Lau Wong-fat was born on October 15, 1936, in the village of Lung Kwu Tan, Tuen Mun, New Territories and died on July 23, 2017. He was a Hong Kong businessman and politician. Wong-fat had been the long-time chairman of the Heung Yee Kuk, the most powerful organ representing the interests of the New Territories ..
Florence “Flo” Steinberg was born in 1939 and died in July 2017. He was an American publisher of one of the first independent comic books, the underground/alternative comics hybrid Big Apple Comix, in 1975. Also to that, as the secretary for Marvel Comics editor Stan Lee and the fledgling company’s receptionist and fan liaison during ..
Michiko Inukai was born on April 20, 1921 in Yotsuya, Tokyo and died on July 24, 2017. She was a Japanese Roman Catholic author and philanthropist. Inukai was the founder of the Michiko Inukai Foundation, which provides financial aid for refugees seeking education. Inukai’s first book Ojosan Horoki was published in 1958, and she has ..
Kenneth Jay Lane was born on April 22, 1932, in Detroit, Michigan and died on July 20, 2017. He was an American costume jewelry designer. Since 1977 until his death his home in Manhattan was a duplex in the Stanford White mansion completed in 1892 and one of the few surviving mansions on Park Avenue. ..
Mark Roger Wilkinson was born in 1950 and died on July 5, 2017. He was an English furniture designer. He was the founding designer of Mark Wilkinson Furniture and Smallbone of Devizes. The two companies make fitted furniture and became divisions of Canburg Ltd. Wilkinson served as a visiting lecturer in Design Creativity at the ..
Bryan Robert Avery was born on January 2, 1944, in Berkshire, England and died on July 4, 2017. He was a London based architect, born . Bryan had spent some of his younger years in Lymington in the New Forest, Hampshire. Avery studied architecture at Leicester College of Art (now the De Montfort University), followed ..
Alastair Auld Mactaggart was born on March 11, 1928, in Glasgow and died on July 3, 2017. He was known as Sandy Mactaggart or Sandy Auld Mactaggart. He was a Scottish-born Canadian educator and philanthropist. After being evacuated to Canada during World War II in the late 1930s, Sandy attended schooling at Lakefield College School ..
Andrew Paulson was born on November 13, 1958 and died on July 18, 2017. He was an American entrepreneur. Paulson was the son of noted American professor Ronald Paulson. In his early years he worked with oncology and neurophysiology researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Yale University and at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Whilst he ..
Jacob Franklin Butcher was born in 1936, in Union County, Tennessee and died on July 19, 2017. He was an American banker and politician. Butcher built a financial empire in East Tennessee. He was the Democratic Party nominee for governor of Tennessee in 1978 and the primary promoter of the 1982 World’s Fair in Knoxville, ..
Américo Ferreira Amorim was born on July 21, 1934, in Mozelos and died on July 13, 2017. He was a Portuguese heir and businessman. Amorim was ranked by Forbes as the 385th richest person in the world in January 2015. Amorin owned a 50% interest in Corticeira Amorim, founded by his grandfather in 1870, and ..