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Names of 155 Killed in Air Crash

August 22, 1987|From Associated Press

Following are the names of 155 of the victims in the crash of a Northwest Airlines jet Sunday at Detroit's airport, including six crew members, 147 passengers and two people killed on the ground.

Northwest on Monday released the names of the crew on Flight 255 and the names of three off-duty employees who were killed aboard the plane. However, the airline has said it will not release a passenger list.

The names were compiled by the Associated Press from various sources, including the Wayne County medical examiner's office and relatives who were notified by the airline.

Passengers:

William A. Acker, 34, Phoenix.

George Amabile, Phoenix.

Jamie Amabile, Phoenix.

Mildred Avedisian, 52, Tucson.

Anthony Bagnato, 50, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Jan Bagnato, 50, Scottsdale.

Tom Barberio, 24, Lansing, Mich.

Donald W. Beck, Phoenix.

Kenneth A. Bell, 28, Canton, Mich.

William M. Best, 36, Phoenix.

Kathryn Best, 32, Phoenix.

William Best Jr., 5, Phoenix.

Hillary Best, 3, Phoenix.

Katelyn Best, 4 months, Phoenix.

Burke Bird, 32, Phoenix.

Soumitra Biswas, 30, Morristown, N.J.

William C. Blakely, 41, Phoenix.

Herbert Brantley, 26, Phoenix.

Donald Briggs, 43, Scottsdale.

Matthew Briggs, 13, Scottsdale.

Megan Briggs, 8, Scottsdale.

Sharon Briggs, 42, Scottsdale.

Steve Brosnan, 27, Chandler, Ariz.

Harry Brown, Canton, Mich.

Timothy L. Buck, 28, Tucson.

Ryan Buck, 5, Tuscon.

James R. Burnett, 64, Okemos, Mich.

Rhett Taylor Bushong, 19, Mission Viejo.

Donald Byelich, 46, Chandler, Ariz.

Susan Byelich, 48, Chandler.

Michael Byelich, 16, Chandler.

Bradley Byelich, 14, Chandler.

John Carter, Phoenix.

Michael Cichan, 32, Tempe, Ariz.

Paula Cichan, 33, Tempe.

David Cichan, 6, Tempe.

Susie Cody, Tempe.

Jennifer Cody, 15, Tempe.

Carolyn Cohen, 25, Phoenix.

Capt. Jerome D. Cook, 48, Phoenix, off-duty Northwest employee.

J. Cathie Corona, 44, St. Clair Shores, Mich.

Judy Davis, 50, Tempe.

Kurt Dobronski, 28, Scottsdale.

Julie Donzalski, 25, Phoenix.

Joann Downs, 33, Phoenix.

Lewis Dresch, 45, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Charles Englert, 27, Tucson.

Karen Englert, 28, Tucson.

Charles Englert Jr., 14 months, Tucson.

Gregg Files, 35, Chandler, Ariz.

Peter Frank, hometown unknown.

Robert Gaines, Rochester Hills, Mich.

Sande Garriott, Phoenix.

Elizabeth Geiger, 7, Phoenix.

Emily Geiger, 13, Phoenix.

Robert Geiger, 39, Phoenix.

Lauren Geiger, Gilbert, Ariz.

Lisa Geiger, Gilbert.

Ronald Geiger, Gilbert.

Valerie Geiger, Gilbert.

Judy Glazer, Phoenix.

Joshua Glazer, Phoenix.

Patrick Gleason, 49, Utica, Mich.

Murray H. Goldstein, 43, Cranford, N.J.

Toby Greene, 40, Tucson.

Kitty Greene, 11, Tucson.

Linda Grigg, 40, Phoenix.

Kail Grigg, 39, Phoenix.

Richard Allen Gruici, Phoenix.

Glenn Haas, 31, Phoenix.

Douglas A. Hagler, 31, Burton, Mich.

Craig Hale, 30, Peoria, Ariz.

Kimberly Hale, 30, Peoria, Ariz.

Mary Henry, Scottsdale.

Travis Henry, Scottsdale.

H. Scott Hines, 28, Phoenix.

Army Lt. Christine Hoffman, 23, El Paso.

