Laura Finamore, who was born and raised in Queens, New York, was known for her infectious laugh and sparkling smile.
Jim Gaines was a video software architect at The Associated Press. Friends and family recall him as a kind man who loved children.
Abid Gilani was an executive at Wells Fargo and a married father of two children. He was traveling back from his uncle's funeral when he died.
Robert Gildersleeve had just celebrated his 18th wedding anniversary with his wife, Danna Leiner Gildersleeve. "He has been my best friend for 29 years," she said.
Derrick Griffith was dean of student affairs and enrollment management at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, New York, Before that, Griffith had founded a prep school in the Bronx, New York, where he opened educational doors for countless students.
Rachel Jacobs, who was 39, is remembered for her altruism, her warmth and her devotion to her family.
Giuseppe Piras, who was visiting the United States on business, was a successful young businessman on the move. He took Train 188 because he missed his flight to New York.
Navy Academy midshipman Justin Zemser was a sophomore at the Annapolis academy. His roommate, Brandon Teel, told CNN that Zemser was "a phenomenal human being." "He made me better," Teel said.