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Life In Legacy - Week of December 20, 2003

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Hope Lange - 'Ghost and Mrs. Muir' actress Otto Graham - Hall of Fame quarterback Gary Stewart - Country singer who did 'Actin' Single' William Roth - Senator with famous IRA Jeanne Crain - 'Pinky' actress George Magnezid - Singer with the Wrens John Sidgmore - CEO of WorldCom Carl F.H. Henry - Noted theologian Bill Deal - Leader of 60's rock group Heydar Aliyev - President of Azerbaijan David Vaughan - Controversial British painter Roger Hayes - Singer with the Schoolboys Rudolph Peterson - Bank of America chairman Mark Sheldon - Announcer on CPRN Dr. David Weikart - Early education researcher Sir Oswald Cheung - Hong Kong political figure Rita Bell - Detroit TV personality Joe Skeen - New Mexico Congressman Earl Gillespie - Milwaukee Braves sportscaster Lloyd Rigler - Adolph's Meat Tenderizer founder Alice Broom - Florida woman killed by dogs Oscar Schachter - International law pioneer Gisela Konopka - Studied adolescence Chuck Noe - College basketball coach Sol Leon - Noted talent agent Paulos Tzauda - Ethiopian cardinal Dirk Flentrop - Esteemed organ maker Eugene Cafiero - Chrysler Corporation president Saul Wellman - Communist prosecuted with the 'Michigan Six' Gregorio Garcia Segura - Spanish composer Carol Bundy - Accomplice to 'Sunset Strip slayer' Walter Stocker - 'Hitler's Brain' actor Robert Bartley - Wall Street Journal editor Rev. William O'Donnell - Protesting priest Marcia Coggs - Wisconsin legislator Jimmy Brown - Ted Turner's 'second father' Sean McClory - Busy Irish actor Frank Schubert - Last civilian lighthouse keeper Tom McNamara - Detroit radio newsman Hans Hotter - Opera star Dr. Elizabeth Bates - Cognitive scientist Wallace Kuralt - Bookstore chain owner & newsman's brother Keith Magnuson - Hockey great Alexis Kanner - 'The Prisoner' actor George Fisher - Political cartoonist Jenifer Estess - Her illness was subject of a film Robert Stanfield - Leader of Canada's conservative party Tian Xie - Chinese film director and actor Roger McCall - Popular NY deejay known as Unkle Rog Sander and Audrey Harden - Nephew and niece of Marcia Gay Harden John Mulheren - Wall Street trader Al Fallenstein - Timberwolves owner Frederick Coulston - Noted vaccine researcher Frank Mills - Texas television pioneer José María Ruiz Furlán - Influential Guatemalan Johnny Cunningham - Celtic fiddling great Jim Phillippe - P.A. announcer at Indy 500 Madlyn Rhue - Prolific TV actress Blas Ople - Philippine Foreign Minister Gordon Wood - Winningest high school football coach Michael Norwood - Host of 'Deep Sea Divers' on History Channel Patrick McGrady - Nutritionist who co-formulated the Pritkin Diet Nikolai Binev - Actor who specialized in action films Dante Johnson - Aspiring rapper Glenn Cunningham - U.S. Congressman from Nebraska François Rauber - French composer Skip Viragh - Founder and CEO of Rydex Funds Dr. Judd Marmor - Psychiatrist who helped reclassify homosexuality Ed Devereaux - 'Skippy' actor Joseph Ferrario - Accused Catholic bishop Dick Butler - Longtime baseball executive Les Tremayne - 'War of the Worlds' actor Al 'TNT' Braggs - R&B singer and songwriter David S. Lewis - Chairman of General Dynamics David Crantz - Pittsburgh TV personality Henry Cuesta - Clarinetist for Welk Dr. Pope Duncan - President of Stetson University Bill Evans - Did ads for Zest in the 50's Steve Kaplin - 'Jeopardy' theme songwriter Webster Young - Jazz trumpeter Lewis Allen - Produced Annie on Broadway Fadwa Toukan - The 'poet of Palestine' Barry Morrell - Opera singer Duangkamol Limcharoen - Noted Thai movie producer Thomas Rees - U.S. Congressman from California Felix Kaspar - Austrian figure skater Keiko - Killer whale who starred in 'Free Willy' Painting by David Vaughan Political cartoon by George Fisher Olive bowl designed by John Dreves

News and Entertainment
Lewis Allen - Producer of the Broadway hit "Annie" and winner of three Tony Awards, who also produced several films, including Shirley Clarke's "The Connection" (1962), Francois Truffaut's "Fahrenheit 451" (1966) and both the 1963 and 1990 versions of "Lord of the Flies," died Dec. 8 of pancreatic cancer in New York City, at the age of 81.
