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RECENT DEATHS

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Paul Newman - September 26, 2008 (83) [Cancer] Actor. Movies include Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Exodus and Cool Hand Luke
George Carlin - June 22, 2008 (71) [Heart failure] Comedian and actor
Tim Russert - June 13, 2008 (58) [Heart attack] Washington Bureau of NBC News and moderator of Meet the Press
Will Elder - May 15, 2008 (86) [Parkinson's disease] Former cartoonist for Mad magazine and Playboy magazine
Lucius Battle - May 13, 2008 (89) [Parkinson's disease] Former special assistant to Secretary of State Dean Acheson. Led reorganization of the State Department under President John F. Kennedy. Former ambassador to Cairo.
Beverlee McKinsey - May 9, 2008 (72) [Complications of a kidney transplant] Actress. Played Iris Carrington on Another World and Texas. Played Alexandra Spaulding on Guiding Light.
Eddy Arnold - May 8, 2008 (89) Country music singer. Hits include Make the World Go Away, Lonely Again, and Bouquet of Roses.
Franz Jackson - May 6, 2008 (95) Jazz musician
Paul Gordon - May 6, 2008 (84) [Cancer] Chairman of Gordon Food Service Inc.
Jerry Wallace - May 5, 2008 (79)[Congestive heart failure] Singer. Hits include:Primrose Lane, How the Time Flies and To Get To You
Irvine Robbins - May 5, 2008 (90) Co-founder of the Baskin-Robbins chain of ice cream stores
Thomas Boggs - May 5, 2008 (63) CEO of the Huey's restaurant chain
Omar Williams - May 4, 2008 (83) Former sportscaster at WDTN-TV in Dayton, Ohio
Louise Shadduck - May 4, 2008 (92) Journalist, author and columnist. Former Idaho Secretary of Commerce and Development.
Michelle Parker - May 4, 2008 (52) [Heart failure] A reporter for 29 years at television station KCCI-TV in Des Moines, Iowa
Ted Kay - May 3, 2008 (95) [Cancer] Cartoonist. Created the Hazel comic strip, which also became a television series starring Shirley Booth.
Mona Hinton - May 3, 2008 (89) Widow of jazz musician Milt Hinton
Lynne Harvey - May 3, 2008 (92) [Leukemia] Wife of broadcaster Paul Harvey. She was the producer of his programs and the first producer ever inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame.
Alan Seiden - May 3, 2008 (71) Former basketball player at St. John's University
Robert Connell - May 2, 2008 (79) He was better known as "Dog" Connell. Former city council member in Marion, Illinois for 37 years.
Robert Brachtenbach - May 2, 2008 (77) [Cancer] Former justice on the Washington State Supreme Court
Buzzie Bavasi - May 1, 2008 (93) Former general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers
Robert Chavez - May 1, 2008 (46) Former volleyball player at the University of Southern California and a founding member of the Association of Volleyball Professionals
Deborah Jeane Palfrey - May 1, 2008 (52) [Suicide] Recently convicted of running a Washington, DC call-girl ring. Was known as the D.C. Madam.
Martha Ann Swoyer - April 30, 2008 (89) Niece of former President Harry S. Truman. Practiced law in Oskaloosa, Kansas with her husband.
Charles Tilly - April 29, 2008 (78) [Lymphoma] Social scientist
Henry Brant - April 26, 2008 (94) Composer
Jason Shinder - April 25, 2008 (52) [Lymphoma and leukemia] Poet, anthologist and teacher. Founder of the Y.M.C.A. National Writer's Voice program.
Everett "Sonny" Grandelius - April 25, 2008 (79) Former All-American football player at Michigan State and former football player with the New York Giants. Former head coach at Colorado.
Enrico Donati - April 25, 2008 (99) [Complications of injuries sustained in a taxi wreck] Painter and sculptor. Former chairman and chief executive of Houbigant Inc.
John H. McConnell - April 25, 2008 (84) [Cancer] Founder of Worthington Industries. Majority owner of the Columbus Blue Jackets National Hockey League team.
Bill E. Burk - April 24, 2008 (75) [Heart attack] Author and former columnist for the Memphis Press-Scimitar. Wrote 13 books about Elvis Presley and was publisher of Elvis World magazine.
Kenneth Keith Kallenback - April 24, 2008 (39) [Pneumonia] Comedian. Was often on the Howard Stern radio program.
George C. Fleharaty - April 22, 2008 (83) [Complications of cancer] Former owner of the Ice Follies ice show. Former mayor of Redding, California.
James Finnegan - April 22, 2008 (85) Shot down World War II Germany ace pilot Adolf Galland. Former chief investigator for the Marin County district attorney.
Paul Davis - April 22, 2008 (60) [Heart attack] Singer and songwriter
Ed Chynoweth - April 22, 2008 (66) [Kidney cancer] Former president of the Western Hockey League (WHL)
Darrell Garretson - April 21, 2008 (76) Former National Basketball Association (NBA) referee and former NBA Chief of Officiating Staff
Al Wilson - April 21, 2008 (68) [Kidney failure] Soul singer and songwriter. Hits include: Show and Tell, The Snake and Do What You Gotta Do.
Joseph De Vita - April 20, 2008 (66) Senior vice president and chief financial officer of SeaBright Insurance
Geoff Polites - April 20, 2008 (60) Chief executive officer of Jaguar Land Rover
John Marzano - April 19, 2008 (45) [Fell down flight of stairs after possible heart attack] Former catcher for the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers
Germaine Tillon - April 19, 2008 (100) Anthropologist, concentration camp survivor, resistance fighter and author
Mark Reynolds - April 19, 2008 (48) [Bicycle crash during the Sea Otter Classic] Mountain biker
Peter Howard - April 28, 2008 (80)[Pneumonia] Dance music arranger, composer and orchestra conductor for Broadway shows
John Blumlein - April 18, 2008 (89) Former president of the San Francisco Commission on Aging and former president of the San Francisco Health Commission
Burton "Bud" Stone - April 18, 2008 (80) Former president of Deluxe Laboratories
Danny Federici - April 17, 2008 (58) [Melanoma] Musician. Keyboardist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
Louis Allen - April 17, 2008 (83) Former football player at Duke University and for the Pittsburgh Steelers
James "Jim" Sulton Sr. - April 17, 2008 (84) Civil rights leader
Lynn Meredith - April 17, 2008 (84) Secret Service agent from 1951 until 1983
Thomas Humphrey - April 16, 2008 (59) [Heart attack] Guitar designer. Best known model is the Millennium, which is popular with several prominent guitarists.
Edward Lorenz - April 16, 2008 (90) Mathematician and meteorologist. Known for Deterministic Nonperiodic Flow.
Stephen Weiss - April 16, 2008 (72) [Heart failure] Investment banker and former chairman of the board of trustees of Cornell University
Joe Feeney - April 16, 2008 (76) [Emphysema] Singer. Best known as a singer on The Lawrence Welk Show for 25 years.
Joseph Solmon - April 16, 2008 (99) Painter. Best known for "Subway Gouaches."
Alexander Farrell - April 15, 2008 (46) Energy expert and a professor at University of California-Berkeley
Hazel Court - April 15, 2008 (82) [Heart attack] Actress
Cecilia Colledge - April 12, 2008 (87) Figure skater
Michael Kassel - March 22, 2008 (54) Poet and blues rock musician. Often called "Vampyre Mike."
Anna Nicole Smith - February 8, 2007 (39) Television personality and former model.
Saddam Hussein - December 29, 2006 (69) [Hanged] Former dictator of Iraq.
Gerald Ford - December 26, 2006 (93) Former United States president.
James Brown - December 25, 2006 (73) [Congestive heart Failure] Singer known as the "Godfather of Soul." Hits include Papa's Got a Brand New Bag and Out of Sight.
Ed Bradley - November 9, 2006 (65) [Leukemia] "60 Minutes" reporter for CBS News
Ann Richards - September 13, 2006 (73) [Cancer] Former governor of Texas
Maureen Stapleton - March 13, 2006 (80) [Chronic pulmonary disease] Actress on television, on Broadway and in movies. Academy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner
Peter Tomarken - March 13, 2006 (63) [Crash of a small airplane] Former television game show host. Programs included Press Your Luck, Paranoia, Hit Man and Bargain Hunters
Kirby Puckett - March 6, 2006 (45) [Stroke] Former baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame
Darren McGavin - February 25, 2006 (83) Actor. Movies include The Natural, The Man with the Golden Arm and A Christmas Story
Don Knotts - February 24, 2006 (81) [Lung cancer] Actor. Best known for his roles as Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show and Ralph Furley on Three's Company
Dennis Weaver - February 24, 2006 (81) [Complications of cancer] Actor. Played Deputy Chester Goode in Gunsmoke
Curt Gowdy - February 20, 2006 (86) [Leukemia] Sportscaster
Coretta Scott King - January 30, 2006 (78) [Respiratory failure] Widow of Martin Luther King Jr.
Richard Pryor - December 10, 2005 (65) [Heart attack] Comedian and actor
Eugene J. McCarthy - December 10, 2005 (89) Former United States senator from Minnesota and former Democratic candidate for president of the United States
Peter Jennings - August 7, 2005 (67) [Lung cancer] ABC television news anchor
Johnnie Cochran - March 29, 2005 (67) [Brain tumor] Attorney. Had many celebrity clients. Lead attorney in the O.J. Simpson criminal case.
Howell Heflin - March 29, 2005 (83) Former United States senator from Alabama
Georgeanna S. Jones - March 26, 2005 (92) Physician. In vitro fertilization pioneer.
Paul Hester - March 25, 2005 (46) [Suicide] Former drummer with the rock groups Crowded House and Split Enz
David Bushnell - March 24, 2005 (910 [non-Hodgkin's lymphoma] Founder of Bushnell Bionocular Company
David Rodman Scott - March 21, 2005 (30) [Type 1 diabetes] MTV writer and director
Hunter S. Thompson - February 20, 2005 (67) [Suicide] Writer. Works include Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Proud Highway and Hell's Angels. Arthur Miller - February 10, 2005 (89) [Heart failure] Playwright. Works include Death of a Salesman, The Misfits, The Crucible, Resurrection Blues and The Man Who Had All the Luck.
Ossie Davis - February 4, 2005 (87) Actor and civil rights activist
Amadeo "Trinchi" Trinchitella - February 4, 2005 (87) [Heart attack] Democratic activist and Deerfield Beach (Florida) commissioner
Ernst Mayr - February 3, 2005 (100) Evolutionary biologist
John Tatta - February 3, 2005 (84) [Complications from bone cancer] Former president of Cablevision Systems Corp.
Max Schmeling - February 2, 2005 (99) Former world heavyweight boxing champion
Johnny Carson - January 23, 2005 (79) [Emphysema] Comedian and former host of The Tonight Show
Bob Matsui - January 1, 2005 (63) [Complications from Myelodysplastic Syndrome] United States House of Representatives member from California
Jerry Orbach - December 28, 2004 (69) [ Prostate cancer] Actor, best known for his role as detective Lennie Briscoe on the television seriesLaw & Order
Reggie White - December 26, 2004 (43) [Heart attack] Former football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers
Johnny Oates - December 24, 2004 (58) [Brain tumor] Former manager of the Baltimore Orioles and Texas Rangers
Frank "Son" Seals - December 21, 2004 (62) [Complications related to diabetes] Blues guitarist
Joseph Forbes - December 19, 2004 (88) [Heart failure] Former mayor of Oak Park, Michigan and former Democratic Michigan state representative
James Auer - December 18, 2004 (76) Art critic for the Milwaukee Journal and a documentary writer
James J. Ling - December 17, 2004 (81) [Esophageal cancer] Co-founder of the conglomerate LTV Corp.
Agnes Mary Mansour - December 17, 2004 (73) Former Michigan welfare director
Freddie Perren - December 16, 2004 (61) Recording producer. Produced recordings for the Jackson 5, Gloria Gaynor, the Miracles and others.
Ted Abernathy - December 16, 2004 (71) Former pitcher for the Washington Senators, Cincinnati Reds, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Cleveland Indians, St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals
Rodney Kennedy-Minott - December 15, 2004 (76) [Acute pancreatitis] Former U.S. Ambassador to Sweden
Max Brown - December 15, 2004 (93) Founder of radio station KRVN in Lexington, Nebraska. Former executive secretary and general manager of the Nebraska Rural Radio Association. Married Muriel Humphrey, the widow of former Vice President Hubert Humphrey.
Daniel P. Brink - December 15, 2004 (75) [Esophageal cancer] Lawyer and former member of the state House of Representatives in the state of Washington
Lorenzo "Larry" J. Ponza Jr. - December 15, 2004 (86) Invented the baseball pitching machine
Henny Backus - December 9, 2004 (93) [Series of strokes] Actress and widow of actor Jim Backus
O.D.B. - (real name Russell Jones) - November 13, 2004 (35) [Drug overdose] Rap artist. Also known as Ol' Dirty Bastard and Dirt McGirt. Was a founding member of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan.
Yasser Arafat - November 10, 2004 (75) Palestinian Authority president and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) president
Howard Keel - November 7, 2004 (85) [Colon cancer] Actor. Movies include Annie Get Your Gun, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Kiss Me Kate. Played Clayton Farlow on the television series Dallas.
Michel Halbouty - November 6, 2004 (95) [Cancer] Geoscientist. Predicted the 1973 oil embargo in 1960.
John Hendrick - October 24, 2004 (51) [Plane crash] President of Hendrick Motorsports
Randy Dorton - October 24, 2004 (50) [Plane crash] Chief engine builder for Hendrick Motorsports
Ricky Hendrick - October 24, 2004 (24) [Plane crash] NASCAR Busch Series team owner and former NASCAR Busch Series race car driver
Robert Merrill - October 23, 2004 (87) Opera singer
Todd Holloway - October 20, 2004 (39) [Heart attack] Former basketball player at Texas A&M;
Anthony Hecht - October 20, 2004 (81) [Lymphoma] Poet. Won Pulitzer Prize for The Hard Hours. Other works include The Darkness and the Light and Flight Among the Tombs.
Greg Shaw - October 19, 2004 (55) [Heart failure] Independent record producer. Former publisher of Mojo-Navigator Rock & Roll News. Founder of Bomp! Records and former manager of the Flamin' Groovies.
Carol H. Pitchersky - October 19, 2004 (57) [Breast cancer] Former associate director of the American Civil Liberties Union
Ray Boone - October 17, 2004 (81) [Complications of intestinal surgery] Former baseball player for the Detroit Tigers and Cleveland Indians
Jane B. Meyerhoff - October 16, 2004 (80) [Complications following heart surgery] Baltimore, Maryland art collector and philanthropist
Donald "Swede" Carlson - October 16, 2004 (85) Former basketball player for the Minneapolis Lakers and Washington Capitols
Pierre Salinger - October 16, 2004 (79) [Heart attack] Former correspondent for ABC News, former press secretary for President John F. Kennedy, former press secretary for President Lyndon B. Johnson, former United States senator, former contributing editor for Collier's Magazine and former editorial staff member of the San Francisco Chronicle
Grant Howell - October 14, 2004 (89) Former editor of The Daily Tribune of Royal Oak, Michigan
Otto J. Ruesch - October 14, 2004 (64) [Pancreatic cancer] Philanthropist and founder, president and chairman of the board of Ruesch International Monetary Services Inc.
Dick Carlson - October 14, 2004 (60) [Complications following heart surgery] Senior vice president of Infinity Broadcasting Minneapolis and general manager of radio station WCCO-AM in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Former radio executive in Seattle, Washington and former play-by-play sportscaster in Kansas City, Missouri
Christopher Reeve - October 10, 2004 (52) [Heart failure] Actor, best known for his role as Superman
Ken Caminiti - October 10, 2004 (41) [Drug overdose] Former baseball player for the Houston Astros, San Diego Padres, Texas Rangers and Atlanta Braves. National League MVP in 1996.
Maxime Faget - October 9, 2004 (83) Former head of engineering and development for NASA
Johnny Sturm - October 8, 2004 (88) [Congestive heart failure] Former baseball player for the New York Yankees and former scout for the Houston Colt .45s, the Cincinnati Reds and Boston Red Sox
Angelo Giuliani - October 8, 2004 (91) Former scout with the Minnesota Twins
Hildy Parks - October 7, 2004 (78) [Complications from a stroke] Actress and television writer. Acted on Love of Life, Philco Playhouse and Studio One. Wrote for the Tony Awards telecasts, Emmy Awards telecasts and television specials.
Orlas King - October 7, 2004 Owner of The End Zone restaurant in Newark, Ohio
John A. Kelley - October 6, 2004 (97) Marathon runner. Ran the Boston Marathon 61 times and won it twice.
Rodney Dangerfield - (real name Jacob Cohen) - October 5, 2004 (82) [Complications from heart valve replacement] Comedian best known for the phrase "I don't get no respect."
Gordon Cooper - (Leroy Gordon Cooper) - October 4, 2004 (77) One of the first seven original American astronauts
John Cerutti - October 3, 2004 (44) [Heart arrhythmia] Former pitcher for the Toronto blue Jays and Detroit Tigers. Analyst for Tornoto Blue Jays games onRogers Sportsnet.
Donald W. Douglas Jr. - October 3, 2004 (87) Former president of Douglas Aircraft Co., and founder of Capistrano Bank
Janet Leigh - October 3, 2004 (77) [Vasculitis] Actress. Best known for her role in the Psycho shower scene. Other movies include Little Women, The Romance of Rosy Ridge, The Manchurian Candidate, The Fog, Touch of Evil and Bye Bye Birdie. Mother of actress Jamie Lee Curtis.
Joyce Jillson - October 1, 2004 (58) [Kidney failure] Astrologer. Had daily astrology column in almost 200 newspapers.
Richard Avedon - October 1, 2004 (81) [Brain hemorrhage] Fashion photographer
Warren Armstrong - October 1, 2004 (70) Former president of Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas
Bill Gillen - October 1, 2004 (62) Assignment manager for News 12 New Jersey
Charles R. Wood - September 30, 2004 (90) Philanthropist and founder of Storytown USA amusement park (now The Great Escape amusement park) in New York
David L. Gilmore - September 30, 2004 (59) [Stroke] Washington County (Pennsylvania) president judge
Justin Strezelczyk - September 30, 2004 (36) [Traffic wreck while being chased by police] Former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Gertrude Dunn - September 29, 2004 (72) [Crash of a small plane] Former player with the All American Girls Professional Baseball League and former player on the U.S. national field hockey team
Edmond Haggar - September 29, 2004 (88) [Pancreatic cancer] Helped coin the word "slacks." Former president and former chairman of the Haggar Clothing Company
Terry Trono - September 29, 2004 (56) [Brain cancer] Washington County (Vermont) State's Attorney
Scott Muni - September 28, 2004 (74) New York City disc jockey since the 1950's, most recently with WAQX-FM (Q104.3)
Lewis A. Roney - September 28, 2004 (82) Former basketball player at the University of Wyoming. Former teacher of industrial arts and mathematics; and former basketball, football and track coach in Laramie, Wyoming
Geoffrey Beene - September 28, 2004 (77) [Complications of pneumonia] Fashion designer
John E. Mack - September 27, 2004 (74) [Struck by a car while walking] Harvard Medical School professor of psychiatry. Wom Pulitzer Prize for biography of Lawrence of Arabia. Conducted research on people claiming to have been abducted by aliens.
