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William Cox, Jr. (2013)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former Dow Jones & Co. executive William Cox Jr. has died at age 82, according to the Wall Street Journal.The Journal report cited unnamed people close to the family. Cox was part of the Bancroft family that controlled Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal until they were sold to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. in 2007.The sale was contentious because the Journal...
E. Robert Kinney (2013)
The Associated Press PHOENIX (AP) — E. Robert Kinney, a former chief executive of General Mills who earlier in his career was instrumental in popularizing fish sticks, has died. He was 96. A statement from General Mills said Kinney died last week in Arizona. Kinney was a food company executive for most of his career, including a successful stint in leading Gorton's of Gloucester — a...
Dave Gold (2013)
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Gold, the founder of the 99 Cents Only Stores more than three decades ago who saw it expand into a billion-dollar empire, has died. He was 80.Gold died Monday of an apparent attack at his Los Angeles home, his son, Jeff Gold, told the Los Angeles Times in a story published Saturday.Gold was 50 when he opened the first store in 1982. He told the Times...
Robert Earl Holding (2013)
MARTIN GRIFFITH, The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Billionaire Robert Earl Holding, whose business empire included ownership of Sinclair Oil and two world-class ski resorts in the U.S. West, has died. He was 86. Holding died Friday in Utah after suffering lingering complications of a 2002 stroke, Clint Ensign, senior vice president of the Sinclair Companies, said Sunday. Holding...
Anne Firestone Ball (2013)
The Associated PressGREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Tire company heir and philanthropist Anne Firestone Ball has died from injuries she suffered during a fire in her Connecticut home. She was 79.Ball's son, John Ball Jr., said Wednesday that his mother died Friday at Bridgeport Hospital from complications after surgery for injuries she sustained in a kitchen fire in her Greenwich home April 4.Anne...
John Galardi (2013)
The Associated PressIRVINE, Calif. (AP) — John Galardi, who opened a Wienerschnitzel hot dog stand in Los Angeles in 1961 and expanded it into a chain with more than 300 outlets in 10 U.S. states,...
Barbara Piasecka Johnson, 76 (1937 - 2013)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated PressWARSAW, Poland (AP) — She was a Polish farmer's daughter who emigrated to the United States, a maid who worked for a wealthy American heir, and a third wife who...
Robert "RZ" Zildjian, 89 (1923 - 2013)
The Associated PressBOSTON (AP) — Robert "RZ" Zildjian, founder of the Sabian Inc. musical cymbal manufacturing company, has died. He was 89.Sabian announced Zildjian's death on its website...
Michael Roarty (2013)
JIM SALTER, The Associated PressST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Roarty, the marketing executive behind many of the iconic advertising campaigns that turned Anheuser-Busch into a beer industry superpower,...
Paul C.P. McIlhenny (2013)
The Associated PressAVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — Paul C.P. McIlhenny, chief executive and chairman of the board of the McIlhenny Co. that makes the trademarked line of Tabasco hot pepper sauces sold...
Wojciech Inglot (1956 - 2013)
VANESSA GERA, The Associated Press WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Wojciech Inglot, a Polish chemist and businessman who founded and ran a cosmetics company, Inglot, that grew into an international...
Otto Beisheim, 89 (2013)
The Associated PressBERLIN (AP) — The billionaire founder of German retail group Metro AG, Otto Beisheim, has died at 89.Public relations firm Brunswick Group confirmed on behalf of his company...
Rem Vyakhirev, 78 (1934 - 2013)
The Associated PressMOSCOW (AP) — Rem Vyakhirev, the man who helped create Russia's state-run Gazprom natural gas giant and led it for nearly a decade, has died at 78.Gazprom said Vyakhirev died...
Guy Tozzoli (2013)
KAREN MATTHEWS, The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Guy Tozzoli, an official with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who supervised the development of New York City's original World...
Louis Luyt, 80 (1932 - 2013)
The Associated PressJOHANNESBURG (AP) — Louis Luyt, the undiplomatic former head of the South African Rugby Union who presided over the Springboks' return to international rugby and their victory...
Adele Hall (2013)
The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Adele Hall, wife of Hallmark Cards Chairman Donald J. Hall, has died. She was 81.Hallmark Cards spokesman Steve Doyal said Monday that Adele Hall...
Barry Lind (1939 - 2013)
The Associated PressRANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — Barry Lind, a leading voice in the futures industry for many years and a fixture at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, has died after being hit by a...
Daniel J. Edelman (1920 - 2013)
VERENA DOBNIK, The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Daniel J. Edelman, who built one of the world's top public relations companies and pioneered celebrity endorsements and media tours, has died at...
Fred L. Turner, 80 (1933 - 2013)
The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A former McDonald's CEO who helped expand the fast-food chain's global footprint and spearheaded the creation of "Hamburger University" died Thursday after...
Richard P. McWilliam, 59 (1953 - 2013)
The Associated PressCARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Richard P. McWilliam, founder of The Upper Deck Co. that became a key player in the trading cards and collectibles industry, has died. He was 59...
Joe L. Allbritton, 87 (1924 - 2012)
MATTHEW BARAKAT, The Associated Press McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Joe L. Allbritton, who became one of Washington's most influential men through a media conglomerate of newspapers and television stations...
Norman Joseph Woodland, 91 (1921 - 2012)
EMERY P. DALESIO, The Associated Press RALEIGH, North Carolina (AP) — Norman Joseph Woodland, the co-inventor of the bar code that labels nearly every product in stores and has boosted...
Zig Ziglar, 86 (1926 - 2012)
JAMIE STENGLE, The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar, who wrote more than 30 books and focused on positivity and leading a balanced life, died Wednesday in Texas. He...
Jack Wishna (2012)
BY HANNAH DREIER, The Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The death of a music dealmaker who helped bring Donald Trump to Las Vegas and tried to install Michael Jackson as the headline act at a...
Bernard Lansky (2012)
ADRIAN SAINZ, The Associated PressMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes...
James E. Burke, 87 (2012)
LINDA A. JOHNSON, The Associated PressTRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former Johnson & Johnson CEO James E. Burke, who steered the health care giant through the Tylenol poisonings in the 1980s that resulted...
Verghese Kurien (2012)
The Associated PressNEW DELHI (AP) — Verghese Kurien, an engineer known as "India's milkman" who helped revolutionize the country's dairy industry despite his own dislike for milk, has died at age...
Charles Dowell (2012)
The Associated PressMOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a Mt. Airy, N.C., restaurant made famous by "The Andy Griffith Show" has died after a long illness.Moody Funeral Home director Rixie Gordon...
Willard Butcher, 85 (1926 - 2012)
The Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) — Former Chase Manhattan Bank chairman and CEO Willard Butcher has died at 85.Fraser Seitel, a family friend and former Chase spokesman, says Butcher died Saturday...
Patrick Ricard, 67 (1945 - 2012)
The Associated PressPARIS (AP) — Patrick Ricard, who transformed a small firm based on his father's anis-flavored liquor into a global entity with some of the most famous names in alcohol, has died...