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Amtrak resumes service; funerals held for derailment victims
Amtrak resumes service; funerals held for derailment victims

Amtrak resumed its Northeast Corridor service Monday after last week's fatal derailment in Philadelphia, as funerals for victims, including Towson businessman Robert Gildersleeve, were held. Eight people were killed and more than 200 injured when an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia on Tuesday night. Gildersleeve's funeral was in Holmdel, N.J. The 45-year-old food safety executive lived in Elkridge in Howard County and formerly lived in New Jersey. His 16-year-old daughter, Ryan, said she loved her father "more than words" and that she felt lucky to have traveled the world with him, NJ.com reported. His 13-year-old son, Marc, also spoke at the funeral. ...

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