John F. Donahue died on May 11, 2017. He was often known as Jack Donahue. He was the founder of Federated Investors (headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) in 1955. Donahue had been chairman and chief executive officer of Federated and a trustee/director of the firm from 1989 until April 1998. He served as the chief executive ..
Brendan Duddy was born on June 10, 1936, and died on May 10, 2017 He was a businessman from Derry, Northern Ireland, Duddy’s played a key role in the Northern Ireland peace process. Brendan Duddy was notable Catholic republican. He was a pacifist and firm believer in dialogue, Duddy became known by MI6 as “The ..
Veronica Steele was born on November 26, 1947, and died on January 4, 2017. She was a cheesemaker from Eyeries, West Cork. Steele pioneered the homegrown Irish artisan cheese industry with the introduction of Milleens cheese, which achieved national attention when it was picked up by Declan Ryan for use in the Arbutus Lodge, Cork. ..
Lois Fitt Rice was born on February 28, 1933, and died on January 4, 2017. She was an American corporate executive, scholar, and education policy expert. Rice was also called the ‘‘mother of the Pell Grant” for her work lobbying for its creation, she was national vice president of the College Board from 1973 until ..
C. Jackson “Jack” Grayson, Jr. was born on October 8, 1923, and died on May 4, 2017. He was the chairman of APQC, dean of two business schools, head of the U.S. Price Commission (1971), a farmer, newspaper reporter and FBI agent. During 1977, Grayson founded APQC as a private sector, non-profit organization. He was ..
Michael Wearing was born in 1939 and died on May 5, 2017. He was a British television producer. He spent much of his career working on drama productions for the BBC. Wearing was best known as the producer of the well-received serials Boys from the Blackstuff (1982) and Edge of Darkness (1985), which created for ..
John Havemeyer “Jack” Tilton Jr was born on April 25, 1951, in Littleton, New Hampshire and died on May 6, 2017. He was an American art dealer, based in New York City. Jack was the son of a father who had studied art at Yale University, designed Christmas cards, and served for many years in ..
John David Molson was born on June 1, 1928 and died on May 8, 2017. He was a Canadian businessman. John was a son of John Henry Molson and Florence Hazel Browne. Molson received his educated in Montreal and then in Brussels (1948-1950), he joined Molson Breweries Limited in 1949 and he also held various ..
Yoshimitsu Banno was born on March 30, 1931, and died on May 7, 2017. He was a Japanese director. Banno was best known for the cult-classic Godzilla vs. Hedorah, which he directed and co-wrote. He was a special guest at G-Fest XII in 2005. Banno was a co-executive producer of the new Godzilla film with ..
Svend Olaf Wamnes Akstuft, known as Svend Wam was born on May 5, 1946, in Son, Norway and died on May 7, 2017. He was a Norwegian film director. Wam was best known for his collaborations with Petter Vennerød, creating fourteen films under the moniker Wam og Vennerød. He died in Vestby after a lengthy ..