The week’s passages
A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending July 12.
Luther Carr Jr., 77, a four-sport high-school star from Tacoma who became known as “Hit and Run” Carr during his days as a football and track standout at the University of Washington in the 1950s, and later owned a successful Seattle construction company, died July 1.
Dr. John “Jack” Ciliberti, 70, retired medical director of Overlake Medical Center’s emergency department and former medical director of Bellevue Fire Department’s Medic One program, who earned praise for advances in emergency care, died Tuesday when the airplane he was piloting crashed in Fall City.
Jini Dellaccio, 97, whose distinctive photographs documented the Pacific Northwest rock-music scene of the 1960s, and who was the subject of the 2013 documentary “Her Aim Is True,” died at home July 3.
Chuck Tarbox, 77, rated one of the state’s greatest high-school football coaches, who took perennial loser Juanita High and led it to back-to-back state titles (and also coached at Seattle’s Cleveland and Nathan Hale and at Eastside Catholic), died July 3 in Surprise, Ariz.
Don Wright, 84, an Alaska Native leader who was a force behind a landmark tribal lands compensation law, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act, died July 5 in Kenai.
Eileen Ford, 92, the brassymodeling agent who helped create one of the most recognizable brands in the trade of beautiful faces, Ford Model Agency, died Wednesday in Morristown, N.J.
Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, 89, considered the spiritual father of the Jewish Renewal movement, died Thursday in Boulder, Colo.
Charlie Haden, 76, a bass player who helped change the shape of jazz as a member of Ornette Coleman’s groundbreaking quartet, died Friday in Los Angeles after a prolonged illness.
Alfredo Di Stéfano, 88, an Argentine soccer star who built a legendary career when he moved to Europe in the 1950s, died in Madrid on Monday, days after a reported heart attack.
Eduard Shevardnadze, 86, who as the Soviet Union’s foreign minister helped topple the Berlin Wall and end the Cold War, but as the leader of post-Soviet Georgia was chased out of parliament and forced into retirement, died Monday in Tblisi, Georgia, after a long illness.