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Fort Lauderdale Shooting Victims Include Grandfather, Grandmother

(CNN) — Their lives ended suddenly, tragically, in a storm of gunfire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

But the five people who died in the shooting Friday filled their lives up until that moment with love, ambition, achievement and the simple act of living.

Here is what we know so far about the victims:

Terry Andres

Terry Andres was at the airport because he was vacationing with his wife, according to a close friend.

Andres, 62, died; his wife was uninjured, said the friend, who asked to remain anonymous.

“Terry was the kindest, sweetest and best kind of friend anyone could have. He was the ultimate family man,” said the friend, who has known Andres since high school. “He and Ann were married for 40 years, and he absolutely adored his children and grandchildren.”

Andres had two daughters, and from them, grandchildren, said the friend.

The New Jersey native and his family moved to Virginia Beach, Virginia, decades ago and raised their children in the coastal community, the friend said.

Andres worked at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, said Terry Davis, a spokesman at the shipyard. According to Andres’ Facebook page, he had worked at the shipyard since 1996.

Andres and his wife were members of Virginia Beach United Methodist Church. The church’s senior pastor, the Rev. Ralph Rowley, posted news of Andres’ death on the church’s official Facebook page.

source is: Catholic Church of the Transfiguration  FLL Shooting Victims Identified: Olga Woltering Catholic Church of the Transfiguration released an additional statement on Fort Lauderdale shooting victim Olga Woltering.  Woltering had been a member of the church since 1968.  Full Statement below:  It is with heavy hearts that we report that one of our parishioners,  Olga Woltering, was killed in the Ft. Lauderdale airport tragedy. Olga and her husband, Ralph,  could always be found at 5:00 pm Mass, in the front of the Tabernacle side. They were always happy and approachable! Ralph is a member of Knights of Columbus and Olga was active in many ministries. Olga was so charming, calling everybody "Lovey" or "Love" in her unmistakable British accent. The picture above shows her normal face, complete with her beaming smile! Her life revolved around her kids, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and hundreds of extended family at Transfiguration. There are no further details available at this time, but Fr. Fernando Molina-Restrepo says "Olga was one of the most joyful, loving, caring and committed people I have ever met. This is a horrible tragedy for everyone here at Transfiguration, especially because Olga was so loved. Olga and Ralph have been members of our Transfiguration Family since October 1978. May God give consolation to all of the victims of this tragedy and may God give eternal rest to those who died. Especially to our beloved Olga. Peace."

Olga Woltering (left), 84 (Credit: CNN/Catholic Church of the Transfiguration)

Olga Woltering

Olga Woltering and her husband, Ralph, had traveled from their home in Cobb County, Georgia, outside Atllanta, to Fort Lauderdale for a cruise.

The 84-year-old great-grandmother and loyal church member died; her husband escaped serious injury, according to posts on social media.

“Olga was one of the most joyful, loving, caring and committed people I have ever met,” the Rev. Fernando Molina-Restrepo of the Catholic Church of the Transfiguration in Marietta, Georgia, told CNN. The Wolterings had been members of the church since 1978, Molina-Restrepo said.

“This is a horrible tragedy for everyone here at Transfiguration, especially because Olga was so loved,” he said.

A posting on the church’s website said the couple “could always be found at 5 p.m. Mass,” and it added, “Olga was so charming, calling everybody ‘Lovey’ or ‘Love’ in her unmistakable British accent.”