Robert Bartley - Editorial editor of The Wall Street Journal for three decades, championing the supply-side economics of the Reagan era and fashioning a showcase of conservative thought that became required reading for liberals and conservatives alike, died Dec. 9 in New York City from complications of cancer at the age of 66.
Rita Bell - Beloved Detroit TV personality who hosted Prize Movie on weekday mornings for 21 years, who is believed to have aired over 6,000 movies as hostess of the show, died Dec. 9 of cancer at age 78.
Nikolai Binev - Bulgarian character actor who appeared in several American and international films including "Alien Hunter", "Derailed", "Bloodsport: The Dark Kumite" and "Bridge of Dragons", died Dec. 8 at age 69.
Al "TNT" Braggs - R&B singer, songwriter and producer, best known for writing "Share Your Love With Me", which was recorded and charted for three different artists, Bobby Bland (#42 in 1964), Aretha Franklin (#13 in 1969) and Kenny Rogers (#14 in 1981), who wrote dozens of other songs and produced R&B acts like Little Joe Blue and Ernie Johnson, and who recorded several records of his own for the Peacock label during the 1960's, died Dec. 3 in Dallas after a stroke at age 65.
Jeanne Crain - Movie star from the 1940's and 50's who starred in mostly lightweight comedies and romances like "Margie" and "An Apartment for Peggy", who garnered an Oscar nomination for her role in the controversial 1949 film "Pinky" where she played a black girl passing for white, and who appeared opposite such stars as Frank Sinatra, Kirk Douglas and William Holden, died Dec. 14 of a heart attack at her home in Santa Barbara, CA at age 78.
David Crantz - Pittsburgh television personality for many years at station WTAE, who wrote and hosted the local programs "Morning Show with Hank Stohl", "Charlie Chan Theater" and "Saturday Nite Instead of the Movies", died Dec. 17 of kidney failure in Pittsburgh at age 79.
Henry Cuesta - Clarinetist who was a longtime featured musician with the Lawrence Welk Orchestra, who performed on TV and in concerts with the orchestra beginning in 1972, and who in recent years performed at the Welk Resorts in Branson and San Diego, died Dec. 17 in Sherman Oaks, CA at age 71.
Johnny Cunningham - Scottish fiddling great and Windham Hill recording artist, who was a founding member of the pioneering Celtic group Silly Wizard, who recorded with his folk singer brother Phil Cunningham as Relativity, who crossed over into rock with the alternative band Raindogs, and who in recent years was writing and producing music for theatre including the adaptation of Peter Pan called "Wendy & Peter", died of a heart attack on Dec. 15 in New York at age 46.
Bill Deal - Leader and keyboardist of the late 1960's brassy-rock band Bill Deal & the Rhondels, who scored several top 40 hits including "May I", "I've Been Hurt" and "What Kind of Fool Do You Think I Am", and who was a longtime favorite in the Virginia Beach music scene, died Dec. 10 in Portsmouth, VA of a heart attack at age 59.
Ed Devereaux - Australian-born actor who moved to England in the late 1950's to find fame (like so many Australian actors of the period), who appeared in dozens of films from the 1950's to 90's, but who is best known as ranger Matt Hammond, star of the TV series "Skippy the Bush Kangaroo", died Dec. 17 in Hampstead, England of renal failure at age 78.
Dirk Flentrop - Dutch organ builder who influenced a generation of American counterparts in making pipe organs that play and sound like the classical Baroque instruments of Bach's time, who also played the organ, built hundreds of new instruments in the Netherlands and elsewhere using historical construction techniques, died Nov. 30 at his home in Santpoort, the Netherlands at the age of 93.
Hans Hotter - Opera singer whose stirring bass-baritone was a cornerstone of the German opera repertory of his generation, who enjoyed a 50-year relationship with the Vienna State Opera, where he continued to sing through the 1980's, and appeared in Paris, Buenos Aires, Amsterdam, Chicago and countless other venues, died Dec. 13 of diabetes-related complications Grünwald, Germany, a few weeks short of his 95th birthday.
Alexis Kanner - French-born actor best known for playing Number 48 in the 60's British secret agent series "The Prisoner" with Patrick McGoohan, who also appeared in the TV series "UFO" and the movie "Invasion: UFO" in the 1970's, died Dec. 13 in London at age 61.
