Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Deaths - July 2014

Stephen Gaskin, 79, American counterculture figure, peace activist and commune founder (The Farm).
David Greenglass, 92, American atomic spy for the Soviet Union, worked on the Manhattan Project.
Anatoly Kornukov, 72, Soviet-born Russian military officer, commander-in-chief of the Russian Air Force (1998–2002), ordered KAL 007 to be shot down.
Walter Dean Myers, 76, American award-winning children's writer (Fallen Angels, Monster).
Seth J. Teller, 50, American computer engineer and scientist (MIT), pioneer in human-robot interactions.

Errie Ball, 103, Welsh-born American golfer, oldest PGA member, last living player from inaugural Masters Tournament, natural causes.

Richard Mellon Scaife, 82, American billionaire philanthropist, newspaper publisher (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review) and political activist, cancer.
Avelin P. Tacon, Jr., 99, American USAF officer, major general commander of Nellis, Langley and Foster Air Force Base, deputy commander of the Twelfth Air Force.

Imogen Bain, 54, English actress (The Phantom of the Opera, Casualty).
Noel Black, 77, American film and television director, writer and producer (Skaterdater, Pretty Poison, Private School).
Rosemary Murphy, 89, American actress (To Kill a Mockingbird, Eleanor and Franklin), Emmy winner (1976), esophageal cancer.
Don Wright, 84, American Gwich'in politician, President of the Alaska Federation of Natives (1970–1972), involved in negotiations for the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Dave Legeno, 50, British actor (Harry Potter, Snatch, Batman Begins), heat stroke.[103] (body discovered on this date)

Philip Hurlic, 86, American actor (Our Gang).
Dick Jones, 87, American actor (Pinocchio, Buffalo Bill, Jr.).
Lammtarra, 22, British racehorse, Cartier Champion Three-year-old Colt (1995), won Epsom Derby, KG VI and QE Stakes and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, euthanized.

Eileen Ford, 92, American model agency executive, co-founder of Ford Models, complications from meningioma and osteoporosis.
Don Lenhardt, 91, American baseball player and coach (St. Louis Browns/Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox).
Ken Thorne, 90, British composer (Superman II, Help!), Oscar winner (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum).

Curt Gentry, 83, American author (Helter Skelter), lung cancer.
Paul Gibson Jr., 86, American airline executive (American Airlines), Deputy Mayor of New York City (1974–1977).
Gloria Schweigerdt, 80, American baseball player (Chicago Colleens, Battle Creek Belles).
Zohra Sehgal, 102, Indian actress (Bend It Like Beckham, The Mistress of Spices, Doctor Who) and choreographer, heart failure.

Charlie Haden, 76, American jazz bassist and bandleader, three-time Grammy Award winner (Nocturne, Land of the Sun, The Shape of Jazz to Come), post-polio syndrome.
Ray Lonnen, 74, British actor (Harry's Game, The Sandbaggers, Z-Cars), cancer.
Tommy Ramone, 65, Hungarian-born American Hall of Fame record producer and drummer (The Ramones), bile duct cancer.
John Seigenthaler, 86, American newspaper journalist and editor (The Tennessean, USA Today), editor for team that won Pulitzer Prize (1962).

Tom Tierney, 85, American paper doll maker.
Barbara Turf, 71, American home furnishing executive, CEO of Crate and Barrel (2008–2012), pancreatic cancer.

Thomas Berger, 89, American novelist (Little Big Man).
Nadine Gordimer, 90, South African writer (The Conservationist, Burger's Daughter, July's People) and anti-apartheid activist, Nobel Prize laureate in Literature (1991).

