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Life In Legacy - Week of October 12, 2002

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Teresa Graves - 'Christie Love' Bernard Ridder - Newspaper magnate Keith Uncapher - Internet pioneer Claus von Amsberg - Dutch prince Eunice Edgar - ACLU head Zakaria Erzinclioglu - Maggotologist Carmen Phillips - Actress Dr. Michael Argyle - Social psychologist Zvi Kolitz - Author & Producer Hans Holmer - Infamous Swede Tony Mazzocchi - American Labor Party leader Susan Macfarlane - Painter Henry de Lotbinière - British barrister Julius Tupa - Polka King of Houston Darryl DeLoach - Iron Butterfly singer Nancy Nichols - Recruiter Frederick Machetanz - Alaska's artist Tops Cardone - Accordianist Morag Hood - Scottish actress Rev. Paul Washington - Social crusader Henry T. Ward - Famous Kentuckian Joachim Zahn - Benz chairman Mia Slavenska - Ballerina Buddy Lester - Comedian Yevgeny Gusarov - Russian diplomat Duncan Sharpe - JJB Sports CEO Marcus Palliser - Best-selling British author Phyllis Calvert - Actress Oran Gragson - Las Vegas mayor Jacques Richard - Troubled hockey player Ivan Jelinek - Poet Aileen Wuornos - Crazed serial killer Wynne Whiteford - S.F. author Eric Martin - Racecar driver Albert Walsh - Housing advocate Chuck Rayner - Hall of Fame goaltender Louis Corsaletti - Investigative reporter Steve Murphy - Omaha newscaster Arnie Boehm - Lennox Lewis trainer Charles Guggenheim - Honored filmmaker Randy Atcher - Louisville's singing cowboy Giuseppe Codeluppi - Punk rocker Mary Mxadana - Mandela's assistant Irving Dillard - Journalist Mario Brown - Texas A&M b-ball player D.J. Cline - Author Sir Derek Bibby - Shipping magnate who evacuated a hospital John Lukacs - Smoked his way to $37.5 mil L.H. Fountain - North Carolina congressman Cynthia Scales - Model Ben Eastman - Legendary runner Harold Hancock - White House elevator operator Jim Seymour - Respected computer journalist Tom Dawson - Tourist killed in China 'Jughead' Martin - Football great John Martinez - Connecticut legislator Berney Seal - Corpus Christie talkshow host Ralph Carlson - Country singer Dean Harold Meyers - DC sniper victim #7 Kenneth Bridges - DC sniper victim #8 Money Ray - Rapper August Witt - Electronic materials researcher Ewart Oakeshott - Weaponry expert Gray Griffin - College soccer player Don Varner - R&B singer/songwriter Dr. Frank X. Barron - Psychologist Kevin Dorsey - Radio personality Dina Pathak - 'Grand-old-mother of Hindi cinema' Alphonse Chapanis - Father of ergonomics Dr. Ronald Malt - Did first replantation Boyd Evison - Lead National Park Service Carlos Castaneda - Top Spanish-language publisher Maurice Manson - Busy 50's actor Shony Alex Braun - 'Symphony of the Holocaust' composer Hap Mendelson - Dukes of Dixieland pianist Tara Patterson - College basketball coach Rose Phillips - Philanthropist & Dear Abby's mother-in-law Mike York - 'The Alaskan' Duncan Gilchrist - Outdoorsman Joe Sweet - Made award-winning commercials David Charnay - Head of Four Star Television Painting by Susan Macfarlane Painting by Frederick Machetanz

News and Entertainment
Randy Atcher - The singing cowboy on Louiville’s WHAS TV for 20 years on the “T-Bar-V” show where he sang “Happy, Happy Birthday” to thousands of children, died on Oct. 9 at age 83.
Shony Alex Braun - Composer and violinist who wrote and played gypsy, Romanian and classical pieces, but is best known for composing “Symphony of the Holocaust”, which evoked scenes of his life in the concentration camps during WW2, died of pneumonia on Oct. 4 at age 70.
