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Richard Cabela, 78 (1936 - 2014)
JOSH FUNK, The Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Richard Cabela, a co-founder of outdoor outfitter Cabela's, died Monday. He was 77.Cabela, who went by Dick, died at his home in Sidney, where the company is based, said spokesman Joe Arterburn.The company that sells outdoor gear and sporting goods got its start humbly in 1961 when Cabela bought $45 of fishing flies in Chicago. When the flies...
Horst Rechelbacher (2014)
The Associated PressOSCEOLA, Wis. (AP) — The founder of beauty-products company Aveda Corp. has died at his Wisconsin home.A notice posted on the company's website says Horst Rechelbacher died in Osceola on Saturday after an illness. He was 72.Rechelbacher was an Austrian immigrant who founded the Minneapolis-based company in 1978. He started with one salon before turning it into a larger...
Thomas V. Jones, 93 (1920 - 2014)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Thomas V. Jones, who was Northrop Corp.'s chief executive officer for 30 years and took it to the top ranks of aerospace companies during the Cold War while weathering a series of scandals, has died. He was 93.Northrop — now known as Northrop Grumman Corp. — announced that Jones died on Tuesday. He died of pulmonary fibrosis at his 16-acre wine-making...
Bai Zhongren (2014)
The Associated PressBEIJING (AP) — The president of one of China's biggest railway builders has died and a newspaper reported he might have killed himself.Bai Zhongren, president of state-owned China Railway Group Ltd., died Saturday due to an accident, the company said in a statement. It gave no details.The Shanghai newspaper China Business News, citing unidentified sources, said the 53-year...
Edgar M. Bronfman, Sr., 84 (1929 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Saturday. He was 84. The Canadian-born Bronfman died at his New York home surrounded by family, according to the family charity he led, The...
Graham Mackay, 64 (1949 - 2013)
DANICA KIRKA, The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — Graham Mackay, the SABMiller PLC chairman who helped guide the company from a South African industrial conglomerate into one of the world's biggest...
Betty Quadracci (2013)
The Associated PressSUSSEX, Wisconsin (AP) — Quad/Graphics Inc. co-founder Betty Quadracci, who also was president of Milwaukee Magazine and a champion of the arts, died Monday at age 75, the...
Bill Porter, 81 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressPORTLAND, Oregon (AP) — Bill Porter, the door-to-door salesman in Portland, Oregon, who was portrayed by William H. Macy in an Emmy-winning TV movie, has died at 81.Porter spent...
Peter Lewis, 80 (1933 - 2013)
The Associated PressMAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio (AP) — Peter Lewis, who shepherded Progressive Corp. from a small-time operation to one of the largest auto insurers in the country and later became the...
Alex Calderwood (2013)
SEATTLE (AP) — Alex Calderwood, the Seattle co-founder of the hip Ace Hotel chain, has died in London at age 47. His company, Atelier Ace, said on its website that he passed away Thursday but...
Charlie Trotter, 54 (1959 - 2013)
The Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A who's who of the culinary world is among hundreds of people gathered at a Chicago church for a memorial to celebrity chef Charlie Trotter. Among those...
Hans Riegel, 90 (1923 - 2013)
GEIR MOULSON, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Hans Riegel turned little gold bears into a global candy juggernaut.In a career spanning almost seven decades, Riegel was the driving force that made...
Paul Desmarais, Sr., 86 (1927 - 2013)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — Paul Desmarais Sr., a billionaire tycoon who built one of Canada's biggest financial conglomerates, has died. He was 86.Power Corp. and his family said Wednesday...
Eiji Toyoda (2013)
YURI KAGEYAMA, The Associated PressTOKYO (AP) — Eiji Toyoda, a member of Toyota's founding family who helped create the super-efficient "Toyota Way" production method, has died. He was 100.Toyoda,...
Ray Dolby, 80 (1933 - 2013)
SARAH SKIDMORE SELL, The Associated Press PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ray Dolby, an American inventor and audio pioneer who founded Dolby Laboratories, has died at the age of 80. The company said...
Cal Worthington, 92 (1920 - 2013)
The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cal Worthington, who built a fortune from a series of West Coast auto dealerships and became a TV fixture thanks to folksy car lot commercials urging...
Robert R. Taylor (2013)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Soft soap in a bottle that could be dispensed by a convenient little pump handle on the top. Robert R. Taylor knew he had a phenomenal...
Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, 84 (1928 - 2013)
DAVID PITT, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Muriel "Mickie" Siebert, who started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange, has...
Bert Lance, 82 (1931 - 2013)
The Associated PressCALHOUN, Ga. (AP) — Bert Lance, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Jimmy Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile...
Lewis F. Kornfeld, Jr. (2013)
FORT WORTH -- Lewis F. Kornfeld Jr., prominent businessman and benefactor of the arts, whose 97 years spanned a multifaceted life as RadioShack Corp. president, journalist, U.S. Marine Corps captain,...
Richard Dauch (1942 - 2013)
The Associated PressBLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Richard Dauch, longtime automotive executive and co-founder of Detroit-based American Axle & Manufacturing has died. He was 71.Dauch died Friday...
Berthold Beitz, 99 (1913 - 2013)
KIRSTEN GRIESHABER, The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — Berthold Beitz, who was honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II and became one of post-war West Germany's...
George Mitchell, 94 (1919 - 2013)
JONATHAN FAHEY, The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George P. Mitchell leveraged a penchant for hard work, an appetite for risk and dogged persistence in the face of futility into a...
Herbert Allison, Jr., 69 (1943 - 2013)
The Associated Press, The Associated PressHerbert Allison Jr., a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and CEO of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday....
Philip Caldwell, 93 (1920 - 2013)
TOM KRISHER, The Associated PressDETROIT (AP) — Philip Caldwell, the first person to lead Ford Motor Co. who wasn't a member of the founding family, died Wednesday at his home in New Canaan, Conn.,...
Douglas Dayton (1925 - 2013)
PATRICK CONDON, The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Douglas Dayton, who led the transformation of a family department store into retailing giant Target Corp., has died at the age of 88. ...
Marc Rich, 78 (1934 - 2013)
JOHN HEILPRIN, The Associated PressGENEVA (AP) — He was a wheeler-dealer pardoned by another consummate dealmaker, a working-class Jewish boy who left Belgium to escape the Nazis and rose to become...
Edward Iacobucci, 59 (1953 - 2013)
The Associated PressBOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Citrix Systems co-founder Edward Iacobucci has died in South Florida. He was 59.The VirtualWorks Group reports that Iacobucci died at home Friday morning...
Bob Meistrell (2013)
The Associated PressTORRANCE, California (AP) — Bob Meistrell, who co-founded the Body Glove clothing company and helped develop the first neoprene wetsuit, has died in Southern California. He was...
Paul Soros (2013)
JAKE PEARSON, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Paul Soros, a successful innovator in shipping, philanthropist and the older brother of billionaire financier George Soros, died in New York City...