Gardner Botsford - September 27, 2004 (87) [Bone marrow disease] Former editor at The New Yorker magazine
Dean Kutz - September 26, 2004 (48) Former jockey
Donald R. McClelland - September 25, 2004 (74) [Cancer] Former Smithsonian Institution museum curator
Bob Mitinger - September 25, 2004 (64) Former football player for the San Diego Chargers
Katherine Keough - September 25, 2004 (61) [Complications related to bone cancer] President of St. John Fisher College, in Rochester, New York
Clint Alan Glessner - September 25, 2004 (36) [Ultralight aircraft crash] Owner of Warren Furniture Works in Warren, Indiana
Marvin Davis - September 25, 2004 (79) Billionaire, philanthropist and investor. Former owner of 20th Century Fox studios
John P. Mulroney - September 24, 2004 (68) Alcoa, Inc. director and former president and chief operating officer of Rohm & Haas Co., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Joseph T. Zoline - September 23, 2004 (92) Builder of the Telluride ski resort in Colorado
Roy Drusky - September 23, 2004 (74) [Emphysema] Country music singer and songwriter. Former member of the Grand Ole Opry. Hits include Where the Blue and Lonely Go, Alone With You, White Lightnin' Express and Yes, Mr. Peters.
Bill Ballance - September 23, 2004 (85) Former host of Feminine Forum on radio station KGBS-AM in Los Angeles; and former host of the Bill Balance Show on KABC in Los Angeles and KFMB in San Diego, California
Billy Reay - September 23, 2004 (86) [Liver cancer] Former hockey player for the Detroit Red Wings and Montreal Canadiens. Former head coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Chicago Blackhawks.
Ray Traylor - September 22, 2004 (42) [Heart attack] Professional wrestler known as "Big Boss Man" and "Big Bubba."
Harold Zinkin Sr. - September 22, 2004 (82) [Head injuries from a fall] Former bodybuilder and inventor of the Universal Gym Machine
Larry L. Risley - September 22, 2004 (59) [Cancer] Founder of Mesa Airlines
Gary Garton - September 22, 2004 (60) Reporter for The Joplin Globe, in Joplin, MIssouri
Lee E. Teitelbaum - September 22, 2004 (63) Former University of Utah law school dean and former dean at Cornell University Law School
Edward Larrabee Barnes - September 21, 2004 (89) [Complications from a stroke] Architect. Designs include the Dallas Museum of Art, Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, IBM corporate headquarters in New York City and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building in Washington, DC.
Daniel Storer - September 21, 2004 (59) Physicial and co-founder of University Hospital Air Care in Ohio
Earl Wells - September 21, 2004 (75) [European yellow jacket stings] Former director of the Fort Wayne (Indiana) Children's Zoo
Larry Phillips - September 21, 2004 (62) [Lung cancer] Race car driver
Eric McMillan - September 20, 2004 (19) [Shot to death] Football player at the University of Idaho
William C. Reeves - September 19, 2004 (87) [Complications from a fall] Medical entomologist and former professor at the University of California-Berkeley. Played a large role in fighting the West Nile virus.
Pete Cutino - September 19, 2004 (71) [Heart failure] Former water polo coach and former swimming coach at the University of California-Berkeley
Skeeter Davis - September 19, 2004 (73) [Breast cancer] Country music singer. Long time performer on the Grand Ole Opry. Hits include: The End of the World, Set Him Free, Gonna Get Along Without You Now and I Forgot More Than You'll Ever Know.
Eddie Adams - September 19, 2004 (71) [Amotrophic lateral sclerosis] Photographer. Won Pulitzer Prize for photograph of a street execution in Vietnam.
Russ Meyer - September 18, 2004 (82) [Complications of pneumonia] Filmmaker. Works include Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and The Immoral Mr. Teas.
James Stanley Warren - September 18, 2004 (51) [Heart attack] Vice president of newspapers for Morris Communications
Marvin Mitchelson - September 18, 2004 (76) [Cancer] Divorce lawyer for a large number of celebrities
Deborah Robinson - September 17, 2004 (53) [Failed to surface while scuba diving] Physician in Salt Lake City, Utah
Arnold Stein - September 17, 2004 (71) [Cancer] Former Superior Court judge in Morris County, New Jersey
Izora Armstead - September 16, 2004 [Heart failure] Singer with Two Tons O' Fun and the Weather Girls. Biggest hit was It's Raining Men.
Johnny Ramone - real name John Cummings -- September 15, 2004 (55) [Prostate cancer] Guitarist for the punk rock band The Ramones.
Judith Keep - September 14, 2004 (60) [Ovarian cancer] Former chief judge of the federal district court in San Diego, California
James Dale Cockman - September 14, 2004 (71) [Suffocated from duct tape placed over his mouth following a carjacking] Former chairman of Sara Lee Foodservice
Dwight Thomas - September 10, 2004 (72) Former sheriff of Cape Girardeau County in Missouri
Harvey Wheeler - September 6, 2004 (85) [Complications from cancer] Writer. Co-author of Fail Safe.
Julia Child - August 12, 2004 (91) Television chef and writer of cookbooks
Fay Wray - August 8, 2004 (96) Actress. Best known for her role of being held atop the Empire State Building by a giant ape in King Kong.
Paul N. "Red" Adair - August 7, 2004 (89) Oil well firefighter and founder of Red Adair Company
Rick James - August 6, 2004 (56) [Heart attack] Singer. Hits include Give it To Me Baby, Super Freak and Fire and Desire.
Francis Crick - July 29, 2004 (88) [Colon cancer] Former president of the Salk Institute and co-discoverer of DNA structure
Karen Southwick - July 25, 2004 (53) [Cancer] Executive editor at CNET News.com
Richard Bloch - July 21, 2004 (78) [Heart failure] Co-founder of H&R; Block
Anne Burford - July 18, 2004 (62) [Cancer] Former Environmental Protection Agency director
Eoin McKiernan - July 18, 2004 (89) Founder of the Irish American Cultural Institute
Charles McClure - July 18, 2004 (81) Founder of McClure Broadcasting Co. and Cherokee Broadcasting Co.
Robert Smylie - July 17, 2004 (89) [Pneumonia] Former governor of Idaho
Charles W. Sweeney - July 16, 2004 (84) Dropped atomic bomb over Nagasaki, Japan
Arthur Kane - July 13, 2004 (55) [Complications from leukemia] Bass player for the New York Dolls
Joe Gold - July 11, 2004 (82) Founder of Gold's Gym and World Gym
Laurance Rockefeller - July 11, 2004 (94) [Pulmonary fibrosis] Billionaire philanthropist and conservationist. Founder of the American Conservation Association.
Isabel Sanford - July 9, 2004 (86) Actress, best known for the role of "Weezie" or Louise on The Jeffersons television comedy series
Jeff Smith - July 7, 2004 (65) [Heart disease] Former host of the Frugal Gourmet television cooking show
Marlon Brando - July 1, 2004 (80) Actor. Movies include The Godfather, On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Charles Faulkner - June 29, 2004 (64) [Heart attack] Head football coach at Oak Hill Academy in West Point, Mississippi and former athletic director and football coach at Quitman High School and Oklona High School in Mississippi
Anthony J. "Tony" Hope - June 28, 2004 (63) Son of entertainer Bob Hope and former chairman of the National Indian Gaming Commission
George S. Patton - June 27, 2004 (80)[Parkinson's disease] Former commander of the 2nd Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas and son of General Patton associated with World War II
Hugh B. Cave - June 27, 2004 (93) [Diabetes] Writer
Raymond J. Blair - June 27, 2004 (85) [Bone marrow disease] Former reporter for the New York Herald Tribune and former editor of The Times Record in Brunswick, Maine
Luciano Flores - June 27, 2004 (81) [Alzheimer's disease] Former mayor of San Marcos, Texas
Karol Kennedy Kucher - June 25, 2004 (72) [Pneumonia] Former Olympic silver medal winner in pairs skating
Ralph Clover - June 19, 2004 (85) [Congestive heart failure] Former parks supervisor and parks director for Burnsville, Minnesota
Francis S. "Andy" Andrews - June 15, 2004 (84) Former chairman of the board of the Direct Marketing Association
James F. Arnold - June 15, 2004 (72) [Lung cancer] Former singer with The Four Lads
Ray Charles - June 10, 2004 (73) [Acute liver disease] Singer. Hits include: Georgia on My Mind, What'd I Say and I've Got a Woman
William E. Spicer - June 6, 2004 (74) [Heart failure] Former professor of engineering at Stanford University
Ronald Reagan - June 5, 2004 (93) [Pneumonia as a complication of Alzheimer's disease] Former President of the United States
Vernon Jarrett - May 23, 2004 (84) [Cancer of the esophagus] Former columnist for The Chicago Tribune. Former columnist and editorial board member of The Chicago Sun-Times. Former producer of programs and commentaries at WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois
Gary Henson - May 22, 2004 (60) Horse racing track announcer
Jacob A. Arlow - May 21, 2004 (91) [Prostate cancer] Psychoanalyst and former president of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute
Henny Willis - May 21, 2004 (70) Former political reporter for the Register-Guard in Eugene, Oregon
Brian Collins - May 20, 2004 (62) [Lung cancer] Weather forecaster at television station WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky
John Scott - May 20, 2004 [Complications due to loss of blood after being shot in the legs] Van Buren County (Tennessee) commissioner
Jack Eckerd - May 19, 2004 (91) Founder of Eckerd Drug Stores
Arnold "Gatemouth" Moore - May 19, 2004 (90) Blues and gospel singer
Merle McDougald "Doug" Werner - May 19, 2004 (91) [Diabetes] Former reporter for the United Press. Former writer and editor for Voice of America.
Lincoln Kilpatrick - May 18, 2004 (72) [Complications of lung cancer] Actor. Acted in the Broadway play A Raisin in the Sun. Was in the movies Chosen Survivors and Omega Man.
Arnold Beckman - May 18, 2004 (104) Inventor of the pH meter and founder of Beckman Instruments Inc.
Elvin Ray Jones - May 18, 2004 (76) [Heart failure] Jazz musician
Bert L. "Bart" Wolstein - May 17, 2004 (77) [Prostate cancer] Philanthropist in Cleveland, Ohio and founder of Wolstein Group and Developers Diversified
Tony Randall - May 17, 2004 (84) [Complications from a long illness] Actor on radio, stage, movies and television. Best known for his role of Felix Unger on the television series The Odd Couple.
Chuck Norman - May 17, 2004 (83) [Heart attack] Owner of radio station WGNU in St. Louis, Missouri
June Taylor - May 16, 2004 (86) Choreographer and creator of the June Taylor Dancers. Best known for her work on The Jackie Gleason Show. Also former director of the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders.
Dan Allen - May 16, 2004 (48) [Multiple chemical sensitivity syndrome] Former head football coach at Boston University and Holy Cross
Thomas J. Daw - May 16, 2004 (65) [Aneurysm] Chairman of the board of Food Technology Services, Inc.
Robert Morgan - May 15, 2004 (85) [Complications from a fall] Former bomber pilot and commander of the Memphis Belle B-17
Kevin Britt - May 15, 2004 (59) Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan
Bill Barnard - May 15, 2004 (54) Former sports writer for the Associated Press
Earl D. Ahlschwede - May 15, 2004 (63) Former city manager and former city attorney of Grand Island, Nebraska
Charles M. Young - May 14, 2004 (55) [Suicide] Former principal of Seabrook Middle Schook in Seabrook, New Hampshire and former principal of Bennington Elementary School in Bennington, Vermont
Anna Lee - May 14, 2004 (91) [Pneumonia] Actress, best known for the role of Lila Quartermaine on General Hospital
Dennis S. Wisniewski - May 14, 2004 (62) Attorney in Saginaw, Michigan
Robert A. Bean - May 14, 2004 (43) [Heart attack] Former deputy sergeant-at-arms for the United States Senate
Stephen Montanarelli - May 14, 2004 (75) [Multiple myeloma] Maryland state prosecutor
Danny Hutt - May 14, 2004 (55) [Heart attack] Thoroughbred horse trainer and owner
Anthony "Tony" Alvaro - May 14, 2004 (79) [Heart failure] Former basketball coach at Romulus Central School and DeSales High School in New York
Steine P. George - May 14, 2004 (73) [Stroke] Vice chairman of the Colquitt County (Georgia) Board of Education
Karen Billett - May 14, 2004 (49) [House fire] Teacher at Fort Pierce Central High School in St. Lucie County, Florida
Floyd Kalber - May 13, 2004 (79) [Emphysema] Former news anchor of the Today show on NBC television, former correspondent for NBC News, former news anchor WMAQ-TV in Chicago, Illinois and former news anchor for WLS-TV in Chicago, Illinois
Robert L. Kindrick - May 13, 2004 (61) Vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas
James Ross - May 13, 2004 (60) [Brain cancer] Former classical music critic for The Miami Herald
Robert Kindrick - May 13, 2004 (61) Vice president for academic affairs and research at Wichita State University in Wichita, Kansas
Ben Stewart - May 13, 2004 [Suicide] Mayor of Union Point, Georgia
Jerry G. Bray Jr. - May 13, 2004 (91) Former Circuit Court judge in Chesapeake, Virginia and former chairman of the Board of Trustees of Virginia Wesleyan College
James "Jaime" McManamon - May 13, 2004 (19) [Car crash] Football player at Cornell University
John Wysong - May 12, 2004 (57) [Heart attack] Mathematics teacher and former head football coach at Holy Cross High School in Covington, Kentucky
Thomas S. Smith - May 12, 2004 (83) [Cancer] Former Ohio University provost and former president of Lawrence University
Syd Hoff - May 12, 2004 (91) Former cartoonist for the New Yorker. Writer of children's books. Works include Sammy the Seal and Danny and the Dinosaur.
George Elliott Randall - May 12, 2004 (53) [Brain cancer] Publisher and editor of the Frederick News-Post in Maryland
Thomas Powell Know - May 11, 2004 (66) [Septicemia] Former chief composer and arranger for the United States Marine Band
Paul Sauget - May 11, 2004 (79) [Kidney failure] Former mayor of Suget, Illinois
Lew Brantley - May 11, 2004 (66) [Lung cancer] Former Florida Senate president
William T. "Doc" Dougherty - May 11, 2004 (73) [Cancer] Mayor of Etna, Pennsylvania
Harley Bailey - May 11, 2004 (88) Member of the Wood County (West Virginia) Board of Education
Phil Gersh - May 10, 2004 (92) Talent agent and founder of the Gersh Agency
Dale Meinert - May 10, 2004 (70) [Alzheimer's disease] Former football player for the football St. Louis Cardinals
John Griggs - May 10, 2004 (72) Former executive director of the Kentucky Association of Counties and former football player at the University of Kentucky
Michael "Mike" O'Brien - May 10, 2004 (53) [Car crash] Palm Beach County (Florida) internal auditor
Ray Ruiz - May 9, 2004 (65) [Mesothelioma sarcoma] New Mexico state representative
Alan King - May 9, 2004 (76) [Lung cancer] Comedian and actor
Olive Osmond - May 9, 2004 (79) [Complications from a stroke] Mother of the singing Osmond family including: Donnie, Marie, Alan, Wayne, Jay and Merrill
Flossy Gust - May 8, 2004 (85) [Parkinson's disease] Former boxing coach
Robert E. Fulton Jr. - May 7, 2004 (95) [Congestive heart failure] Inventor
Charles "Chuck" Hudson - May 7, 2004 (72) Louisiana state representative, representing St. Landry Parish
Rudy Maugeri - May 7, 2004 (73) [Pancreatic cancer] Former singer with The Crew Cuts
William J. "Pete" Knight - May 7, 2004 (74) [Leukemia] California state senator
Elizabeth Ann Swift Cronin - May 7, 2004 (63) [Fell from a horse after the horse stumbled] Former United States state department officer and former U.S. hostage in Iran
Shannon Willie Babineaux - May 7, 2004 (25) [Hit in the temple by a softball while running to first base] Former football player for Louisiana Tech
Charlotte G. Moulton - May 7, 2004 (91) Former reporter for United Press International
Daniel Hoffman - May 6, 2004 (48) [Complications from asthma] Former Ypsilanti (Michigan) City Council member
Barney Kessel - May 6, 2004 (80) [Brain cancer] Jazz guitarist
J. Calvitt Clarke Jr. - May 6, 2004 (83) Former federal judge
Daniel F. McMahon - May 6, 2004 (83) Former Yonkers, New York police commissioner, former federal prosecutor, former New York state Supreme Court justice and former Westchester County (New York) sheriff
Richard Jones - May 5, 2004 (21) [Genetically enlarged heart] Basketball player at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York
John Amberg - May 4, 2004 (75) [Pancreatic cancer] Former football player for the New York Giants and former president of the International Association of Plastics Distributors
Randall B. Terry - May 4, 2004 (69) Publisher and president of the High Point Enterprise newspaper in High Point, North Carolina
Robert L. Peterson - May 4, 2004 (71) [Cancer] Former chairman and chief executive officer of IPB Inc.
John J. Barton - May 4, 2004 (97) Former mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana
Darrell Johnson - May 3, 2004 (75) [Leukemia] Former manager of the Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners and Texas Rangers
Marvin Runyon - May 3, 2004 (79) [Pulmonary fibrosis] Former vice president of assembly and operations for Ford Motor Company and former United States postmaster general
Norman Thorsen - May 3, 2004 (46) [Complications from injuries in a 1988 car crash] Manager of Thorsens, Inc., in Turlock, California
Richard Lynn Varco - May 3, 2004 (91) Former surgeon and former surgery professor at the University of Minnesota
Gilbert Lani Kauhi - May 3, 2004 (66) [Complications from diabetes] Actor. Played Detective Kono Kalakaua in the Hawaii Five-O television series.
William H. Knisely - May 3, 2004 (82) Former Medical University of South Carolina president, and former executive associate dean and professor of anatomy with the College of Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Joseph Gary Hennigan - May 3, 2004 (59) [Prostate cancer] Sheriff of Tyler County, Texas
Decatur W. "Bucky" Trotter - May 3, 2004 (72) [Bone cancer] Former Maryland state senator
Ralph Dunn - May 3, 2004 (90) Former Illinois state senator
Edmund P. Joyce - May 2, 2004 (87) [Complications of a stroke] Former executive vice president of the University of Notre Dame
Bill Fiset - May 2, 2004 (83) Former writer and columnist for the Oakland Tribune in Oakland, California
Edward Curtis Gordon - May 2, 2004 (76) Country musician
Jesse J. Luquette - April 30, 2004 (78) Owner of Service Chevrolet, in Lafayette, Louisiana
Joseph F. Cullman III - April 30, 2004 (95) Former chairman and chief executive of Philip Morris
Ernest Jasmin - April 30, 2004 (69) [Lung cancer] Former prosecutor for Jefferson County, Kentucky
Frederick R. Karl - April 30, 2004 (77) [Kidney disease] Author and literary critic
Rolf Hertsgaard - April 30, 2004 (81) Former newscaster on radio station WCCO in Minneapolis, Minnesota and former television news anchor on WBAL in Baltimore, Maryland
Frank Fallon - April 30, 2004 (73) Former boardcaster of Baylor University football and basketball. Former television basketball broadcaster on NBC and ESPN.
