Two days before September 11, Honor Elizabeth Wainio, 27, returned from a long-awaited trip to Europe. Now, the Catonsville, Maryland native was on her way to San Francisco for a company-wide business meeting for Discovery Channel Stores. After graduating from Towson University, "Lizz", as her friends called her, found her niche in retail, quickly rising from sales positions to management. After joining Discovery's retail division in 1999, she became a top-performing manager and was promoted to District Manager for New York and New Jersey. During the hijacking of Flight 93, Wainio phoned her stepmother who recalls her words, "They're getting ready to break into the cockpit. I have to go. I love you. Good-bye." Elizabeth is survived by parents, stepparents, a brother, and a sister.
Last updated: November 18, 2018