John Talignani was flying to San Francisco to claim the body of his son, who died in a head-on car crash on his honeymoon in California.
"And that's the end," said Talignani's sister, Alice Bertorelli. "And he went down with Flight 93."
Talignani, 74, was a widower and the father of three sons. He worked for 20 years at the Palm Restaurant in Manhattan as a bartender and a steward. His wife of 25 years died four years ago.
On Wednesday afternoon, Bertorelli searched through her brother's apartment, trying to find dental records so her brother's remains might be identified.
Profile courtesy of THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE.