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Rosemarie McGrath Testa still wears her oldest son’s wedding ring on her finger. She also wears a silver necklace with the words engraved on it that she is known to often say: Let go and let God.
Loved and missed: The Ron Geiger family of Gilbert: Ron Geiger and his wife Valerie and two daughters, Lauren, 7, (pictured far right, front) and Lisa, 5. On August 16, 1987, the Geigers were among 154 people aboard Northwest Flight 255 who were killed when the plane crashed in Romulus, Mich. seconds after it took off from the Detroit Metropolitan-Wayne County Airport enroute to Phoenix. To mark the 25-year commemoration of the crash, Ron’s mother, Rosemarie Geiger Testa of Sun Lakes, held an all-day memorial in Sisk Park that was attended by Geiger’s family members and friends.
Remembering loved ones lost: Rick Geiger (left), the youngest brother of Ron Geiger and his mother, Rosemarie McGrath Testa, during a memorial picnic for Ron Geiger and his family at Sisk Park in Sun Lakes on Thursday. the Geigers of Gilbert, were among the 154 people killed on Northwest flight 255 when it crashed at 8:46 p.m. in Romulus, Mich. after leaving the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on August 16, 1987 on its way to Phoenix. Rosemarie still wears her son’s wedding ring that was recovered from the crash site. [Mike Sakal/Tribune]
Rosemarie McGrath Testa of Sun Lakes wears the wedding ring of her oldest son, Ron Geiger. On Aug. 16, 1987, Geiger, 36, his wife, Valerie, and daughters Lauren and Lisa of Gilbert, were among 154 people on Northwest Flight 255 killed when the plane crashed in Romulus, Mich., seconds after taking off from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport on its way to Phoenix. Ron’s wedding ring was his only belonging that was recovered from the crash site. On Thursday, Geiger’s family held a memorial picnic at Sisk Park in Sun Lakes to honor Ron and his family on the 25th anniversary of the crash. It was the second-worst airplane disaster in U.S. history, with only one survivor.
Every time Karl Sup of Mesa is in Detroit for business, he stops by the black granite memorial near Interstate 94 and Middle Belt Road in Romulus, Mich. He’s there to remember a friend whose name is etched alongside with 155 others.
TICABOO, Utah - The last U.S. uranium mill ever built, in this parched landscape near Lake Powell, shut down almost as quickly as it started operating as nuclear power fell into disfavor about two decades ago.
DENVER - Qwest’s relationship with the Arizona School Facilities Board was so tight in 2001 that a company sales executive had an office at the state agency with access to its computers, phones and stationery, according to testimony here Thursday.
DENVER - The Arizona Attorney General's Office was consulted on what turned out to be a series of phony letters before they were signed by the former head of the state School Facilities Board, according to documents and testimony presented at a criminal trial here Wednesday.
DENVER - The former head of the Arizona School Facilities Board helped devise a series of false letters to allow Qwest to record equipment sales from a $100 million deal with the state as income in its quarterly financial reports, the company’s former point man on the project testified Monday.