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  • Sy Berger (2014)

    Sy Berger

    By BERNARD CONDON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — The father of the modern baseball trading card who designed the famed Topps versions in the 1950s has died. Sy Berger was 91.His daughter, Maxine Berger-Bienstock, says Berger died of natural causes Sunday in Rockville Centre, New York.Using a pair of scissors and cardboard at his kitchen table in Brooklyn, Berger played around with ideas...

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  • Larry J. Cano (2014)

    Larry J. Cano

    By JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Larry J. Cano once said it was not his love of food so much as it was the way he was treated in a Mexican restaurant during a visit to his father's homeland that led him to help popularize Mexican food in the United States. Cano, who been a fighter pilot during World War II, paid a visit to Mexico City with a military buddy soon...

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  • Matteo Cassani (2014)

    Matteo Cassani

    The Associated PressBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The general manager of an Italian-owned electricity company in Romania has died after falling from the company building in Bucharest.Enel confirmed that Matteo Cassani, the Italian general manager of Enel Energy and Enel Energy Muntenia, died Thursday.Police spokesman Bogdan Ghebaur said police and a prosecutor were investigating "a suspicious death...

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  • Leo Moskovitz (2014)

    Leo Moskovitz

    The Associated PressJERMYN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania banker and philanthropist who said the key to his longevity was having an unlisted phone number has died at age 109.Leo Moskovitz would have turned 110 on Dec. 8. A funeral director says Moskovitz died Monday.Moskovitz founded First National Bank of Jermyn and served as its president until 1993. The University of Scranton commemorated...

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  • Samuel Klein, 91 (1923 - 2014)

    Samuel Klein

    The Associated PressSAO PAULO (AP) — Samuel Klein, the Polish-born founder of Brazil's largest home-appliance retailer, has died, the company said in a statement. He was 91.Casas Bahia said Klein died Thursday at Sao Paulo's Albert Einstein Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for the past two weeks. It did not give the cause of death, but a hospital official told reporters he died of...

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