
department on relocations and college recruitment. Besides Garvin, she had a
daughter, Melissa, and community friends. "She was likeable. People trusted
her, and she was always upbeat."
Betty Tweedie, 60, of Renfrew, Scotland.
She was a church elder at Renfrew Trinity Church and was returning from a
month-long visit with her sister, Lettie, in Indianapolis.
Tweedie's church congregation was devastated by her death, the Rev. Stuart
Steell said. "She was an elder and a choir member and was a tower of strength
to many people. Our loss is heaven's gain."
Thomas H. Wright, 47, of Indianapolis.
Wright was a global director of field research and development for
DowElanco, a joint venture between Dow Chemical and Eli Lilly and Co.
He may have been trying to catch a connecting flight to Europe.
Wright was responsible for DowElanco research stations throughout the world
and traveled extensively.
Wright and his wife, Ann, lived in Indianapolis with a son and daughter.