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Dan Borislow (2014)
The Associated PressWEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Dan Borislow, the inventor of magicJack and a pioneer in developing phone calls over the Internet, died Monday, officials at the company he founded said. He was 52.A spokeswoman for MagicJack Vocaltec Ltd., said he died of a heart attack. In a statement, MagicJack CEO Gerald Vento praised Borislow as a visionary."Dan was a true telecom pioneer...
Karl Albrecht, 94 (1920 - 2014)
DAVID RISING, The Associated Press BERLIN (AP) — Karl Albrecht, co-founder of the Aldi grocery store empire and one of the world's richest people, has died in the western German city of Essen. He was 94. Essen's city hall told The Associated Press that Albrecht was buried Monday in a family plot in a small ceremony in the city's Bredeney district where he lived. Aldi's press office said...
David Azrieli (2014)
The Associated PressMONTREAL (AP) — David Azrieli, a billionaire real estate developer and philanthropist, died Wednesday at his summer home in rural Quebec. He was 92.A statement on Wednesday from the Azrieli Foundation did not give a cause of death, but said Azrieli died peacefully at his country home in Ivry-sur-le-Lac, north of Montreal, surrounded by his family.Azrieli, made his fortune...
Richard Mellon Scaife (2014)
JOE MANDAK, The Associated PressPITTSBURGH (AP) — Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire heir to the Mellon banking and oil fortune and a newspaper publisher who funded libertarian and conservative causes and various projects to discredit President Bill Clinton, has died. He was 82.Scaife died early Friday at his home, his newspaper, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, reported. Scaife's death comes...
Rollin King (2014)
DAVID KOENIG, The Associated PressDALLAS (AP) — Rollin King, a San Antonio businessman who helped start Southwest Airlines Co. and create a new age of competition in the airline industry, has died at 83.King died Thursday in Dallas of the effects from a major stroke about a year ago, his son, Edward King, told The Associated Press.Longtime Southwest CEO Herb Kelleher praised King for coming up...
Richard Sharp (2014)
The Associated PressRICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Sharp, longtime CEO of now-defunct electronics retailer Circuit City and co-founder of used-car dealership chain CarMax Inc., has died at 67...
Lewis Katz (2014)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lewis Katz, a self-made man who built his fortune in New York parking lots, billboards and cable TV, and went on to buy the NBA's New Jersey Nets, NHL's New Jersey Devils and...
Donald Levine (2014)
The Associated PressPROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Donald Levine, the Hasbro executive credited as the father of G.I. Joe for developing the world's first action figure, has died. He was 86.He died of...
Herb Lotman (2014)
The Associated PressPHILADELPHIA (AP) — Food industry entrepreneur Herb Lotman, founder of Keystone Foods, one of the world's largest food companies, has died at age 80.Lotman died Thursday at a...
Gary Becker, 83 (2014)
By CARYN ROUSSEAUAssociated PressCHICAGO (AP) — Gary Becker, a University of Chicago professor who received the Nobel Prize in economic sciences and is credited with pioneering the approach to...
Herbert Hyman, 82 (1931 - 2014)
The Associated Press CAMARILLO, California (AP) — Herbert Hyman, who founded The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf in the 1960s and saw the premium coffee chain grow to hundreds of stores around the world,...
Charles Keating , 90 (1923 - 2014)
BOB CHRISTIE, The Associated PressPHOENIX (AP) — Charles H. Keating Jr., the notorious financier who served prison time and was disgraced for his role in the costliest savings and loan failure of...
Hobart "Hobie" Alter, 80 (1933 - 2014)
JOHN ROGERS, The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two words — surfboards and Hobie — were all but synonymous in the early 1960s, when teenagers who saw movies such as "Gidget" and "Beach...
Jim Stowers, Jr., 90 (1924 - 2014)
MARGARET STAFFORD, The Associated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jim Stowers Jr., the billionaire founder of one of the nation's leading investment management firms who gave away most of his fortune...
Bob Crow, 52 (1961 - 2014)
The Associated PressLONDON (AP) — British transit union leader Bob Crow — a hero to many of his members but a scourge to London commuters — has died at the age of 52.The Rail, Maritime and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...