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Life In Legacy - Week ending Saturday, April 29, 2006

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John Kenneth Galbraith, liberal economistHarvey Bullock, TV sitcom writerChristopher Castleman, British bankerMui Chi, first Asian mayor of San Gabriel, Calif.Helene Critler, survived 1906 San Francisco earthquakeJiri Frel, first antiquities curator at Getty MuseumWilliam P. Gottlieb, photographer of jazz starsTom Hansen, dancer and choreographerSteve Howe, former baseball pitcherJoseph S. Iseman, lawyer and educatorJane Jacobs, author and criticDiana Jonsson, LA philanthropistHelen Jordan, music teacher who trained starsThomas P. Kemp, businessman brother of Sen. Jack KempBrian Labone, former Everton and England soccer defenderNadine Lambert, educational leader in school psychologyPeter Law, Welsh politicianGeorge Lenchner, math educatorDaryl Linnie Mack, Nevada killerFlorence Mars, wrote about 3 murdered civil rights workersSteve Masten, freshman pitcher at NevadaStrini Moodley, cofounder of South African organizationJames O. Mote, bishop of the Anglican Catholic ChurchYuval Neeman, Israeli space scientistKay Noble-Bell, woman wrestlerBonnie Owens, formerly married to 2 country starsHarvey Ratner, former co-owner of the Minnesota TimberwolvesLinn Sheldon, former Ohio kids' TV show hostSteve Stavro, Canadian grocery store magnateRuss Swan, former left-handed baseball pitcherCol. James B. Swindal, former Air Force One pilotRabbi Moses Teitelbaum, worldwide spiritual leaderJulia Thorne, author and ex-wife of Sen. John KerryBurt Kerr Todd, adventurer and entrepreneurJohn C. Trever, scholar who photographed Dead Sea ScrollsAlexander B. Trowbridge, Johnson's Secretary of CommerceTom Turner, high school football coachDexter Lee Vinson, Virginia killerPhil Walden, founder of Capricorn RecordsAlvin S. White, test pilotIsaac Witkin, sculptor of fiberglass abstracts

Art and Literature

Jiri Frel (82) Czech refugee whose eccentricities and professional controversies marked his tenure as the J. Paul Getty Museum's first antiquities curator. Frel resigned after revelations about unscrupulous acquisition practices. He died in Paris, France on April 29, 2006.

William P. Gottlieb (89) photographer whose shots of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday have appeared in newspapers, museums, and documentary films and on more than 250 album covers. Gottlieb died of a stroke in Great Neck, New York on April 23, 2006.

Isaac Witkin (69) sculptor whose bold, colorful abstractions helped to shake up the art scenes in London and New York City in the '60s. Witkin died of a heart attack in Pemberton, New Jersey on April 23, 2006.

Business and Science

Christopher Castleman (64) one of the most dynamic British merchant bankers of his generation. Castleman died of leukemia in England on April 26, 2006.

Thomas P. Kemp (75) brother of one-time vice presidential candidate Jack Kemp and a former chairman of the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Los Angeles. Kemp died unexpectedly of a heart attack in Laguna Beach, California on April 26, 2006.

Yuval Neeman (80) world-renowned nuclear physicist and founder of Israel's space program. Neeman was a key figure in that nation's nuclear efforts and played a role in Israeli politics, cofounding the hawkish Tehiya Party, which broke away from the ruling Likud in opposition to Israel's peace treaty with Egypt. He died of a stroke in Tel Aviv, Israel on April 26, 2006.

Steve Stavro (78) Canadian grocery store magnate whose sports holdings once included the Toronto Maple Leafs. Stavro died of a heart attack in Toronto, Canada on April 23, 2006.

Burt Kerr Todd (81) entrepreneur, adventurer, and international deal maker whose quixotic dreams and outlandish schemes more than occasionally paid off, as when he introduced the postage stamp to Bhutan or resold the slightly used Rolls-Royces of newly impoverished maharajas at a handsome profit. Todd died of lung cancer in Ligonier, Pennsylvania on April 28, 2006.