Phyllis Calvert - British actress who appeared in films over a 70 year period from 1927’s “The Arcadians” to 1997’s “Mrs. Dalloway” with Vanessa Redgrave, died Oct. 8 at age 87.
Anthony “Tops” Cardone - Accordionist and polka performer who played for Frankie Yankovic’s band, and was with the house band on Jackie Gleason’s television show, and who was a staple in the Cleveland nightclub scene for 48 years, died of abdominal cancer on Oct. 6 at age 81.
Ralph Carlson - Canadian bluegrass and country singer, songwriter and guitarist best known as leader of Ralph Carlson and Country Mile who had a string of hits in the 70’s including “Lights of Denver” and “Thanks for the Dance”, died Oct. 10 of leukemia at age 61.
Carlos Castaneda - One the nation’s top Spanish-language publishers who in a career spanning five decades was editor and publisher of the newspapers El Nuevo Herald and El Nuevo Dia and Life Magazine (Spanish language version naturally), died of leukemia Oct. 10 at age 70.
Giuseppe Codeluppi - Singer and guitarist for the Italian punk rock group Raw Power, who toured the U.S. six times and are probably best known for their song “You Are My Victim”, died of a heart attack while playing soccer on Oct. 6 at age 45.
Louis Corsaletti - Investigative reporter for the Seattle Times for 33 years, who was known for breaking stories about corruption in Seattle’s police force, and who was a one time chauffeur for Marilyn Monroe, died Oct 7 of cancer at age 69.
Darryl DeLoach - Original lead singer of the 60’s heavy metal band Iron Butterfly, who sang on the band’s 1967 album “Heavy” but quit before the release of the huge “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida”, died of liver cancer on Oct. 3 at age 55.
Irving Dillard - Eccentric journalism professor at Princeton and long-time editorial page editor at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who wrote more than 10,000 editorials and many books, died Oct. 9 of leukemia at age 97.
Kevin Dorsey - An opinionated figure on Houston hard-rock radio stations KLOL and “The Arrow”, as producer and DJ, was found dead Oct. 9 of unknown causes (affects of alcoholism suspected) at age 45.
Helen Dudar - Oft-quoted journalist who worked as a general assignment reporter for the New York Post for more than 2 decades, and who often contributed to Esquire, Newsweek and Smithsonian magazines, died Aug. 1 of breast cancer at age 78.
Teresa Graves - Actress best known for playing undercover cop Christie Love in the TV show “Get Christie Love” (“You're under arrest, sugar!”) which ran from 1974 to 1975, and who was a regular on “Laugh In” in 1969 and 1970, died Oct. 10 in a house fire at age 54.
Charles Guggenheim - Four-time Oscar winning documentary filmmaker and Democratic campaign film producer who was nominated for Academy Awards 12 times and won with “Nine From Little Rock” (1964), “RFK Remembered” (1969), “The Johnstown Flood” (1989) and “A Time For Justice” (1994), died of pancreatic cancer on Oct. 9 at age 78.
Sam Gyson - South Florida radio talk show host whose career spanned 50 years on radio stations WAHR, WINZ and WMBM, and who was a longtime friend of Larry King, died Oct. 11 of a heart attack at age 89.
Morag Hood - Scottish actress who appeared in TV, on stage and in movies in a 30-year career, and is best known for starring in BBC's "War and Peace" in the 70's, died of cancer on Oct. 5 at age 59.
Eric Hoskins (aka “Money Ray”) - Rapper for the influential New York rap group Cold Crush Brothers who joined the group in 1988, after serving as a security guard and dancer for the group previously, died of liver cancer on Oct. 3 at age 38.
Zvi Kolitz - Jewish film and theatrical producer who wrote and produced “Hill 24 Doesn’t Answer” in 1954, Israel’s first full-length movie, and wrote the short story "Yosl Rakover Talks to God", which became a classic of Holocaust literature died Sept. 29 at age 89.
Buddy Lester - Comedian and Las Vegas staple who is best known for his appearances in the Rat Pack movie “Ocean’s 11” and as the bartender in the Jerry Lewis movie “The Nutty Professor”, died of cancer on Oct. 4 at age 86.