Max Regensteiner - April 30, 2004 (78) [Pneumonia] Former administrative law judge for the Securities and Exchange Commission
Betty Clements Hill Winegard - April 29, 2004 (76) Former Tift County (Georgia) probate judge
Sid Smith - April 29, 2004 (78) Former hockey player for the Toronto Maple Leafs
Peggy Whitehead - April 28, 2004 (63) Former teacher at Coffee County Middle School in Tennessee
John Mulliken Jr. - April 28, 2004 (82) [Cancer] Former Time magazine correspondent, former mayor of Jupiter Island, Florida and former deputy press secretary to Vice President Nelson Rockefeller
Mike Wadsworth - April 28, 2004 (60) Former athletic director at the University of Notre Dame, in Indiana
Fred C. Davison - April 28, 2004 (74) [Cancer] Former University of Georgia president
John C. Ostlund - April 27, 2004 (76) [Complications of diabetes] Former Wyoming state senator
David W. Young - April 27, 2004 (84) [Pulmonary fibrosis] Former co-owner of Paul Young's restaurant, in Washington, DC
Vince Demuzio - April 27, 2004 (62) [Colon cancer] Senate majority leader in the Illinois state senate
Daniel N. Perkes - April 27, 2004 (73) [Cancer] Former Associated Press assistant general manager and vice president
Handy Dixon - April 26, 2004 (85) Former member of the Board of Representatives in Stamford, Connecticut
Johnny Mann - April 26, 2004 (73) [Complications from cancer] Actor on Hawaii Five-O and Highway to Heaven
Hubert Selby Jr. - April 26, 2004 (75) [Chronic lung disease] Writer. Works include Requiem For A Dream, Last Exit to Brooklyn and The Willow Tree.
Eben C. Henson - April 26, 2004 (81) [Heart failure] Actor and founder of Pioneer Playhouse in Danville, Kentucky
Albert Paulson - April 25, 2004 (78) Movie, television and Broadway actor
William Grace - April 25, 2004 (69) [Cancer] President of the Woodlands racetrack in Kansas City, Kansas
Sid Watson - April 25, 2004 (71) [Heart attack] Former football player for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins. Former college hockey coach at Bowdoin, in Brunswick, Maine.
William D. Rinehart - April 25, 2004 (79) Former senior vice president for technology for Newspapers Association of America
Claude "Fiddler" Williams - April 25, 2004 (96) Jazz musician
Bert Pfeiffer - April 24, 2004 (88) Former professor at the University of Montana
Pamela A. Ferguson - April 24, 2004 (60) [Cancer] Former professor of mathematics and associate provost of the University of Miami in Miami, Florida. Former dean of the University of Miami Graduate School in Miami, Florida. Former president of Grinnell College in Iowa.
W.L. "Bill" Kellum - April 24, 2004 (78) [Cancer] Former Leflore County (Mississippi) supervisor
Frankie Scott - April 24, 2004 (84) [Stroke] Dancer, actress, singer and comedienne
Clara Bridge Purnell - April 24, 2004 (102) Co-founder of Purnell Sausage Company
Winson Hudson - April 24, 2004 (87) Mississippi civil rights leader
Mark Young - April 24, 2004 (52) Physician and senior vice president of education and research for Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Pennsylvania
Estee Lauder - April 24, 2004 (97) [Cardiopulmonary arrest] Cosmetics mogul. Founder of Estee Lauder Companies Inc.
Peter Prescott - April 23, 2004 (68) [Liver disease complicated by diabetes] Former book critic for Newsweek, Look and Women's Wear Daily
Harry Hinken - April 23, 2004 (79) Personnel director of the Washington Redskins Marching Band
Bill Brundige - April 23, 2004 (89) [Heart failure] Former radio and television broadcaster for the Los Angeles Rams, Los Angeles Lakers, California Angels, USC football and basketball, UCLA basketball, Philadelphia Phillies, Detroit Lions, Washington Senators and Chicago Cubs
Thaddeus A. Whayne - April 23, 2004 (88) [Complications from Alzheimer's disease] Former English teacher, social studies teacher and guidance counselor at Kirkwood High School in Kirkwood, Missouri
Philip Hamburger - April 23, 2004 (89) [Cardiac arrest] Former writer for The New Yorker magazine
Obie Craft - April 23, 2004 (52) Former Rankin-Madison County (Mississippi) District Attorney
Bernard C. Frassrand Jr. - April 23, 2004 (83) Founder of ITT Community Development Corporation, in Flager County, Florida
Eldon Wendell Durr - April 23, 2004 (66) Former associate judge in Madison County, Illinois
Harry Hopkins - April 23, 2004 (77) Former associate justice of the 2nd Court of Appeals of Fort Worth, Texas
Pat Tillman - April 22, 2004 (27) [Killed in action in Afghanistan while serving in the U.S. Army] Former NFL football player with the Arizona Cardinals who gave up his football career to join the Army
Paul Benson - April 22, 2004 (85) Former U.S. District Judge for eastern North Dakota
Art Devlin - April 22, 2004 (81) Former U.S. Olympic ski jumper and former television sports commentator for ABC and CBS
Carl Prichard - April 22, 2004 (73) [Pancreatic cancer] Former mayor of Calera, Alabama
Alex Madonna - April 22, 2004 (85) [Heart attack] Philanthropist, founder of the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California and real estate developer
Charles Loreaux Quittmeyer - April 22, 2004 (86) Former dean of the School of Business Administration at The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia
Jack Schlieper - April 22, 2004 (54) [Pancreatic cancer] Former police chief of Wichita Falls, Texas
John Joseph Dios - April 21, 2004 (80) [Stomach cancer] Former Superior Court judge in New Jersey
Ron Dunin - April 21, 2004 (86) Former mayor of San Luis Obispo, California
Nick Waters - April 21, 2004 (60) [Liver cancer] Director of Orange County (North Carolina) Emergency Management Services
Charles N. Eisenhauer - April 21, 2004 (73) Owner of Eisenhauser Office Supply in Florida
Stuart James Bullion - April 21, 2004 (56) [Liver cancer] Chair of the University of Mississippi journalism department
Jerome Lobel - April 21, 2004 (75) [Car crash] Founder of the Arizona Sierra Club chapter
William Calvin Bridges - April 20, 2004 (82) [Complications from colon cancer] Former councilman in Athens, Georgia
Mary McGrory - April 20, 2004 (85) Former columnist for the Washington Post
Paul Offner - April 20, 2004 (61) [Cancer] Researcher at the Urban Institute and former Washington, DC commissioner of health care finance
Leo O'Neill - April 20, 2004 (64) [Complications from cancer] Former president of Standards & Poors
Robert Daniel Henry - April 20, 2004 (51) [Heart attack] Assistant District Attorney of Selma, Alabama
Ralph Parks - April 20, 2004 (77) [Congestive heart failure] Former fire chief or Ames, Iowa
Jim Stutzman Sr. - April 20, 2004 (70) [Multiple myeloma] Founder of Jim Stutzman Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick, in Winchester, Virginia
Antone E. "Tony" Raymus - April 20, 2004 (87) Philanthropist and founder of Raymus Development and Realty in Manteca, California
John Luther McLean - April 19, 2004 (92) Philanthropist and founder of Protective Agency Inc., in Lumberton, North Carolina
John Harry Niemeyer - April 19, 2004 (95) Former president of the Bank Street College of Education, in New York
Norris McWhirter - April 19, 2004 (78) [Heart attack] Co-founder of Guinnes World Records
Jim Cantalupo - April 19, 2004 (60) [Heart attack] Chairman and CEO of McDonald's Corporation
Frank Morrison - April 19, 2004 (98) [Cancer] Former governor of Nebraska
Kevin McIntyre - April 19, 2004 (45) [Cardiovascular complications] Fire chief of Rockford, Illinois
David Clarke - April 18, 2004 (95) Movie and Broadway actor
Gerda R. Blumenthal - April 18, 2004 (80) [Complications from heart surgery} Former professor of French and comparative literature at Catholic University in Washington, DC
John Bartmann - April 18, 2004 (80) [Alzheimer's disease] Former host of Health Through Physical Fitness on WBAY-TV Channel 2 in Green Bay, Wisconsin
Roosevelt Roberts - April 17, 2004 (64) Civil rights activist in Louisville, Kentucky
Rex Simpson Hardy - April 17, 2004 (88) [Cancer] Former photographer for Life magazine
Mary P. Ladesic - April 17, 2004 (68) Former Wyandotte County (Kansas) treasurer
Jack V. Begley - April 16, 2004 (70) Former Oklahoma state representative
Dave Roberts - April 16, 2004 (50) [Heart attack] Councilman and former mayor of Rancho Cordova, California
Paul M. Baker - April 16, 2004 (90) [Heart attack] Founder of Jenny Lee Bakery in Pennsylvania
Albie Grant - April 15, 2004 (60) [Complications from diabetes] Former basketball player for Long Island University in New York
Phil Sokolof - April 15, 2004 (82) Founder of the National Heart Savers Association
Charles Virgil Martin - April 15, 2004 (96) Former president and chief executive officer of Carson Pirie Scott, in Chicago, Illinois
Anthony Sophos - April 15, 2004 (81) Concert cellist, recording artist and teacher. Played with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and taught at the Westchester Conservatory of Music in Westchester, New York.
Pat Parson - (real name Pasquale D. Tominaro) - April 15, 2004 (65) [Cancer] Former radio news anchor on Station WCBS in New York City
Otis Lyons Jr. - April 15, 2004 (76) Former city councilman in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Will Fowler - April 14, 2004 (81) [Prostate cancer] Former reporter for The Los Angeles Examiner, author and writer for television
R.A. "Cheney" Griffin - April 14, 2004 (89) [Lung cancer] Former Georgia state legislator and former chief of staff for his brother, former governor of Georgia Marvin Griffin
James Carlton "Big Jim" Queen - April 14, 2004 (78) [Cancer] Former Army major and former assistant principal at H.D. Woodson Senior High School, in Washington, DC
William G. Thomas - April 14, 2004 (73) [Diabetes] Former superintendent of the San Francisco (California) Maritime National Historical Park
Ventress McCallum - April 14, 2004 (54) [Shot to death] Owner of McCallum's M&M; Soul Food Restaurants in California and Nevada
Henry Viscardi - April 13, 2004 (91) Physician and founder of the National Center for Disability Services in Albertson, New York
Filemon Vela - April 13, 2004 (68)[Stomach cancer] U.S. district judge in Texas
Sue Katz - April 13, 2004 (60) [Ovarian cancer] Mayor of Pembroke Pines, Florida
Muriel Mallin Berman - April 13, 2004 (89) Pennsylvania art collector and philanthropist
Fred Shapiro - April 13, 2004 (69) [Heart attack] Physician and a pioneer in kidney transplants and kidney dialysis. Former president of Hennepin Faculty Associates, in Minnesota. One of the founders of Minntech, which makes medical devices.
Tony Dufek - April 13, 2004 (83) Former mayor of Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Wayne A. Corpening - April 12, 2004 (89) [Complications from a fall] Former mayor of Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Rebecca Glahn - April 11, 2004 (24) [Murdered by strangulation] Disc jockey using the names of "Madison" and "Rebecca Foxx" on radio station Q107.5 in Memphis, Tennessee
Bernardo "Bernie" Salle - April 11, 2004 (76) [Parkinson's disease] Owner of Bernie and Boys grocery stores in the state of Washington
Irwin Quintyne - April 11, 2004 (77) [Cardiac arrest] Civil rights activist and Amityville, New York civic leader
Carl Kane - April 11, 2004 (86) [Cancer] Former radio and newspaper reporter in Iowa
Dale Cotter - April 10, 2004 (69) [Non-Hodgkins lymphoma] Former city editor of the South Bend Tribune, in South Bend, Indiana
James Hamilton Denley - April 10, 2004 (56) [Complications from leukemia] Director of the Internet division for The Commercial Appeal in Memphis, Tennessee
Barbara Bejoian - April 10, 2004 (49) [Metastatic rectal cancer] Playwright
Abraham Speigel - April 10, 2004 (97) [Pneumonia] Philanthropist and founder of Columbia Savings & Loan in Beverly Hills, California
Taylor Powell - April 10, 2004 (72) Former jockey and former Western regional manager of the Jockeys' Guild
Ulysses "Jabo" Ward - April 10, 2004 (85) Jazz musician
Jerome M. Nemiro - April 9, 2004 (85) [Parkinson's disease] Former president of Bullocks Wilshire department stores in California
Helen M. Smith - April 9, 2004 (84) [Vascular disease] Former press secretary to Pat Nixon when she was first lady
Noal Highlands - April 9, 2004 (70) Former Portage Township (Indiana) Republican chairwoman
A Ludlod "Lud" Kramer - April 9, 2004 (71) [Lung cancer] Former secretary of state for the state of Washington
Martin E. Gardner Jr. - April 9, 2004 (96) Former mayor of Oakland, Missouri
Kenneth Dorin - April 9, 2004 (70) [Heart failure] Former fire chief for the Delta Township Fire Department in Michigan
Emanuel Goldberg - April 9, 2004 (83) Former press secretary for former Massachusetts governor Christian Herter, former correspondent for Newsweek magazine and former president of the public relations firm Arthur Monks Associates
Bill Charles Buhler - April 9, 2004 (77) [Stroke and diabetes] Former publisher of The Pasadena Citizen, in Pasadena, Texas
Bruce Black - April 8, 2004 (84) Former city planning commissioner in Oakland, California and co-owner of Black and Bland Insurance in California
Fred Olivi - April 8, 2004 (82) Co-pilot of the plane that dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan
James Hawthorne Bey - April 8, 2004 (91) [Stomach cancer] Jazz musician
Walter F. Marcus Jr. - April 8, 2004 (76) [Pneumonia] Former Louisiana Supreme Court justice
Joseph Francis Caraher - April 8, 2004 (92) Former editor and publisher of the Klamath Falls Herald and News in Klamath Falls, Washington
Nelson Britt - April 8, 2004 (59) [Pneumonia] Director of the University of Montana's Museum of Art and Culture
Bruce Edwards - April 8, 2004 (49) [Amyotropic lateral sclerosis] Former caddie for golfer Tom Watson
Gene Klavan - April 8, 2004 (79) [Complications of multiple myeloma] Former half of Klavan and Finch on WNEW radio in New York City, former host of Klavan in the Morning on WNEW and WOR-AM in New York City and former host for the American Movie Classic cable network
John Augustine Tyree Jr. - April 8, 2004 (92) [Pulmonary embolism] Former Navy vice admiral, former assistant chief of naval operations and former inspector general of the Navy
Jack Smith - April 7, 2004 (58) [Pancreatic cancer] Former ABC News correspondent. Known as "Our man Jack Smith" on This Week with David Brinkley. Also reported on ABC's Nightline.
J. Warren McClure - April 7, 2004 (84) Philanthropist and former owner and publisher of the Burlington Free Press in Burlington, Vermont
Marian McCargo Bell - April 7, 2004 (72) [Pancreatic cancer] Television and movie actress
Winfred Jones - April 7, 2004 (82) Former city councilman in Calera, Alabama
Helen Cole - April 7, 2004 (81) Former Oklahoma state senator
Niki Sullivan - April 6, 2004 (66) Former singer and guitar player for Buddy Holly and The Crickets
Philip Jutras - April 6, 2004 (87) [Head injury from a fall] Former member of the Maine state Senate and Maine state House
Murray Illson - April 6, 2004 (91) Former reporter for The New York Times
James W. Lake - April 6, 2004 (83) [Pulmonary fibrosis] Former regional head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration in the Pacific Northwest
Victor Argo - April 6, 2004 (69) [Lung cancer] Actor
Donald Fortier - April 5, 2004 (81) Former member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
Leonard Reed - April 5, 2004 (97) [Congestive heart failure] Tap dancer and co-creator of the Shim Sham Shimmy dance step
M. Majella Berg - April 5, 2004 (87) Former president of Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia
Diane Tobola - April 5, 2004 (62) [Cancer] Singer and former associate professor at the University of St. Thomas, in Texas
Cecilia Louise Moore - April 5, 2004 (75) [Cancer] Former president of Mount St. Mary's College in California and former chancellor of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, California
Keith Cylar - April 5, 2004 (45) [Cardioarhythmia] Co-president and chief operating officer of Housing Works in New York City
George Bamberger - April 4, 2004 (80) [Cancer] Former manager of the Milwaukee Brewers and Baltimore Orioles
Terry Powell - April 4, 2004 (60) [Lung cancer] Former Shawnee, Oklahoma city manager
Ron "Fritz" Williams - April 4, 2004 (59) [Heart attack] Former basketball player at West Virginia University
Richard L. Gelb - April 4, 2004 (79) Former chairman and chief executive of Bristol-Myers and former chief executive of Bristol-Myers Squibb
Frank Perkins - April 4, 2004 (70) Former reporter for the Fort Worth News-Tribune in Fort Worth, Texas and former reporter and editor for the Star-Telegram in Texas
John Goodell - April 4, 2004 (94) Documentary filmmaker
Pam Daale - April 4, 2004 (40) [Breast cancer] Meteorologist on KMGH Channel 7 in Denver, Colorado
Bob Andrews - April 3, 2004 (87) [Heart failure] Musician and writer. Wrote for the Santa Paula Times, in Santa Paula, California
John P. Miller - April 3, 2004 (70) [Pancreatic cancer] Former president of the Omaha (Nebraska) City Council
Patricia Kronebusch - April 3, 2004 (77) [Congestive heart failure] Former Minnesota state senator
Victor M. Carter - April 3, 2004 (94) Former owner of Builders Emporium, former holder of controlling interest in Republic Pictures and philanthropist
Janet Steiger - April 3, 2004 (64) Former chairwoman of the Federal Trade Commission and former member of the U.S. Postal Rate Commission
John Taras - April 2, 2004 (84) Choreographer and balletmaster
Harold A. Fidler - April 2, 2004 (93) Former associate director at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, in Berkeley, California
Joan Richman - April 2, 2004 (64) [Lung cancer] Former television producer for CBS News
Ken Patterson - April 2, 2004 (38) [Myelodysplasia syndrome] Public relations director at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama and former managing editor of The Anniston Star, in Anniston, Alabama
Lawrence McGrew - April 2, 2004 (46) Former football player for the New England Patriots and New York Giants
Paul Atkinson - April 1, 2004 (58) [Liver and kidney disease] Artists and repertoire executive and former guitar player with the band The Zombies
Aaron Bank - April 1, 2004 (101) Retired Army colonel, known as "the father of the Green Berets' for being the first commander of the Army's elite Special Forces
Carrie Snodgress - April 1, 2004 (57) [Heart failure] Actress, best known for her role in Diary of a Mad Housewife
William Lewis - April 1, 2004 (89) Former Seattle (Washington) District Court judge
Edward J. Opalacz Sr. - April 1, 2004 (85) Former member of the Connecticut General Assembly and former Connecticut state senator
Max Lockwood - March 31, 2004 (78) [Injuries from a recent car crash] President and chief executive of the U.S. 441 Economic Development Council, in Georgia and former mayor of Douglas, Georgia
Margaret DeHart - March 31, 2004 (69) English professor at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas
John "Jack" Crowley - March 31, 2004 (80) [Complications from pneumonia and Parkinson's disease] Foremer executive vice president of Xerox Corporation and former chairman of the American Foundation for the Blind and Helen Keller International
Murray J. Gart - March 31, 2004 (79) Former editor with Time magazine and former chief editor of the Washington Star, in Washington, DC
Vincent L. Tofany - March 30, 2004 (77) [Complications of pneumonia] Former commissioner of the New York Department of Motor Vehicles
Al Hight - March 30, 2004 (76) [Colon cancer] Former Durham County, North Carolina commissioner and sheriff
Alistair Cooke - March 30, 2004 (95) Former broadcaster for the BBC and former host of Letter From America for 58 years. Former television host of Omnibus and Masterpiece Theater.
Eileen Darby Lester - March 30, 2004 (87) Broadway shows photographer
Timi Yuro - (real name Rosemary Timotea Aurro Yuro) - March 30, 2004 (63) Singer. HIts include Hurt, I Apologize and Make The World Go Away.
