Wells Fargo Executive Abid Gilani, Killed In Amtrak Crash, Was Returning From Funeral

Posted: May 14, 2015 in Culture

A Wells Fargo executive, traveling after a family funeral, was one of atleast seven people killed on Tuesday in a deadly Amtrak crash, a relative and the company confirmed.

Abid Gilani, a 55-year-old senior vice president, was a passenger on the Northeast Regional Train 188 when it veered off the track in Philadelphia.

Gilani and his mother from Toronto had attended funeral services for his uncle in Virginia, and he had to return to New York City for work, a cousin told the Daily News.

The married father of two had recently relocated with his family to Walnut Creek, Calif. from Maryland while his kids went to college on the West Coast. The dedicated dad and executive had to commute across the country each week to work in Manhattan and returned home each weekend to California to be with his wife.

His worried spouse rushed to Philadelphia on Wednesday morning when she didn’t hear from him. The family is struggling with the grim news of his death.

Full Story @ [nydailynews]

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