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Duane Berentson, Washington State legislatorLt. Gen. Sidney B. Berry, ‘70s West Point superintendentBishop Anthony Bosco, headed Pennsylvania dioceseJim Buck, first professional dog walker in NYCDavid F. Cargo, youngest New Mexico governorCharles Carr, drove Hank Williams on last tripBob Carter, played ghoulish TV horror movie hostRyan Davis, video game journalist and podcasterDouglas Dayton, founder of TargetTimothy S. de’Clouet, Louisiana mayorDouglas C. Engelbart, invented computer mouseCharles Erickson, established W. Va. alumni centersChuck Foley, inventor of TwisterPrincess Fawzia Fuad, first wife of Shah of IranWilliam H. Gray 3rd, Pennsylvania congressmanJean Guy, widow of longest-serving North Dakota governorLo Hsing Han, Myanmar drug kingpinCurtis Harnack, writer and president of YaddoJohn Hightower, short-term MoMA directorRudy Keeling, Maine and Northeastern coachBob Kehl, started modern-day riverboat gamblingLeland Mitchell, Mississippi basketball starBernadette (‘Bernie’) Nolan, British singerRalph Parker, last cofounder of Parker’s BarbecueClinton Pattea, leader in tribal gambling industryOliver Red Cloud, descendant of Lakota chiefDr. Theodore Reed, veterinarian director of US National ZooEdwin Roberts, Mississippi chancery judgeArthur J. Rosenthal, founded Basic BooksJohn Stanford, Middle Tennessee athletic directorArlan Stangeland, Minnesota congressmanZelma Stennis, cofounded Golden Bird chainRadu Vasile, prime minister of RomaniaAndrew (‘Snoo’) Wilson, British playwright and director

Art and Literature

Curtis Harnack (86) writer whose novels, nonfiction works, and a memoir, We Have All Gone Away (1973), were inspired by his experience growing up on an Iowa farm and his mother’s insistence that he leave one day for a new life in the city. Harnack was later president (1971-87) of Yaddo, a haven for writers, artists, and composers in Saratoga Springs, New York. He died in New York City on July 5, 2013.

John Hightower (80) director of New York’s Museum of Modern Art for a turbulent 19 months (1970-71) whose tenure was bedeviled by Vietnam War protests, an unprecedented staff strike, and at least one politically incorrect exhibit. Hightower died in Newport News, Virginia on July 6, 2013.

Business and Science

Jim Buck (81) reputedly the first professional dog walker in New York, who started Jim Buck’s School for Dogs in the early ‘60s and ran it, with some 24 employees walking more than 150 dogs a day, until 2003. Buck died of emphysema and cancer in New York City on July 4, 2013.

Douglas Dayton (88) Minneapolis retailer who led the transformation of his family’s department store into retailing giant Target Corp., becoming its first president in 1960. Dayton died of cancer in Wayzata, Minnesota on July 5, 2013.

Douglas C. Engelbart (88) visionary who invented the computer mouse in the ‘60s and developed other technology that has transformed the way people work, play, and communicate. Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Engelbart died of acute kidney failure in Atherton, California on July 2, 2013.

Charles F. Erickson (81) businessman who established alumni centers on college and university campuses across West Virginia. Erickson and his father, C. O. Erickson, built Durfees Cable Co. into the largest cable operation in the state. In 1993 Charles Erickson created the Erickson Foundation to establish centers on the state’s college and university campuses where alumni could find an open door after they graduated. He died in Florida on July 4, 2013.

Lo Hsing Han (mid-70s) former drug kingpin and business tycoon once dubbed the "Godfather of Heroin” by the US government. Lo Hsing Han died in Yangon, Myanmar on July 6, 2013.

Bob Kehl (78) former Dubuque cafe owner who was granted the first US riverboat gambling license in 1990. With his wife, Ruth, Kehl launched the Casino Belle, a 2,000-passenger boat from the port of Dubuque, in 1991. He died in Dubuque, Iowa on July 3, 2013.

