The week’s passages
A roundup of the week’s notable obituaries
Maj. Gen. Gregory Barlow, 74, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who helped Booth Gardner get elected Pierce County executive, served as his chief of staff, headed the state’s National Guard when Gardner was governor, then led the umbrella group Philanthropy Northwest for 29 years, died of Alzheimer’s disease July 4.
Duane Berentson, 84, who served the state as a Republican House speaker and later as the secretary of transportation overseeing the long-awaited completion of Interstate 90 between Seattle and the Eastside, died of heart failure July 5.
Toshi Seeger, 91, producer for her husband, folk singer Pete Seeger, and a fellow activist for their nearly 70 years of marriage, died Tuesday in Beacon, N.Y.
Raymond Rodriguez, 87, whose social history of the 1930s, “Decade of Betrayal,” focused on an estimated 1 million Mexicans and Mexican Americans unjustly deported or scared into leaving the U.S. by officials seeking remedies for the Great Depression, died of a suspected heart attack June 24 in Long Beach, Calif.
Anton Antonov-Ovseyenko, 93, a Soviet historian, dissident and survivor of the gulag who spent a lifetime exposing some of the darkest truths of the Soviet era, died Tuesday in Moscow.
Amar G. Bose, 83, the engineer, inventor and billionaire entrepreneur whose namesake company, the Bose Corp., became synonymous with high-quality audio systems and speakers, died Friday. His company did not specify where he died or the cause.
Pran Krishan Sikand, 93, popularly known as Pran, India’s legendary actor who played some of Bollywood’s most memorable villains in a career that spanned six decades, died Friday of pneumonia in Mumbai.
Chuck Foley, 82, a game designer who in co-creating Twister helped inaugurate a craze that rivaled the hula hoop, died of Alzheimer’s disease July 1 in St. Louis Park, Minn.
Philip Caldwell, 93, the button-down manager chosen to become the first head of Ford Motor Co. who was not a member of the Ford family, died Wednesday in New Canaan, Conn.
Douglas J. Dayton, 88, who helped expand his grandfather’s Minneapolis dry-goods business into the Target chain, died of cancer July 5 in Wayzata, Minn.
Masao Yoshida, 58, a nuclear engineer who took charge of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant two years ago as reactors spiraled out of control after Japan’s big tsunami, winning praise for leadership but failing to prevent the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl, died of esophageal cancer Tuesday in Tokyo.
Lo Hsing Han, 80, an opium and heroin trafficker who became one of Myanmar’s richest men and a potent symbol of the ability of its drug warlords to operate with impunity, died Saturday in Yangon. The cause was variously described as heart failure or a stroke.