In Memoriam

By Del Meyer on 08/07/2018 8:52 AM

Iconoclast, Legendary CEO Marchionne Dies Wednesday, July 25, 2018, age 66 Posted on July 25, 2018 In 2009, in his first address to employees at Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne invoked the Zulu greeting “sawubona.” It means “I see you.” And the traditional response is “sikona,” or “I am here.” “The sequence of the exchange is important,” […]

By Del Meyer on 07/07/2018 7:56 AM

When Charles Krauthammer died last week, tributes poured in from colleagues and fans of every ideological persuasion. It’s hard to think of another contemporary commentator or journalist who inspired such widespread, bi-partisan, affectionate regard. What earned him this special place in the worlds of media and politics? First, Krauthammer’s columns unmistakably reflected his character—brilliant, reasonable, […]

By Del Meyer on 06/30/2018 1:59 AM

Tom Wolfe died on May 14th 2018   The unsparing chronicler of American society and mores was 88 AT SOME convenient point in any morning, Tom Wolfe would put on his working clothes. Over a silk shirt, maybe ultramarine, maybe striped, he knotted a silk tie. A proper Windsor knot! No plastic cheaters, like Marshal […]

By Del Meyer on 05/30/2018 1:11 AM

June 8, 1925 – April 17, 2018 Barbara Pierce was born to Marvin and Pauline Pierce in Flushing, Queens of New York City. Her father was president of the McCall Corporation, which published the well-known magazines McCall’s and Redbook. Growing up in an Episcopalian family in the bedroom community of Rye, New York, Bush was […]

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 […]