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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 the 1980s, has died. He was 90.A person with direct knowledge of the death confirmed on Tuesday that Keating had died but didn't provide further details. The person wasn't authorized to release the...
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 Party" rushed to the shores of Southern California to try a mesmerizing new water sport. The lightweight, maneuverable boards built by a surfer dude known as Hobie carried people into the pastime...
Jim Stowers, Jr., 90 (1924 - 2014)
MARGARET STAFFORD, The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jim Stowers Jr., the billionaire founder of one of the nation's leading investment management firms who gave away most of his fortune to fight disease, has died. He was 90.The Kansas City, Mo., philanthropist, whose tenacity in business was just as fierce as in his fight for stem-cell research, died Monday after a period of...
Bob Crow, 52 (1961 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British transit union leader Bob Crow — a hero to many of his members but a scourge to London commuters — has died at the age of 52.The Rail, Maritime and Transport Union said Crow, its general secretary since 2002, died early Tuesday. It did not disclose the cause.One of the few British union leaders to be a household name and recognizable face, Crow led...
Richard Cabela, 78 (1936 - 2014)
JOSH FUNK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77.Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn.The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. When the flies...
Horst Rechelbacher (2014)
The Associated PressOSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — The founder of beauty-products company Aveda Corp. has died at his Wisconsin home.A notice posted on the company's website says Horst Rechelbacher died in...
Thomas V. Jones, 93 (1920 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas V. Jones, who was Northrop Corp.'s chief executive officer for 30 years and took it to the top ranks of aerospace companies during the Cold War while...
Bai Zhongren (2014)
The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — The president of one of China's biggest railway builders has died and a newspaper reported he might have killed himself.Bai Zhongren, president of state-owned...
Edgar M. Bronfman, Sr., 84 (1929 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate...
Graham Mackay, 64 (1949 - 2013)
DANICA KIRKA, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Graham Mackay, the SABMiller PLC chairman who helped guide the company from a South African industrial conglomerate into one of the world's biggest...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. ...