Steve Kaplan - Award-winning composer whose credits include the themes from the game shows "Jeopardy" and "Wheel of Fortune", who was awarded the Film and Television Award for Most Performed Theme by ASCAP, was killed in a plane crash on Dec. 14 in Claremont, CA at age 45. The plane crashed into a home in Claremont also killing the pilot. The family was home at the time of the crash but in a different part of the house.
Keiko - Killer whale who came to fame as star of the "Free Willy" movies during the 1990's, on whom more than $20 million was spent to teach him to re-adapt to living in the wild after a life in captivity, who was released into the ocean from Iceland in 2002 and swam to Norway where his handlers believed he was searching for human companionship, and who did eventually adapt to living in the wild, died Dec. 12 from pneumonia in the Norwegian coastal waters at age 27.
Hope Lange - 1950's movie star who had leading dramatic roles in films like "Bus Stop", "The Best of Everything" and "The Young Lions", who earned an Oscar nomination for her role as Selena Cross in "Peyton Place", who went on to a hugely successful TV career including a starring role in the series "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir", and whose more recent films include "Blue Velvet", "Clear and Present Danger" and "Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddie's Revenge" (she had to eat, okay?), died Dec. 19 in Santa Monica, CA of an intestinal infection at age 70.
Sol Leon - Talent broker who matched stars and shows with producers and audiences, who until October, 2003, worked as personal agent for Dick Van Dyke, whom he helped establish as a sitcom star more than 40 years ago, who started in the William Morris agency's mailroom and eventually became the chief of the NY television department and a member of the agency's executive board, who also handled "The Andy Griffith Show," "The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour," "The Loretta Young Show," "Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C." and "The Rifleman," among others, died on Dec. 5 in Los Angeles, at the age of 90.
Duangkamol Limcharoen - Movie producer who was a key figure behind the recent creative renaissance in the Thai film industry, who teamed with blockbuster filmmaker Nonzee Nimibutr to found Cinemasia, with the aim of producing pan-Asian co-productions and expanding the international market for Asian films, whose film "Mon-rak Transistor" screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2002, and whose latest movie "Last Life in the Universe" is slated for U.S. release in 2004, died Dec. 8 of stomach cancer in Bangkok at age 39.
George Magnezid - Founding member and first tenor of the 1950's R&B group the Wrens, who sang on their recordings on Rama Records including "Come Back My Love" and "C'est La Vie", and whose records are very collectable fetching in the neighborhood of $1000 for some titles, died Dec. 9 in New York City of a heart attack at age 69.
Roger McCall - Disc jockey at radio station WCMF in Rochester, New York since 1974, who was known as Unkle Rog and hosted a Sunday night 'Homegrown' radio show spotlighting local bands, who at the time of his death was the longest-running single station DJ in the country, was shot to death in a robbery attempt on Dec. 12 in Rochester at age 52.
Sean McClory - Irish-born actor who appeared in dozens of films and innumerable television shows, who played Owen Glynn in director John Ford's "The Quiet Man" (1952), which starred Maureen O'Hara and John Wayne; homicidal maniac Dublin O'Malley in "Ring of Fear" (1954); and storekeeper Jack McGivern in the television series "The Californians," died Dec. 10 at his home in the Hollywood Hills of a heart condition at the age of 79.
Tom McNamara - Longtime news radio anchorman at radio station WWJ-AM in Detroit, who had worked at the station for 27 years anchoring the Saturday and Sunday morning newscasts, died Dec. 11 of lymphoma in Detroit at age 61.
Frank Mills - Pioneer on TV and radio in Texas, whose voice was the very first one heard on any TV in Texas when he announced the call letters of KXAS when the station debuted on Sept. 29, 1948, who went on to work at the station for 41 years, hosting many live programs and news spots, died Dec. 15 in Fort Worth at age 90.
Barry Morrell - Tenor who played leading roles at the Metropolitan Opera and internationally for more than two decades, who made his debut as Pinkerton in "Madame Butterfly" in 1955 with the New York City Center Opera Company, died Dec. 11 of esophageal cancer at his home on Cape Cod at the age of 75.
Talib Muhammad (original name Roger Hayes) - Second tenor with the 1950's adolescent doo-wop/R&B group The Schoolboys, a Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers sound alike group, who had the R&B hit "Please Say You Want Me" and the pop hit "Shirley", whose members, like the Teenagers, fell into heavy drug use during and after their fame (the other four members of the Schoolboys are all dead as are most members of the Teenagers), and who spent 30 years in prison for a murder charge, died the week of Dec. 1 of kidney failure in New York City at age 61.
