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Ara Parseghian, legendary Notre Dame football coachDick Albert, popular Boston TV meteorologistMichael Bradfield, international lawyerJeff Brotman, cofounder and board chairman of CostcoRichard Dudman, well-traveled journalistJim Gallagher, Philadelphia Eagles executiveMarshall I. Goldman, authority on Soviet economyJerome Golmard, French tennis playerSir John Graham, New Zealand rugby player and administratorTy Hardin, actor who played TV's 'Bronco'Robert Hardy, British stage and screen actorDickie Hemric, leading Wake Forest basketball scorer and rebounderJudith Jones, editor of Julia Child's cookbooks among other best-sellersLeonard Lavin, founder of Alberto-CulverRoy Lunn, British engineer who helped to design popular US carsJeanne Moreau, French film actressLes Murray, Australia's preeminent soccer commentatorAngel Nieto, Spanish motorcycle racerAlan Peckolick, graphic designerJohn Reaves, National Football League quarterbackHarry Scott Jr., former NASCAR team ownerGeorge Bundy Smith, former judge of NY Court of AppealsZenzo ('Charlie') Tagawa, stellar banjo player, teacher, and musical director of Peninsula Banjo BandDionigi, Cardinal Tettamanzi, retired Milan archbishopMark White, former Texas governorKen Wilkinson, British survivor of Battle of BritainHarold Williams, founding president of J. Paul Getty TrustZeak Lovell Williams, first black mayor of Hobbs, New Mexico

Art and Literature

Judith Jones (93) editor of Julia Child’s cookbooks. Jones worked at Alfred A. Knopf for more than 50 years, retiring in 2011. Earlier in her career she rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from a reject pile. She was working as a reader at Doubleday in Paris when her boss asked her to get rid of the rejects. She was also a literary editor for authors John Updike, John Hersey, and Anne Tyler. Jones died of Alzheimer's disease in Walden, Vermont on August 2, 2017.

Alan Peckolick (76) painter and graphic designer whose creations included the bold logo for General Motors and typefaces for Pfizer and Revlon. After struggling through art school at Pratt Institute, Peckolick became a protégé of graphic designer Herb Lubalin and absorbed the styles of such artists as George Lois and Saul Bass. Besides his work for GM and other corporate clients, he also designed a widely admired poster announcing free, late-night museum openings in New York and covers for several books. His own book, Teaching Type to Talk, was published in 2013. He died of complications from head trauma suffered in a fall, in Danbury, Connecticut on August 3, 2017.

Business and Science

Dick Albert (73) longtime Boston TV meteorologist. Known as “Dickie,” Albert joined WCVB in 1978 and became one of the most recognized personalities on Boston TV. He won multiple regional Emmys and the prestigious Silver Circle Award for Lifetime Achievement from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2004. He was voted the second most popular weathercaster in the nation by Television/Radio Age in 1987. Before joining WCVB, Albert worked at KOA-TV in Denver, now KCNC-TV, KRON-TV in San Francisco, and KOB-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He also was a forecaster for the US Air Force. He died of pneumonia in Needham, Massachusetts on August 4, 2017.

Jeff Brotman (74) cofounder and board chairman of retailer Costco. Brotman opened Costco's first warehouse with Jim Sinegal in 1983 in Seattle. Based in Issaquah, Washington, the company now operates 736 warehouses around the world, including 511 in the US and Puerto Rico. Brotman was a major supporter of Democrat political campaigns. In 2012 he hosted a fund-raising luncheon for President Barack Obama at his home in Medina, Washington. Along with Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz, Brotman also hosted a $5,000-a-plate fund-raising event in 2000 for then-vice president nominee Joe Lieberman. He endorsed Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign in 2016. Brotman died in Medina, Washington on August 1, 2017.

Leonard Lavin (97) built a small beauty supply firm into the billion-dollar Alberto-Culver company and owned a successful horse breeding, training, and racing operation. Lavin created Alberto-Culver Co. after borrowing money in 1955 to purchase a beauty supply company that sold Alberto VO5 hair-dressing products. He expanded the company to include other well-known hair-care lines such as Nexxus and TRESemme. Alberto-Culver was sold to Unilever PLC in 2011. At the time it had sales of $1.5 billion, employed 3,500 people, and sold products in more than 100 countries. Lavin also saw success in thoroughbred racing with his 400-acre Glen Hill Farm in Ocala, Florida, which has produced several stakes winners. He died of pneumonia in River Forest, Illinois, a Chicago suburb, on August 2, 2017.

