"Obituaries" Continued...

Issue: "Year in Review 2002," Dec. 28, 2002


Edward "Ned" Beach (Dec. 1), 84, the U.S. Navy captain and World War II hero whose 1960 record for circumnavigating the globe in a submarine (the nuclear Triton) still stands and who wrote the best-selling undersea thriller Run Silent, Run Deep.
Eugene T. "Bob" Gregorie (Dec. 1), 94, the Ford motor company's first design chief and the creator of the venerable Lincoln Continental.
Dave McNally (Dec. 1), 60, a Baltimore Orioles pitcher and three-time All-Star whose landmark victory in an arbitration case opened baseball's free-agent era and led to multimillion-dollar salaries.
Theresa Miller (Dec. 2), 44, a Columbine High School teacher who ran through the hallways warning people during the 1999 massacre there; a cancer victim.
Gilbert Wyland (Dec. 2), 87, CBS television executive who brought the Rose Parade and the Winter Olympics to television audiences. The first Winter Olympics broadcast came in 1960; CBS was outbid by NBC and ABC, but the other networks could not figure out how to keep camera equipment from freezing and gave up on the broadcast.
Henry Chauncey (Dec. 3), 97, credited with turning the SAT into an admission standard used by colleges and universities.
Roone Arledge (Dec. 5), 71, a pioneering television executive at ABC News and Sports responsible for creating shows from Monday Night Football to Nightline. The 36-time Emmy winner was cited as one of the 100 most important Americans of the 20th century by Life magazine in 1990.
Philip Berrigan (Dec. 6), 79, former Catholic priest and perennial protester in anti-war, anti-nuclear, and anti-military activities. Arrested at least 100 times, he spent 11 years behind bars.
John Dellenback (Dec. 7), 84, former Oregon congressman who headed the Peace Corps under President Ford. An active Christian, he was president of the Washington-based Christian College Coalition 1977-'88.
Theodore Shackley (Dec. 9), 75, station chief of the CIA's Miami office during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962.
Bob Christon (Dec. 11), 87, one of the last of the 400 men who worked on Mount Rushmore. He made tools in the blacksmith shop for 60 to 75 cents an hour and later founded his own grinding company.
Charles E. Fraser (Dec. 15), 73, developer whose idea in 1957 to build a bridge to a sparsely populated island on the southern tip of South Carolina helped turn Hilton Head Island into a world-class resort.
Keith McCaw (Dec. 15), 49, billionaire whose family created a cellular phone empire, but he was reportedly never a major player. He ended his role as an employee in 1986, but continued as a director until 1991. He was found dead in his hot tub.
Antonio John Palumbo (Dec. 16), 96, who with his father in 1932 bought a coal company and worked as a miner. He became a millionaire and gave $14 million to colleges, the Mayo Clinic, and a Christian high school.


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