The week’s passages
A roundup of the week’s notable obituaries
Janet Trinkaus, 76, of Bellingham, a former Bellevue businesswoman who since 1988 was founder and director of Rise n’ Shine, a Seattle-area nonprofit bringing comfort to children afflicted with or affected by others’ AIDS/HIV, died July 12 of cancer. She had recently renamed the organization Inspire Youth Project.
Bill Henningsgaard, 54, of Medina, a former Microsoft vice president who became deeply involved in social-service and philanthropy efforts, including Eastside Pathways, Youth Eastside Services and Social Venture Partners, was killed Aug. 9 along with his son, Maxwell, 17, when their plane crashed into two houses in East Haven, Conn., also killing two children on the ground.
Jamie Soukup Reid, 25, who grew up in Sammamish, and her husband of less than 3 months, Will Reid, 26, both teachers in Philadelphia, were killed last Sunday in a limo crash in Asheville, N.C., where they had attended a wedding.
Eydie Gorme, 84, the bouncy, bantering, big-voiced pop singer and entertainer, who, as a solo act and with her husband, Steve Lawrence, performed on the air, in clubs, onstage and on records for more than 50 years, died Aug. 10 in Las Vegas. The cause was not disclosed.
David C. Jones, 92, a retired Air Force general who helped set in motion a far-reaching reorganization of the U.S. military command while serving as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, died Aug. 10 in Potomac Falls, Va.
Michael Winter, 61, an advocate for disability rights who in 1990 abandoned his wheelchair and crawled up the steps of the U.S. Capitol to demonstrate for passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, and who later worked to enforce it as a federal officer, died of congestive heart failure July 11 in Arlington County, Va.
Lewis Kornfeld, 97, who as president of Radio Shack helped it become a major player in the early personal computer market in 1977 by releasing the TRS-80, one of the first mass market and relatively affordable computers, died last Sunday in Fort Worth, Texas.
William P. Clark, 81, who as one of President Reagan’s most trusted advisers successfully nudged him toward more hard-line positions on military spending, arms control and involvement in Central America, died Aug. 10 of Parkinson’s disease near Shandon, Calif.
Laszlo Csatary, 98, a former police officer indicted in June in Hungary for abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation to Nazi death camps in World War II, died Aug. 10 in a Budapest hospital.
Johan Friso, 44, brother of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who gave up his claim to the throne for a marriage not sanctioned by the government, died Monday — 18 months after an avalanche hit him while he was skiing and left him in a coma.
Rosalia Mera, 69, Spain’s richest woman, a seamstress who co-founded a clothing store that grew into Zara, one of the world’s largest retail chains, died Thursday in La Coruna after a stroke.
Pauline Maier, 75, a distinguished historian whose challenges to conventional thinking included the assertion that Thomas Jefferson was “overrated,” died of lung cancer Monday in Cambridge, Mass.