The Faces Of Those Killed In Philadelphia Building Collapse
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – As the victims of the deadly Center City building collapse are identified, mourning begins for those who perished.
The Mayor’s Office identified the deceased as Kimberly Finnegan, Borbor Davis, Juanita Harmin, Mary Simpson, Anne Bryan and Roseline Conteh.
According to family members, Borbor Davis, 68 of Darby Borough, died in the collapse. Davis’ family said he was working in the store at the time of the collapse.
Kimberly Jean Finnegan, 34 of Philadelphia also died. Kimberly, according to a friend, had just started working at the Thrift Store and the day of the collapse was actually her first day working there. She was engaged to be married (Read More About Kimberly).
Juanita Harmon, 75 of Philadelphia, loved to travel and shop. According to family members, she is the mother of four grown sons and was a retired secretary from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her son Andre said his mom often shopped at the Salvation Army thrift store to find him and his three brothers special items (Read More About Juanita).
Roseline Coneth, 52 of Philadelphia, was also among the deceased, according to family members. She worked as a certified nursing assistant and came to America from Sierra Leone, West Africa, to better all of their lives (Read More About Roseline).
Anne Bryan, 24, a Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts student (PAFA), appears to be the youngest victim to die in the collapse. Bryan is the daughter of Philadelphia city’s Treasurer. “It is with profound sadness that we announce the tragic and sudden passing of first year student Anne Bryan, a young member of your PAFA community.” (Read More About Anne).
Mary Simpson’s family understandably asked to mourn in private.
Thirteen of those injured in the collapse are identified as Susan Randall, Betty Brown, Shirley Ball, Linda Bell, Jennifer Reynolds, Nadine White, Margarita Agosta, Richard Stasiorowski, Rosemary Kreutzberg, Rodney Geddis, Felicia Hill, Daniel Johnson and Myra Plekan.