Jane E. Skogen Low - March 29, 2004 (85) Co-founder of the Skogen grocery store chain in Wisconsin
A. Thomas Homer - March 29, 2004 (60) Editor of the Colfax Record in Colfax, California
Joel Feinberg - March 29, 2004 (77) [Complications of Parkinson's disease] Writer and former professor at the University of Arizona
George Heard Hamilton - March 28, 2004 (93) Writer, art historian, former professor at Yale University and former director of the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts
Art James - (real name Arthur Efimchick) - March 28, 2004 (74) Former television game show host and announcer. President of Art James Productions.
Emily Morison Beck - March 28, 2004 (88) [Kidney failure] Former editor for Bartlett's Familiar Quotations
Peter Ustinov - March 28, 2004 (82) [Heart failure] Academy Award winning actor
Tom Jones - March 28, 2004 (63) Construction manager for the Clinton Presidental Library
Sylvia Froos - March 28, 2004 (89) Actress and singer
T.H. McCulloh - March 28, 2004 (69) [Congestive heart failure] Theater critic for Backstage West and former theater critic for Dramalogue and the Los Angeles Times
Rick Wilbur - March 28, 2004 (56) [Heart attack] Fire chief of the Eaton Rapids Township Fire Department in Michigan
Richard Kienast - March 27, 2004 (64) [Complications from a stroke] Former Pitkin County, Colorado sheriff
Dion Johnson - March 27, 2004 (27) Former football player at Kansas University
John Sack - March 27, 2004 (74) [Complications from a bone marrow transplant] War correspondent for The New Yorker and Esquire
Edward J. Piszek - March 27, 2004 (87) [Bone cancer] Co-founder of Mrs. Paul's Kitchens Inc. frozen fish company
Adan Sanchez - March 27, 2004 (19) [Car crash] Singer
Gerome Kamrowski - March 27, 2004 (90) [Complications from heart disease] Painter and former professor at the University of Michigan
Kenneth Untener - March 27, 2004 (66) [Complications from leukemia] Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan
Jan Berry - March 26, 2004 (62) [Had a seizure and stopped breathing] Member of the music duo Jan & Dean. Hits include Little Old Lady From Pasadena, Deadman's Curve and Surf City.
V.J. "Lefty" Nickerson - March 26, 2004 (75) Horse trainer
Jan Sterling - March 26, 2004 (82) Actress
J. Edward Roush - March 26, 2004 (83) [Alzheimer's disease] Former member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana
Bill Braucher - March 26, 2004 (77) [Lung cancer] Former sports writer for the Miami Herald in Miami, Florida
John Eagle - March 26, 2004 (69) Former track and field, wrestling and football coach at Fort Vancouver High School in Vancouver, Washington
Ben Blackledge - March 26, 2004 (76) Former mayor of Kemah, Texas
Ann Lydecker - March 25, 2004 (59) [Car crash] Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Jerry O'Neal - March 25, 2004 (61) [Hantavirus infection] Deputy superintendent of Glacier National Park in Montana and author under the pen name Jess McCreedy
Ray Kranelly - March 25, 2004 (95) [Cardiac arrest] Former mayor of Alameda, California
Omar D. Blair - March 25, 2004 (85) Former president of the Denver, Colorado Board of Education
A. Charles Bredesen III - March 25, 2004 (58) [Brain cancer] Former member of the Edina (Minnesota) City Council
Elliott S. "Chip" Miller - March 25, 2004 (61) [Amyloidosis] Co-founder of Carlisle Events in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Bryan L. Armstrong - March 25, 2004 (45) [Gunshot] Director of public relations for the Kentucky Community and Technical College System
Mary Goodhue - March 24, 2004 (82) Former New York state senator
Joshua Eilberg - March 24, 2004 (83) [Parkinson's disease] Former member of the United States House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
Russell Reineman - March 23, 2004 (86) Owner of Crown Steel Corporation in Chicago, Illinois and thoroughbred horse owner
Peggy Bauer - March 23, 2004 (72) [Car crash] Outdoor and wildlife photographer
Dean Keeling - March 23, 2004 (48) Former sports editor of the Neosho Daily News in Neosho, Missouri and former City of Neosho Sports Director
Thomas R. Fitzgerald - March 22, 2004 (82) Former president of Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut and former president of St. Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri
Charles "Bud" Meeks - March 22, 2004 (67) [Cancer] Indiana state senator
Matthew Gribble - March 21, 2004 (41) [Car crash] Former Olympic swimmer and former world record holder in the 100 meter butterfly
Johnny Bristol - March 21, 2004 (65) Recording producer, writer and singer. Hits include Someday We'll Be Together.
John C. West - March 21, 2004 (81) [Cancer] Former governor of South Carolina and former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia
Robert Snyder - March 21, 2004 (88) Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker
Jeanne Bellamy - March 21, 2004 (92) [emphysema] Former editorial writer for The Miami Herald
Salisbury Adams - March 21, 2004 (78) [Cancer] Former legislator in the Minnesota House
Dale F. Wilson - March 21, 2004 (57) Fourth grade teacher at Ardenwood Elementary School in Fremont, California
Edward G. Zubler - March 20, 2004 (79) [Complications following surgery for a herniated disc] Research chemist.
Charles Haden II - March 20, 2004 (66) Former U.S. District chief judge for the Southern District of West Virginia
James C. Hefley Jr. - March 20, 2004 (73) Former writer-in-residence at Hannibal LaGrange College, founder of the Mark Twain Writer's Conference and founder of Hannibal Books
William Simbro - March 20, 2004 (71) [Brain disease] Former religion reporter for The Des Moines Register
Brian Maxwell - March 19, 2004 (51) [Heart attack] Founder of PowerBar energy bar company and former world-class marathon runner
William R. "Mac" McClellan - March 19, 2004 (48) A Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) Transit Team broadcast announcer. Provided commuter reports on television station WBAL-TV and radio stations WBGR, WHFC, WEAA and WJSS. Also a stand-up comedian.
Dan Kirner - March 19, 2004 (68) [Cancer] Alderman in St. Louis, Missouri
John Walter Hebb - March 19, 2004 (85) Former schools superintendent in St. Lucie County, Florida
Gene Bearden - March 18, 2004 (83) Former baseball pitcher for the Cleveland Indians, Washington Senators, St. Louis Browns, Detroit Tigers and Chicago White Sox
Verbie Gene "Flash" Terry - March 18, 2004 (69) [Stroke] Blues musician in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Barbara Love - March 18, 2004 (52) [Car crash] Administrator for Head Start of Sonoma County, California
Jeff Denberg - March 18, 2004 (62) [Complications from brain cancer] Atlanta Hawks sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Wallace Foster Davenport - March 18, 2004 (78) Jazz musician
John "J.J." Jackson - March 17, 2004 (62) [Heart attack] Former MTV VJ. Radio personality at KTWV in Los Angeles, California.
JoAnn Pike - March 17, 2004 (62) Founder of Good Shepherd Food Bank in Auburn, Maine
Jack Russell - March 17, 2004 (83) Former U.S. yo-yo champion and founder of The Jack Russell Company
Mary Kerwin Riehl - March 16, 2004 (91) Former Pacific Coast Surfing champion
Rusty Mac - (Real name William Keith Fulce) - March 16, 2004 (48) [Heart attack] Disc jockey at radio station WTNV-FM in Jackson, Tennessee and former disc jockey at WWYN-FM in Jackson, Tennessee
Nathan Heard - March 16, 2004 (67) [Complications from Parkinson's disease] Writer. Works include Howard Street, When Shadows Fall and To Reach a Dream.
Max Britton - March 16, 2004 (92) [Complications from emphysema] Environmental scientist
John Pople - March 15, 2004 (78) [Liver cancer] Mathematician and 1998 Nobel Prize winner in chemistry
James Neare Gamble - March 15, 2004 (81) His family created the Proctor & Gamble Company. Philanthropist and civic leader in Pasadena, California. Former chairman of the boards of directors and trustees at Huntington Hospital in California.
Anne Crowden - March 15, 2004 (76) [Pancreatic cancer] Founder of The Crowden Music School in Berkeley, California
William H. Pickering - March 15, 2004 (93) [Pneumonia] Former director of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
John A. Scott - March 15, 2004 (81) President of the West Central Indiana Economic Development District board and former Vigo Count (Indiana) commissioner
Robert Keith Matsell - March 15, 2004 (52) [Suicide] Director of the Polk County, Florida building division
Norb Hecker - March 14, 2004 (76) [Cancer] Former head coach of the Atlanta Falcons, former assistant coach of the Green Bay Packers, former defensive co-ordinator of the New York Giants and former assistant coach of the San Francisco 49ers
Roxie Campanella - March 14, 2004 (77) [Cancer] Widow of Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Roy Campanella
Kozuki Nakamori - March 14, 2004 (44) [Complications related to strep throat] Assistant gymnastics coach at Stanford University, in California, for the boys gymnastic program
Dick Stealy - March 13, 2004 (85) Former men's basketball coach and former assistant football coach at Ball State
Andrew Colaruotolo - March 13, 2004 (72) [Lung cancer] Founder of Casa Larga Vineyards
Grace Hudowalski - March 13, 2004 (98) Mountain climber and a founding member of the Adirondack 46ers club of mountain climbers
Lowery A. Woodall Sr. - March 13, 2004 (74) Former executive director and president of Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Herbert Dixon III - March 13, 2004 (20) [Shot to death] Football player at North Carolina A&T;
Bates Lowry - March 12, 2004 (80) [Complications from pneumonia] Former director of the National Building Museum in Washington, DC
Mary Ann Fisher - March 12, 2004 (81) Rhythm and blues singer
Edmund Sylvers - March 11, 2004 (47) [Lung cancer] Former singer with the group The Sylvers. Songs include Boogie Fever, Fool's Paradise and Wish That I Could Talk To You.
Sidney L. James - March 11, 2004 (97) [Prostate cancer] Founding editor and former publisher of Sports Illustrated
John Harrison Goldie - March 11, 2004 (77) [Heart attack] Former executive vice president of Boeing Company
Alan B. White Sr. - March 11, 2004 (80) Former mayor of Perryville, Kentucky
Jack Nagel - March 11, 2004 (78) Ski coach and former member of the United States Olympic team
Jack Lockton - March 11, 2004 (61) [Pancreatic cancer] Founder of the Lockton Cos. insurance agency in Kansas City, Missouri
Fred Anthony - (Real name Fred Cusimano) - March 11, 2004 (61) [Heart attack] Former radio and television broadcaster in Akron, Ohio. Former president of Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital in Ohio.
Noel M. Yancey - March 11, 2004 (90) [Respiratory failure] Former reporter in the Raleigh, North Carolina bureau of The Associated Press
James Parrish - March 10, 2004 (35) [Cancer] Former football player for 10 different NFL teams including the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers and Miami Dolphins
Nancy Quirk Keefe - March 10, 2004 (69) [Breast cancer] Former reporter and columnist for Gannett newspapers
Wayne Ernest Wentworth - March 10, 2004 (730 [Stroke] Former chemistry professor at the University of Houston
Don Randall - March 10, 2004 Former member of the Missouri House of Representatives
John A. Fogleman - March 10, 2004 (92) Former Arkansas Supreme Court chief justice
Dave Blood - (Real name Dave Schulthise) - March 10, 2004 [Suicide] Former bassist for the rock group Dead Milkmen
Robert Orr - March 10, 2004 (86) [Heart arrhythmia] Former governor of Indiana and former U.S. ambassador to Singapore
Jack Havey - March 10, 2004 (75) [Complications of liver cancer] Founder of Ad-Media of Augusta in Augusta, Maine
Gene Kroeger - March 10, 2004 (60) Co-founder and former partner of Lepic-Kroeger Realtors in Iowa City, Iowa
Berta Lee White - March 9, 2004 (89) Former member of the Mississippi House and Mississippi Senate
Mary Lindsay - March 9, 2004 (77) [Cancer] Widow of former New York City Mayor John Lindsay
Marshall Frady - March 9, 2004 (64) [Cancer] Former reporter for Newsweek, Life magazine and the Saturday Evening Post. Former chief correspondent for ABC News Close Up and commentator for "Nightline" on ABC television.
Stanley C. Hollander - March 9, 2004 (84) Former marketing professor at Michigan State University's Eli Broad College of Business
Robert Pastorelli - March 8, 2004 (49) [Overdose of cocaine and heroin] Actor. Best known for playing the house painter Eldin on the Murphy Brown television series
William Bellano - March 8, 2004 (91) Former president of Occidental Petroleum Corporation
Frank Davis - March 8, 2004 (82) [Shot to death] Former owner of Frank Davis Buick in Madison, Tennessee
James Olson - March 8, 2004 (51) [Suicide] Sheriff of Grundy County, Illinois
George Brand - March 8, 2004 (80) [Cancer] Former editor of The Telegram-Tribune in San Luis Obispo, California
William "Bill" Markham - March 8, 2004 (64) [Heart attack] Broward County, Florida property appraiser
Elise Ahser - March 7, 2004 (92) [Complications of a broken hip] Poet and painter
Ray "Hercules" Hernandez - March 7, 2004 (47) [Heart attack] Professional wrestler
Vic D'Alessandro - March 7, 2004 (73) Founder of the Jersey Fresh Festival in Vineland, New Jersey
Paul Winfield - March 7, 2004 (62) [Heart attack] Actor
John Henry Williams - March 7, 2004 (35) [Leukemia] Son of Baseball Hall of Fame member Ted Williams
Valerie Landon - March 6, 2004 (39) [Heart attack and stroke] Press secretary for Chicago (Illinois) City Clerk James Laski. Former morning show host on radio station WGCI in Chicago, Illinois.
Frances Dee - March 6, 2004 (94) [Stroke] Actress and widow of actor Joel McCrea
Harold Kletschka - March 6, 2004 (79) [Stroke] Cardiac surgeon and developer of the heart pump used in open-heart surgery
Jack Leaman - March 6, 2004 (71) [Heart attack] Radio color commentator for the University of Massachusetts basketball games and former head basketball coach at the University of Massachusetts
Valjean Pinchbeck Jr. - March 6, 2004 (73) [Hit by a taxi cab while crossing a street] Former head of broadcasting for the National Football League and former public relations director of the Denver Broncos
Hercules Hernandez - (Real name Raymond Fernandez) - March 5, 2004 (46) [Heart disease] Professional wrestler
Anna Carter Gordon Davis - March 5, 2004 (87) Gospel singer, original member of The Chuck Wagon Gang and widow of former Louisiana Governor Jimmie Davis
Francis Talty - March 5, 2004 (83) Former probate judge in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, former president of the Ohio Probate Judges Association and former chairman of the Ohio Judicial Conference
Bob Pesce - March 5, 2004 (61) Photographer for The Daytona Beach News-Journal in Daytona Beach, Florida
E.G. Fitzgerald March 5, 2004 (81) Former San Mateo County (California) auditor
Mike O'Callaghan - March 5, 2004 (74) Former governor of Nevada and executive editor of the Las Vegas Sun
George Pake - March 4, 2004 (79) Founder of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)
Robert Mullins - March 4, 2004 (90) Former professor at the University of North Dakota
Fred H. Caplan - March 4, 2004 (89) Former West Virginia Supreme Court justice
Nicholas Dattilo - March 4, 2004 (71) [Kidney failure and diabetes] Bishop of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church
Dale Thomas - March 4, 2004 (81) Former Oregon State University wrestling coach
Mary Hooks - March 4, 2004 (54) [Breast cancer] Former West Palm Beach (Florida) City commissioner and former secretary of the Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security
Stephen Sprouse - March 4, 2004 (50) [Heart failure] Fashion designer and artist
Bruno Wassertheil - March 3, 2004 (68) Former chief Israel radio correspondent for CBS News
Bill Clark - March 3, 2004 (81) Co-founder and principal in the Friday Eldredge and Clark law firm in Little Rock, Arkansas
Louie Unser - March 2, 2004 (71) former chief mechanic for race car drivers Jerry Unser and Al Unser. Brother of Bobby Unser and Al Unser.
Roy Paschal Mays - March 2, 2004 (57) [Blocked artery in lungs caused by a blood clot] Teacher and yearbook sponsor at Williston High School in Williston, Florida
John William Green Jr. - March 2, 2004 (81) Former Madison County (Alabama) Circuit Judge
James Wesley "Willie" York - March 2, 2004 (91) Raleigh, North Carolina real estate developer
Marge Schott - March 2, 2004 (75) Former owner of the Cincinnati Reds
Mercedes McCambridge - March 2, 2004 (87) Actress
George Dewey Reycraft - March 1, 2004 (79) Former New York corporate attorney
Gordon Charles "Bud" Pentz - February 29, 2004 (87) [Injuries from a fall] Former owner of radio station KWBE in Beatrice, Nebraska
Jerome Lawrence - February 29, 2004 (88) [Complications related to a stroke] Playwright for radio, movies and stage. Works include Mame and Inherit the Wind.
Jane Engelhard - February 29, 2004 (86) [Pneumonia] Philanthropist and New York socialite
Dorothy Cole - February 29, 2004 (71) [Congestive heart failure] Opera singer
Josh Malay - February 28, 2004 (23) [Head injuries from a fall while snowboarding] Professional snowboarder
Bud Baedeker - (real name Frederick Martin) - February 28, 2004 (90) Horse racing handicapper
Joe Moshay - February 28, 2004 (95) Orchestra leader
Ken "Hubcap" Carter - February 28, 2004 (60) [Diabetes and congestive heart disease] News reporter, sportscaster and disc jockey in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area. Inducted into the Texas Radio Hall of Fame in 2002.
Daniel Boorstin - February 28, 2004 (89) [Pneumonia] Historian and author. Won Pulitzer Prize for The Americans: The Democratic Experience. Former librarian of Congress, history professor at the University of Chicago and senior historian of the Smithsonian Institution.
Roger E. Stangeland - February 27, 2004 (74) [Heart failure] Former chairman and CEO of Vons supermarkets
Bobby Lex Kirby - February 27, 2004 (59) Former Union County, Florida judge
Roswell Leslie Falkenberry - February 27, 2004 (89) Former editor and publisher of the Selma Times-Journal in Selma, Alabama
Amy M. Spindler - February 27, 2004 (40) [Brain tumor] Former style editor for The New York Times Magazine
Gatewood Milligan - February 27, 2004 (96) [Burns from a house fire] Physician in Englewood, Colorado and former president of the Colorado Medical Society
Pam Broadbent - February 27, 2004 [Cancer] Teacher at West Huntsville Elementary School in Huntsville, Alabama
Sandra Burton - February 27, 2004 (62) [Head injuries from fall in bathtub] Former correspondent for Time magazine
Ralph E. Winters - February 26, 2004 (94) Academy Award winning film editor
Russell D. Long - February 26, 2004 (86) Former newscaster on WCSC radio in Charleston, South Carolina and former program manager at WCSC-TV. Former chairman of the metro-Charleston chapter of the March of Dimes.