Maurice Manson - Busy actor in TV and movies, mostly in the 1950’s, in bit-parts on such TV shows as “Perry Mason”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents”, “Leave It To Beaver” and “The Munsters” and in movies like “Hellcats of the Navy” and “The Spirit of St. Louis”, died Sept. 25 at age 89.
Stanley "Hap" Mendelson - New Orleans jazz pianist who played with the Dukes of Dixieland in the 1950’s including sessions with Louis Armstrong, died after a long illness on Oct. 4 at age 79.
Steve Murphy - News broadcaster and news director at WOW radio and WOWT television in Omaha for 41 years, died of cancer Oct. 9 at age 77.
Dina Pathak - Indian actress called the “Grand-old-mother of Hindi cinema” who appeared in films for over 50 years, died of a heart attack Oct. 11 at age 82.
Carmen Phillips - Actress who had bit parts on many TV shows and films in the 1950’s and 1960’s, on TV shows like “Perry Mason”, “Alfred Hitchcock Presents” and “Laredo” and in movies like “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies”, died Sept. 22 of lung cancer at age 65.
Cynthia Scales - Model and actress who worked in New York, Paris and Milan, died Oct. 5 from diabetes complications at age 41.
Berney Seal - Corpus Christie civic leader and radio talk show host who called himself “The Mouth of the South” on several different radio stations there over the last 10 years, died on Oct. 7 from complications from heart surgery at age 74.
Mia Slavenska - Glamorous red-haired ballerina known best for her tours with Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the 1940’s and 50’s, who danced the role of Blanche Dubois in the adaptation of “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1952, died Oct. 5 at age 86.
Joe Sweet - Filmmaker best-known for his award winning commercials for BMW and Timex, and whose debut feature film “How to Kill a Mockingbird” premiered in August 2002, died of a pulmonary blood clot on Oct. 4 at age 43.
Julius Tupa - The polka king of Houston, who performed with Julius Tupa and the Sound Connection, was editor of the Texas Polka news, directed the Texas Polka Music Assoc. and hosted a weekly 2 hour polka program on KYND, died of esophageal cancer on Oct. 5 at age 71.
Don Varner - R&B/Gospel singer and songwriter who recorded solo for Atlantic and Diamond records during the 60’s and wrote hits for Sam & Dave, died Oct. 7 at age 59.

Sports
Arnie Boehm - Boxing coach who began training Lennox Lewis as a 12-year-old and guided him to a brilliant amateur career before Lewis moved to his native England and eventually knocked out Mike Tyson for the heavyweight champion title, died of a heart attack on Oct 9 at age 69.
Mario Brown - Star basketball player and first African American to play on the varsity team at Texas A&M University in 1971, died of cancer on Oct. 5 at age 51.
Ben Eastman - Called “Blazin’ Ben”, one of the worlds fastest runners at Stanford in the 1930’s who set world records in several categories, and is remembered for his fierce rivalry with Penn’s Bill Carr, died Oct. 5 at age 91.
Duncan Gilchrist - Outdoorsman and authority on wild sheep and bears who wrote several books on outdoor subjects and produced two dozen videos on big game hunting, died of a heart attack on Oct. 5 while filming a hunt in Montana at age 66.
Gray Griffin - A soccer player for Furman University who was the captain the U.S. under-17 national team last year, was killed in a car accident on Oct. 11 at age 18.
Eric Martin - ARCA racecar driver who drove for his stepfather Wayne Hixson, and had 40 career ARCA Series starts since 2001 and was ranked 20th, was killed during practice for the EasyCare 150 in Concord, NC, in a crash with a car driven by Deborah Renshaw. He was 33 years old.
Jim “Jughead” Martin - All-American football player at Notre Dame whose team was undefeated during his tenure there, who went on to a 14-year NFL career with Cleveland, Detroit and Washington, and who was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame, died Oct. 9 of throat cancer at age 78.
Tara Patterson - Former standout basketball player at Southwestern College and current assistant basketball coach at Cowley Community College in Kansas, was killed in a car accident Oct. 10 at age 23.
