Mike Finley of London, who had been in business 28 years, operated Finley's Fun Centers in London, Somerset and Danville. The centers offer skating, game rooms and other attractions for youngsters.
His son, David Taylor, confirmed that Finley was on Comair Flight 5191. He was accompanied by Hollie Gilbert, also of London, who worked for him. Gilbert, who was in her 30s, was general manager of the fun centers.
Finley and Gilbert were on their way to Reno, Nev., for an industry convention, he said.
"My dad's touched a lot of kids' lives," Taylor said. "He's going to be missed."