Roy Lunn (92) British-born engineer whose design teams spawned celebrated American cars like Ford’s GT40 and the original Mustang and paved the way for the rise of the sport utility vehicle. Trained as an aeronautical engineer, Lunn designed brawny cars that flew (literally, in one case) off the track, hurtling along highways and racecourses and giving Ford worldwide bragging rights in the late ‘60s as a four-time winner of the glamorous endurance sports-car racing crown at Le Mans, France. Lunn went from apprenticing as a 14-year-old machinist to designing and driving racing cars, then to engineering more functional vehicles. One of his team’s creations, the lightweight 1983 Jeep Cherokee, with its integrated chassis and bodywork, fostered a huge market for the family SUV. Lunn died of a stroke in Santa Barbara, California on August 5, 2017.

Harold Williams (89) former chairman of the Securities & Exchange Commission under President Jimmy Carter who later became founding president of the J. Paul Getty Trust and oversaw construction of the Getty Center, the Brentwood campus that is part of the respected J. Paul Getty Museum. Williams administered the trust and oversaw the hilltop art institute for 17 years, a period of remarkable growth as the trust nearly tripled in size, the Getty became one of the nation’s most visited museums, and the white-splashed campus became a Los Angeles landmark. He died in Santa Ynez, California on July 30, 2017.


Marshall I. Goldman (87) economist, author, professor at Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and associate director of the Davis Center for Russian & Eurasian Studies at Harvard. Goldman diagnosed deficiencies in Moscow’s economic policies for decades and was among the first Kremlinologists to predict the downfall of Mikhail S. Gorbachev. He was an authority on the Soviet economy, charting its downs and potential ups. He pioneered scholarship on the environmental damage inflicted under Communist domination and the emergence of a post-Soviet economy driven by oil and gas production. As early as 1987 he painted a grim picture of the consequences of perestroika and glasnost, the liberalization programs that Gorbachev had put in place. Goldman died of dementia in Cambridge, Massachusetts on August 2, 2017.


George Bundy Smith (80) former civil rights activist who in 2004 wrote the benchmark decision by New York's highest court that, in effect, voided the state’s death penalty. As the third black person appointed to the Court of Appeals, Smith wrote the 4-3 ruling declaring unconstitutional a central provision of a capital punishment bill. While he was considered a liberal lion, in 2006 he joined the majority in rejecting the argument by gay and lesbian couples that denying them the right to marry violated the state Constitution. In almost 30 years on the bench, Smith opposed TV coverage in most courtrooms, ruled that defendants in New York City had to be arraigned within 24 hours of their arrest, that the Legislature could not arbitrarily kill bills it had already approved, and that the state had shortchanged NYC’s schools. He died in New York City on August 5, 2017.

News and Entertainment

Richard Dudman (99) reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch who spent more than a month in captivity in Cambodia after being ambushed by Vietcong fighters and later survived an assassination attempt after meeting Cambodian dictator Pol Pot. Dudman’s career in journalism lasted more than 75 years. He was in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and, after oversleeping and missing a flight back to Washington, dropped by the police station where Lee Harvey Oswald was being held and watched as he was gunned down by Jack Ruby. Dudman covered the 1956 Arab-Israeli War, filed stories from Havana when Fidel Castro toppled the Batista government, and covered wars and revolutions in Guatemala, Argentina, Burma (now Myanmar), Ireland, El Salvador, the Dominican Republic, Algeria, Laos, and China. He died in Blue Hill, Maine on August 3, 2017.

Ty Hardin (87) actor who roamed the West searching for adventure on the TV series Bronco in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. On a TV landscape crowded with gunslingers like Sugarfoot, Cheyenne, Lucas McCain (The Rifleman), and Bret Maverick, Hardin carved a niche playing Bronco Layne, a soft-spoken loner slow to anger but quick on the draw and skilled in the saddle. After Bronco had run its course, Hardin appeared in several Warner films, including Merrill’s Marauders, The Chapman Report, PT 109, and the Troy Donahue vehicle Palm Springs Weekend. He died in Huntington Beach, California on August 3, 2017.

Robert Hardy (91) veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the Harry Potter movies. Hardy began his career in Shakespearean roles onstage in Stratford-upon-Avon in the years after World War II. He played avuncular veterinarian Siegfried Farnon in the TV drama All Creatures Great & Small between 1978–90 and portrayed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill onscreen half a dozen times. He died in Bristol, England on August 3, 2017.

