Man knows not his time

"Man knows not his time" Continued...

Issue: "Year in Review 2000," Dec. 30, 2000


  • David Brower (Nov. 5), 88, environmental activist who led the Sierra Club and founded Friends of the Earth and the Earth Island Institute.
  • Jimmie Davis (Nov. 5), 101, the Country Music Hall of Fame "singing governor" and composer who drew on his popularity as a maker of hits such as You Are My Sunshine to twice win election as a Democrat to Louisiana's top office.
  • Guy Condon (Nov. 11), 46, president of CareNet, a nationwide umbrella group for 600 crisis pregnancy centers. He was president of Americans United for Life from 1988 to 1993 before moving to CareNet, where he fought for programs that would help both abortion-endangered children and troubled parents. He died in an automobile accident not far from his Virginia home.
  • Eugene A. Marino (Nov. 12), 66, the nation's first black Catholic archbishop, who resigned amid a sex scandal as the head of Atlanta's Catholics.
  • Robert Trout (Nov. 14), 91, legendary broadcast journalist who as one of Edward R. Murrow's "boys" at CBS in the 1930s and '40s helped to create the role of anchorman. During his 70-year career he covered the repeal of prohibition, John Philip Sousa's last public performance, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's fireside chats in the 1930s, World War II, and the first man on the moon. For the past several years he offered commentary on National Public Radio.
  • Alexander Schindler (Nov. 15), 75, liberal leader of the Reform movement of American Judaism for a quarter of a century.
  • Hosea Williams (Nov. 16), 74, a founding force of the civil-rights movement and leader of the march in Selma, Ala., that became a turning point in the fight for minority rights.
  • Charles Ruff (Nov. 19), 61, an attorney whose cases included the Nixon Watergate investigation and the impeachment proceedings of President Clinton.
  • Emil Zatopek (Nov. 21), 78, a four-time Czech Olympic track champion who set 18 world records.
  • Frank J. Orland (Nov. 25), 83, a medical professor emeritus at the University of Chicago who established the connection between bacteria and tooth decay.
  • Anne Barton (Nov. 27), 72, a film, stage, and TV actress who played Eddie Haskell's mother in the Leave It to Beaver TV series.
  • Lou "The Toe" Groza (Nov. 29), 76, NFL Hall of Fame tacklekicker for the Cleveland Browns.

DECEMBER (through Dec. 15)

  • Kevin Mills (Dec. 3), 32, singer and bass player with the high-flying Christian rock group Newsboys (more than 3 million records sold). He died in a motorcycle accident.
  • Werner Klemperer (Dec. 6), 80, actor best known as the Nazi prison camp commander Colonel Klink on Hogan's Heroes. In real life, he was a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany.
  • Irving Koslowe (Dec. 6), 80, the Jewish rabbi and chaplain at Sing Sing prison who gave convicted spies Julius and Ethel Rosenberg their last spiritual counsel as they awaited execution.
  • Marvin Leath (Dec. 8), 69, a conservative Democrat who served six terms as a congressman from central Texas. He was a supporter of arms control and of a tightened rein on Pentagon procurement practices.
  • George Montgomery (Dec. 12), 84, a brawny leading man who starred in low-budget Westerns and later in musicals and romantic comedies.


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