Ralph Parker (89) last of three men who in 1946 cofounded a restaurant, Parker’s Barbecue, that became a stop for barbecue lovers across the US. Parker died of kidney failure in Wilson, North Carolina on July 4, 2013.

Clinton Pattea (81) longtime leader of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, well known in the tribal gambling industry. Pattea’s refusal to give up small slot-machine operations when the state, under former Gov. Fife Symington, declared them illegal led Arizona into compact negotiations with tribes, which now operate about two dozen casinos in the state. Pattea died in Fountain Hills, Arizona on July 5, 2013.

Dr. Theodore Reed (90) keeper of celebrity pandas Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing, the playful Komodo dragon Kraken, Smokey Bear himself, and thousands of other creatures while he was director of the National Zoo in Washington, DC (1958-83). Reed died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease in Milford, Delaware on July 2, 2013.

Arthur J. Rosenthal (93) publisher of intellectual masterworks in an era of fast-buck publishing who led Basic Books in the ‘50s and ’60s and created a model for universities nationwide by leading Harvard University Press to solvency in the ’70s and ’80s. Rosenthal died in New York City on July 6, 2013.

Zelma Stennis (90) cofounder in the late ‘50s, with her husband Willie (d. 1993), of Golden Bird fried chicken restaurants in south Los Angeles. Zelma Stennis died in Los Angeles, California on July 2, 2013.

News and Entertainment

Charles Carr (79) retired investor, just a college freshman in late 1952 when he drove country music legend Hank Williams on his last trip. A family friend, Carr was asked to drive Williams from Montgomery, Ala. to a New Year’s Eve show in Charleston, W. Va. and a New Year’s Day concert in Canton, Ohio. Williams (29) died during the night on the back seat of his 1952 blue Cadillac near Bluefield, W. Va. Carr died in Montgomery, Alabama on July 1, 2013.

Bob Carter (83) actor who portrayed ghoulish Indianapolis late night TV horror movie host Sammy Terry (a play on "cemetery") for nearly 30 years. Sammy Terry was a fixture of Indianapolis local TV (1962-89), beginning each episode of Nightmare Theater on WTTV-TV by climbing out of a coffin with a fiendish chuckle and wearing a blood-red cape and skullcap and green makeup. Carter died in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 30, 2013.

Ryan Davis (34) video game journalist and podcaster known for his devout fan following in the tight-knit community. A former editor at the video game news site GameSpot, Davis cofounded Giant Bomb in 2008, named by Time magazine as one of the top 50 web sites of ‘11. He died less than a week after his June 29 wedding, on July 3, 2013.

Chuck Foley (82) inventor of Twister, the game that became a naughty sensation in living rooms across America in the ‘60s and ‘70s because of the way it put men and women in compromising positions. Foley had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease; he died in the Minneapolis suburb of St. Louis Park, Minnesota on July 1, 2013.

Bernadette (Bernie) Nolan (52) member of the British singing sister act, The Nolans, who had a worldwide hit in 1979 with "I’m in the Mood for Dancing” and gained large followings from Britain to Japan. Bernie left in 1994 to focus on an acting career. In 2010 she was diagnosed with breast cancer that later metastasized. She died in London, England on July 4, 2013.

Andrew (Snoo) Wilson (64) British playwright and director whose work critiqued social injustices and conventions. Wilson died of a a heart attack in England on July 3, 2013.

Politics and Military

Duane Berentson (84) longtime state legislator, a former head of the Washington State Department of Transportation. A Republican, Berentson was the 40th Legislative District representative from 1962-80. In 1979 he became cospeaker of the State House with Democrat John Bagnariol when the House was split 49-49. He died in Mount Vernon, Washington on July 5, 2013.

Lt. Gen. Sidney B. Berry (87) decorated combat veteran who ushered women into West Point as superintendent of the US Military Academy in the ‘70s and confronted a grievous cheating scandal there. Berry died of congestive heart failure, a complication of Parkinson’s disease, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania on July 1, 2013.