Jeanne Moreau (89) French actress, a smoky-voiced femme fatale who starred in François Truffaut's love triangle film Jules & Jim (1962) and whose award-winning 70-year career included work with some of the world's most acclaimed directors. Outspoken and politically active, Moreau starred in more than 100 films, recorded albums, and worked well into her 80s. She won an honorary Oscar in 1998 for lifetime achievement and French cinema and theater awards and twice presided over the jury at the Cannes Film Festival. She died in Paris, France on July 31, 2017.

Zenzo ('Charlie') Tagawa (81) tenor banjo teacher, entertainer, and longtime musical director of the Peninsula Banjo Band in the San Francisco Bay area. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Zenzo Tagawa came to the US in the mid-'60s and developed a loyal following of fans by performing Dixieland and ragtime classics, plus hits of the early 1900s, '20s, and '30s. He joined the Cupertino Banjo Band and turned it into the Peninsula Banjo Band, with members as far south as Santa Cruz, which produced the annual Banjo Jubilee in San Jose for many years. In September 2001, Tagawa was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Banjos Unlimited, a nonprofit association dedicated to the preservation of the banjo and its music. In 2003 he was inducted into the Four String Banjo Hall of Fame for his musical education efforts. Tagawa died in Cupertino, California on July 30, 2017.

Politics and Military

Michael Bradfield (83) international lawyer who helped to steer the US economy through a series of financial crises while working at the Federal Reserve and elsewhere in Washington. A longtime public servant who worked at the Treasury Department and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. besides the Fed, Bradfield had a hand in important economic policy decisions over 40 years. In the ‘70s he helped to draft the legal justification for imposing import surcharges during the Nixon administration. In the ‘80s he helped to resolve the debt crisis in Latin America and push through banking regulations. In the ‘90s and early 2000s he was one of the investigators who examined how Swiss banks had handled the assets of people persecuted by the Nazis. While at the FDIC in 2009, after the financial crisis, he negotiated who would take responsibility for deposits at failing banks. Bradfield died of acute leukemia in New York City on August 2, 2017.

Mark White (77) former Texas governor (1983–87), a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark “no-pass, no-play” policy for high school athletes. White was Texas's attorney general when he defeated Gov. Bill Clements, Texas's first Republican governor since Reconstruction who spent a then-record $13 million on his reelection campaign. Clements beat White four years later. White's education reforms included pay raises and competency tests for teachers, class size limits for elementary schools, and the creation of the state's high school basic skills graduation test. He also pushed through a $4 billion tax hike for schools and highways. White, who fought kidney cancer for years, died in Houston, Texas on August 5, 2017.

Ken Wilkinson (99) one of the last survivors of “The Few”—the band of pilots who flew in the Battle of Britain. Wilkinson flew a Spitfire fighter plane during the 1940 air battle between Britain and its allies and Nazi Germany. Between July and October, German bombers pounded Britain’s ports, airfields, and cities in a bid to destroy its defenses in preparation for either an invasion or a surrender. France had already fallen to Adolf Hitler, and the British army had been evacuated in disarray from Dunkirk. Royal Air Force crews, many in their teens or 20s, inflicted heavy losses on the Germans and prevented invasion, but at a high price. Of almost 3,000 British and Allied airmen who flew in the battle, more than 544 were killed. Another 800 died before the end of the war in 1945. Wilkinson died in London, England on July 31, 2017.

Zeak Lovell Williams (73) first black mayor of Hobbs, New Mexico. Williams was Hobbs's first black commissioner, elected in 1986 to the District 3 seat with 84.5 of the votes. In 1988, during a time when the city commission circulated mayoral duties among the five commissioners, Williams became the city's first black mayor. He served two nine-month terms during his tenure. Williams was once known as The Fastest Man in New Mexico after running the 100-yard dash in 9.3 seconds at the 1962 state track and field championships. He died of a sudden heart attack in Hobbs, New Mexico on July 31, 2017.

Society and Religion

Dionigi, Cardinal Tettamanzi (83) retired Milan archbishop once seen as a strong bet to become pontiff. When Pope John Paul II died in 2005, many Vatican experts said that Tettamanzi had an excellent chance of becoming pontiff. But another theologian, Joseph, Cardinal Ratzinger, was elected and became Pope Benedict XVI. John Paul frequently consulted with Tettamanzi, a theologian with generally moderate views but who staunchly backed the late pope's teaching against abortion and euthanasia. When Tettamanzi was Genoa's archbishop, he boldly questioned globalization's benefits for the working class as that port city hosted world leaders for the Group of Eight summit in 2001. He died after deteriorating health, in Milan, Italy on August 5, 2017.


