Victims of the Boston flights
American Airlines Flight 175
Alona Avraham, mid-20s, of Ashdod, Israel: Had recently finished her university studies and had spent a few days in Boston with friends and was going to Los Angeles for a vacation.
Garnett "Ace" Bailey, 53, of Lynnfield: Member of the Boston Bruins Stanley Cup championship teams in 1969-70 and 1971-72. He was in his eighth year as director of pro scouting for the Los Angeles Kings. He was traveling with Mark Bavis. He leaves his wife, Katherine, and son, Todd.
Mark Bavis, 32, of Roslindale: A scout for the Los Angeles Kings hockey team. Bavis is well-known in local hockey circles and played for three championship teams at Catholic Memorial High School and also played at Boston University. He was traveling with Garnett Bailey. He was one of eight siblings and leaves a twin brother, Mike, a BU hockey coach. "He was always trying to do good for everybody else," said Patrick Bavis, another brother.
Graham Berkeley, 37, of Boston: A project manager for Compuware's Cambridge office. He was a violinist, and constantly talked software on his cell phone to colleagues. He planned to visit friends in Los Angeles after a business conference.
Klaus Bothe, 31: Was among three executives of the German software company BCT Technologies AG on their way to California to negotiate new contracts with American partners ahead of the company's planned initial public offering. He leaves his wife and one child.
Touri Bolourchi, 69, of Los Angeles: Retired nurse. Born in Tehran, she spoke six languages and moved with her family to the United States after the Islamic revolution in Iran. She was returning home after visiting her daughter and grandsons in Boston. She leaves two daughters and her husband.
Daniel Brandhorst, 42, and David Brandhorst, 3, of Los Angeles: Brandhorst was a tax partner at Pricewaterhouse
Coopers. They were traveling with BrandhorstŐs partner and DavidŐs coparent, Ronald Gamboa.
John Cahill, 56, of Wellesley: Was planning to retire from his job as a Xerox executive by yearŐs end. His trip to Los Angeles was supposed to help him prepare for a new venture as a consultant. He leaves his wife, Sharon, and two sons, Brett, 17, and Sean, 15, Wellesley High School students. "He was such a good dad, and they were devoted to him," said his wife.
Christoffer Carstanjen, 33, of Turners Falls: Was traveling to Los Angeles to begin a weeklong motorcycle trip up the California-Oregon Coast. He was a computer researcher for the Office of Information Technologies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. "He was very successful at helping people who might otherwise be intimidated by technology," said Michael Gilbert, his supervisor.
John "Jay" J. Corcoran III, 44, of Norwell: A Merchant Marine. Corcoran was flying to Los Angeles to ship off on a three-month tour of duty. He was a ship's engineer, said neighbor Frank Kerr. He coached Norwell youth basketball and played sports with his children and neighborhood kids. Last Sunday he watched his son, Jake, play his first football game. "He liked taking care of his lawn. He has the nicest lawn in the neighborhood," said Maria Fanning, a neighbor.