John Kenneth Galbraith (97) Harvard professor who won worldwide renown as a liberal economist, backstage politician, and witty chronicler of affluent society. Galbraith died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 29, 2006.

Joseph S. Iseman (89) New York City lawyer and educator who worked with novelist Vladimir Nabokov, painter Robert Motherwell, National Educational Television (NET), and Bennington College, where he memorably stepped in as acting president in 1975. Iseman died of cardiac arrest in New York City on April 25, 2006.

Helen Jordan (99) exacting, tart-tongued music teacher who instructed generations of performers in ear training and theory, including singers Melissa Manchester, Bette Midler, and Tony Bennett. Jordan died in New York City on April 26, 2006.

Nadine Lambert (79) professor emerita at the Graduate School of Education at the University of California at Berkeley, recognized as a leader in school psychology. Lambert established mental health programs in public schools. She was killed in a car accident near the campus in Berkeley, California on April 26, 2006.

George Lenchner (88) educator and textbook author who founded the Math Olympiads, an annual competition involving more than 150,000 students around the world. Lenchner was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease circa 2004 but died of complications from a fall, in San Francisco, California on April 23, 2006.

News and Entertainment

Harvey Bullock (84) writer for The Andy Griffith Show and other TV comedies. Bullock died in Laguna Beach, California on April 23, 2006.

Thomas ("Tom") Hansen (80) dancer and choreographer who worked on Broadway, in Las Vegas, and on popular TV variety shows. Hansen died of prostate cancer in Fallbrook, California on April 27, 2006.

Florence Mars (84) writer whose book about the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers won praise from many but made her the target of the Ku Klux Klan. Mars died in Jackson, Mississippi on April 23, 2006.

Bonnie Owens (76) backup singer who married and helped to build the careers of country music legends Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. Bonnie Owens died after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, in Bakersfield, California on April 24, 2006.

Linn Sheldon (86) actor whose folksy children's TV character "Barnaby" entertained generations of northeast Ohio kids. Sheldon spent 42 years on the air in Cleveland, first at WEWS-TV, then at WKYC-TV, where in 1956 he created Barnaby, the elf who initially hosted a "Popeye" cartoon show. He died of congestive heart failure in suburban Lakewood, Ohio on April 23, 2006.

Phil Walden (66) Capricorn Records founder who launched the careers of Otis Redding and the Allman Brothers Band. The record label was influential in creating the Southern rock sound of the '70s. Walden died after a long battle with cancer, in Atlanta, Georgia on April 23, 2006.

Politics and Military

Mui Chi (53) first mayor of Asian descent in the 93-year history of San Gabriel. Mui died after a long struggle with cancer, in San Gabriel, California on April 27, 2006.

Nasreen Huq (47) prominent women's activist and campaigner for social justice who was the founder and director of Campaign Against Acid Violence to highlight this barbaric form of vengeance and had been recruited by the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee (BRAC) from 1988 to 1992, was killed in a car accident in England on April 24, 2006.

Peter Law (58) Welshman and longtime Labour Party activist who rebelled against the party when its leadership imposed a woman as its candidate in the Blaenau Gwent constituency in an attempt to increase the number of female lawmakers. Law won a seat in the British Parliament as an independent. He died of a brain tumor in Wales on April 25, 2006.

Strini Moodley (60) one of the founders of the Black Consciousness Movement during South Africa's antiapartheid struggle. Moodley was a friend of Steve Biko, the Black Consciousness leader who died in police custody in 1977 after a brutal beating. Moodley died in Johannesburg, South Africa on April 27, 2006.

Col. James B. Swindal (88) former Air Force One pilot who flew John F. Kennedy's body back to Washington in the hours after his assassination in Dallas. Swindal died of heart failure after complications from a broken hip, in Cocoa Beach, Florida on April 25, 2006.