Michael J. Navin - February 26, 2004 Former dean of the Dickinson School of Law in Pennsylvania
M. Lamont "Monte" Bean - February 25, 2004 (79) Former chairman and president of Pay'n Save Corp. and one of the founding owners of the Seattle Seahawks
Billy C. Wiggins - February 25, 2004 (75) [Heart attack] Former principal of Battle Ground High School in Battle Ground, Oregon
John Russell - February 25, 2004 (67) [Cancer] Former race horse trainer
Gerhard E. Seidel - February 25, 2004 (87) Former mayor of Lake Forest, Illinois
A. C. Reed - (Real name Aaron Corthen) - February 25, 2004 (77) [Complications from cancer] Blues songwriter and saxophonist
Jeremiah Gutman - February 25, 2004 (80) [Heart attack] Attorney in New York
Albert Axelrod - February 24, 2004 (83) [Heart attack] Former Olympic fencer
Estelle Axton - February 24, 2004 (85) Co-founder of Stax Records Company
Alvino Rey - February 24, 2004 (95) [Complications of pneumonia and congestive heart failure] Orchestra leader. Biggest recording hits were Deep in the Heart of Texas and I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover.
John Randolph - February 24, 2004 (88) Television, movie and stage actor
Joan McCord - February 24, 2004 (73) [Lung cancer] Criminologist and writer
James E. Smith - February 24, 2004 (73) [Heart attack] Lubeck Public Service District commissioner in Parkersburg, West Virginia
Tom Powell - February 24, 2004 (76) Former television reporter, anchorman, news director and editorialist in Scranton, Pennsylvania at WGBI-TV and WDAU-TV, now WYOU-TV
Carl Anderson - February 23, 2004 (58) [Leukemia] Actor and singer best known for playing the role of Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar on stage and the movie
Marvin Edward Levy - February 23, 2004 (67) Defense attorney in Alameda County, California
Carl Liscombe - February 23, 2004 (89) [Complications from leukemia] Former hockey player with the Detroit Red Wings
Don Cornell - February 23, 2004 (84) [Advanced emphysema and diabetes] Singer best known for I'll Walk Alone and It Isn't Fair
Labe Scheinberg - February 22, 2004 (78) [Congestive heart failure] Neurologist and former dean of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University
Bartell Coleman - February 22, 2004 (34) [Motorcycle crash] Radio personality known as "Bartel Bartel" on station WBHJ-FM in Birmingham, Alabama
Andy Seminick - February 22, 2004 (83) Former baseball player (catcher) with the Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds
Mark "Doc" Anderson - February 21, 2004 (51) [Colon cancer] Detroit, Michigan sportscaster and motivational speaker
Norval Morris - February 21, 2004 (80) Former dean of the University of Chicago Law School
Bart Howard - February 21, 2004 (88) [Complications from a stroke] Songwriter and pianist best known for Fly Me to the Moon
Ivan Crookshanks - February 21, 2004 (88) Former president of College of the Sequoias in Visalia, California
Jack Greenberg - February 21, 2004 (89) [Complications from a stroke] Former president and treasurer of the South Palm Beach (Florida) Civic Association and a former South Palm Beach, Florida commissioner
Jimmy Streater - February 20, 2004 (46) Former quarterback at the University of Tennessee and for the Toronto Argonauts
J. Brion Foulke - February 20, 2004 (79) [Heart attack] Founder of the Taco Viva Mexican food chain
Edgar McGowan - February 20, 2004 (83) Former South Carolina Labor Department director
Walter F. Riker Jr. - February 20, 2004 (87) Former chairman of the pharmacology department at Cornell Medical College and former National Football League drug adviser
James Campbell - February 20, 2004 (61) Secretary and former president of the Flint (Michigan) Board of Education and former history professor at Mott Community College in Michigan
Babs Hodges Deal - February 20, 2004 (74) Writer. Books include Fancy's Knell and The Walls Came Tumbling Down.
Carol Connor - February 20, 2004 (54) [Cancer] Former Circuit Court judge and Appeals Court judge in South Carolina
Charles L. Raines Sr. - February 19, 2004 (76) [Congestive heart failure] Former principal at Amanda Elzy High School in Leflore County, Mississippi
Josephine M. Dager - February 19, 2004 (89) Former board member, secretary and treasurer of the Velvet Ice Cream Company in Utica, New York
Frank del Olmo - February 19, 2004 (55) [Heart attack] Associate editor of the Los Angeles Times
James C. Hardcastle - February 19, 2004 (89) Former Dover (Delaware) City Council member and former superintendent of the Capital School District in Delaware
Clark Byers - February 19, 2004 (89) Barn painter. First painter of the "See Rock City" signs on barns
August Owen "Gus" Hennegan - February 19, 2004 (82) [Cancer] Former Baltimore (Maryland) County Circuit Court judge
Chris Thomas - (Real name Christian Thomas Olrick) - February 18, 2004 (55) [Cancer] Television and radio sportscaster in Tampa, Florida, most recently on radio station WDAE
Bill Klein - February 18, 2004 (60) Entertainment reporter for radio station WHAM in Rochester, New York
Steve Neal - February 18, 2004 (54) Political columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times
Lynne Langley - February 18, 2004 (56) Environment and health care reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, South Carolina
Albert Heppner - February 18, 2004 (29) [Suicide] Member of the U.S. Army World Class Athletic Program and race walker
Doris Troy - February 16, 2004 (67) [Emphysema] Singer. Biggest hit was Just One Look.
Charle Fox - February 16, 2004 (82) [Complications from pneumonia] Former manager of the San Francisco Giants, Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs
Ella Johnson - February 16, 2004 (86) Jazz singer
Douglas Westrem - February 15, 2004 (78) [Leukemia] Physician. Founder and former director of the Department of Physical Medicine at North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minnesota.
Patricia "Pat" Killoren - February 15, 2004 [Cancer] Former mayor of Crestwood, Missouri
Jan Miner - February 15, 2004 (86) Actress. Best known for the role of Madge in Palmolive commercials.
Lawrence S. Ritter - February 15, 2004 (81) [Stroke] Writer of baseball books and former professor of finance at New York University
Bill Lynch - February 15, 2004 (74) [Complications following heart attack] Louisiana state inspector-general
Charles Weidemann - February 14, 2004 (66) [Heart related illness] Former mayor of West Union, Iowa
William J. Payne - February 14, 2004 (78) Former dean of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia
Elois Jenssen - February 14, 2004 (81) Academy Award winning costume designer
Marco Pantani - February 14, 2004 (34) [Acute cocaine poisoning] Professional cyclist and former winner of the Tour de France
Walter Perking - February 14, 2004 (72) [Lung cancer] Jazz drummer
Howard Pinkston - February 14, 2004 [Cancer] Knox County, Tennessee commissioner
Larry Kamm - February 13, 2004 (64) [Lung cancer] Former director for ABC Sports and former co-ordinating director for Turner Sports
Jeff Manning - February 13, 2004 (54) Lorain County, Ohio prosecutor and former member of the Ohio House of Representatives
J. Grant Keys - February 13, 2004 (86) Former mayor of Elyria, Ohio, former Ohio highway safety director and former treasurer of Lorain County, Ohio
Martin Jurow - February 12, 2004 (92) [Parkinson's disease] Producer. Works include Breakfast at Tiffany's.
LaClair Melhouse - February 12, 2004 (87) Former North Dakota National Guard Adjutant General
Richard E. Diamond - February 12, 2004 (71) [Cancer] Publisher of the Staten Island Advance in New York
Robert A. Bruce - February 12, 2004 (87) [Leukemia] Cardiologist and former director of cardiology at the University of Washington
John Bennett - February 11, 2004 (66) Former mayor of Grand Junction, Colorado
Ronald M. Button - February 11, 2004 (78) [Cancer] Former public works director for Tacoma, Washington
Irving E. Schottenstein - February 11, 2004 (75) [Heart attack] Co-founder of M/I Homes in Ohio
Tom Kelly - February 11, 2004 (55) Actor and English teacher at Aberdeen High School in Aberdeen, South Dakota
Scott Woodruff - February 10, 2004 (45) [Complications of diabetes] Mayor of Rudd, Iowa
Edward Jablonski - February 10, 2004 (81) [Heart failure] Biographer of American composers
Al Cronvich - February 10, 2004 (82) [Cancer] Former Jefferson Parish, Louisiana sheriff
Paul Romanov Ilyinsky - February 10, 2004 (77) Former mayor of Palm Beach, Florida
Hub Kittle - February 10, 2004 (86) Special assignment pitching coach for the Seattle Mariners and former pitching coach for the St. Louis Cardinals and Houston Astros
Nancy Belcher Watson - February 9, 2004 (77) [Cancer] Former Los Angeles County, California Superior Court judge
Michael Rowland - February 9, 2004 (41) [Head injuries from being thrown in horse collision] Jockey
Steve Studer - February 9, 2004 (51) [Heart attack] Strength and conditioning coach at Washington High School in Massillon, Ohio
Gary Strohmaier - February 8, 2004 (69) [Accidental drowning] Former Agriculture Department director for the state of Washington
Susan Atefat-Peckman - February 8, 2004 (34) [Bus crash] Professor of English and creative writing at Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville, Georgia
Jim Russo - February 8, 2004 (81) Former scout for the St. Louis Browns and Baltimore Orioles
Marjorie "Bunny" Clement - February 7, 2004 (81) [Complications related to a heart attack] Former Jefferson County, Colorado commissioner
Chris Bukowiecki - February 7, 2004 (51) [Suicide] Race horse trainer
Felix R. McKnight - February 7, 2004 (93) Former reporter for the Associated Press, former editor of the Dallas Times-Herald and former managing editor of The Dallas Morning News
Jesse Riser - February 7, 2004 (91) Former Lincoln Parish (Louisiana) sheriff and former Ruston, Louisiana police chief
Selma Deitch Sigel - February 7, 2004 (79) [Cancer] Former New Hampshire pediatrician
Jerome Lederer - February 6, 2004 (101) [Congestive heart failure] Founder of the Flight Safety Foundation
Eddie Elder - February 6, 2004 (65) [Respiratory failure] Barrow County (Georgia) Commission chairman
Thomas Moorer - February 5, 2004 (91) [Stroke] Former chairman of the Join Chiefs of Staff
Herbert Semmel - February 5, 2004 (73) [Cancer] Civil rights lawyer
John Hench - February 5, 2004 (95) [Heart failure] Former artist and park designer for the Walt Disney Company
Marl Cobler - February 5, 2004 (81) Former coroner in Lauderdale County, Mississippi
Ronald "Mac" McCorkle - February 5, 2004 (63) Former fire chief of the St. Lucie County (Florida) Fire District
Barry Levey - February 5, 2004 (73) [Heart attack] Former Ohio state senator
Woody Mathna - February 5, 2004 (90) Former mayor of Lorain, Ohio
Lindsey Pollock - February 5, 2004 (59) Former public relations official for Hawaiian Airlines
Jim Jordan - February 4, 2004 (73) [Heart attack] Former chairman of the Jordan, McGrath, Case & Taylor advertising agency
Levon Lindsey - February 4, 2004 (51) [Heart attack] Jackson, Mississippi blues singer
Jimmy Stoker - February 4, 2004 (82) Former Rapides Parish (Louisiana) district judge
Jason Raize - February 3, 2004 (28) [Suicide] Actor. Best known for his role of Simba in the original Broadway production of The Lion King.
Hans Severiens - February 3, 2004 (74) [Lung cancer] Founder of the Band of Angels investor group in Menlo Park, California
Richard Dennis Powell - February 3, 2004 (92) [Cancer] Former general manager of the Baltimore Elite Giants baseball team in the Negro League
Warren Zimmermann - February 3, 2004 (69) [Pancreatic cancer] Former U.S. ambassador to Yugoslavia and writer
Cornelius Bumpus - February 3, 2004 (58) [Heart attack] Musician. Former saxophonist with the Doobie Brothers.
Hoyt Minges - February 1, 2004 (80) [Cancer] Philanthropist and owner of the Kinston, North Carolina Pepsi-Cola bottling franchise
George Speltz - February 1, 2004 (91) Former Bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota
Joel Rubenstein - February 1, 2004 (67) [Complications of cancer] Former vice president of marketing for Major League Baseball
Eleanor Holm Whalen - January 31, 2004 (91) Former Olympic gold medal swimmer and actress
Jesse Altman Jr. - January 31, 2004 (76) [Complications from diabetes] Former police chief of Beaufort, South Carolina
Jay W. Weiss - January 31, 2004 (76) [Lung cancer] Miami, Florida philanthropist and civic leader
Edwin William Mitchell - January 31, 2004 (98) Founder of Mitchell's Clothing Store in Westport, Connecticut
Frank Mantooth - January 30, 2004 (56) Jazz pianist, composer and arranger
Julius Dixon - (real name Julius Dixson) - January 30, 2004 (90) Songwriter. Works include Lillipop and It Hurts to Be in Love.
Robert Harth - January 30, 2004 (47) [Heart attack] Carnegie Hall artistic and executive director
Pawel Szeptycki - January 30, 2004 (69) Mathematics professor at Kansas University
Ray Thompson - January 30, 2004 (84) Former mayor of Kenton, Ohio
Mary-Ellis Bunim - January 29, 2004 (57) [Cancer] Television producer and co-creator of The Real World on MTV. She also co-created The Real Cancun, Road Rules, The Simple Life and Starting Over.
Joe Viterelli - January 29, 2004 (66) [Complications from heart surgery] Actor
Jill Kornblee - January 29, 2004 (84) [Cancer] Art dealer in New York City
Ed Sciaky - January 29, 2004 (55) Disc jockey at WMGK-FM in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Lloyd "Pete" Bucher - January 28, 2004 (76) Former Navy commander. Was commander of the USS Pueblo spy whip when it was captured in 1968 by North Korea.
Frederick M. Binder - January 28, 2004 (83) Former president of Juniata College in Pennsylvania
Timothy Hugh Ling - January 28, 2004 (46) President and chief operating officer of Unocal Corporation
Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch - January 28, 2004 (80) Former college football player at Michigan and Wisconsin and in the NFL for the Los Angeles Rams
Russell "Sox" Walseth - January 28, 2004 (77) [Cancer] Former coach of the men's and the women's basketball teams at the University of Colorado
Woody Clements - January 27, 2004 (90) Former basketball coach at the University of New Mexico
Kevin Goemmer - January 27, 2004 (48) [Heart attack] Director of sales and marketing at Charlson Broadcast Technologies and former horse race caller at River Downs in Cincinnati, Arlington Park in Chicago, Sportsman's Park in Chicago and Hawthorne in Chicago
Fred Haas - January 27, 2004 (88) Former professional golfer
George R. Anderson - January 27, 2004 (53) [Suicide] Minnesota State Lottery director
H.B. Haggerty - (Real name Don Stansauk) -- January 27, 2004 (78) Former football player for the Detroit Lions and Green Bay Packers. Former professional wrestler using the name "Hard-Boiled" Haggerty. Actor and stuntman.
Jack Parr - January 27, 2004 (85) [Long illness following a stroke last year] Former host of The Tonight Show
Eddie Clontz - January 26, 2004 (56) [Complications from diabetes] Former editor of the Weekly World News
Gordon W. Blackwell - January 26, 2004 (92) Former president of Florida State University
Ruth Vreeland - January 25, 2004 (68) [Car crash] Member of the Monterey (California) City Council
"Billie" Martin - January 24, 2004 (81) Commissioner for the Morehouse Parish Board of Elections in Louisiana
Dave Donnelly - January 24, 2004 (66) Columnist for the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, actor, former disc jockey on radio station KPOI and television personality
Thomas F. Crosby Jr. - January 23, 2004 (63) [Heart attack] Former Orange County (California) appellate court judge
Helmut Newton - January 23, 2004 (83) [Car crash] Fashion photographer
James R. Shafer - January 23, 2004 (79) Founder of Krazy Jim's Blimpy Burger in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Bob Keeshan - January 23, 2004 (76) Television performer. Best know as Captain Kangaroo. Also was Clarabell the clown on The Howdy Doody Show.
Dick Rodgers - January 22, 2004 (76) [Cancer] Orchestra leader and recording artist
Milt Bernhart - January 22, 2004 (77) [Complications of heart failure] Jazz trombonist and founder of Kelly Travel Service in Hollywood, California
Ann Miller - January 22, 2004 (81) [Lung cancer] Actress and dancer
Billy May - January 22, 2004 (87) [Heart failure] Composer and musician. Works include Serenade in Blue, Cherokee and Take the 'A' Train.
Royce Smith - January 22, 2004 (54) Former football player for the Atlanta Falcons
George Woodbridge - January 20, 2004 (73) [Emphysema] Artist for Mad magazine
Don Shinnick - January 20, 2004 (68) [Degenerative brain disease] Former football player for the Baltimore Colts. Former assistant football coach for the Chicago Bears, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Cardinals and New England Patriots.
James Hinton Pou Bailey - January 20, 2004 (86) Former senior resident Superior Court judge in Wake County, North Carolina
Jerry Nachman - January 19, 2004 (57) [Cancer] Television journalist, editor in chief and vice president of MSNBC
Charles J. McCarthy - January 19, 2004 (88) [Heart failure] Former photojournalist for United Press International and Reuters
Harry Claiborne - January 19, 2004 (86) [Suicide] Former federal judge
Alisa Lewis - January 19, 2004 (20) [Bacterial meningitis] Basketball player on the women's basketball team at the University of California-Berkeley
Harry Fleetwood - January 18, 2004 (86) Former host of classical music radio programs in New York City on stations WNBC and WNCN
Betty Van Andel - January 18, 2004 (82) [Alzheimer's disease] Honorary chairwoman of Opera Grand Rapids (Michigan), former president of the Eagle Forum of Michigan and the wife of Amway Corporation co-founder Jay Van Andel
John W. Hechinger - January 18, 2004 (84) [Respiratory failure] Former president of the Hechinger Company and former chairman of the District of Columbia City Council
Noble Willingham - January 17, 2004 (72) Actor. Played C.D. Parker on Walker, Texas Ranger
Ray Stark - January 17, 2004 (88) Movie producer. Films include Funny Girl, The Goodbye Girl and The Sunshine Boys.
Harry Brecheen - January 17, 2004 (89) Former pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals
Tony Herndon - January 17, 2004 (43) [Heart attack while officiating a college basketball game] College basketball referee
Michael J. McMillam - January 16, 2004 (61) [Pick's Disease] Former publisher of The Daily News in Jacksonville, North Carolina and former publisher of The Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, North Carolina
Duane Sweeney - January 15, 2004 (81) [Cancer] Auto racing official and former chief starter for the Indianapolis 500
Olivia Goldsmith - January 15, 2004 (54) [Complications from anesthesia during plastic surgery] Writer. Works include First Wives Club.
Uta Hagen - January 14, 2004 (84) Broadway and movie actress
Mary Hanford - January 14, 2004 (102) Civic leader in North Carolina and mother of United States Senator Elizabeth Dole
Philip Crosby - January 13, 2004 (69) Singer, actor and son of Bing Crosby
Mike Goliat - January 13, 2004 (82) [Heart failure] Former baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Browns
Randy VanWarmer - January 12, 2004 (48) [Leukemia] Singer and songwriter. Recorded Just When I Need You Most. Wrote I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes, recorded by the Oak Ridge Boys and I'm in a Hurry (And Don't Know Why), recorded by Alabama.
V.J. Lovero - January 12, 2004 (44) [Complications of pneumonia] Team photographer for the Anaheim Angels and Mighty Ducks of Anaheim
William T. Young - January 12, 2004 (85) Thoroughbread horse owner and breeder. Operated Overbrook Farm in Kentucky.
Clement E. Conger - January 11, 2004 (91) [Pneumonia] Former State Department curator and former White House curator
Louis Preston Jervey Jr. - January 11, 2004 (76) Physician and former dean of the Medical University of South Carolina
Max Duane Barnes - January 11, 2004 (67) {Complications from pneumonia] Country music songwriter. Wrote for George Jones, Randy Travis, Vince Gill, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, Conway Twitty and others.