Alice Coachman, 90, American high jumper, first black woman to become Olympic champion (1948).
Martin Richard Hoffmann, 82, American public servant, Secretary of the Army (1975–1977).
Tom Rolf, 82, Swedish-born American film editor (Taxi Driver, The Right Stuff, Heat), complications from hip surgery.
Jack Tocco, 87, American mafioso, head of the Detroit Partnership, suspect in the Jimmy Hoffa disappearance, natural causes.
Vintage Crop, 27, Irish Thoroughbred racehorse, won Melbourne Cup (1993).(death announced on this date)

James MacGregor Burns, 95, American historian (Roosevelt: The Soldier of Freedom) and political scientist, recipient of the Pulitzer Prize (1971).

Karl Albrecht, 94, German billionaire grocery executive, co-founder of Aldi.
Hans Funck, 61, German film editor (Das Experiment, Downfall, Sophie Scholl – The Final Days), asthma attack.
Johnny Winter, 70, American Hall of Fame blues guitarist, singer (Nothin' but the Blues) and triple Grammy Award-winning producer (1978–1980).

Henry Hartsfield, 80, American NASA astronaut and test pilot (Columbia), commander for Discovery and Challenger missions, complications from back surgery.
Elaine Stritch, 89, American award-winning actress (Elaine Stritch at Liberty, 30 Rock).
Joep Lange, 59, Dutch physician, President of the International AIDS Society (2002–2004).

Augie Rodriguez, 86, American dancer, popularized the Mambo.
Sir Nicholas Scheele, 70, British automotive manufacturing executive, President and CEO of Jaguar Cars (1992–1999) and Ford Motor Company (2001–2005).

Madeline Amgott, 92, American television producer (60 Minutes), lymphoma.
Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21, American actress (The Patriot, The Cider House Rules, Boogeyman).
Jack Coffey, 87, American director (All My Children).
John Fasano, 52, American screenwriter (Another 48 Hrs.), director (Rock 'n' Roll Nightmare) and weapons expert.
James Garner, 86, American Hall of Fame actor (Maverick, The Rockford Files, Murphy's Romance), heart attack.
Peter Marquardt, 50, American actor (Desperado, Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over).
Yehuda Nir, 84, Polish-born Israeli-American psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor (The Lost Childhood).

Dan Borislow, 52, American telecommunications executive, inventor of magicJack, heart attack.

Johann Breyer, 89, German-American suspected war criminal.

Walt Martin, 69, American sound mixer (Flags of Our Fathers, Mystic River, Jersey Boys), vasculitis.
See More Business, 24, Irish thoroughbred, won King George VI Chase (1997, 1999) and Cheltenham Gold Cup (1999).

Alan C. Greenberg, 86, American financier, chairman and CEO of Bear Stearns, complications from cancer.
Bel Kaufman, 103, German-born American teacher and author (Up the Down Staircase).

Charles R. Larson, 77, American naval officer, Commanding Admiral of the USPACOM, Superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy (1983–1986, 1994–1998), pneumonia.

Kristina Fetters, 34, American convicted murderer, youngest woman to receive life sentence in United States, breast cancer.

Margot Adler, 68, American journalist (NPR), radio broadcaster (Hour of the Wolf, Justice Talking) and author, endometrial cancer.
Sally Farmiloe, 60, South African-born British actress (Howards' Way), breast cancer.
Benedict L. Stabile, American admiral, Vice Commandant of the United States Coast Guard (1972–1986).
Theodore Van Kirk, 93, American military officer, Army Major, navigator and last surviving crew member on the Enola Gay.

Jon R. Cavaiani, 70, American NCO and prisoner of war, Army Special Forces sergeant major, recipient of the Medal of Honor (1974).

Robert Drew, 90, American documentary filmmaker (Primary, Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment), natural causes.
Dennis Lipscomb, 72, American actor (In the Heat of the Night, Wiseguy, WarGames).
Rick Mittleman, 84, American television writer (Bewitched, CHiPs, The Flintstones, The Odd Couple), traffic collision.
Dick Wagner, 71, American rock guitarist (The Frost, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed) and songwriter ("Only Women Bleed"), lung infection.

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