Craig Hoffman, 27, Phoenix.

Randy Hoffman, 24, Prescott, Ariz.

Cynthia Horton, 37, Phoenix.

Kevin Insalaco, 27, Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Marshall Johnson, 31, Phoenix.

Barbara Karow, 39, Phoenix.

Justin Keener, 12, Scottsdale.

Gary Kimmel, 34, Fenton, Mich.

Donald Klaft, Phoenix.

Lisa Klaft, Phoenix.

Mary Jane Kmack, 62, Clarence, N.Y.

Hollins O. Langton, 26, Phoenix.

Janine Martin, 28, Tempe.

Ernest John Mathews, 38, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Eric Mazade, 30, Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.

Matthew McLaughlin, 29, Mesa, Ariz.

Daniel Mickelson, 18, Scottsdale.

Wayne Mickelson, Scottsdale.

Terry J. Misener, 40, Tucson.

Suzanne Morris, 35, Federal Way, Wash., off-duty Northwest flight attendant.

William Kirk Murdy, 22, Jackson, Mich.

Arlene Nelson, Detroit.

Debra O'Connell, 24, Phoenix.

Michael M. Peacock, 39, Phoenix.

Richard Pfister, Phoenix.

DeAnna Presti, 15, Mesa, Ariz.

Dan Pursley, 28, Phoenix.

Karen Pursley, 26, Phoenix.

Hidi Ratliff, 16, Santa Ana.

Virginia Robinson, 45, Fountain Valley.

Keith Rogers, Tempe.

Capt. Melvin C. Roundy, 53, Mesa, Ariz., off-duty Northwest employee.

John J. Ross, Phoenix.

Louis Scarseletta, 30, Lockport, N.Y.

Carl A. Scherer, 58, Clarence Center, N.Y.

Mary Scott, Ahwatukee, Ariz.

Sam Scott, 9, Ahwatukee, Ariz.

Patricia A. Shero, 53, Davison, Mich.

Larry Sills, Paradise Valley, Ariz.

Thomas L. Spark, 32, Lockport, N.Y.

Stuart L. Stoner, Bloomfield, Mich.

Jay Strausbaugh, 29, Sterling Heights, Mich.

Michael Sullivan, 27, Phoenix.

Joanne Surowitz, 18, Tustin.

Pat Tallarico, 24, Lansing, Mich.

M. Jane Tanfield, Tempe.

Jeanna Tawzer, Scottsdale.

Doug Thompson, Scottsdale.

Nell Thompson, Scottsdale.

Erica Thomsen, 61, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Laura Thorell, 28, Glendale, Ariz.

Larry Thorell, Glendale, Ariz.

Krista Thorell, 1, Glendale, Ariz.

Lisa Tombasco, 26, Laguna Hills.

Raphael Tombasco Jr., 34, Laguna Hills.

James Tuck, 44, Detroit.

Benjamin Daniel Turner, 18, Mesa, Ariz.

Suzanne Kolarick Underwood, Tempe.

Nick Vanos, 24, San Mateo.

Frank Vlazny, 35, Northville, Mich.

Dorian Wallington, Chandler, Ariz.

Dr. Charles Walton, Mesa, Ariz.

Leonard C. Weite, 48, Phoenix.

William Wischerath, 33, Liverpool, N.Y.

Lowell Wormley, 49, Delran, N.J.

Vanessa Young, North Phoenix, Ariz.

Michael G. Zanger, 23, Phoenix.

Doris Zell, 36, Glendale, Ariz.

Richard Zell, 44, Glendale, Ariz.

Phyllis A. Zigler, 32, Gasport, N.Y. Killed on the ground

Eddie Galloway, Detroit.

S. Schweitzer, Dearborn Heights, Mich. Crew Members:

Capt. John R. Maus, 57, Las Vegas.

First Officer David J. Dodds, 35, Galena, Ill.

Flight attendant Michael L. Kahle, 34, Le Sueur, Minn.

Flight attendant Roberta E. Rademacher, 35, Eagan, Minn.

Flight attendant Bruce R. Elfering, 23, Eagan, Minn.

Flight attendant Pamela D. Sparks-Shaffer, 36, Chandler, Ariz.

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