François Rauber - French composer and arranger who was best known for his long association orchestrating songs with popular French singer Jacques Brel (died 1978), who also worked with great singers like Charles Aznavour and Jacques Dutronc, died Dec. 14 in Paris at age 70.
Madlyn Rhue - Prolific television actress who appeared in nearly 100 different TV shows beginning with westerns in the 1950's like "Have Gun, Will Travel" and "Gunsmoke", and popular series in the 60's and 70's like "Perry Mason", "Man From U.N.C.L.E.", "Mission: Impossible" and "Fantasy Island", who was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1977 but continued to act from her wheelchair, including a recurring role as Jean O'Neill in "Murder She Wrote", succumbed to the disease on Dec. 16 in Woodland Hills, CA at age 68.
Gregorio Garcia Segura - Spanish composer who composed scores for over 200 films for such directors as Juan de Orduña, Rafael Gil and Mariano Ozores, died Dec. 5 in Madrid at age 74.
Mark Sheldon - Announcer with the Classical Public Radio Network, who hosted afternoon programs on Monday through Saturday on public radio stations throughout the U.S., died Dec. 9 in Denver of cancer at age 43.
Gary Stewart - Country singer-guitarist known for his compelling guitar-driven Texas honky tonk, who is best known for the 1975 #1 country hit "She's Actin' Single (I'm Drinkin' Doubles)", but who scored 29 other country chart hits including the top 10's "Drinkin' Thing" and "Out of Hand", committed suicide via a self-inflicted gunshot on Dec. 16 in Fort Pierce, FL at the age of 58. His wife of 43 years died in November, 2003.
Walter Stocker - Actor in television, movies and plays, who appeared in TV shows like "Perry Mason", "Lassie" and "Kojak", but who is probably best known for starring in the awful 1968 film "They Saved Hitler's Brain", died Dec. 5 in Ventura, CA after a long illness at age 78.
Les Tremayne - Actor on radio and in film who specialized in science fiction movies during the 1950's including a starring role as General Mann in the 1953 classic "War of the Worlds", who appeared in films like "The Monolith Monsters", "The Slime People", "Creature of Destruction" and "North By Northwest" (okay, not a SF film), who made guest appearances in dozens of TV shows during the 50's and 60's and who became an in-demand voiceover actor during the 1980's in cartoons like "The Smurfs", "Jonny Quest" and "The GoBots", died Dec. 19 in Los Angeles at age 90.
Tian Xie - Well-known Chinese film director and actor, known for his versatility, who directed the award-winning 1983 film "Teahouse" and acted in such films as "Lin Family Shop" and his "Candied Enterprise", died Dec. 13 in Beijing at age 89.
Webster Young - Jazz trumpeter who recorded several albums in the 1950's, whose style was so close to Dizzy Gillespie that he was nicknamed 'Little Diz", who recorded albums with stars like Miles Davis and John Coltrane, and who was a fixture at Washington, DC nightclubs for decades, died Dec. 13 in Portland, OR of a brain tumor at age 71.

Sports
Dick Butler - Longtime major and minor league baseball executive, who began his career as an assistant to Baseball Commissioner Happy Chandler in the 1940's, who was president of several minor leagues before becoming Supervisor of Umpires for the American League in 1969, died Dec. 20 in Fort Worth, TX at age 92.
Earl Gillespie - Radio voice of the Milwaukee Braves baseball team from 1953 until 1964, including the World Series seasons of 1957 and 1958, who also did radio and television commentary for the Green Bay Packers, Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin over his broadcasting career, and who was and eight-time winner of the "Wisconsin Sportscaster Of the Year Award", died Dec. 12 in West Allis, WI after a stroke several months before at the age of 81.
Al Fallenstein - Minority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves NBA team, who was an executive vice president of Taylor Corporation, was killed in a car accident along with his wife Erla on Dec. 16 near Mankato, MN at age 63.
Otto Graham - Hall of Fame quarterback who helped the Cleveland Browns to become the first NFL dynasty by leading them to 10 championship games in the 10 seasons he played for them from 1946 to 1955, who was known as "Automatic Otto" for never missing a game as a pro, and who compiled an astonishing regular season record of 105-17-4 during his career, died Dec. 17 of a heart aneurysm in Sarasota, FL at age 82.
Felix Kaspar - Austrian figure skating champion who won the bronze medal in the 1936 Winter Olympics, who was world and European champion in 1937 and 1938, and who was inducted into the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1998, died Dec. 5 in Bradenton, FL of Alzheimer's disease at age 88.
Craig Kelly - Noted sports agent and attorney who represented some of college football's top coaches, whose clients included Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer, Texas A&M's Dennis Franchione, Virginia's Al Groh and Florida's Ron Zook, died Dec. 12 of pancreatic cancer in West Columbia, SC at age 56.