Julia Thorne (61) author and former wife (1970-88) of US Sen. John Kerry. Thorne wrote two books including You Are Not Alone: Words of Experience & Hope for the Journey Through Depression (1993) and A Change of Heart: Words of Experience & Hope for the Journey Through Divorce (1996). She endorsed Kerry’s 2004 Presidential campaign. She died of cancer in Concord, Massachusetts on April 27, 2006.

Alexander B. Trowbridge (76) former Secretary of Commerce in the Lyndon B. Johnson administration, a former president of the National Association of Manufacturers, and a longtime member of the Washington establishment. Trowbridge died of dementia with Lewy disease in Washington, DC on April 27, 2006.

Alvin S. White (87) experimental test pilot and World War II veteran who survived a midair collision in 1966 while flying the XB-70, North American Aviation’s experimental supersonic bomber. White died near Oro Valley, Arizona on April 29, 2006.

Society and Religion

Helene Critler (104) survivor of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake as a girl who lived for years in a refugee cottage. Critler suffered a heart attack in December 2005 and slowly declined afterward. She died in Belmont, California on April 29, 2006.

Jane Jacobs (89) author and critic whose works, including The Death & Life of Great American Cities (1961), challenged traditional theories and methods of urban planning. Jacobs died of a stroke in Toronto, Canada on April 25, 2006.

Diana Jonsson (76) Los Angeles philanthropist who with her husband, Kenneth, helped to found the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. Diana Jonsson collapsed and died as she was leading a museum tour at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on April 28, 2006.

Daryl Linnie Mack (47) Nevada man convicted of raping and murdering a woman in 1988, the first Nevada convict to be sentenced to death solely on the basis of DNA evidence. Mack was executed in Carson City, Nevada on April 26, 2006.

James O. Mote (84) bishop of the Anglican Catholic Church who helped to start a revolt in the Episcopal Church after it voted to ordain women in the late '70s. Mote died of cancer in Indianapolis, Indiana on April 29, 2006.

Rabbi Moses Teitelbaum (91) worldwide spiritual leader of tens of thousands of Satmar Hassidim with the largest congregations centered in the US. Teitelbaum died of spinal cancer in New York City on April 24, 2006.

John C. Trever (90) American scholar who photographed the Dead Sea Scrolls in Jerusalem in 1948. Trever died in Lake Forest, California on April 29, 2006.

Dexter Lee Vinson (43) Virginia man convicted of mutilating and murdering his former girlfriend in 1998. Vinson was executed in Jarratt, Virginia on April 27, 2006.


Steve Howe (48) former relief pitcher whose promising career was derailed by cocaine and alcohol abuse. Howe was the 1980 National League Rookie of the Year with the Los Angeles Dodgers and helped them to win the World Series in '81. He was killed when his pickup truck rolled over in Coachella, California on April 28, 2006.

Brian Labone (66) former Everton and England defender. Labone won 26 England caps and made 534 league appearances for Everton in a 13-year career. He won two league championships and an FA Cup title. He collapsed and died in the street near his home in Merseyside, England on April 24, 2006.

Steve Masten (18) freshman baseball pitcher at the University of Nevada. Masten died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Reno, Nevada on April 25, 2006.

Kay Noble-Bell (65) star woman wrestler during the '60s and '70s. For many years, Noble-Bell, who wrestled as Kay Noble, was one of the best-known women in the sport, famous for her toughness in the ring. After retirement she ran an upholstery shop in Texas. She died of stomach cancer in Amarillo, Texas on April 27, 2006.

Harvey Ratner (79) one of two businessmen who brought the National Basketball Association back to Minnesota. Ratner owned the Minnesota Timberwolves with partner Marv Wolfenson until selling the team in 1994. He died of cancer in St. Louis Park, Minnesota on April 28, 2006.

Russ Swan (42) left-handed pitcher who spent parts of six seasons with three major league teams. Swan played for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians. He was found unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and died from a blood clot nine days later in a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital on April 26, 2006.

Tom Turner (54) Appalachia High School football coach. Turner coached in multiple Virginia High School Coaches Association All-Star Games after winning his first state title in 1989. He retired in March because of health issues. He died in his sleep in Virginia on April 26, 2006.

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