In Memoriam

By Del Meyer on 04/10/2018 2:26 AM

The Concord Coalition mourns the loss of its founding President Peter G. Peterson, who died today (Tuesday, March 20, 2018) at the age of 91. Executive Director Robert L. Bixby issued the following statement:Pete Peterson lived the American Dream. As a depression-era child of Greek immigrants, Pete rose from dishwasher at his parents’ diner in […]

By Del Meyer on 03/09/2018 2:43 PM

BILLY GRAHAM, EVANGELIST TO THE WORLD, DEAD AT AGE 99 CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 21, 2018 Evangelist Billy Graham died today at 7:46 a.m. at his home in Montreat. He was 99. In 1973, Graham addressed more than one million people crowded into Yoido Plaza in Seoul, South Korea—the largest live audience of his Crusades. Throughout […]

By Del Meyer on 02/09/2018 2:16 PM

Gave $1.5Billion to find cures for cancer through genetics. Jon M. Huntsman Sr. Created Clamshell Hamburger Package and Funded Cancer Research Founder of the company that became Huntsman Corp. worked in the White House in the early 1970s By James R. Hagerty | WSJ | Feb. 2, 2018 Jon M. Huntsman Sr. made his fortune […]

By Del Meyer on 01/09/2018 1:48 PM

December 1, 1928 – January 20, 2018 Dr McGinity was born in Wallasey, England on December 11, 1928. Passed away on January 20, 2018 at the age of 89 surrounded by his family. Bernard was preceded in death by his devoted wife of 56 years, Arlene. He will be lovingly remembered by his sons, Brian […]

By Del Meyer on 12/09/2017 1:23 PM

Heather Menzies-Urich, who played Louisa in The Sound of Music died on Sunday, December 24, 2017 Celebrity Deaths in 2017: Stars We’ve Lost The widow of Vegas actor Robert Urich, who died in 2002, had recently been diagnosed with cancer, Variety reports. Her son Ryan Urich said his mother died on Christmas Eve, surrounded by […]

By Del Meyer on 11/09/2017 1:00 PM

Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew The Tate-LaBianca murders By MARGALIT FOX | NYT | NOV. 20, 2017 Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north […]

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 6:49 AM

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation October 31, 1517 to October 31, 2017 Martin Luther was born in Eisleben Germany in 1483, nine years before the discovery of America. His father Hans Luther was a rather prosperous miner and his mother, Margaretta, was a strict disciplinarian. Because his son was so brilliant, Hans enrolled Martin […]

By Del Meyer on 10/25/2017 4:50 AM

Vera Rubin, 88, Dies; Opened Doors in Astronomy, and for Women By DENNIS OVERBYE DEC. 27, 2016 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/27/science/vera-rubin-astronomist-who-made-the-case-for-dark-matter-dies-at-88.html Vera Rubin, who transformed modern physics and astronomy with her observations showing that galaxies and stars are immersed in the gravitational grip of vast clouds of dark matter, died on Sunday in Princeton, N.J. She was 88. […]

By Del Meyer on 09/09/2017 12:30 PM

Colonel William Frasier Fortner II 1942 – 2017 The Hero’s Legend [William Frasier Fortner made an appt in my office in October 2001. He stated that he had no medical problems and was just evaluating this office and our relationship to his several consultants. He returned for annual examinations yearly through 2015 when this office closed at […]

By Del Meyer on 08/10/2017 12:05 PM

Man with the Magical Horn Plays His Last Post Carmichael-based John Skinner was an iconic Sacramento band-leader. Carmichael, CA (MPG) – Carmichael resident and musical legend John Skinner died last weekend. He was 71. For decades, the trumpeter powered the most go-to band organization in Sacramento. An Air Force veteran and airline pilot, Skinner juggled […]