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  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
  • Alan Hirschfield, former Columbia and Fox executive, dies at 79

    Alan Hirschfield, former Columbia and Fox executive, dies at 79
    Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who held top posts at Columbia Pictures in the 1970s and Twentieth Century Fox in the ‘80s, died Jan. 15 at his home in Wilson, Wyo., of what his family said were natural causes. He was 79....
  • Mildred L. Pettit

    Mildred L. Pettit
    Mildred L. Pettit, a retired cosmetologist who aided her husband in his Harford County civil rights work, died Friday at Manor Care Health Services Roland Park of undetermined causes. She was 89. "We are waiting for the results of an autopsy because she...
  • Peter Wallenberg, patriarch of Swedish business empire, dies at 88

    Peter Wallenberg, the former head of a Swedish financial dynasty sometimes compared to the Rockefellers, has died. He was 88. Wallenberg died Monday at his home on the island of Varmdo, outside Stockholm, the family foundation said in a statement. The...
  • Peter Wallenberg dies at 88; head of dynasty compared to Rockefellers

    Peter Wallenberg dies at 88; head of dynasty compared to Rockefellers
    Peter Wallenberg, the former head of a Swedish financial dynasty sometimes compared to the Rockefellers, has died. He was 88. Wallenberg died Monday at his home on the island of Varmdo, outside Stockholm, the family foundation said in a statement. The...
  • Diane Pierrot BergerJuly 9, 1945 - January 14, 2015

    Diane Pierrot Berger, 69, passed away on January 14th, 2015 at her home in LaCrescenta CA.  She was the wife of Robert Berger. They shared 50 years of marriage together. Born in Washington D.C., She was the daughter of Helen and Carroll Pierrot and...
  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...
  • 'Mambo dame' Barbara Craddock dies

    Barbara Craddock was born to dance. And though she came from a different culture, she defended the mambo, son, guaguancó, cha-cha-cha and other Latin rhythms on dance floors around the world. Craddock, who danced, choreographed and lectured alongside...
  • Macungie woman killed in train crash was nurse practitioner

    Macungie woman killed in train crash was nurse practitioner
    The woman who died Friday night when a train hit her car at a Macungie railroad crossing was a nurse practitioner who worked with heart patients and taught nursing students. Carol J. (Reinert) Midei, 64, of Macungie worked 10 years at Ephrata Community...
  • Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79

    Nana Shineflug, dancer and founder of Chicago Moving Company, dies at 79
    Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...
  • Frank Mazzola dies at 79; staged fight in 'Rebel Without a Cause'

    Frank Mazzola dies at 79; staged fight in 'Rebel Without a Cause'
    Actor James Dean has symbolized teen rebellion for 60 years, but it was a tough kid from Hollywood who showed him the fine points. The hot-tempered leader of a street gang called the Athenians, Frank Mazzola staged the famous knife fight in "Rebel...