Keith Magnuson - NHL defenseman who played from 1969 to 1980 for the Chicago Blackhawks, among whose 589 NHL games included 69 playoff games, who coached the team from 1980-82 and had a record of 49-57-26, and who was selected as a member of the Blackhawks' 75th anniversary all-star team in 2001, was killed in a car accident on Dec. 13 in Toronto at age 56.
Chuck Noe - Respected college basketball coach from the 1950's to the 70's who led programs at Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth and South Carolina, who was athletic director at VCU during the 1970's, and who later became a familiar voice on radio sports shows in Virginia, died Dec. 15 after a brief illness in Richmond, VA at age 79.
Michael Norwood - Expert diver and co-host of History Channel's "Deep Sea Divers", who served as a diving consultant on films such as "Limbo", who on Dec. 6 was diving with co-host John Chatterton and director of photography Danny Crowell for the wreck of the World War II ship USS Perry off the island of Angaur in the Philippines, began having trouble breathing and could not be revived after surfacing. He was 36 years old.
Jim Phillippe - Longtime public address speaker at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of the announcing team with the legendary Tom Carnegie, who helped deliver information, news and interviews with drivers and celebrities to the fans during every race at the track from the 1950 Indianapolis 500 through the Brickyard 400 in August 2003, died Dec. 15 at age 84.
Peter Spivak - Commissioner of the U.S. Football League at its founding in 1981, who resigned as a judge in the early 1980s to help found the now-defunct USFL, and who was minority owner of the league's Michigan Panthers in 1983, when they won the championship, died Dec. 15 of a heart arrhythmia in Beverly Hills, MI at age 71.
Gordon Wood - Texas high school football coach who was the winningest coach in U.S. history when he retired in 1985, who compiled a career record of 396-91-15 with a career that began in 1940, and who won nine Texas state championships at Stamford and Brownwood high schools, died Dec. 17 in Abilene, TX at age 89.

Art and Literature
Patricia Clapp - Author of historical novels and plays for children and young adults such as "Witches Children: The Story of Salem" and "The Tamarack Tree", whose first book "Constance: A Story of Early Plymouth" was runner-up for the 1969 National Book Award for Children's Literature, died Dec. 10 in West Orange, NJ at age 91.
John Dreves - Master crystal maker known as creator of the classic olive bowl design that Steuben Glass introduced at the 1939 New York World's Fair, and which is still in production today, and who was a resident designer at Steuben from 1945 until his retirement in 1972, died Nov. 16 in Corning, NY at age 90.
Gisela Konopka - Social worker and author who gained international recognition for her research into adolescent development, whose books included "The Adolescent Girl in Conflict" and "Young Girls, a Portrait of Adolescence", and who moved thousands to embrace her belief that compassion is the surest treatment for the wounds of childhood, died Dec. 9 in Minneapolis at age 93.
Patrick McGrady - Co-author with nutritionist Nathan Pritkin of the best-selling diet book "Pritikin Program for Diet and Exercise", who also wrote about health for The AP, Newsweek and United Press International, died Dec. 13 in Seattle at age 71.
Fadwa Toukan - The 'poet of Palestine' praised for her depictions of life under Israeli rule, who was an avid promoter of woman's rights through her poetry, who was a household name among Palestinians and a favorite of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died Dec. 12 in Nablus, Palestine at age 86.
David Vaughan - Controversial British painter who was well-known in the art world since the early 1960's, whose work was exhibited in galleries around the world including London, New York and Paris and owned by such luminaries as John Lennon, Eric Clapton and Princess Margaret, and who was the father of actress Sadie Frost, died Nov. 11 in Manchester, England of Hepatitis C at the age of 58.

Politics and Military
Heydar Aliyev - Ruler of Azerbaijan for 30 years, first as the region's Communist leader, then as the country's elected president after independence from the Soviet Union, whose rule was characterized by electoral malpractice, human rights abuses and a muzzled press, died Dec. 12 in Cleveland, OH of congestive heart failure at age 80.
Sir Oswald Cheung - One of Hong Kong's most prominent political figures, who in 1965 became the first Chinese ever to be appointed a top attorney in the British system, and who was a member of Hong Kong's legislature from 1970 to 1981, died Dec. 10 in Hong Kong from burns suffered in an accidental fire in his home in September, 2003. He was 81.
