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Bob Simpson (2014)
The Associated PressWASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Simpson, a meteorologist who co-developed the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale which estimates potential property damage, has died.Peg Simpson, his daughter, says Bob Simpson died early Friday at his home in Washington. He was 102.Bob Simpson began his career with the U.S. Weather Bureau in 1940. He served as director of the National Hurricane Center...
Sy Berger (2014)
By BERNARD CONDON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.His daughter, Maxine Berger-Bienstock, says Berger died of natural causes Sunday in Rockville Centre, New York.Using a pair of scissors and cardboard at his kitchen table in Brooklyn, Berger played around with ideas...
Larry J. Cano (2014)
By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry J. Cano once said it was not his love of food so much as it was the way he was treated in a Mexican restaurant during a visit to his father's homeland that led him to help popularize Mexican food in the United States. Cano, who been a fighter pilot during World War II, paid a visit to Mexico City with a military buddy soon...
Matteo Cassani (2014)
The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.Enel confirmed that Matteo Cassani, the Italian general manager of Enel Energy and Enel Energy Muntenia, died Thursday.Police spokesman Bogdan Ghebaur said police and a prosecutor were investigating "a suspicious death...
Leo Moskovitz (2014)
The Associated PressJERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says Moskovitz died Monday.Moskovitz founded First National Bank of Jermyn and served as its president until 1993. The University of Scranton commemorated...
Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)
The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein...
Harold Gary Morse, 77 (1936 - 2014)
The Associated PressTHE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — Harold Gary Morse, the developer of one of the world's largest retirement communities and one of the biggest Republican donors in Florida, has died. He...
Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88 (1926 - 2014)
The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He...
Comer Cottrell (2014)
The Associated PressPLANO, Texas (AP) — Comer Cottrell, a black hair-care entrepreneur who made millions with a cheap kit that brought the glossy celebrity Jheri curl into the homes of average...
Warren M. Anderson, 92 (1921 - 2014)
CURT ANDERSON, The Associated PressMIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at...
Isidoro Alvarez (2014)
The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Isidoro Alvarez, the head of Spain's El Corte Ingles department store chain who turned the company into an international business with an annual turnover of around...
Emilio Botin, 79 (1934 - 2014)
CRISTINA FUENTES-CANTILLANA, The Associated PressMADRID (AP) — Spanish banking magnate Emilio Botin, who built the country's Banco Santander into a global financial giant and was widely seen as the...
S. Truett Cathy, 93 (1921 - 2014)
BERNARD McGHEE, The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy died early Monday at 93. The billionaire rose from poverty, building a privately held restaurant chain...
Andrew Madoff, 48 (2014)
LARRY NEUMEISTER, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Madoff, Bernard Madoff's last surviving son, died of cancer on Wednesday, years after turning his father in and insisting he had...
Dinu Patriciu, 64 (1950 - 2014)
ALISON MUTLER, The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Dinu Patriciu, an emblematic politician from Romania's early post-communist years whose later career as an oil tycoon was marred by...
Raymond Berthillon (2014)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Raymond Berthillon, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, has died at age 90.The company, which closes for the month of August,...
Manny Roth, 96 (1918 - 2014)
HILLEL ITALIE, The Associated PressManny Roth, a colorful club owner in Greenwich Village whose Cafe Wha? and its basement level stage was a rite of passage in the 1960s for Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix,...
Dan Borislow (2014)
The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded...
Karl Albrecht, 94 (1920 - 2014)
DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen....
David Azrieli (2014)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec. He was 92.A statement on Wednesday from...
Richard Mellon Scaife (2014)
JOE MANDAK, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative...
Rollin King (2014)
DAVID KOENIG, The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Rollin King, a San Antonio businessman who helped start Southwest Airlines Co. and create a new age of competition in the airline industry, has died...
Richard Sharp (2014)
The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Sharp, longtime CEO of now-defunct electronics retailer Circuit City and co-founder of used-car dealership chain CarMax Inc., has died at 67...
Lewis Katz (2014)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and...
Donald Levine (2014)
The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has died. He was 86.He died of...
Herb Lotman (2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Food industry entrepreneur Herb Lotman, founder of Keystone Foods, one of the world's largest food companies, has died at age 80.Lotman died Thursday at a...
Gary Becker, 83 (2014)
By CARYN ROUSSEAUAssociated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to...
Herbert Hyman, 82 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated Press CAMARILLO, California (AP) — Herbert Hyman, who founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world,...
Charles Keating , 90 (1923 - 2014)
BOB CHRISTIE, The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of...
Hobart "Hobie" Alter, 80 (1933 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two words — surfboards and Hobie — were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach...