Collapse on June 5, 2013 in Center City Philadelphia killed 6 and injured 13 people

Friends, Family Build Memorial for Building Collapse Victim

One man and five women were killed in the collapse. 13 others were injured

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    Kimberly Finnegan, 35, was killed in the collapse. She was a Salvation Army worker and Wednesday was her first day working at the 22nd and Market Street location.

    It’s hard to spot within the rubble and destruction, but for those who knew and loved 35-year-old Kimberly Finnegan, it’s a very visible reminder of the life she lived and her impact on their own lives.

    Friends and family created a makeshift memorial for Finnegan at the site of Wednesday’s deadly building collapse on 22nd and Market Street. They placed flowers at the location as well as a picture collage of the 35-year-old Bucks County woman.

    Finnegan was one of six people who died after the outer wall of a building on 2136 Market Street collapsed on top of a Salvation Army thrift shop Wednesday morning. She was a cashier at the Salvation Army and had previously worked at the store on Ridge Avenue in the Roxborough section of the city. Wednesday was her first day working at the Center City location.

    Finnegan had gotten engaged two weeks ago. Instead of attending her wedding however, her friends and family will now be attending her funeral.

    Two Victims in Collapse Were Best Friends

    [PHI] Two Victims in Collapse Were Best Friends
    Best friends since elementary school, Anne Bryan and Mary Simpson were both shopping in the Salvation Army when the building collapsed on the thrift store. A 2007 Haverford High graduate, Simpson, was an accomplished skater and she is remembered by faculty as an 'energetic' and 'happy' individual. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports. (Published Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013)

    A private viewing will be held for Finnegan on Monday, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., at the Koller Funeral Home on 6835 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. A public viewing will then take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.


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