Marcia Coggs - Wisconsin's first black woman state representative, who was elected in 1977 to the 18th Assembly District in Milwaukee and served until 1991, who was the matriarch of the successful political Coggs family which included her husband and several nephews, who was a well known activist who spent years working on issues such as fair housing, quality education, apartheid, integration and human rights, died Dec. 9 in Milwaukee at the age of 75.
Glenn Cunningham - Seven-term U.S. Congressman from Nebraska who served as a Republican from 1976 until 1990, who in 1948 became the youngest person elected mayor of Omaha where he served 2 terms, and for whom the Cunningham Lake was named, died Dec. 18 in Omaha at age 91.
George Fisher - Longtime political cartoonist for the Arkansas gazette, who for decades skewered Arkansas political figures like Govs. Orval Faubus and Bill Clinton, who was praised by Clinton as "the best cartoonist I ever saw", died Dec. 15 in Little Rock at age 80.
José María Ruiz Furlán - Guatemalan priest known as 'El Padre Chemita' who was one of the most influential political figures in the country, who served as mayor of Guatemala City from 1978 to 1982, who was excommunicated in 1995 because of his political dealings but who later was allowed to return to the priesthood, was shot to death on Dec. 14 at age 69.
Blas Ople - Colorful Philippine political figure, who was serving as Foreign Minister to president Gloria Arroyo, who was a loyal supporter of dictator Ferdinand Marcos, but who later backed democracy once Marcos was ousted, helping draft a pro-democracy constitution, died Dec. 13 in Taiwan after becoming ill on a plane while traveling to Japan with President Arroyo. He was 76 years old.
Thomas M. Rees - U.S. Congressman from California who served as a Democrat from 1965 to 1976, who was known for his willingness to express his strong liberal views on civil rights, the environment and opposition to the Vietnam War, and who was an authority on international trade, banking and housing issues, died Dec. 9 near Santa Cruz, CA of esophageal cancer at age 78.
William Roth - U.S. Senator from Delaware who served five terms until 2000, who was a relentless champion of tax cuts, co-sponsoring the 1981 Kemp-Roth tax-cut legislation, who oversaw high-profile inquiries into both alleged taxpayer abuses by the IRS and Pentagon overspending, but who is best known as the creator of the popular retirement account known as the Roth IRA, died Dec. 13 after collapsing at his daughter's home in Washington, DC. He was 82 years old.
Oscar Schachter - Pioneer of international law who as executive director of the U.N. Institute for Training and Research from 1966 until 1975, helped create the legal framework used by the United Nations, died Dec. 13 in New York City at age 88.
Joe Skeen - U.S. Congressman from New Mexico who served as a Republican from 1980 to 2002, who is one of only three people in U.S. history to win a congressional seat on a write-in vote (in 1980), who was known as a tough-minded conservative who defended private property rights, and who championed traditional Southwestern industries of ranching, farming and mining, often to the chagrin of environmentalists, died Dec. 14 in Roswell, NM of Parkinson's disease at age 76.
Robert Stanfield - Underwear company heir who became the leader of Canada's Progressive Conservatives party from 1967 to 1976, who led his party against Canada's popular president Pierre Trudeau, losing every major election during that period, and who was affectionately referred to as "the greatest prime minister Canada never had", died Dec. 16 in Ottawa after a lengthy illness at age 89.

Social and Religion
Alice Broom - Elderly Florida woman who was recognized as "Mother of the Year" in her community several years ago, who on Dec. 12 returned home from a doctors appointment, was attacked and killed by a pack of dogs owned by her neighbor (four Labrador mixes and two pit bulls). She was 81 years old. There had been four previous complaints to animal control about attacks by the dogs but Animal Control had yet to act. The dogs were killed.
Jimmy Brown - Man considered by media mogul Ted Turner to be a second father, who helped rear Turner from the age of 9 and remained a friend for life, who was best man at Mr. Turner's 1991 marriage to actress Jane Fonda, and as Turner family affairs manager, was houseman at Mr. Turner's North Florida plantation, Avalon, and spent time at Mr. Turner's Montana ranch. "He was my best friend and mentor," said Mr. Turner, chairman of Turner Enterprises and founder of CNN. "He helped raise me and was a second father to me and was like a second father to my children." Mr. Brown died Dec. 14 of a heart attack at his Tallahassee residence at the age of 79.
Carol Bundy - Accomplice and girlfriend of 1970's serial killer Douglas Daniel Clark (the Sunset Strip Slayer), who assisted him on several occasions in picking up prostitutes on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles who were then gruesomely murdered and cut up before being dumped in the San Fernando Valley (he even had a decapitated head in the refrigerator), and who was sentenced to 52 years in prison, died on Dec. 3 of heart failure at the Central California Women's Facility in Chowchilla, CA at age 61. Clark remains on death row at San Quentin.
