Cobb shootings: The victims

The victims of Tuesday's shooting spree near Kennesaw:

Jaider Felipe Marulanda, 43 Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County

Marulanda, married with two children, died Tuesday afternoon. He had just celebrated his 25th wedding anniversary in December.

Marulanda and his wife, Mary, were high school sweethearts who married as teenagers, his daughter Erika Marulanda said Wednesday night via e-mail.

Born in Colombia, the elder Marulanda moved to New Jersey at age 19 "for a better life for his family," she said. His wife and young daughter followed three years later.

The day of the shooting, the 24-year-old recalled, her parents had breakfast together. Cereal, like always. Then her dad hugged his son Alejandro, 11, before he caught the bus for school.

Marulanda died when a gunman opened fire at a truck rental and leasing company in Kennesaw. Marulanda was only victim who didn't work for Penske.

"I believe he went to Penske to get something fixed on his truck," she said. "I think he went to that Penske all the time."

Marulanda had worked for a Mexican food distributor, El Maizal, since the family moved to Lawrenceville in 2004, she said.

Erika Marulanda recalls a recent family trip to New York City the summer before she started medical school at Columbia University.

"We stopped on the Chesapeake Bridge and the Jersey shore, all places we used to go when I was little," she said. "My dad was a wonderful loving husband, father and friend."

Funeral services for Marulanda will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Our Lady of the Americas Mission, 4603 Lawrenceville Highway., in Lilburn. Gregory B. Levett & Sons funeral home is handling arrangements.

Van Springer, 59 Woodstock, Cherokee County

Springer died Tuesday from injuries sustained in the shooting spree. He was married, with two children and five grandchildren.

Springer's daughter Angela Brents, through tears over the phone, told the AJC that her father was "a very strong Christian man, a family man. He loved his [five] grandchildren."

Brents, who lives in Ponchatoula, La., said her dad worked for Penske "for a long time" and knew the shooting suspect. She said he had talked about Warren, but she wouldn't elaborate.

Funeral services for Springer will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hopewell Baptist Church in Canton.

Roberto Gonzalez, 31 Dallas, Paulding County

Gonzalez was the third victim to die following injuries sustained in the shooting. He died Wednesday afternoon at WellStar Kennestone Hospital, according to Cobb County police.

He remained on life support to honor his wish to be an organ donor, according to a hospital spokesman.

The father of two was married to Shauna Holbrook Gonzalez, whose brother was critically injured in the shootings Tuesday.

"We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Roberto Gonzalez," said Randy Ryerson, Penske spokesman. "He was a valued employee and he will be missed by his colleagues at Penske. We would all like to express our deepest sympathies to his family. They are in our prayers."

Joshua B. Holbrook, 27 Cartersville, Bartow County

Holbrook, who was in critical condition late Wednesday evening, moved with his wife and two boys from Rome to Cartersville about a year ago. Holbrook's brother-in-law, Roberto Gonzalez, died Wednesday from the injuries he sustained in the shooting spree.

Rhonda Smalley, a Cartersville neighbor, said she just ran into Holbrook gassing up at the QT on his way to work Tuesday. She said she just waved to him.

"I always see him out in the yard, playing with his two kids," she said. "They got little push scooters for Christmas, and he's out there with them. He plays football and basketball with them. He's a good hands-on dad as far as I can see."

Jerry Smith, who was Holbrook's next-door neighbor in Rome for two years, described him as a quiet person who was a good family man.

"I knew he worked for Penske," he said. "He did a little work for me on my cars."

Edgar Lary, another Rome neighbor, said Holbrook struck him as a hard worker who could be seen playing with his two boys on weekends.

"He'd leave for work early in the morning, and come home late at night," Lary said.

Zachariah J. Werner, 35 Kennesaw, Cobb County

Werner, a married father of three, remained in critical condition late Wednesday evening.

According to information compiled from Facebook profiles, Werner is married to his high school sweetheart, Jodi Werner. The Werners moved to the Atlanta area from Ohio in 2003.

The family enjoys trips to the beach, and is involved with a church.

A family friend told the AJC Werner and Gonzalez were close friends.