Chuck Rayner - Hall of Fame goaltender who played for the New York Americans and New York Rangers in a 10 year career from 1941 to 1950, and who received the Hart trophy as the NHL’s MVP in 1950, died of a heart attack on Oct. 6 at age 82.
Jacques Richard - National Hockey League player with Quebec, Atlanta and Buffalo who spent seven years in prison for smuggling cocaine from Columbia, was killed in an automobile accident Oct. 8 at age 50.
Mike York (aka Mike Riker) - Pro wrestler who was best known as half of “The Alaskans” tag team with both Jay York and Frank Monte, who toured throughout the 60’s and 70’s, died of complications of diabetes on Sept. 29 at age 62.

Art and Literature
D.J. Cline - South Dakota author, teacher and former president of the National Federation of Presswomen, who was best known for writing “Perfection, Never Less”, a biography of entrepreneur Vera Way Marghab, died Oct. 6 at age 84.
Ivan Jelinek - Czech poet, journalist and broadcaster who fled Czechoslovakia in 1939 after Nazi occupation and became a major external force in keeping Czech culture alive while under Nazi rule, died Sept. 27 at age 93.
Susan Macfarlane - Painter known best for the exhibition “A Picture of Health”, 23 oil paintings and drawings showing the clinical treatment of breast cancer, died in an accidental fall on August 14 at age 64.
Frederick Machetanz - “Alaska’s artist”, whose paintings of wildlife, dog teams, native peoples and vast landscapes were commissioned for six figures in a career spanning seven decades, died Oct. 6 at age 94.
Ewart Oakeshott - Leading authority of European arms and armor, especially the medieval sword, and who published 17 books on weapons and medieval battles, died Sept. 29 at age 86.
Marcus Palliser - American-born former computer company director who left it all to pursue a career as an author, writing the British best-sellers “To the Bitter End” and “Matthew’s Prize”, died of a heart attack on Oct. 4 at age 53.
Jim Seymour - Influential technical writer for computer magazines like PC Week and PC Magazine, who penned the books "Jim Seymour's PC Productivity Bible" and "Jim Seymour's On the Road", died Oct. 8 after gall bladder surgery at age 60.
Douglas R. Warren - Hollywood biographer who wrote the authorized biography of Jimmy Cagney released in 1986, as well as biographies of Yvonne DeCarlo and Betty Grable, died Sept. 28 after heart surgery at age 77.
Wynne Whiteford - Highly popular Australian-born science fiction author who published his first novel at age 65 and penned 6 more books including “Breathing Space Only”, “Thor’s Hammer” and “The Specialist”, died Sept. 20 at age 87.

Politics and Military
Prince Claus von Amsberg - Dutch prince and husband of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, who had been a member of the Hitler Youth in Germany as a teen , but who eventually won over the suspicious Netherlanders to become one of the most popular royal figures in that country, died of pneumonia related to Parkinson’s disease on Oct 6 at age 76.
Boyd Evison - National Park Service chief whose long career in the Department of Interior included oversight of the cleanup of the Exxon Valdez spill in 1985, died of cancer Oct. 4 at age 69.
L.H. Fountain - North Carolina congressman who served from 1953 to 1983 who was a champion for consumer issues but a staunch segregationalist, died Oct. 10 of pneumonia and heart disease at age 89.
Oran Gragson - Las Vegas mayor from 1975 to 1985 who worked to rid the Las Vegas government of corruption during his 4 terms as mayor, died Oct. 7 of lung cancer at age 91.
Yevgeny Gusarov - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister in charge of relations with European countries and NATO, who has been prominent in Russia’s efforts to work against NATO's eastward expansion, died of a heart attack on Oct. 7 at age 52.
Harold Hancock - White House elevator operator who took both presidents Clinton and Bush to their private quarters each evening, died Oct. 4 of bone cancer at age 72.
Hazliza Ishak - Wife of 62-year-old Malaysian sultan Raja Jaafar Raja Muda Musa, who was kidnapped out of a car she was driving last week by a group of masked men, was found dead on Oct. 11 with her hands and legs bound. She was 26.