Jenifer Estess - Theatre producer who founded the Manhattan theatre company Naked Angels, who was diagnosed with A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig's disease) in 1997 and established Project A.L.S. as a fund-raising charity to help find a cure, whose story was told in the CBS movie "Jenifer" in 2001 starring Laura San Giacomo as Jenifer, who was named Glamour magazine's Woman of the Year in 2001, and whose memoir "Tales From the Bed: On Living, Dying and Having It All" will be released in 2004, succumbed to the disease on Dec. 16 in New York City at age 40.
Bill Evans - Aerospace engineer better known for his career as a model during the 1950's, who was the Zest soap man on television and who was seen in a series government posters as a soldier urging people to write letters to men overseas, died Dec. 12 of cancer in Marietta, GA at age 66.
Bishop Joseph Ferrario - Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Honolulu appointed by Pope John Paul II in 1982, who in 1989 became the first U.S. bishop publicly accused of sexually abusing a minor (he always denied the charge and in 1991 it was dismissed as being filed too late), died Dec. 19 in Honolulu of a heart attack at age 77.
Sander and Audrey Harden - Nephew and niece of Oscar-winning actress Marcia Gay Harden, whose mother Rebecca Harden was once married to the actress's brother Thaddeus Harden, and who had attended the premier of "Mona Lisa Smiles" the week before with their aunt, died of injuries sustained in a blaze in their mother's duplex in New York City. Sander, 6, died at the scene. Audrey, 10, and their mother Rebecca, 37, died Dec. 16, 2003.
Carl F.H. Henry - Theologian and close associate of Billy Graham who became the first editor of the magazine Christianity Today in 1955, who, along with Billy Graham, is considered a leader in the evangelical movement in the 20th century, and who published several major theological books including "The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism" and the six-volume "God, Revelation and Authority", died Nov. 7 in Watertown, WI at age 90.
Dante Johnson - Colorado man and aspiring rapper who performed as Mr. Livewire, who was driving on the freeway in Denver with a friend on Dec. 17, was shot three times by an unknown assailant and crashed his vehicle. He died Dec. 18 of those injuries on his 21st birthday. There is no known motive for the killing.
Rev. William J. O'Donnell - Roman Catholic priest famous in the San Francisco area for having been arrested about 250 times in 30 years in support of often radical causes here and abroad. A burly man with a don't-mess-with-me strut, Father Bill, as he was always called, was a familiar sight at demonstrations, wearing his trademark black leather jacket - protection, he said, against aggressive policemen - over his clerical collar, died of a heart attack on Dec. 8 in Berkeley, CA, at the age of 73.
Frank Schubert - America's last civilian lightkeeper, who for six decades maintained the beacons of New York Harbor for the safe passage of seafarers in a ghostly armada of merchantmen, warships and ocean liners, who tended lighthouses all his adult life: 3 years at old Orchard Light on a ledge south of Staten Island, 16 years at Governors Island and 43 years at Coney Island Light Station, at Norton's Point on the western tip of Sea Gate, Brooklyn, died of natural causes on Dec. 11 at the Coney Island lighthouse he had tended since 1960. He was 88.
Cardinal Paulos Tzauda - Archbishop of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for more than 20 years, who was born in a village in Eritrea, was ordained a priest in 1944, named archbishop of Addis Ababa in 1977, serving there until his retirement in 1998, and who was elevated by Pope John Paul II to cardinal in 1985, died Dec. 10 in Vatican City at the age of 82.
Saul Wellman - U.S. Communist Party leader in the early 1950's who was one of the "Michigan Six" who were indicted on federal charges of trying to overthrow the U.S. government and who served six months in prison before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the charges unconstitutional, died Dec. 10 in Ann Arbor, MI following a stroke in November, 2003 at age 90.

Business and Science
Dr. Elizabeth Bates - Cognitive scientist who was a leading expert on the way infants develop language, who contended that language is developed based on a general set of mental abilities, and who was known for her outspoken criticism of the theories of linguists such as Noam Chomsky who believed the learning of language is a separate brain process, died Dec. 14 of pancreatic cancer in San Diego at age 56.
Eugene Cafiero - Predecessor to Lee Iacocca at Chrysler Corporation, who was president of the automaker from 1975 to 1978 during a period of roller coaster profits and losses for the company, and who became president the DeLorean Motor Company for several years after leaving Chrysler, died Dec. 8 in Naples, FL of pancreatic cancer at age 77.
