In Memoriam: Lives of Note, January-April 2007

Carlo Ponti, 94 -- Film producer famous for his award-winning work and his marriage to Sophia Loren.

Roberta Wohlstetter, 94 -- Military intelligence analyst who received the Medal of Freedom for her study documenting intelligence failures leading up to Pearl Harbor.

President Ronald Reagan: "Roberta Wohlstetter, a generation ahead of her time. … She rose above all obstacles and has had a profound influence."

Jan. 7, 2007

Del Reeves, 73 -- Grand Ole Opry entertainer.

Tillie Olsen, 94 -- Feminist writer whose works portrayed the struggles of women and the working class.

"It is you, my readers, who gave life to the words that I wrote. And I want to applaud those of you who are here, and thank you."

Teddy Kollek, 95 -- Mayor of Jerusalem from 1965 to 1993 who presided over the reunification of Jerusalem after the Arab-Israeli war in 1967.

"The hatred is too deep, but I have no doubt about the end result. The end result will be peace."

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