Rep. John S. Martinez - Connecticut’s Democratic House majority leader who was known for fighting for the rights of racial minorities and who was the president of the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators, was killed in a car accident on Oct. 11 at age 48.
Tony Mazzocchi - Career union leader as head of the OCAW in the 1970’s, who played a crucial role in the passage of OSHA legislation and was a key advisor to Karen Silkwood, and who had been working toward the establishment of the Labor Party in the U.S., died on Oct. 2 at age 76.
Mary Mxadana - Personal assistant to South African president Nelson Mandela whom he called “my boss”, and who was a prominent member of the internationally renowned choral group Imilonji kaNtu, died Oct. 10 after an extended illness at an undisclosed age.
Albert Walsh - New York housing official who became an advocate for low cost housing for the poor, bringing public and private interests together, and who served as the president of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment, died Oct 9 of lung cancer at age 74.
Henry T. Ward - Newspaperman, former gubernatorial candidate and historical figure in Kentucky who is said to have had more impact in that state than many governors, died Oct. 7 after a brief illness at age 93.

Social and Religion
Kenneth Bridges - Philadelphia man who was the co-founder of a marketing distribution company and was the father of six children was shot to death while pumping gas while in Washington DC on a business trip on Oct. 11. He was 53.
Robert Bryan (aka “Naya”) - Tree-sitter for the Earth First environmental group who had been reported missing from Salt Lake City by his family several months ago, fell to his death from a giant redwood in the Ramsey Gulch area near Santa Cruz, CA while protesting logging in the area on Oct. 8. He was 25 years old.
Tom Dawson - British tourist on an 8 month trip through Asia who was assaulted on Oct. 2 near a popular section of the Great Wall of China and brutally murdered, a rare occurrence anywhere in China which values its reputation as a safe place. He was 24.
Eunice Edgar - Head of ACLU of Wisconsin from 1976 to 1992 who specialized in fighting for the rights of black men brutalized by police and neo-Nazis being denied their freedom of speech, died of cancer Oct. 2 at age 73.
Gregory Gueths - Teenager serving a life sentence for the murder of 17-year-old Emily Fitzgerald last year, who showed no signs of remorse at the trial, was found dead in prison from an overdose of Tylenol in an apparent suicide on Oct. 6 at age 17.
Hans Holmer - The Swedish police commissioner who led the investigation into the assassination of Sweden’s Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986, in one of the world’s highest profile unsolved murders, and who was forced to resign in 1987 because of the case, died Oct. 4 after a long illness at age 71.
Henry de Lotbinière - British barrister who gained fame by continuing to work even after his face was severely disfigured from surgery to remove cancer that begin in his salivary gland, which included removal of nearly every part of the left side of his head (including eye socket, jaw, forehead and part of his brain), died of pneumonia on Oct. 1 at age 57.
John Lukacs - Real estate lawyer who quit smoking in 1970 but was diagnosed with cancer in the early 1990’s and who won a $37.5 million judgment against 3 major cigarette makers in June 2002, died Oct. 7 of the disease at age 77.
Dean Harold Meyers - Gaithersburg, MD man who was a Vietnam veteran and had worked as an engineer at the same company for 20 years, was gunned-down by the DC sniper while pumping gas on Oct 10. He was 53.
Rose Phillips - Founder, with her husband Jay, of the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation, one of Minnesota’s largest grantmakers who gives millions of dollars to causes related to health, education and anti-discrimination, and who is the mother-in-law of Pauline “Dear Abby” Phillips, died Oct. 5 at age 103.
Peter Sim - Scotland’s heaviest man who weighed 38 stones (538 lbs, 242 kg) and suffered from Cushing's Syndrome was found dead on Oct. 8 of unknown causes at age 27.
Rev. Paul M. Washington - Philadelphia-area Episcopal pastor and social crusader who fought for justice and equality for the oppressed, including fighting for acceptance of women into the ministry and partnership benefits for gay city workers, died of heart failure Oct. 7 at age 81.
