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Betty Quadracci (2013)
The Associated PressSUSSEX, Wisconsin (AP) — Quad/Graphics Inc. co-founder Betty Quadracci, who also was president of Milwaukee Magazine and a champion of the arts, died Monday at age 75, the printing company said.Quadracci died at her Wisconsin home, surrounded by family. The company didn't provide details on the cause of death, but her sister said Quadracci recently had pneumonia."She was a...
Bill Porter, 81 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.Porter spent decades trudging through Portland neighborhoods selling J.R. Watkins products, determined to make his way through life independently despite physical challenges. The Oregonian newspaper originally...
Peter Lewis, 80 (1933 - 2013)
The Associated PressMAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — Peter Lewis, who shepherded Progressive Corp. from a small-time operation to one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the billionaire backer of marijuana legalization, died Saturday. He was 80.Philanthropic adviser Jennifer Frutchy said Lewis died at his home in Coconut Grove, Fla.Progressive President and CEO Glenn...
Alex Calderwood (2013)
SEATTLE (AP) — Alex Calderwood, the Seattle co-founder of the hip Ace Hotel chain, has died in London at age 47. His company, Atelier Ace, said on its website that he passed away Thursday but released no information about the cause. The statement calls Calderwood "our teacher, mentor, guru and most importantly our dear friend." In 1999, he and two friends launched Seattle's Ace Hotel in a...
Charlie Trotter, 54 (1959 - 2013)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A who's who of the culinary world is among hundreds of people gathered at a Chicago church for a memorial to celebrity chef Charlie Trotter. Among those who've arrived at Fourth Presbyterian Church Monday are chefs Graham Elliott and Norman Van Aken. Some people are wearing white chef's coats. Trotter died last week at a Chicago hospital after...
Hans Riegel, 90 (1923 - 2013)
GEIR MOULSON, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Hans Riegel turned little gold bears into a global candy juggernaut.In a career spanning almost seven decades, Riegel was the driving force that made...
Paul Desmarais, Sr., 86 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Paul Desmarais Sr., a billionaire tycoon who built one of Canada's biggest financial conglomerates, has died. He was 86.Power Corp. and his family said Wednesday...
Eiji Toyoda (2013)
YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Eiji Toyoda, a member of Toyota's founding family who helped create the super-efficient "Toyota Way" production method, has died. He was 100.Toyoda,...
Ray Dolby, 80 (1933 - 2013)
SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said...
Cal Worthington, 92 (1920 - 2013)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast auto dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to folksy car lot commercials urging...
Robert R. Taylor (2013)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soft soap in a bottle that could be dispensed by a convenient little pump handle on the top. Robert R. Taylor knew he had a phenomenal...
Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, 84 (1928 - 2013)
DAVID PITT, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, who started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has...
Bert Lance, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated PressCALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Bert Lance, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Jimmy Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile...
Lewis F. Kornfeld, Jr. (2013)
FORT WORTH -- Lewis F. Kornfeld Jr., prominent businessman and benefactor of the arts, whose 97 years spanned a multifaceted life as RadioShack Corp. president, journalist, U.S. Marine Corps captain,...
Richard Dauch (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressBLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Richard Dauch, longtime automotive executive and co-founder of Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing has died. He was 71.Dauch died Friday...
Berthold Beitz, 99 (1913 - 2013)
KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Berthold Beitz, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of post-war West Germany's...
George Mitchell, 94 (1919 - 2013)
JONATHAN FAHEY, The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a...
Herbert Allison, Jr., 69 (1943 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressHerbert Allison Jr., a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and CEO of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday....
Philip Caldwell, 93 (1920 - 2013)
TOM KRISHER, The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Philip Caldwell, the first person to lead Ford Motor Co. who wasn't a member of the founding family, died Wednesday at his home in New Canaan, Conn.,...
Douglas Dayton (1925 - 2013)
PATRICK CONDON, The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88. ...
Marc Rich, 78 (1934 - 2013)
JOHN HEILPRIN, The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — He was a wheeler-dealer pardoned by another consummate dealmaker, a working-class Jewish boy who left Belgium to escape the Nazis and rose to become...
Edward Iacobucci, 59 (1953 - 2013)
The Associated PressBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Citrix Systems co-founder Edward Iacobucci has died in South Florida. He was 59.The VirtualWorks Group reports that Iacobucci died at home Friday morning...
Bob Meistrell (2013)
The Associated PressTORRANCE, California (AP) — Bob Meistrell, who co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and helped develop the first neoprene wetsuit, has died in Southern California. He was...
Paul Soros (2013)
JAKE PEARSON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Paul Soros, a successful innovator in shipping, philanthropist and the older brother of billionaire financier George Soros, died in New York City...
David Jin (2013)
FELICIA FONSECA, The Associated PressLAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas businessman who developed the Grand Canyon Skywalk glass bridge in northwestern Arizona and later became entangled in legal battles...
John Q. Hammons, 94 (1919 - 2013)
ALAN SCHER ZAGIER, The Associated PressSPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — John Q. Hammons' first business went bust, saddling him with debt. Yet the son of a poor Missouri dairy farmer paid it off within two...
William Cox, Jr. (2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former Dow Jones & Co. executive William Cox Jr. has died at age 82, according to the Wall Street Journal.The Journal report cited unnamed people close to the...
E. Robert Kinney (2013)
The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — E. Robert Kinney, a former chief executive of General Mills who earlier in his career was instrumental in popularizing fish sticks, has died. He was 96. A...
Dave Gold (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Gold, the founder of the 99 Cents Only Stores more than three decades ago who saw it expand into a billion-dollar empire, has died. He was 80.Gold died...
Robert Earl Holding (2013)
MARTIN GRIFFITH, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire included ownership of Sinclair Oil and two world-class ski resorts in the U.S....