David F. Cargo (84) maverick Republican who became the youngest governor of New Mexico at age 37 and served two terms in the turbulent ‘60s. Known as "Lonesome Dave," Cargo suffered a stroke in 2011 but remained active. He suddenly fell ill after a day of Fourth of July activities and died in an Albuquerque, New Mexico hospital on July 5, 2013.

Timothy S. de'Clouet (64) mayor of Jeanerette, Louisiana. De’Clouet took office in 2011, succeeding long-time mayor Arthur Verret, who died in September that year at age 78. De’Clouet had served one four-year term on the Jeanerette Board of Aldermen (1991-95). He died in New Iberia, Louisiana on July 1, 2013.

Princess Fawzia Fuad (92) member of Egypt’s last royal family and first wife, in 1939, of Iran’s later-deposed monarch, Mohamed Reza Pahlavi (Shah of Iran; d. 1980). Princess Fawzia remarried four years after their 1945 divorce. She died in Alexandria, Egypt on July 2, 2013.

William H. Gray 3rd (71) former US congressman (D-Pa., 1978-91) who rose to influential positions in Congress and was the first black to become majority whip. Gray died suddenly and unexpectedly while in London, England with one of his sons to attend the Wimbledon tennis championships, on July 1, 2013.

Jean Guy (90) former North Dakota first lady. Jean Guy was the widow of Gov. William Guy, the state’s longest-serving governor (1961-73), who died in April from complications of Alzheimer’s disease at age 93. Jean suffered a stroke on June 21 and died in Fargo, North Dakota on July 5, 2013.

Arlan Stangeland (83) former US congressman who represented Minnesota’s 7th Congressional District (1977-90). Stangeland died at Lake Lizzie, Minnesota on July 2, 2012.

Radu Vasile (70) former prime minister (1998-99) who helped to pave the way for Romania’s accession to the European Union but was finally brought down by political feuding and protests against economic reforms he struggled to implement. Vasile died of colon cancer in Bucharest, Romania on July 3, 2013.

Society and Religion

Bishop Anthony Bosco (85) bishop who headed the Roman Catholic Diocese of Greensburg, a city 30 miles east of Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania, for 17 years (1987-2004). Bosco died in Unity Township, Pennsylvania on July 2, 2013.

Oliver Red Cloud (93) descendent of legendary Lakota Chief Red Cloud, an Oglala Lakota signer of the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty peace agreement with the US. Oliver Red Cloud was the leading statesman for keeping peace among the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho people. He died in Denver, Colorado on July 4, 2013.

Edwin Roberts (65) Lafayette County (Miss.) chancery judge who was serving his third term. Roberts began his first term as chancery judge in 2003; his brother, Judge Larry Roberts, serves on the state Court of Appeals. Edwin Roberts died in Oxford, Mississippi of inoperable lung and brain tumors on July 1, 2013.


Rudy Keeling (64) former Maine and Northeastern coach. Keeling coached the Black Bears (1988-96), where he compiled a record of 104-124 and earned North Atlantic Conference Coach of the Year honors in 1993-94 while leading Maine to a school record 20 wins, then coached the Huskies from 1996-2001, compiling a 48-92 record. He died in Londonderry, New Hampshire on July 6, 2013.

Leland Mitchell (72) former Mississippi State basketball star who played in the renowned MSU-Loyola game in 1963. Mitchell played guard on the MSU team that won the Southeastern Conference championship and earned a berth in the NCAA tournament. State law prohibited the all-white Bulldogs from traveling to East Lansing, Mich. to face an integrated Loyola University of Chicago team, but MSU coach Babe McCarthy sneaked the team out of town to play the game, which they lost 61-51. Mitchell died in Starkville, Mississippi on July 6, 2013.

John Stanford (77) former Middle Tennessee baseball player (1960-63) and coach (1974-87) who later became the school’s athletic director (1987-94). Stanford led Middle Tennessee to a 402-272-4 record and four NCAA tournament appearances during his coaching tenure. He died in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on July 1, 2013.

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