Jim Gallagher (88) Philadelphia Eagles executive who spent almost 50 years with the team. Gallagher joined the Eagles in 1949 and retired in ’95. He was named personnel director in 1957 and later was director of public relations, sales and marketing, and alumni relations and finally traveling secretary. He worked with 17 head coaches and for 12 owners, general managers, and team presidents during his 46 years with the organization. He was one of two team executives inducted into the Eagles Hall of Fame. Gallagher died in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania on August 4, 2017.

Jerome Golmard (43) former French tennis player who reached a career-high ranking of No. 22. The left-handed Golmard won two Association of Tennis Professionals titles, in Chennai and Dubai, and represented France in the Davis Cup six times. He announced in 2014 that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease causing muscle paralysis, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and had launched a foundation to help victims of the disease and their relatives. Golmard died in Paris, France on July 31, 2017.

Sir John Graham (82) former All Blacks captain, rugby administrator, and educator. Graham played 53 times for New Zealand, including 22 Test matches between 1958–64. He captained his country on 10 occasions. After retiring from playing he became headmaster at Auckland Grammar School, a post he held for 21 years. He also had a spell as manager of the New Zealand cricket team—during which time he oversaw the team’s first Test wins over England—and later became president of New Zealand Rugby. Graham died in Auckland, New Zealand on August 2, 2017/

Dickie Hemric (83) leading scorer and rebounder in Wake Forest history. Hemric scored 2,587 points and an Atlantic Coast Conference record 1,802 rebounds while playing for the Demon Deacons from 1952–55, winning consecutive ACC player of the year awards in 1954–55. The 6-foot-6 power forward averaged 24.9 points and 17.3 rebounds and held 10 school records. He was selected 10th overall by the Boston Celtics in 1955 and won one NBA title with them before retiring in ’57. Hemric died in Akron, Ohio on August 3, 2017.

Les Murray (71) long considered Australia's preeminent soccer commentator. Generations of Australians regarded Murray as the country's Mr. Football, said the SBS network, where Murray started working when it launched in 1980. Murray was born in Hungary in 1945 and moved to Australia in ’57. A former member of an independent ethics committee established by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association, he was inducted into the Football Federation Australia Hall of Fame in 2003. He died in Australia on July 31, 2017.

Angel Nieto (70) whose fascination with racing motorcycles began when he was a boy living in a shack with his family in Madrid and culminated in 13 Grand Prix championships. Nieto’s success, which began in the late ‘60s, popularized motorcycle racing in Spain, compelled Spanish TV to broadcast more events, and led to a friendship with King Juan Carlos, who loved the sport. Nieto sustained head injuries on July 26 when his quad bike was struck from behind by another vehicle. He died eight days later on the Spanish island of Ibiza, on August 3, 2017.

Ara Parseghian (94) football player and coach who led the University of Notre Dame to two national championships. Parseghian guided the Fighting Irish to national championships in 1966 and ‘73 in his 11 seasons as coach. He amassed a 95-17-4 record as the team’s head coach before retiring after the 1974 season. He also was head football coach for a time at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Under his guidance, the Wildcats were ranked No. 1 in 1962. Parseghian, who recently underwent hospital treatment for a hip infection, died in Granger, Indiana on August 2, 2017.

John Reaves (67) University of Florida and NFL quarterback who finished his college career as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) career passing leader at the time. Reaves struggled with drug and alcohol abuse for most of his career as an NFL journeyman, a run that began as a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1972. He also played for the Cincinnati Bengals from 1975–78, the Minnesota Vikings from ‘79–80, the Houston Oilers in ‘81, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the NFL players’ strike in ‘87. He became the No. 2 passing leader in the short-lived US Football League in the ‘80s, then coached eight years in the Southeastern Conference at Florida (1990–94) and the University of South Carolina (1995–97). Reaves was found dead at his home in Tampa, Florida on August 1, 2017.

Harry Scott Jr. (51) former NASCAR team owner. Scott owned HScott Motorsports, which ran teams in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup series from 2013–16. Clint Bowyer and Michael Annett had full-time rides with HSM in 2016. The team said in December 2016 that it wouldn't compete in the Cup series because of a lack of sponsors. Bowyer replaced Tony Stewart at Stewart-Haas Racing this season. Scott died in North Carolina on August 2, 2017.

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