Bobby Beathard, Mastermind of N.F.L. Dynasties, Dies at 86

Robert King Beathard Jr. was born on Jan. 24, 1937, in Zanesville, Ohio, to Robert and Dorothy Falconer Beathard. His father managed a tile company. A few years after Bobby…

Barbara Stanley, Influential Suicide Researcher, Dies at 73

Dr. Stanley wrote more than 200 papers. She was president of the International Academy for Suicide Research and served on boards and committees of many professional organizations. She also continued…

Yoshimitsu Yamada, Who Brought Aikido to the U.S., Dies at 84

Yoshimitsu Yamada, who more than anyone else was responsible for bringing the defensive martial art known as aikido to the United States, died on Jan. 15 in Manhattan. He was…

Dow Finsterwald, 1st PGA champion in stroke play, dies at 93

Dow Finsterwald earned a place in golf history as the first player to win the PGA Championship in stroke play and the last U.S. captain of a Ryder Cup before…

D.H. Peligro, drummer of legendary punk rock band Dead Kennedys, dies at 63

CNN  —  D.H. Peligro, a drummer for punk rock icons the Dead Kennedys and formerly the Red Hot Chili Peppers, died Friday from a head injury, his band announced. He…

Jerry Lee Lewis, rock ‘n’ roll pioneer who sang ‘Great Balls of Fire,’ dies at 87

CNN  —  Jerry Lee Lewis, the piano-pounding, foot-stomping singer who electrified early rock ‘n’ roll with hits like “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” before marital…

Jules Bass, who brought ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ to TV, dies at 87

CNN  —  What kind of Christmas would it be without the resourceful Rudolph or Hermey the aspiring dentist, without friendly Frosty or the dastardly Heat and Snow Misers? Jules Bass…

A Key Manager Dies. Without Systems Over People, So Too Does Your Business

A systems-over-people approach means your business doesn’t fail when key people leave. No one wants to think about life’s negative aspects, especially in business. But think about your key people…

Phillies minor leaguer Corey Phelan dies of cancer at 20

Philadelphia Phillies minor league pitcher Corey Phelan has died of cancer at the age of 20, the team announced Thursday. Phelan had joined the Phillies out of high school as…

Nicholas Vogelzang, an expert in GU cancers and mesothelioma, dies at 72

Nicholas Vogelzang, MD, 72, an internationally recognized oncologist who dedicated his professional life to researching and treating genitourinary cancers as well as mesothelioma, died on Sept. 20.  As remembered by…