The week’s passages
A roundup of the week’s notable obituaries
Thomas Penfield Jackson, 76, a federal judge in the District of Columbia who ruled in 2000 that Microsoft was a predatory monopoly and must be split in half, only to see an appeals court reverse his order because he had improperly discussed it with journalists, died of cancer Saturday in Compton, Md.
Barbara Vucanovich, 91, who traveled from New York to Reno, Nev., in 1949 to get a quick divorce and ended up staying and becoming the first woman to represent Nevada in Congress, serving seven terms in the House as a conservative Republican from 1983 to 1997, died Monday at an assisted-living facility in Reno.
Jerome Karle, 94, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in chemistry for creating what is now an essential tool in the development of new drugs — X-ray crystallography — died June 6 in Annandale, Va.
Robert Fogel, 86, a University of Chicago professor who challenged widely held assumptions about American history — particularly that slavery just before the Civil War was unprofitable — and was awarded the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics, died Tuesday in Oak Lawn, Ill., after a brief illness.
Paul Soros, 87, a philanthropist and engineer who built an immense fortune as an innovative world provider of port planning, engineering and installations, and whose famous younger brother is the billionaire philanthropist George Soros, died Saturday in Manhattan. He had been treated for Parkinson’s disease, cancer, diabetes and renal failure.
Isabel Benham, 103, whose deep knowledge of the railroad industry made her an influential bond analyst at a time when few women held positions of authority on Wall Street, died May 18 in New York City.
Jiroemon Kimura, 116, who was recognized by Guinness World Records as the oldest man in recorded history, as well as the current oldest living person, died Wednesday in his hometown of Kyotango, western Japan.
Evelyn Kozak, 113, a Manhattan native and the world’s oldest documented Jewish person, died Tuesday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Miller Barber, 82, the unique-swinging golfer who made the most combined starts on the PGA and Champions tours (1,297), died Tuesday, the PGA Tour announced; it didn’t provide details of his death.
Henry Cecil, 70, who trained unbeaten superstar Frankel and was one of British horse racing’s greatest trainers in a career spanning nearly half a century, died Tuesday of cancer.
Edward Hotaling, 75, a television reporter who documented the use of slave labor in building the nation’s Capitol, died of a heart attack June 3 on Staten Island, N.Y.
Bishop Joseph M. Sullivan, 83, whose work on behalf of the poor for Catholic Charities in Brooklyn and Queens earned him national recognition, died June 7 in Nassau, N.Y., of injuries from a May 30 car accident.
Arnold Eidus, 90, who began his career as an internationally acclaimed concert violinist but left the rigors of touring to become a New York advertising executive, supervising ad music, died June 3 in Delray Beach, Fla.
Mott Green, 47, an American who produced chocolate bars in Grenada by working with small cocoa farmers and exporting with the help of sailboats, bicycles and solar-powered refrigeration, died there June 1 of electrocution in an industrial accident.