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Almost Unnoticed Deaths

Almost unnoticed deaths.

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2011

  • March 17, 2012: Chaleo Yoovidhya, creator of Red Bull energy drink, died of natural causes 89
  • March 12, 2012: Michael Hossack, one of past drummers for The Doobie Brothers died of cancer at 65
  • February 4, 2012: Florence Green, Last surviving World War I veteran, dies 110
  • February 3, 2012: Nello Ferrara, Creator of Lemonheads candy, dies 93
  • February 1, 2012: Angelo Dundee, Muhammad Ali & Sugar Ray Leonard's trainer dies 90
  • January 22, 2012: Dick Tufeld, Voice of the “Lost in Space” Robot, Dies 85

2011

  • Novermber 12, 2011: Evelyn Lauder, Creator of Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Awareness, daughter-in-law of Estee Lauder, Dies of cancer 75
  • November 1, 2011: Dorothy Rodham, mother of Hillary Clinton, dies 92
  • October 12, 2011: Paul Leka co-writer of 'Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Hey Goodbye' dies 68 of lung cancer
  • October 12, 2011: James Van Doren, Co-creator of Vans shoe dies of Cancer, 72
  • October 3, 2011: A.C. Nielsen Jr., Who Built TV Ratings Firm, Dies 92 of Parkinson’s disease.
  • September 27, 2011: Wilson Greatbatch, Inventor of Implantable Pacemaker, Dies at 92
  • September 20, 2011: Arch West, a retired Frito-Lay marketing executive who invented Doritos, died 97
  • September 17: Shel Hershorn, photographer who captured Oswald assassination dies of pneumonia 82
  • September 6, 2011: Michael Hart, inventor of ebook, founder of Project Gutenberg, dies of heart attack 64
  • August 16, 2011: Albert "Doc" Brown: Oldest Survivor of Bataan Death March Dies at 105
  • July 21, 2011: Elliot Handler, Hot Wheels Creator and Mattel toy company co-founder died 95
  • June 25, 2011: George C. Ballas Sr., inventor of the Weed Eater, died 85.
  • May 5, 2011: Claude Choules, Last known World War I combatant, of 70 million survivors, dies 110.  British sailor  witnessed surrender of German in 1918.
  • April 23, 2011: Kevin Jarre, screenwriter, actor, and film producer. Died 56.  His film scripts include Rambo: First Blood Part II, Glory, and Tombstone.
  • April 20th, 2011: Madelyn Pugh, Longtime I Love Lucy writer, died 90
  • April 16, 2011: Sol Saks, creator of television sitcom Bewitched died 100.  He wrote only one episode (The pilot titled, I, Darrin, Take This Witch, Samantha.)
  • April 5, 2011: Baruch Samuel Blumberg, an American doctor and co-recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize for discovering Hepatitis B virus, died 85. He later developed  diagnostic test and vaccine for Hepatitis B.
  • March 26, 2011: Paul Baran, one of three inventors of Packet switching (of networking), fundamental concept of internet, dies 84
  • March 26, 2011: Harry Wesley Coover Jr., the man who invented Super Glue, died of congestive heart failure at 94
  • March 20, 2011: Dorothy Young, Houdini's stage partner, dies at 103
  • March 16, 2011: Lloyd Oliver, one of the original 29 Navajo Code Talkers, died 87 of pancreatitis
  • March 9, 2011: Elsie Fortin, Pop Singer Madonna's grandmother, died 99
  • March 7, 2011: Ulysses S. Grant V, the last surviving great-grandson of the nation’s 18th president, died 90.
  • February 27, 2011: Frank Woodruff Buckles, last living American veteran of World War 1, Died 110 in natural causes.
  • February 22: Jean Dinning, Songwriter who wrote the teen tragedy hit "Teen Angel," died 86.
  • February 12, 2011: Joanne Siegel, the Model for Lois Lane in Superman comic book, dies 93.
  • February 4, 2011: University of Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA dies
  • January 16, 2011: Ant Farm co-inventor Milton Levine dies at 97
  • January 6, 2011: Don Tyson, Former Tyson Foods CEO, Died of cancer, 80
  • January 2, 2011: Richard "Dick" Winters, 'Band of Brothers' inspiration dies of Parkinson's Disease, 92