In Memoriam: Those We Lost in 2006

Oct. 8, 2006

R.W. Apple, 71 -- New York Times correspondent and editor. In his more than four decades at the newspaper he wrote about politics, war and food.

"Your job is to represent your reader -- go and experience it and try to explain it and relate it to that reader."

Rep. Helen Chenoweth-Hage, 68 -- Idaho congresswoman from 1995 to 2001.

"We're fighters out here in Idaho, and we're not going to give up our vision, and we're not going to give up our future."

Buck O'Neil, 94 -- Pioneer in Negro League baseball. As the first African-American coach in the major leagues, he helped integrate black players into the game.

"I played with and against some of the best athletes in the world. I just didn't make as much money, but [gained] the satisfaction that I could compete on that level."

Sept. 24, 2006

Joe Glazer, 88 -- Songwriter and activist known as the troubadour of the labor movement, who rallied union loyalists with his music.

"Union songs are just like in church, you know: You can hear the sermon, when they sing the gospel songs, and people get all excited."

Edward King, 81 -- Former Massachusetts governor who defeated incumbent Gov. Michael Dukakis in 1978, then lost a rematch four years later.

Patricia Kennedy Lawford, 82 -- Sister of President Kennedy and arts benefactor whose marriage to Peter Lawford in 1954 was one of the first marriages of politics and Hollywood.

Sept. 17, 2006

Ann Richards, 73 -- Former governor of Texas who became a national political figure after her keynote address to the 1988 Democratic National Convention.

"If you give us a chance, we can perform. After all, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did. She just did it backwards and in high heels."

Oriana Fallaci, 77 -- Italian journalist whose career was distinguished by her abrasive and provocative interviews.

"I'm a journalist. I mean, it doesn't exist for us, such a thing like not going back to some place because it's dangerous."

Patty Berg, 88 -- Co-founder of the LPGA who won 60 professional tournaments during her career.

"Our key theme was to get women's golf off the ground."

Sept. 10, 2006

Steve Irwin, 44 -- Wildlife conservationist and TV host whose television show "The Crocodile Hunter" is broadcast in more than 100 countries.

"We just love all of God's creatures. I mean, that's our whole life, around protecting native wildlife."

Gordon Manning, 89 -- Television news executive who played a significant role in shaping news coverage at both CBS and NBC.

Guy Gabaldon, 80 -- World War II hero who personally captured more than 1,000 Japanese soldiers and civilians in the battle for Saipan.

Sept. 3, 2006

Glenn Ford, 90 -- Actor who appeared in more than 100 films during his 50-year career.

Naguib Mahfouz, 94 -- Novelist who was the first Arab writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature.

Nellie Connally, 87 -- Wife of former Texas Gov. John Connally who was the last remaining survivor of those present in the limousine when President Kennedy was assassinated.

"I had just turned around and said to him, 'You can't say Dallas doesn't love you Mr. President.' That was it."

Bob O'Connor, 61 -- Mayor of Pittsburgh whose lifelong dream was realized when he was elected mayor in January 2006.

Bob Mathias, 75 -- Olympian and former congressman; the two-time Olympic gold-medalist served as a U.S. congressman for four terms.

Aug. 27, 2006

Maynard Ferguson, 78 -- Legendary jazz musician.

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