Martha Tabor - January 10, 2004 (64) [Cancer] Documentary photographer and sculptor
Alexandra Ripley - January 10, 2004 (70) Historical fiction writer. Best known for Scarlett, the official sequel to Gone With the Wind.
Benedict "Ben" Dasher - January 10, 2004 (86) Reno, Nevada businessman and community leader
Marty Haag - January 10, 2004 (69) Former news director of WFAA-TV in Dallas, Texas and former vice president of News for Belo Corporation
Pedro Corzo - January 9, 2004 (35) [Murdered] General manager of the Southwest region for Del Monte Fresh Produce
Philip Geyelin - January 9, 2004 (80) [Heart attack] Former journalist for The Associated Press and The Wall Street Journal. Former editorial page editor of the Washington Post.
Yinka Dare - January 9, 2004 (32) [Heart attack] Former basketball player with the New Jersey Nets
Claire Bigelow - January 8, 2004 (76) [Respiratory illness] Women's rights leader in Maryland
John A. Gambling - January 8, 2004 (73) [Heart failure] Former host of Rambling with Gambling on radio station WOR-AM in New York City
Charles Brown - January 8, 2004 (57) [Cancer] Broadway actor
Alan Randle - January 8, 2004 (53) [Heart attack] General manager of the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, in San Diego, California
Ingrid Thulin - January 7, 2004 (77) [Cancer] Actress
Rich Dellaca - January 7, 2004 (47) [Car crash] Football coach at Des Moines Christian High School in Des Moines, Iowa
Francesco Scavullo - January 6, 2004 (82) [Heart failure] Fashion photographer
Charles Dumas - January 5, 2004 (66) [Cancer] Former Olympic high jumper
Tug McGraw - January 5, 2004 (59) [Brain cancer] Former relief pitcher for the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies. Father of country music singer Tim McGraw.
JOan Aiken - January 4, 2004 (79) Writer of children's books. Books include The Winter Sleepwalker, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and The Whispering Mountain
Steven Dorfman - January 4, 2004 (48) [Complications of colon cancer] Wrote questions (answers) for the television game show Jeopardy
Thomas B. Rumpke - January 4, 2004 [Cancer] Co-owner of Rumpke Consolidated Companies, Inc.
Brian Gibson - January 4, 2004 (59) [Bone cancer] Director. Works include What's Love Got To Do With It, Murderers Among Us, The Juror and The Josephine Baker Story.
John Toland - January 4, 2004 (91) [Pneumonia] Historical writer. Won Pulitzer Prize for The Rising Sun. Other books include Adolf Hitler: The Definitive Biography, The Dillinger Days and Infamy: Pearl Harbor and its Aftermath.
Michael Straight - January 4, 2004 (87) [Pancreatic cancer] Former editor and publisher of the New Republic and former deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts
Jake Hess - January 4, 2004 (76) Gospel music singer
James "Doc" Counsilman - January 4, 2004 (83) [Parkinson's disease] Former swimming coach at Indiana University and former head coach of the U.S. men's Olympic swimming team
Charles Wilbur "Chuck" Potter - January 3, 2004 (84) Former president of the Municipal League of Palm Beach County, Florida and former mayor of Lantana, Florida
Leon Wagner - January 3, 2004 (69) Former baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Los Angeles Angels, Cleveland Indians and Chicago White Sox
Marvin U. Mounts Jr. - January 3, 2004 (71) [Lung cancer] Former circuit judge in Palm Beach County, Florida
Danny Whelan - January 2, 2004 (84) Former trainer for the New York Knicks and Pittsburgh Pirates
Paul Hopkins - January 2, 2004 (99) Former baseball pitcher for the Washington Senators and St. Louis Browns
Charles Veal - January 2, 2004 (83) Former golf pro at the Elks Country Club in Richmond, Indiana
Eugene Horbach - January 1, 2004 (77) [Complications from a fall] Bellevue, Washington real estate developer
Travis Cross - January 1, 2004 (76) [Complications from Parkinson's disease] Former president of Providence St. Vincent Medical Foundation and former aide to former U.S. Senator Mark Hatfield
Vinod Chhabra - January 1, 2004 (57) Publisher and editor of Ocala Magazine
Elma Lewis - January 1, 2004 (82) [Pulmonary complications related to diabetes] Founder of the National Center for Afro-American Artists
Roy W. Cornell - January 1, 2004 (60) [Brain tumor] Pennsylvania state representative
Harold Henning - January 1, 2004 (69) Professional golfer
Todd Smith - December 31, 2003 (38) [Leukemia] Former general manager of the New England Revolution team in Major League Soccer
Harold Sanderson - December 31, 2003 (100) Former professional golfer and former club pro in Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York and New Jersey
Arthur R. von Hippel - December 31, 2003 (105) [Complications from the flu] Founder of the Laboratory for Insulation Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and also involved in development of radar
John Franks - December 31, 2003 (78) Thoroughbred race horse owner and four time winner of the Eclipse Award for outstanding owner
David Bale - December 30, 2003 (62) [Brain lymphoma] Activist. Father of actor Christian Bale and husband of feminist writer Gloria Steinem.
John Gregory Dunne - December 30, 2003 (71) [Heart attack] Journalist, screenwriter and novelist. Works include Up Close & Personal, A Star Is Born and True Confessions.
Susan Eaton - December 30, 2003 (46) [Leukemia] Assistant professor of public policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government
Samuel Nabrit - December 30, 2003 (98) Former president of Texas Southern University
Arthur Rosenwasser - December 29, 2003 (96) [Respiratory failure] Former chief judge of the Coast Guard Court of Military Review
Joseph Warshaw - December 29, 2003 (67) [Multiple myeloma} Dean of the University of Vermont College of Medicine
Earl Hindman - December 29, 2003 (61) [Lung cancer] Actor. Played Wilson on Home Improvement, and Lt. Bob Reid on Ryan's Hope.
Polly Rosenbaum - December 28, 2003 (104) Former member of the Arizona Legislature for 45 years
Isabelle Stevenson - December 28, 2003 (90) Board chairman and former president of the American Theatre Wing
A. William Sweeney - December 28, 2003 (83) [Respiratory heart failure] Former Ohio Supreme Court justice
Alan Bates - December 27, 2003 (69) [Cancer] Stage and movie actor
Vestal Goodman - December 27, 2003 (74) Gospel music singer
Ivan Calderon - December 27, 2003 (42) [Shot to death] Former baseball player with the Chicago White Sox, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos and Boston Red Sox
Paul Owens - December 26, 2003 (79) Former scout, manager and general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies
Phil Goldman - December 25, 2003 (39) Co-founder of WebTV and founder and chief executive officer of Mailblocks, Inc.
Robert Ross - December 25, 2003 (85) Co-creator of the Pillsbury Doughboy, writer and former senior vice president and creative director for the Chicago offices of D'Arcy McManus Masius
Nicholas Mavroules - December 25, 2003 (74) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Massachusetts
Nils R. Douglas - December 25, 2003 (73) [Alzheimer's disease] Lawyer and civil rights advocate in New Orleans, Louisiana
George R. Zambelli - December 25, 2003 (79) President of Zambelli International Fireworks
Herman Keiser - December 24, 2003 (89) [Complications of Alzheimer's disease] Former professional golfer. Won the 1946 Masters championship
Tyrus Cobb - December 24, 2003 (74) [Cancer] Former Tennessee state representative and former chancellor in the 17th judicial district
Harry Combs - December 23, 2003 (90) [Heart failure] Former president of Gates Learjet and founder of AMR Combs
Dave Dudley - (real name David Darwin Pedruska) - December 22, 2003 (75) [Heart attack] Singer. Best known for Six Days on the Road.
Harold Schwartz - December 22, 2003 (93) Founder of The Villages community in Florida
Steve Wright - December 22, 2003 (45) [Cancer] Former Boston University basketball player
Art Rosenbaum - December 21, 2003 (91) [Pneumonia] Former sports writer and former sports editor for The San Francisco Chronicle
Irvin Favre - December 21, 2003 (58) [Heart attack] Father of quarterback Brett Favre
Louis Nash - December 20, 2003 (88) Former physician in Redding, California and founder of Nash Ranch
Anthony Indelicato - December 20, 2003 (74) Former president of Delicato Vineyards
Ray Crowe - December 20, 2003 (88) Former basketball coach at Crispus Attucks High School in Indianapolis, Indiana
Hope Lange - December 19, 2003 (70) [Infection caused by ischemic colitis] Actress
Robert Stock - December 19, 2003 (75) Former reporter and editor for The Plain Dealer, in Cleveland, Ohio
Charles Berlitz - December 18, 2003 (90) Linguist and writer. Works include The Bermuda Triangle and Without a Trace.
Dick O'Connor - December 18, 2003 (73) [Complications from heart surgery] Former sports writer for the Palo Alto (California) Times and the Peninsula Times Tribune, in California. Former official scorer for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics
Wally Hedrick - December 17, 2003 (75) [Congestive heart failure] Artist and founder of The Six Gallery
Otto Graham - December 17, 2003 (82) [Aortic dissection] Former quarterback for the Cleveland Browns
Gordon Wood - December 17, 2003 (89) Former football coach at 8 Texas high schools, associated mainly with Brownwood High School
Scott Schmidt - December 17, 2003 (66) [Heart failure] Former publisher of the Daily News of Los Angeles
John R. Connor - December 17, 2003 (77) Former news editor of the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Press-Gazette
Albert Ernest Fallenstein - December 16, 2003 (63) [Car crash] Minority owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves and executive vice president of Taylor Corporation
Joseph F. Dannehy - December 16, 2003 (83) Former Connecticut Supreme Court justice
Mike Brock - December 16, 2003 (45) [Heart attack] Girls soccer coach at Hialeah High School in Miami, Florida
Keith Magnuson - December 15, 2003 (56) [Car crash] Former hockey player and coach for the Chicago Blackhawks
Jim Phillippe - December 15, 2003 (84) Public address announcer for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Gerard Downing - December 15, 2003 (52) [Heart attack while shoveling snow] Berkshire County (New York) district attorney
George Fisher - December 15, 2003 (80) Political cartoonist
John Mulheren - December 15, 2003 (54) [Heart attack] Chief executive of Bear Wagner Specialists LLC
Gary Stewart - December 15, 2003 (58) [Suicide] Country Singer and guitarist
Frederick W. Miller - December 15, 2003 (91) Former president of The Capital Times Company and former publisher of The Capital Times, in Madison, Wisconsin
Lytle "Duke" Young - December 15, 2003 (86) Former radio broadcaster at KORE in Eugene, Oregon and founder of radio station KFMY-FM in Eugene, Oregon
Jeanne Crain - December 14, 2003 (78) [Heart attack] Actress
Jed Bedford - December 14, 2003 (21) [Cardiac arrest] Basketball player for Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia
William V. Roth Jr. - December 13, 2003 (82) Former United States senator from Delaware
Wiley Housewright - December 13, 2003 (90) [Respiratory complications] Former dean of the Florida State University School of Music
John Kaye Byers - December 13, 2003 (73) [Complication of medication being used to treat his kidney disease] Former Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals judge
Oscar Schachter - December 13, 2003 (88) Former professor at Columbia Law School
Jack W. Shannon - December 13, 2003 (76) [Cancer] Owner of Shannon Agricultural Flying, in Mississippi
Earl Gillespie - December 12, 2003 (81) [Respiratory failure] Sportscaster. Former broadcaster for the Milwaukee Braves, the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay Packers and Marquette University.
Roger McCall - December 12, 2003 (52) [Shot to death during a robbery attempt] Radio personality. Known as "Unkle Rog" on WCMF-FM in Rochester, New York
Bill Lexo - December 12, 2003 (78) Former Elma (New York) town supervisor
John Sidgmore - December 11, 2003 (52) [Kidney failure] Former chairman and chief executive officer of WorldCom
Larry Thomason - December 11, 2003 (55) [Heart attack during minor surgery] Director of motor carrier services for the Missouri Department of Transportation and former member of the Missouri state House of Representatives
Abbott M. Washburn - December 11, 2003 (88) [Stroke] Former Federal Communications Commissioner
Butch Bachman - December 11, 2003 (53) Athletic director for the Tri-Valley School District in South Dakota
Robert Bartley - December 10, 2003 (66) [Cancer] Former editor of The Wall Street Journal
Alve Thomas - December 10, 2003 (85) Former Montana deputy state superintendent of public education
David Watson Daly Dickson - December 10, 2003 (84) Former president of Montclair State University in New Jersey
Kenneth Nordquist - December 10, 2003 (72) [Complications from cancer and Alzheimer's disease] Former wrestling coach at Rich East High School and Rich South High School in Illinois
Norm Sloan - December 9, 2003 (77) [Pulmonary fibrosis of the lungs] Former basketball coach at North Carolina State and Florida
Keith McCreary - December 9, 2003 (63) [Cancer] Former hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins, Atlanta Flames and Montreal Canadiens
Paul Simon - December 9, 2003 (75) [Complications following heart surgery] Former United States senator from Illinois
Marcia Coggs - December 9, 2003 (75) Former member of the Wisconsin state Assembly
John Vincent Hrezo - December 9, 2003 (82) [Cancer] Former principal of Crossland High School in Camp Springs, Maryland
Prentis Rogers - December 9, 2003 (50) [Complications following surgery] Sports editor and columnnist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Eugene A. Cafiero - December 8, 2003 (77) [Pancreatic cancer] Former president of Chrysler Corporation and former president of DeLorean Motor Company
Sally McDonnell Barksdale - December 8, 2003 (60) [Cancer] Mississippi philanthropist
Charles W. "Chuck" Noe - December 8, 2003 (79) Former basketball coach at Virginia Military Institute, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth University and the University of South Carolina
Lewis M. Allen Jr. - December 8, 2003 (81) [Pancreatic cancer] Broadway and movie producer
Joseph A. Reich Sr. - December 8, 2003 (82) [Heart and pulmonary complications] Former member of the Fresno County (California) Board of Supervisors
Joe Skeen - December 7, 2003 (76) [Parkinson's disease] Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Mexico
Tom Underhill - December 7, 2003 (43) [Complications related to leukemia] Assistant police chief in Athens, Texas
Azie Taylor Morton - December 7, 2003 (67) [Stroke] Former United States treasurer
Carl F.H. Henry - December 7, 2003 (90) Former editor of Christianity Today
Frankie Fanelli - December 7, 2003 (71) Singer
Clayton Taylor - December 7, 2003 (80) [Alzheimer's disease] Physician. Former chief of staff at Santa Rosa (California) Memorial Hospital and former president of the Sonoma County (California) Medical Association.
Thomas I. Crimando - December 6, 2003 (49) [Hit by a car] Professor at State University College at Brockport, New York
Michael King - December 6, 2003 (44) Founder of Project Homestead in Greensboro, North Carolina
Ken Culbert - December 5, 2003 (64) Former principal of Loudoun Valley HIgh School in Purcellville, Virginia
Jerry Monday - December 5, 2003 [Murder-suicide] Radio personality at WLAF in LaFollette, Tennessee
Sol Leon - December 5, 2003 (90) Former executive vice president of the William Morris Agency and talent agent
Jace Bugg - December 4, 2003 (27) [Leukemia] Professional golfer
Barry Morell - December 4, 2003 (75) [Esophageal cancer] Opera singer
John Hannah - December 4, 2003 (64) [Heart attack] Chief Judge of the U.S. Eastern District of Texas
Larry Fleming - December 4, 2003 (54) [Cancer of the esophagus] President and CEO of the Knoxville Utility Board, in Knoxville, Tennessee
Jonathan P. Luna - December 4, 2003 (38) [Murdered] Assistant U.S. Attorney
Milton J. Womack Sr. - December 4, 2003 (77) [Heart arrhythmia] Baton Rouge, Louisiana building contractor and philanthropist
Thomas Hayes - December 3, 2003 (49) [Aneurysm] Preble County (Ohio) sheriff
David Hemmings - December 3, 2003 (62) [Heart attack] Actor. Was in Blow Up, The Charge of the Light Brigade and Barbarella. Director. Directed Magnum PI, Quantum Leap and The A-Team.
Walter T. Redmon - December 2, 2003 (80) Former vice chairman, president and chief administrative officer of Kellogg Company
Louise Elizabeth "L.E." Buie - December 2, 2003 (89) Former president of the Palm Beach County (Florida) NAACP
Rudolph Arvid Peterson - December 2, 2003 (98) Former chief executive of Bank of America and former administrator of the United Nations Development Program
Arlene Meraux - December 2, 2003 (80) [Chronic diabetes] Wealthy land owner in St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana
Clark Kerr - December 1, 2003 (92) Former president of the University of California
Virginia B. Ball - December 1, 2003 (84) [Stroke] Muncie, Indiana philanthropist, environmentalist and community leader
Robert Peterson - December 1, 2003 (71) [Heart attack] Stage actor
Charles Miner - December 1, 2003 (72) Former 1st District Court of Appeal judge in Florida
Gertrude Ederle - November 30, 2003 (97) First woman to swim the English Channel
Barber Conable - November 30, 2003 (81) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York and former president of the World Bank
Tony Canadeo - November 29, 2003 (84) Former football player for the Green Bay Packers
Ray Moore - November 29, 2003 (91) Former Washington state senator
John A. Kenney Jr. - November 29, 2003 (89) [Heart failure] Dermatologist
Robert Y. Thornton - November 29, 2003 (93) Former Oregon attorney general and former judge for the Oregon Court of Appeals
Edmund L. Hartmann - November 28, 2003 (92) Screenwriter. Wrote for Bob Hope, The Three Stooges, Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Abbott and Costello and others.
Samuel D. Boykin - November 27, 2003 (98) [Congestive heart failure] Former United States consul general in South Africa
Jessica Schilling - November 27, 2003 (19)[Car crash] Miss USA International
Matt Martinez - November 27, 2003 (86) [Parkinson's disease] Founder of Matt's Famous El Rancho restaurant in Austin, Texas
Chris Hemmeter - November 27, 2003 (64) [Cancer] Real estate developer
Ken Sinofsky - November 27, 2003 (76) [Complications from a car crash] Former football player at the University of Nevada
Mike Frick - November 27, 2003 (23) [Car crash] Minor league pitcher for the Oakland A's
Robert Blakemore - November 27, 2003 (77) Attorney in Akron, Ohio and former Summit County (Ohio) Democratic Party chairman
Harry Thompson - November 26, 2003 (78) Former football player for the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Cardinals
John Patrick Hunter - November 26, 2003 (87) Former associate editor of The Capital Times, in Madison, Wisconsin
John McCarthy - November 26, 2003 (54) [Heart attack] Former football coach and wrestling coach at Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho and former principal of Pocatello High School in Pocatello, Idaho
Spero G. Kereiakes - November 26, 2003 (68) [Cancer] Former mayor of Bowling Green, Kentucky
Bailey Thomson - November 26, 2003 (54) [Heart attack] University of Alabama journalism professor
Eddie Gallaher - November 26, 2003 (89) Former Washington, DC radio personality of WTOP-AM, WASH-FM and WWDC-AM
Thomas E. Strickland - November 26, 2003 (73) Lawyer, former member of the North Carolina state House and former member of the North Carolina state Senate
Matilda Stepovich - November 26, 2003 (81) Former Alaska first lady
Jack Rushing - November 26, 2003 (88) [Cancer] Former coach of several sports at Highland High School and Albuquerque High School in New Mexico
Hal Walker - November 25, 2003 (70) [Prostate cancer] Former television news reporter for CBS and ABC
Michael Small - November 25, 2003 (64) [Prostate cancer] Film music composer
Teddy Wilburn - November 24, 2003 (71) Country music singer. Last surviving member of the Wilburn Brothers.
