Jim and Jesse singer dies at 93 – .

112 Jesse McReynolds was a singer and mandolin player who was one half of the long-running bluegrass duo, Jim and Jesse, and the oldest cast member of the Grand Ole Opry.  Jesse McReynolds’s legacy  Born in Coeburn, Virginia, McReynolds and his brother, Jim, grew up immersed in the music of the region. Their grandfather, Charlie… Continue reading Jim and Jesse singer dies at 93 – .

portfolio theory economist dies at 95 – .

33 Harry Markowitz pioneered “modern portfolio theory,” which examines how diversification contributes to a portfolio’s ratio of risk and reward. His work as an economist earned him a Nobel Prize and numerous other honors.  Harry Markowitz’s legacy  For many economists, most modern investment theory can be traced back to Markowitz’s work. Studying at the University… Continue reading portfolio theory economist dies at 95 – .

Apocalypse Now star dies at 86 – .

137 Frederic Forrest was an actor who received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in “The Rose” and had memorable roles in “Apocalypse Now” and “Lonesome Dove.”  Frederic Forrest’s legacy  Forrest was nominated for a Golden Globe for Most Promising Newcomer in his film debut, 1972’s “When the Legends Die.” In 1974, he had… Continue reading Apocalypse Now star dies at 86 – .

OBIT – Elizabeth Knox

Elizabeth Knox, 91, of Park Rapids, MN, and formerly of Cable Lake, near Mentor, MN, passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023, at her residence in Crystal Brook Senior Living with her family at her side.     Mary Elizabeth (Langenberg) Knox was born to Henry W. Langenberg and Marguerite A. (McCauley) Langenberg on October 28,… Continue reading OBIT – Elizabeth Knox

Broadway lyricist dies at 99 – .

135 Sheldon Harnick was a lyricist best known for his Broadway collaborations with composer Jerry Bock (1928–2010), including the hit musicals “Fiddler on the Roof” and “Fiorello!”  Sheldon Harnick’s legacy  Early in his career, Harnick wrote music as well as lyrics, but he quickly settled into a comfortable partnership with Bock as the composer. Together,… Continue reading Broadway lyricist dies at 99 – .

NASA Mars mission director dies at 77 – .

53 Firouz Naderi was a scientist with NASA who led several missions to Mars.  Firouz Naderi’s legacy  Naderi was a native of Iran who came to the U.S. to attend college and receive his doctorate. After returning to Iran for a few years, he returned to the U.S. in 1979 after his home country’s revolution,… Continue reading NASA Mars mission director dies at 77 – .

Friends actor dies at 85 – .

403 Paxton Whitehead was an English actor who worked widely on Broadway and in movies, as well as playing memorable recurring roles on “Friends” and “Mad About You.”  Paxton Whitehead’s legacy  Whitehead worked on stage for many years before beginning his movie and TV career. After beginning in his native England, he made his Broadway… Continue reading Friends actor dies at 85 – .

Flying Wild Alaska star dies at 68 – .

2.3K Jim Tweto was a bush pilot who starred in the Discovery Channel reality series “Flying Wild Alaska.”  Jim Tweto’s legacy  Tweto was the chief operating officer of the family-run airline Era Alaska, which flies people and cargo around Alaska. His family and other Era pilots around the state were featured in “Flying Wild Alaska.”… Continue reading Flying Wild Alaska star dies at 68 – .

heat index creator dies at 91 – .

70 George Winterling was the longtime chief meteorologist at Jacksonville, Florida’s WJXT, where he developed the concept of the heat index.  George Winterling’s legacy  Winterling learned meteorology while serving in the U.S. Air Force in the late 1940s and 1950s. After leaving the military, he worked for the U.S. Weather Bureau (now known as the… Continue reading heat index creator dies at 91 – .

Holocaust survivor and Olympian dies at 93 – .

190 Ben Helfgott was a Holocaust survivor who went on to compete in the Olympics as a weightlifter, then spent his life advocating for and supporting his fellow survivors.  Ben Helfgott’s legacy  As a boy, Helfgott grew up in the shadow of atrocities. Worried about the looming Nazi threat, his family planned to flee the… Continue reading Holocaust survivor and Olympian dies at 93 – .