Frederick Coulston - Founder of the nonprofit Coulston Foundation, which helped develop or test treatments for malaria, hepatitis and AIDS, who directed laboratories around the country, chaired science committees and published international journals, and who was constantly a target of animal-rights groups for using chimpanzees and other primates in his medical research (in 2002 he turned over 288 chimpanzees and 90 monkeys from his research facility to the Florida-based Center for Captive Chimpanzee Care), died Dec. 15 in Almogordo, NM at age 89.
Dr. Pope Duncan - President of Stetson University from 1977 to 1987, who was a part of the school for nearly 60 years as a professor of religion, president and chancellor, who is credited with turning the university around in the late 1970's and setting a standard for high levels of academic quality, and whose autobiography "Peripatetic Memoirs of an Educator" is to be published in 2004, died Dec. 18 in Deland, FL of Parkinson's disease at age 83.
Wallace Kuralt - Brother of the late CBS newsman Charles Kuralt, who owned the Intimate Bookshop chain of bookstores in North Carolina and Georgia, who in 1998 filed a lawsuit against Barnes & Noble and Borders Books accusing them cutting deals with publishers that unfairly created discounts that were not available to smaller operations, but who lost the case and ultimately was forced out of business, died Dec. 13 of Merkel cell carcinoma while seeking treatment in Fort Myers, FL at age 64.
David S. Lewis - Chairman and CEO of military defense contractor General Dynamics from 1971 until 1985, who guided development of the Trident nuclear submarine and F-16 fighter, who steered General Dynamics from a $6.9 million loss in 1970 to a profit of $381.7 million in 1984, but who was accused of "pervasive business misconduct" by the Navy at the time of his retirement for excessive cost overruns during the Reagan military buildup of the 1980's, died Dec. 15 in Charleston, SC at age 86.
Dr. Judd Marmor - Respected psychiatrist and psychoanalyst whose controversial stance in the early 1960's that homosexuality was a variant form of sexual behavior and not a mental illness, eventually led to it's removal as clinical disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in 1974, and who was elected president of the American Psychiatric Association in 1974, died Dec. 16 in Los Angeles at age 93.
John Mulheren - Wall Street trader who made a fortune during the 1980's, who was convicted on conspiracy and securities fraud charges in 1986 after being implicated by Ivan Boesky, who reestablished his reputation after the conviction was overturned in 1991 becoming the CEO of the firms Jamie Securities and Bear Wagner Specialists, died Dec. 15 in Rumson, NJ of a heart attack at age 54.
Rudolph Peterson - CEO of Bank of America during the 1960's, who joined the bank in 1936 and become its president and CEO in 1963, who saw the banks assets double during his six year tenure as president, and who upon retirement headed up a commission under President Nixon on international development, died Dec. 2 in Piedmont, CA at age 98.
Lloyd Rigler - Entrepreneur who made his fortune selling Adolph's Meat Tenderizer, who in 1948 bought the recipe and the name Adolph's Meat Tenderizer after discovering the seasoning in a Santa Barbara restaurant owned by Adolph Remp, who was a well known philanthropist of opera and ballet, and who was a lifelong bachelor who founded the American Assn. of Single People in 1999, died Dec. 14 of cancer in Hollywood, CA at age 88.
John Sidgmore - Internet entrepreneur who became chairman and chief executive of the WorldCom in 2002 after its founder Bernard Ebbers was forced to resign in scandal, who had previously built UUNet Technologies into the dominant carrier of Internet traffic, who became a senior executive at WorldCom when the company swallowed MFS Communications which had merged with UUNet, and who after becoming CEO at WorldCom was leading it through the largest bankruptcy reorganization ever, died Dec. 11 in Potomac, MD of acute pancreatitis and kidney failure at age 52.
A.P. 'Skip' Viragh - Financial advisor who founded and was CEO of Rydex Funds, who was a pioneer in the strategy of leveraged index funds (use of stock index futures and options to try to mimic market benchmarks), and who was named as one of the mutual fund industry's 'power elite' by the Investment News newspaper in 2001, died Dec. 11 of pancreatic cancer in Sarasota, FL at age 62.
Dr. David Weikart - Education researcher and founder of the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, who undertook the famous Perry Preschool Project, a study of the affects of early education and pre-school on low income children, who in 1962 took 123 low-income 3- and 4-year-olds and placed half in a preschool with highly trained, well-paid teachers, then documented the results over the years (he found that the former preschoolers were more likely to own homes, earn more, were less likely to receive welfare or be arrested for crimes and have children in wedlock), died Dec. 16 in Saline, MI of leukemia at age 72.

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