Warren Spahn - November 24, 2003 (82) Former major league baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves, New York Mets and San Francisco Giants. Won 363 games.
Bowman "Bo" Davenport - November 24, 2003 (76) Former basketball coach at Edmonson County High School, in Kentucky
John Morris - November 24, 2003 (52) [Heart attack] Former assistant Missouri attorney general
Beverly Cooper Moore Jr. - November 24, 2003 (58) [Blood clot to the brain] Editor and publisher of Class Action Reports
John H. "Jack" Magoon Jr. - November 24, 2003 (87) Former president of Hawaiian Airlines
George Peoples - November 23, 2003 (43) [Found dead in motel room] Former football player for the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Sylvia Bernstein - November 23, 2003 (88) Civil rights activist. Mother of newspaper investigative reporter Carl Bernstein.
Ron Clark - November 23, 2003 (60) [Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma] Editorial page editor of the St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press
Paul J. Haskins - November 23, 2003 (62) [Pneumonia] Former metropolitan editor for The Kansas City Times and a former editor on the national desk for The New York Times
Margaret Singer - November 23, 2003 (82) Psychologist
Don Lashmet - November 22, 2003 (68) [Complications from heart surgery] Football coach at Catlin High School in Catlin, Illinois
David "Tom" Stern III - November 22, 2003 (94) Writer of the novel Francis, the Talking Mule
Gene Cilio - November 22, 2003 (74) [Cancer] Horse trainer
Joseph Eliz - November 21, 2003 (93) Physician in Reno, Nevada and former member of the Nevada Athletic Commission
Delmar "Swede" Larson - November 21, 2003 (90) Former Salt Lake County (Utah) sheriff
Boyce Holleman - November 21, 2003 (79) [Bladder cancer] Lawyer in Gulfport, Mississippi. Former member of the Mississippi Legislature. Actor on stage and television.
Joseph Marshall - November 21, 2003 (68) [Suicide] Football coach at Carlisle High School and a teacher at Chamberlain High School, both in Ohio
Teddy Randazzo - November 21, 2003 (68) Songwriter. Wrote for Frank Sinatra, The Temptations, Linda Ronstadt, The Lettermen and others
Ted Bryant - November 20, 2003 (74) [Heart attack] Former news anchor at KING-TV in Seattle, Washington and KATU-TV in Portland, Oregon
Barry Kacinski - November 20, 2003 (50) [Heart attack] Physician and molecular biologist. Cancer researcher and teacher at Yale University School of Medicine.
Jim Graham - November 20, 2003 (82) [Complications of pneumonia] Former North Carolina agriculture commissioner
Eugene Kleiner - November 20, 2003 (80) [Heart failure] Co-founder of Fairfield Semiconductor and co-founder of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Bill Hengen - November 20, 2003 (89) Former sports editor for the Minneapolis Star
Harold Burdick - November 20, 2003 (78) Former publisher and president of the El Paso (Texas) Times
William B. Macomber Jr. - November 19, 2003 (82) [Complications from Parkinson's disease] Former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and Jordan
Anton Burg - November 19, 2003 (99) Former chairman of the University of California chemistry department
Ken Brett - November 18, 2003 (55) [Brain cancer] Former major league baseball pitcher for 10 teams. Brother of George Brett.
Bob Carmichael - November 18, 2003 (63) Tennis coach and former professional tennis player
Michael Kamen - November 18, 2003 (55) [Heart attack] Composer, conductor and arranger
Robert E. Thompson - November 18, 2003 (82) [Prostate cancer] Former Washington bureau chief of Hearst Newspapers and former editor of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
B.W. Mike Donovan - November 18, 2003 (83) [Complications from a fall] Former member of the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland state senate
Hugh DeMoss - November 18, 2003 (72) [Complications from a heart ailment] Former news anchorman at WCMH-TV in Columbus, Ohio and former Franklin County, Ohio commissioner
Don Gibson - November 17, 2003 (75) Country music singer and songwriter. Hits include I Can's Stop Loving You, Sweet Dreams and Oh Lonesome Me.
Arthur Conley - November 17, 2003 (57) [Intestinal cancer] Singer. Biggest hit was Sweet Soul Music.
Jim HiDuke - November 17, 2003 (60) [Heart attack] English professor at the University of Northern Iowa
H. David Hermansdorfer - November 17, 2003 (72) Former U.S. district judge in the Eastern District of Kentucky
Sam Mitchell - November 16, 2003 (74) Former Florida state representative and former football and basketball coach at Vernon High School in Vernon, Florida
Kevin McCarthy - November 16, 2003 (39) Principal of Robinson High School in Tampa, Florida
Charles Cleveland - November 16, 2003 (85) Former reporter for the Chicago Daily News, and former director of editorials for WBBM-TV in Chicago, Illinois
Dave Wirsing - November 16, 2003 (66) [Heart attack] Illinois state representative
Dorothy Loudon - November 15, 2003 (70) [Cancer] Broadway actress
Lawrence Tisch - November 15, 2003 (80) [Cancer] Billionaire. Co-founder of Lowes Corporation and former chairman of CBS
Goodwin L. Myrick - November 15, 2003 (78) [Cancer] Former president of Alabama Farmers Federation and former president of Alfa Insurance Companies
Ernie Starr - November 15, 2003 (87) Former mayor of Nampa, Idaho
Earl Battey - November 15, 2003 (68) [Cancer] Former baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins
Ned Wulk - November 15, 2003 (83) Former basketball coach at Arizona State University
John P. Saunders - November 15, 2003 (79) [Complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease] Writer of the Mary Worth comic strip
Joseph Howa - November 15, 2003 (85) [Congestive heart failure] Utah building contractor
Gene Anthony Ray - November 15, 2003 (41) [Complications from a stroke] Actor. Was in the movie and television series Fame.
Stan Smith - November 15, 2003 (80) [Cancer] Former Wyoming state treasurer
A. Leonard Luhby - November 14, 2003 (86) Former professor pediatrics at New York Medical College
Mark Guenther - November 14, 2003 (51) [Pancreatic cancer] Gallatin County (Montana) district judge
William A. Black - November 14, 2003 (79) Former president and chief operating officer of Indiana Michigan Power Company
Howard "Pete" Rawlings - November 14, 2003 (66) [Cancer] Member of the Maryland House of Delegates
Kellie Waymire - Novembere 13, 2003 (36) Stage and television actress. Appeared on Friends, Six Feet Under and Ally McBeal.
Seymour Cohn - November 13, 2003 (92) Former chairman of the board of Sylvan Lawrence Co. and thoroughbread horse breeder
Paul V. Gump - November 13, 2003 (83) [Car crash] Former University of Kansas psychology professor
Tony Thompson - November 12, 2003 (48) [Renal-cell cancer] Musician. Former drummer with the group Chic. Session drummer for Mick Jagger, Robert Palmer, Duran Duran, Sister Sledge, David Bowie and others.
Penny Singleton - November 12, 2003 (95) [Stroke] Actress. Played Blondie in the Blondie film series. Voice of Jane Jetson in The Jetsons cartoon television series.
Anna Johnson - November 12, 2003 (52) [Complications from acid being poured on her by her husband] University of North Carolina-Charlotte administrative assistant in the College of Engineering
Walt Fiegel - November 12, 2003 (69) [Heart attack] Football coach at Sioux City East High School in Sioux City, Iowa
Charles L. Brown - November 12, 2003 (82) Former chairman of AT&T;
Jonathan Brandis - November 12, 2003 (27) [Suicide] Actor. Appeared in One Life To Live, Ladybugs, Sidekicks and SeaQuest DSV.
Guy Livingston - November 12, 2003 (92) Former drama critic for Variety
Lloyd Pettit - November 11, 2003 (76) Former broadcaster for the Chicago Blackhawks and former co-owner of the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League
Paul Janssen - November 11, 2003 (77) Physician and pharmacologist. Founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica.
Fletcher Glenn Lumpkin - November 11, 2003 (97) Former chief magistrate of York County in South Carolina
Linda C. Quinn - November 11, 2003 (55) [Breast cancer] Former director of the division of corporation finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission
Grady Shadburn - November 11, 2003 (71) Former host of Captain Mercury from Planet Zeus on a childrens television show on WALB in Georgia
John H. Treanor Jr. - November 11, 2003 (74) [Cancer] Washington, DC lawyer. Former Washington, DC Superior Court hearing commissioner and former Washington, DC school board member
John Emmett Lyle - November 11, 2003 (93) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Texas
Irv Kupcinet - November 10, 2003 (91) [Pneumonia] Columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times
Rog Higgins - November 10, 2003 (76) [Leukemia] Bismark, North Dakota sportscaster. Voice of the University of Mary Marauders.
Bill Miller - November 10, 2003 (80) [Cancer] Former radio news reporter in Springfield, Illinois and former journalism professor at the University of Illinois at Springfield
Paul Corsetti - November 10, 2003 (54) Former reporter for the Boston Herald
Art Carney - November 9, 2003 (85) Actor and comedian. Played Ed Norton on The Honeymooners and won an Academy Award for his part in Harry and Tonto
Buddy Arnold - (Real name Arnold Buddy Grishaver) - November 9, 2003 (77) [Complications from open-heart surgery] Jazz musician
Bill Crider - November 9, 2003 (83) Former Associated Press reporter
Al Corey - November 9, 2003 (86) Musician and owner of Al Corey's Music Center in the state of Maine
William Berg - November 9, 2003 (79) Former president of Northern Nevada Community College in Elko, Nevada
Robert E. Huff - November 9, 2003 (57) [Cancer] Former superintendent of the Madison-Grant school district in Indiana
Jack Washington - November 9, 2003 (61) [Heart attack] Associate principal at Green Bay East High School in Green Bay, Wisconsin
James "Spider" Rich - November 9, 2003 (80) Musician and songwriter
Stephen A. Benton - November 9, 2003 (61) [Brain cancer] Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and director of the MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies
Rubye Hibler Hall - November 9, 2003 (91) Former chairwoman of the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Bernard Brightman - November 9, 2003 (82) Founder of Stash Records
C.Z. Guest - November 8, 2003 (83) Gardening columnist
Charles Swope - November 8, 2003 (73) First Chester County Corp. chairman and CEO
Henry Phace Roberts - November 8, 2003 (92) Tap dancer
Jerry Pereira - November 7, 2003 (50) [Bone cancer] Pastor of First Baptist Church of Swannanoa (North Carolina) and president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina
William Wayne Montgomery - November 7, 2003 (80) [Bladder cancer] Former Harvard Medical School professor
Chester Petranek - November 7, 2003 (87) [Stroke] Former supervisor of music for the Montgomery County (Maryland) schools and founder and director of the Montgomery County Youth Symphony and the Montgomery County Symphony
Corwin M. Nixon - November 6, 2003 (90) Former minority leader of the Ohio House of Representatives
Steve Capelli - November 6, 2003 (56) [Cancer] Former head golf professional at Buenaventura in Ventura County, California
Bobby Hatfield - November 5, 2003 (63) [Acute cocaine intoxication] Singer. One half of the Righteous Brothers.
Dernell Stenson - November 5, 2003 (25) [Shot and run over] Baseball player for the Cincinnati Red
William J. "Bill" Serow - November 5, 2003 (57) [Heart attack] Florida State University economics professor and former director of the FSU Center for the Study of Population
Dorothy Fay Ritter - November 5, 2003 (88) Former actress. Wife of singing cowboy Tex Ritter and mother of actor John Ritter.
Etoile DuBard - November 4, 2003 (82) Founder of the DuBard School for Language Disorders at the University of Mississippi
Tom Ford - November 4, 2003 (52) [Colon cancer] Sports writer for The Tampa Tribune
Sheila Smythe - November 4, 2003 (71) [Heart attack] Former president and chief operating officer of Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield and dean of the school of public health at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York
Bill Hasty - November 4, 2003 (81) [Cancer] Former chairman of the Georgia state Department of Transportation board
A. James Manchin - November 3, 2003 (76) [Heart attack] Former member of the West Virginia state House and former West Virginia treasurer
Tom Arrendale Jr. - November 3, 2003 (83) Co-founder of Fieldale Farms, in Baldwin, Georgia
Thomas S. Miller - November 3, 2003 (82) Former football player at Notre Dame
Kurvin Fish - November 3, 2003 (86) Co-founder of the Caseyh's General Store chain
James Cason - November 3, 2003 (91) Former professor of chemistry at the University of Claifornia-Berkeley
Frank McCloskey - November 2, 2003 (64) [Bladder cancer] Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Indiana
Stanley Israel - Novembere 2, 2003 (60) [Heart attack] Dean of the college of Science at Texas State University-San Marcos
Jimmy Quillen - November 2, 2003 (87) Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, from Tennessee
Bernell M. "Bernie" Calderwood - November 2, 2003 (79) Former Utah radio and television personality
Ron Wood - November 1, 2003 (66) [Cancer] Former sports writer for the Rapid City (South Dakota) Journal
Herbert Muschel - November 1, 2003 (85) Founder of PR Newswire
David McMurtrey - November 1, 2003 (61) [Emphysema] Executive director of Tallahassee Freenet
Richard E. Neustadt - October 31, 2003 (84) Presidential scholar, historian and writer. Books include Presidential Power and the Modern President.
Edgar Bassic III - October 31, 2003 (76) Bridgeport, Connecticut superior court judge
Roy Prouty - October 31, 2003 (39) [Heart attack] Country Lakes (New Jersey) fire chief
Bill Mansard - October 31, 2003 (67) [Cancer] Vigo County (Indiana) clerk
J. Eugene Ringsdorf - October 31, 2003 (91) Former U.S. Soccer Federation president
Dan Wilkinson - October 30, 2003 (45) Agriculture reporter for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina
Franco Corelli - October 29, 2003 (82) Opera singer
Bob M. Gentry - October 29, 2003 (72) Mayor of Raeford, North Carolina
A. Carl Helmholz - October 29, 2003 (88) Nuclear physicist. Former chairman of the University of California-Berkeley physics department
Les Bourland - October 29, 2003 (82) [Parkinson's disease] Former Converse, Texas city councilman and former president of the Southwest Texas Lions Eye Bank
Oliver Sain - October 28, 2003 (71) [Bone cancer] Musician
Wendy Marx - October 28, 2003 (36) President of the Wendy Marx Foundation for Organ Donor Awareness
Floyd Massey Jr. - October 28, 2003 (88) Former pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California, and former vice president of American Baptist Churches USA
Bob Smith - October 28, 2003 (59) [Cancer] Owner of Santa Barbara Magazine
Rod Roddy (Real name Robert Ray Roddy) - October 27, 2003 (66) [Colon cancer and breast cancer] Announcer for the television game show The Price Is Right
Walter Washington - October 27, 2003 (88) Former mayor of Washington, DC
George R. "Buzz" Westfall - October 27, 2003 (59) [Staph infection] County Executive for St. Louis County (Missouri) and former St. Louis County (Missouri) prosecuting attorney
Jeff Boss - October 27, 2003 (54) [Brain cancer] Equipment manager at Louisiana State University (LSU)
Virginia Lanier - October 27, 2003 (72) Writer of the "Bloodhound" series
Fred Whittingham - October 27, 2003 (62) [Blood clot following back surgery] Former assistant football coach for the Los Angeles Rams, Brigham Young University (BYU) and Utah
Johnny Boyd - October 26, 2003 (77) Former race car driver
William F. Draper - October 26, 2003 (90) Portrait artist
John Hart Ely - October 25, 2003 (64) [Cancer] University of Miami law professor and former dean of the Stanford Law School
Roger Montgomery - October 25, 2003 (79) Former dean of the University of California Berkeley College of Environmental Design
James Hobson Sr. - October 25, 2003 (86) [Leukemia] Civil rights activist
John Gordon - October 25, 2003 (82) Art collector and dealer
Rosey Nix Adams - October 24, 2003 (45) [Carbon monoxide poisoning] Singer. Daughter of June Carter Cash and stepdaughter of Johnny Cash.
Joanna Lee - October 24, 2003 (72) [Bone cancer] Actress and scriptwriter. Wrote for Gilligan's Island, The Waltons and Gidget.
Dean Anthony - October 24, 2003 (68) [Cancer] Vice president and program director at radio station WHLI-AM, in New York
Earl Peyrous - October 23, 2003 (78) Chef, and former host of Gourmet Cooking, on PBS television
Abraham A. "Abe" Michelson - October 23, 2003 (86) Syndicated columnist
Nico Snel - October 23, 2003 (69) [Cancer] Conductor of the Port Angeles (Washington) Symphony
Charles Seib - October 23, 2003 (84) Former ombudsman of The Washington Post and former managing editor of The Evening Star, in Washington, DC
Tony Renna - October 22, 2003 (26) [Crashed during a test drive at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway] IRL race car driver
Dee Andros - October 22, 2003 (79) Former Oregon State athletic director and football coach
Phil Patton - October 22, 2003 (50) [Crash of his small plane] A senior vice president for HCA Inc., in Nashville, Tennessee
James O'Gara - October 22, 2003 (85) [Heart attack] Editor of the Catholic journal Commonweal
Howard Lund - October 22, 2003 (91) Founder of Lund Boat Company
Fred Berry - October 21, 2003 (52) Actor. Played the part of "Rerun" on What's Happening.
Elliott Smith (real name Steven Paul Smith) - October 21, 2003 (34) Singer and songwriter
Heather Wilbur - October 21, 2003 (27) [Complications from leukemia] Professional golfer
Vance Jordan - October 20, 2003 (60) [Cancer] New York art dealer
Harold "Hal" Lahar - October 20, 2003 (84) Former football coach and athletic director at Colgate and former football coach at the University of Houston
Alice F. Hoppes - October 20, 2003 (64) [Cancer] Director of the New Mexico state Office of African-American Affairs
Charles Alfred Goodykoontz - October 20, 2003 (74) {Car crash] Former executive editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch in Richmond, Virginia
Perkins T. Shelton - October 20, 2003 (91) Civil rights activist in St. Petersburg, Florida
Jack Elam - October 20, 2003 (84) Actor
Kurt Steiner - October 20, 2003 (91) Former political science professor at Stanford University
Mildred Jones - October 20, 2003 (70) [Cancer] Jazz and blues singer
Doug Flatt - October 20, 2003 (51) [Crash of his small plane] CEO of Mid-Columbus bus company
Glenn Malcolm - October 20, 2003 (73) Former track and field coach at Chabot College in Fremont, California
Faith Fancher - October 19, 2003 (53) [Breast cancer] Former reporter for KTVU television in Oakland, California
Judith McGlasson - October 19, 2003 (54) [Complications from heart surgery] Livingston County (Illinois) clerk
Michael Hegstrand - October 19, 2003 (46) [Heart attack] Professional wrestler, known as Hawk, one half of the Road Warriors tag team
Lawrence T. Piatelli - October 19, 2003 (51) [Heart attack] Headmaster of the Berkshire School in Massachusetts
Preston Smith - October 18, 2003 (91) [Pneumonia] Former governor of Texas
Robert Hachey - October 18, 2003 (59) Polk County (Wisconsin) Corporation Counsel and child support director
Charlie "Cho Cho" Justice - October 17, 2003 (79) Former football player for the University of North Carolina and Washington Redskins
Janice Rule - October 17, 2003 (72) Actress and psychoanalyst
Joseph Flores - October 17, 2003 (69) [Cancer] Lucas County (Ohio) juvenile court judge
Stu Hart - October 16, 2003 (88) [Pneumonia] Founder of Stampede Wrestling and wrestling trainer
Robert Barnhill Sr. - October 16, 2003 (86) Founder of TESSCO Technologies Inc.
