Howard Pompel, 69
Died: September 12, 2008
This particular day, he came home an hour early because he didn't feel good. If he didn't, he wouldn't be dead now.
— Beckie Pompel, wife
Pompel's wife said her husband of 12 years loved live theater, eating out and playing Scrabble. Annette Conway, his 37-year-old daughter, remembered her father as "happy, joyful, outgoing, friendly, generous. He wore his heart on his sleeve. He loved to make people laugh."
Keep in mind
- The Times initially mispelled the name of Michael Hammersley and Beverly Mosley.
- The coroner's office reported a 26th victim the afternoon of Sept. 15, but a few hours later said the tally was 25.