Aileen Wuornos - Florida serial killer known as “The Highway Hooker” and “Damsel of Death”, who was convicted of robbing and shooting to death six men along Florida’s highways during 1989 and 1990 while working as a prostitute, and was the subject of a 1992 movie starring Jean Smart as Wournos, was executed by lethal injection Oct. 9 at age 46.

Business and Science
Dr. Michael Argyle - One of Britains best known academic psychologists who developed social psychology into a scientific enterprise at Oxford, and who wrote numerous books including the series “The Social Psychology of …(Religion, Everyday Life, Happiness, Work, etc.)”, died Sept. 6 of injuries suffered in a swimming accident at age 77.
Dr. Frank X. Barron - Psychologist and pioneer in the study of creativity and the human personality, including one of the major works in the field "Creativity and Psychological Health”, died Oct. 6 after a fall at age 80.
Sir Derek Bibby - British shipping magnate who owned the Bibby Line, a family shipping business, who while suffering from terminal leukemia, committed suicide on Oct. 9 by swallowing aluminium phosphide, an herbicide, which hours later caused his body to emit deadly fumes forcing the evacuation of the hospital where his body was being held. Sir Derek was 80.
Dr. Alphonse Chapanis - Known as the “father of ergonomics”, a research dedicated to maximizing the healthfulness and efficiency of human-machine interactions, died on Oct. 4 after knee surgery at age 85.
David Charnay - Journalist, novelist and public relations expert best known as the head of Four Star Television Productions from the late 1960’s to early 1980’s, who turned the company into a powerhouse syndicator, died Oct. 2 after surgery at age 90.
Zakaria Erzinclioglu - Forensic entymologist (or maggotologist) and author of “Maggots, Murder, and Men”, who examined bodies for “insect evidence” and testified at trials as to time, place and manner of death (grossest job ever!), died of a heart attack on Sept. 26 at age 50.
Jules Klapman - Owner of Dad’s Root Beer bottling company, who took the business that was started by his father as a local Chicago enterprise and made it a multinational firm, died Oct. 9 at age 84 .
Dr. Ronald Malt - Lead surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital who led a surgical team in the world’s first successful replantation of a human limb in 1962 when he reattached the arm of 12-year-old Red Knowles, died of Alzheimer’s disease on Oct 5 at age 70.
Nancy Nichols - Well-known executive recruiter and managing partner of Heidrick & Struggles, who headed the education/nonprofit division finding new heads for the Carnegie Foundation, Smithsonian and PBS, died of ALS on Oct. 2 at age 57.
Bernard Ridder - Former CEO of Ridder Newspapers, the family-owned company that began acquiring newspapers all over the country beginning in the early 20th century, who led the merger with Knight newspapers in 1974 to become Knight Ridder, the 2nd largest newspaper conglomerate in the U.S., and who was one of the original owners of the Minnesota Vikings football team, died Oct. 10 after a stroke at age 85.
Duncan Sharpe - CEO of JJB Sports, Britain’s largest sportswear retailer, committed suicide by hanging on Oct 7 on the eve of the release of the companies financial reports, and has plunged the sports chain into financial crisis. He was 43.
Keith Uncapher - Founder of USC’s Information Sciences Institute who conducted and supervised pioneering work on development of the Internet, including “packet-switching” technology (process of breaking down messages for sending and reassembling them at their destination) and the naming system for domain names (.com, .net and .org), died of a heart attack on Oct. at age 80.
Howard Williams - Mechanical engineer who invented the altitude-compensating fuel valve which was first used in American warplanes in WW2 and is an integral component of the modern jet engine, died of an aneurysm on Oct. 5 at age 85.
August Witt - Internationally known MIT professor and researcher who processed and categorized electronic materials and began under the tutelage of Werner von Braun, died Oct 7. of gastric cancer at age 71.
Joachim Zahn - Chairman of Daimler-Benz AG from 1971 to 1979, who led Benz thru the oil price boosts during the 70’s while turning a profit and not cutting workforce, one of the few auto company heads to do that, died Oct. 9 of undisclosed causes at age 88.

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