Richard Talmage Perkin - October 16, 2003 (72) Philanthropist. Created the VZV Research Foundation.
Jim Rassmussen - October 15, 2003 (66) [Lung cancer] Former chairman of Prairie Meadows and former chairman of the Racing Association of Central Iowa
Lena Beth Murphy Frazier - October 15, 2003 (59) Sculptor
Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt - October 14, 2003 (78) [Abnormal heart rhythm] Former governor of Kentucky
William G. Sudbury - October 14, 2003 (54) [Heart attack] Police chief of Munster, Indiana
James J. Milam - October 14, 2003 (61) Attorney in Modesto, California and former Stanislaus County (California) interim district attorney
Ben Metcalfe - October 14, 2003 (83) [Heart attack] A founding member of Greenpeace and former chairman of the Greenpeace Foundation
Bob Nathane - October 14, 2003 (90) Former University of Washington treasurer
Bob Napier - October 13, 2003 (56) [Cancer] Chief information officer at Hewlett-Packard
Robert Miazga - October 13, 2003 (60) [Complications from surgery] Police chief of Chester Township, Pennsylvania
Mike Zepeda - October 12, 2003 (78) [Complications of pneumonia and kidney failure] Labor activist and civil rights leader
James H. Rainwater - October 12, 2003 (62) Mayor of Valdosta, Georgia
H. Keith Byram - October 12, 2003 (77) Former Los Angeles Municipal Court commissioner and former Newhall Municipal Court judge
Bill Shoemaker - October 12, 2003 (72) Former jockey with 8,883 wins
J.B. "Jet" Banks - October 12, 2003 (79) [Heart attack] Former Missouri state senator
Joan B. Kroc - October 12, 2003 (75) [Brain cancer] Billionaire. Philanthropist. Widow of Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's Corporation. Former owner of the San Diego Padres.
Robert F. Bradley - October 12, 2003 (83) Physician. Former president of Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jerrod Luber - October 12, 2003 (32) [Fell into a canyon] Television weather forecaster in Grand Junction, Colorado
Roger Slagle - October 11, 2003 (34) [Heart attack] Principal of Sellman Middle School in Madeira, Ohiho
Charles "Chuck" Flynn - October 11, 2003 (91) Former director of public information for the University of Illinois and former editor and general manager of The News-Gazette, in Champaign, Illinois
Angela Dandini - October 11, 2003 (88) Reno, Nevada philanthropist
Ivan A. Getting - October 11, 2003 (91) Scientist. Developed the Global Positioning System.
Eugene Istomin - October 10, 2003 (77) [Liver cancer] Classical pianist
Johnny Klippstein - October 10, 2003 (75) Former pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox and six other teams
Paul "Jazzmo" Moen - October 10, 2003 (51) Jazz musician
Harry F. Parker - October 9, 2003 (92) Former owner of Parker's Western Clothing in Reno, Nevada
Steve Gruwell - October 9, 2003 (62) [Complications from kidney failure] Former scout for the Anaheim Angels and Cincinnati Reds
Carolyn Heilbrun - October 9, 2003 (77) [Suicide] Former English professor at Columbia University, writer of books and newspaper columns
Douglas Fang - October 8, 2003 (38) Chief operating officer of the San Francisco Examiner
Don Sider - October 8, 2003 (70) [Heart disease] Former news editor for Time magazine and correspondent for People magazine
Jim Reiter - October 7, 2003 (66) [Heart attack] St. Paul, Minnesota City Council member
Eleanor Lambert - October 7, 2003 (100) Fashion publicist
Wilma Headley - October 7, 2003 (68) [Car crash] Former Martin County (Florida) Commission records clerk
Warren G. Greene - October 7, 2003 (54) [Leukemia] Los Angeles (California) Superior Court judge
Daniel Hughes - October 7, 2003 (74) Poet and former professor at Wayne State University
Mary H. Doyle - October 7, 2003 (76) Former teacher in Jefferson County, Kentucky
John Lacey - October 6, 2003 (90) Former trainer for University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill football and basketball teams
Buford Saville - October 6, 2003 (79) [Complications from Alzheimer's disease and leukemia] Co-founder of Potomac Valley Television Company
Dan Snyder - October 5, 2003 (25) [Injuries from a car crash] Hockey player for the Atlanta Thrashers
Elena Slough - October 5, 2003 (114) Oldest person in the United States at the time of her death
Jimmie Armstrong - October 5, 2003 (69) [Complications from pulmonary fibrosis] City councilman in Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Bill Cahill - October 5, 2003 (53) [Heart attack] Women's ice hockey coach at (RPI) Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Don Holland - October 5, 2003 (75) South Carolina state senator
Neil Postman - October 5, 2003 (72) [Lung cancer] Mass media critic and a former professor at New York University
Wally George - October 5, 2003 (71) [Pneumonia] Host of Hot Seat on KDOC-TV channel 56, in Orange County, California
Sid McMath - October 4, 2003 (91) Former governor of Arkansas
Stephen Gates - October 4, 2003 (27) [Struck by hit-and-run driver while changing a flat tire] Radio reporter for Tar Heel Sports Network in Durham, North Carolina
Charles Courtney Seabrook - October 4, 2003 (94) Pioneer in frozen vegetables and one of the co-founders of Seabrook Farms
Bill Cayton - October 4, 2003 (85) [Lung cancer] Former boxing manager for fighters including Mike Tyson and Wilfred Benitez
William Steig - October 3, 2003 (95) Cartoonist. Works include Shrek! and Sylvester and the Magic Pebble.
Bobby Cox - October 3, 2003 (69) [Pancreatic cancer] Former quarterback at the University of Minnesota, former Heisman trophy candidate and founder of World Travel and Incentives, Inc.
Greg Biagini - October 3, 2003 (51) [Kidney cancer] Former manager of the Rochester Red Wings baseball team of the International League
Fred T. Ridgeway - October 3, 2003 (96) [Heart attack] Former chief of the Beltsville (Maryland) Volunteer Fire Department
Florence Stanley - October 3, 2003 (79) [ Coimplications of a stroke] Actress on Broadway and television. Appeared in Fiddler on The Roof, My Two Dads and Barney Miller as Bernice Fish.
John O'Shea - October 2, 2003 (69) [Pneumonia] Former deputy police chief of Denver, Colorado
John Dunlop - October 2, 2003 (89) [Complications from heart and kidney disease] Former labor secretary, former chairman of tghe economics department at Harvard University and former dean of faculty of arts and sciences at Harvard University
Mark N. Christensen - October 2, 2003 (73) [Cancer] Former professor at the University of California-Berkeley and former chancellor of the University of California-Santa Cruz
Wilbur Swenson - October 2, 2003 (83) [Pancreatic cancer] Former principal of Harve Junior High School in Harve, Montana
Paul Mumford - October 1, 2003 (31) [Small plane crash] Race car driver and former motorcycle racer
Barton Morris - October 1, 2003 (80) Former president, publisher and chairman of the board of The Roanoke Times & World-News, in Roanoke, Virginia
Richard J. Witking - October 1, 2003 (83) [Cancer] Limited partner in the New York Yankees
Charles Richardson - October 1, 2003 (54) [Liver and pancreatic cancer] Polk County (Florida) commissioner
Marshall D. Gates Jr. - October 1, 2003 (88) Chemist. First person to synthesize morphine in the laboratory.
Frederick Earl Tripp - October 1, 2003 (82) [Stroke] Former Lansing, Michigan councilman
Robert Kardashian - September 30, 2003 (59) [Cancer of the esophagus] Lawyer, and member of the O.J. Simpson defense team
Glen Gallivan - September 30, 2003 (30) [Complications from respiratory failure] Horse racing writer and former assistant editor of Wire to Wire Racing Digest
Ronnie Dawson - September 30, 2003 (64) [Throat cancer] Rock singer known as the "Blonde Bomber" and Snake Monroe
Larry Zimmerman - September 30, 2003 (54) [Amyloidosis] Fire marshall in Royal Oak, Michigan
Robert LaMarchina - September 30, 2003 (75) Former conductor of the Honolulu Symphony and former music instructor at Indiana University
Fred Borchard - September 29, 2003 (89) [Congestive heart failure] Former Saginaw County (Michigan) circuit judge
Kathryn Fambro Woodard - September 29, 2003 (92) Publisher and co-founder of the Philadelphia Independent
Elia Kazan - September 28, 2003 (94) Director. Works include Death of a Salesman, On the Waterfront and A Streetcar Named Desire.
Althea Gibson - September 28, 2003 (76) Former tennis player and former Wimbledon champion
Marshall Rosenbluth - September 28, 2003 (76) [Pancreatic cancer] Physicist. Worked with nuclear fusion technology and the hydrogen bomb.
Joe Finger - September 28, 2003 (85) [Cancer] Golf course designer
Jackie Flosso - September 28, 2003 (77) [Heart and kidney ailments] Magician
Donald O'Connor - September 27, 2003 (78) [Heart failure] Singer and dancer
Wendy Wyland VanDerWoude - September 27, 2003 (38) Olympic diver. Won the bronze medal in platform diving at the 1984 Summer Olympics.
Thomas L. Gadola - September 27, 2003 (70) [Heart attack] Genesee County (Michigan) Probate judge
Larry Sheets - September 27, 2003 (61) [Complications from leukemia] Porter County (Indiana) Commissioner
William O. "Bill" Bivens - September 27, 2003 (79) Former Bluefield, West Virginia city attorney and former circuit judge for Mercer County (West Virginia)
Joseph T. Cahill - September 27, 2003 (84) Former president of St. John's University, Niagara University and St. Joseph's College
Arie Parks Taylor - September 27, 2003 (76) [Complications from a surgical procedure] Former Colorado State representative and former Denver, Colorado clerk and recorder
Bill Koll - September 27, 2003 (80) Former wrestling coach at Penn State
Robert Palmer - September 26, 2003 (54) [Heart attack] Rock singer
Robert J. "Bobby" Pfeiffer - September 26, 2003 (83) Former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Alexander & Baldwin
Jon H. Anderson - September 26, 2003 (56) [Plane crash] Lawyer in Lakeland, Florida
Bob Chase - (real name Robert Bilsland) - September 26, 2003 (64) [Cancer] Portland, Oregon radio newscaster for 28 years, with station KPAM since 2000
George Plimpton - September 25, 2003 (76) Writer. Works include Paper Lion.
Edward Said - September 25, 2003 (67) [Leukemia] Professor at Columbia University in New York
David Perlini - September 25, 2003 (56) [Pancreatic cancer] Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Administration
Franco Modigliani - September 25, 2003 (85) Former professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nobel Prize winner in economics
Bernard H. Kamenske - September 25, 2003 (75) [Complications of cardiovascular and pulmonary ailments] Former chief news editor at Voice of America and a former senior news executive at the CNN Washington bureau
Hugh Gregg - September 24, 2003 (85) Former governor of New Hampshire
Herb Gardner - September 24, 2003 (68) [Lung disease] Broadway playwright and screenwriter
Tim Jenkins - September 24, 2003 (50) [Heart problems] Santa Cruz County (California) political activist and marketing director at Ledyard Company
Clarence Thomas "C.T." Webster - September 24, 2003 (69) City councilman in Salisbury, Maryland
Mark Fineman - September 23, 2003 (51) [Heart attack] Reporter for the Los Angeles Times
Earl Brown - September 23, 2003 (87) Former Auburn football coach
Anthony Durante - September 23, 2003 (36) [Drug overdose] Professional wrestler. One member of The Pitbulls.
Bill Stearman - September 23, 2003 (79) Former basketball and baseball coach at Columbus North High School in Columbus, Indiana
Rex Robbins - September 23, 2003 (68) [Subdural aneurysm] Actor on Broadway, movies and television commercials
Rosalie Allen - September 23, 2003 (79) [Congestive heart failure] Singer known as "queen of the yodlers." Former radio and television host in New York City.
Oscar Burrell J. Burson - September 23, 2003 (80) Brooklyn, New York minister and civil rights activist
Gordon Jump - September 22, 2003 (71) [Pulmonary fibrosis] Actor, played on WKRP in Cincinnati, and the role of the lonely Maytag repairman
John M. "Jack" Bailey - September 22, 2003 (59) [Lou Gehrig's disease] Former chief state's attorney in Connecticut
Jerry Dahlberg - September 22, 2003 (87) [Lung cancer] Owner of radio station KROX in Crookston, Minnesota and former sports broadcaster
J. Rudolph Brammer - September 22, 2003 Former mayor of Bluefield, West Virginia
George Moore - September 22, 2003 (83) Former auto racing columnist for The Indianapolis Star
Wesley McCune - September 22, 2003 (87) [Congestive heart failure] Founder and former director of Group Research Report
Joseph Magliochetti - September 22, 2003 (61) Chairman and chief executive officer of Dana Corp.
Charles Forbes - September 22, 2003 (80) Former publisher of The News-Review of Riverhead, In New York
Robert M. Lynch - September 21, 2003 (83) [Heart surgery complications] Publisher of the Sonoma Index-Tribune, in California
Joe Clarke - September 21, 2003 (70) [Suicide] Former speaker of the Kentucky House
Zigmond M. Lebensohn - September 21, 2003 (93) [Heart attack] Psychiatrist, neurologist and former chief of psychiatry at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, DC
Otis Singletary - September 20, 2003 (83) Former president of the University of Kentucky
Bernard Manischewitz - September 20, 2003 (89) [Heart disease] Former president and chief operating officer of B. Manischewitz
William "Bill" Damisch - September 20, 2003 (73) [Cancer] Vice chairman of the Kane County (Illinois) Republican Central Committee and chairman of the Western Kane County (Illinois) Republican Organization
Russell L. De Valois - September 20, 2003 (76) [Car crash] Professor of psychology and vision science at the University of California-Berkeley
Stanley Fafara - September 20, 2003 (54) [Complications from surgery] Actor. Played "Whitey" on Leave It to Beaver
Theodore A. Beck - September 19, 2003 (74) [Complication of heart valve replacement surgery] Musician and former music teacher at Concordia University, in Seward, Nebraska
Keith Leftwich - September 19, 2003 (49) [Cancer] Oklahoma state senator
Arthur Kinoy - September 19, 2003 (82) [Heart attack] Civil rights lawyer
Boyd Smith - September 19, 2003 (89) [Stroke] Former sports writer for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Ralph Twiggs - September 18, 2003 (75) [Pneumonia] Georgia state House transportation chairman
William Nelson - September 18, 2003 (63) Circuit judge in Florida
Donald Reese - September 18, 2003 (52) [Liver cancer] Former football player for the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers
Paul S. Conklin - September 17, 2003 (74) [Cancer] Photographer for the Peace Corps, National Geographics, Time magazine and The New York Times
Sheb Wooley - September 16, 2003 (82) [Leukemia] Singer, actor and songwriter
Alfred Brown - September 16, 2003 (82) Former mayor of Concord, North Carolina
Jean Sutton - September 16, 2003 (62) [Complications of cancer surgery] Managing editor of the Linden Democrat-Reporter, in Linden, Alabama
Fred J. McFarland - September 16, 2003 (63) Former board member of Stevens Hospital, in Edmonds, Washington
Clarence Laird - September 16, 2003 (72) [Prostate cancer] Former Somerset County (Maryland) commissioner and former president of the Maryland Association of Counties
Tommy Rawson - September 16,2003 (94) Former boxer, former boxing coach at Harvard University, former referee and former member of the Massachusetts State Boxing Commission
Kenneth L. Preadmore - September 16, 2003 Former sheriff of Ingham County, Michigan
Robert E. Connor Jr. - September 16, 2003 (50) [Cancer] Police chief of Columbus, Texas
Garner Ted Armstrong - September 15, 2003 (73) [Complications from pneumonia] Evangelist
Janet Wentz - September 15, 2003 (66) [ Colon cancer] North Dakota House speaker
Paul Granlund - September 15, 2003 (77) [Respiratory failure] Sculptor
Bryan Christopher Randall - September 15, 2003 (37) [Suicide] Former basketball player at Dartmouth College
Yetunde Price - September 14, 2003 (31) [Shot to death] Half sister and personal assistant of tennis players Venus Williams and Serena Williams
Scott Swisher - September 14, 2003 (85) Hematologist, and former chairman of the medical department at Michigan State University
Robert Wickliffe Preston "Wick" Johnston - September 14, 2003 (83) Former managing editor of The Thoroughbred Record
Norman Edwin Farris - September 14, 2003 (82) [Cancer] Former member of the Kentucky state Senate
Don Weiss - September 14, 2003 (77) [Heart attack] Former Associated Press sports writer, former public relations manager for the United States Golf Association and former executive director of the National Football League
Ron Scippo - September 14, 2003 (48) [Dragster flipped several times after the wheels locked] Drag racer
Frank O'Bannon - September 13, 2003 (73) [Stroke] Governor of Indiana
Margaret Morris - September 13, 2003 (88) Former columnist for the Minneapolis Star and the Minneapolis Tribune
John Welaj - September 13, 2003 (89) Former baseball player for the Washington Senators and Philadelphia Athletics, and former front office executive with the Washington Senators and Texas Rangers
Howard Graves - September 13, 2003 (64) [Cancer] Former Texas A&M; University System chancellor
Howard D. Graves - September 13, 2003 (64)[Cancer] Retired Army brigadier general, former commondant of the Army War College in Pennsylvania, and former superintendent of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point
Ron Burton - September 13, 2003 (67) [Bone cancer] Former football player for the New England Patriots
Donnie Parsons - September 13, 2003 (19) [Asthma attack] Football player at South Dakota State University
Bob Sandler - September 13, 2003 (60) [Pneumonia] News editor at radio station WIOD in Miami, Florida and movie reviewer for several publications in South Florida
Johnny Cash - September 12, 2003 (71) [Complications from diabetes, which caused respiratory failure] Country music singer
Charles Phillip "Chappie" Fox - September 12, 2003 (90) Former executive director of the Circus World Museum in Wisconsin and originator of the Great Circus Parade in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Patrick Boyle Healy - September 12, 2003 (83) [Cancer] Former chief executive of the National Milk Producers Federation and former board chairman of Virginia Hospital Center-Arlington
Joseph Allen Pickard - September 12, 2003 (90) Former superintendent of education of the Selma public schools, in Selma, Alabama
Kenneth Crocker - September 12, 2003 (78) Veterinarian and founder of Simpson County (Kentucky) Animal Hospital
John Ritter - September 11, 2003 (54) [Dissection of the aorta, the result of an unrecognized flaw in his heart] Actor. Starred in Three's Company and 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter.
Byron Pepitone - September 11, 2003 (85) Former selective service director
Stephen Moberg - September 11, 2003 (49) Teacher and boys golf coach at St. Lucie West Centennial High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida
Ruth Mundinger - September 11, 2003 (59) [Cancer] Former manager of the Anoka County (Minnesota) child support program
J. David Bowick - September 11, 2003 (72) Former superintendent of Oakland, California public schools and former professor at Pepperdine University
Bernice Jones - September 10, 2003 (97) Philanthropist and founder of the Jones Center for Families in Springdale, Arkansas
Paul Shields - September 10, 2003 (69) [Respiratory failure] Former news anchor and former news director for WAGA-TV in Atlanta, Georgia
Robert B. Simms - September 10, 2003 (68) [Cancer] Former executive vice president and magazine group president of the National Geographic Society



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