More information continues to come out about the victims of a limousine crash in Schoharie that killed 20 people Saturday.
The New York State Police have identified all the victims of the crash. They are:
• Axel J. Steenburg, 29, Amsterdam
• Richard M. Steenburg, 34, Johnstown
• Amy L. Steenburg, 29, Amsterdam
• Allison King, 31, Ballston Spa
• Mary E. Dyson, 33, Watertown
• Robert J. Dyson, 34, Watertown
• Abigail M. Jackson, 34, Amsterdam
• Matthew W. Coons, 27, Johnstown
• Savannah D. Bursese, 24, Johnstown
• Patrick K. Cushing, 31, Halfmoon
• Amanda D. Halse, 26, Halfmoon
• Erin R. McGowan, 34, Amsterdam
• Shane T. McGowan, 30, Amsterdam
• Amanda Rivenburg, 29, Colonie
• Adam G. Jackson, 34, Amsterdam
• Rachael K. Cavosie, 30, Waterford
• Michael C. Ukaj, 33, Johnstown
• Scott T. Lisinicchia, 53, Lake George
• Brian Hough, 46, Moravia
• James Schnurr, 70, Kerhonkson
A gathering for Abigail M. Jackson, Adam G. Jackson, Mary E. Dyson, Robert J. Dyson, Allison King, Amy L. Steenburg, Axel J. Steenburg and Richard M. Steenburg will be held Friday, October 12 from 3-7 p.m. at St. Stanislaus Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 13 at 1 p.m. at St. Stanislaus.
A gathering for Shane T. McGowan and Erin R. McGowan will be held Sunday, October 14 from 2-6 p.m. at Historic St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Amsterdam. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 15 at 11:15 a.m. at Historic St. Mary's.
Relatives and friends of Savannah D. Bursese can offer their condolences Thursday, October 11 from 3-7 p.m. at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home in Gloversville.
Shane and Erin McGowan were newlyweds, and got married at St. Mary's in Amsterdam in June.
The priest who married them says they were well loved by their family and the entire community.
"They were just kids beginning their life together," says Rev. Jeffrey L'arche of St. Mary's Church. "They were with other couples that hadn't been married too long, either. I think the most important aspect, [not only] as a member of the clergy but for everyone, is the sense of presence that we are there for them."
Several of the victims were from the Amsterdam area.
We also spoke with the McGowans' wedding photographer, Louis Torres, by phone. He called them his favorite couple to capture this year.
Torres remembered the love he saw between Erin and Shane McGowan.
"Regardless of what we were talking about, whichever silly way I had them pose, they were constantly smiling and laughing," Torres says.
Karina Halse was at the scene this morning in Schoharie, mourning her sister Amanda Halse and her sister's boyfriend Patrick Cushing, who both lost their lives in the limousine crash. Cushing was an Amsterdam resident and a state Senate technology services employee.
"Them just being together was ... as a sister, I saw her low points, and her being with Patrick really made her happy, and a happiness I haven't seen her have in a long time," Halse says, "so I'm so grateful that they knew each other and that they were together."
At a community vigil Monday evening, Steve Pelosi, Cushing's friend and softball teammate, was happy and kind to everyone.
"He's going to be missed. Our teammates are going to come by in a little while. We're going to try to get together and remember the good things. That's what we want to take from this," Pelosi said.
Clarkson University posted to social media earlier Monday, marking the loss of two alumni, Robert and Mary Dyson. Both were 2007 Clarkson graduates.
The Monday vigil also brought out Larissa Groesbeck, who said she "knew every face in the bus," including Abby and Adam Jackson and Amy and Axel Steenburg, who she saw weekly for game night. If it wasn't for a trip to ComicCon in New York City, Groesbeck says she would've been in the limo.
"We can't imagine what all of their families are going through right now," Groesbeck says.
We have also learned the two pedestrians struck and killed in the crash Saturday were two men having lunch at the Apple Barrel Country Store in Schoharie. Their relationship is not known; what is known is that the older of the two was with his daughter.