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Final goodbye: A roll call of some who died in '10

By Bernard McGhee

Associated Press

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 21 2010 1:36 p.m. MST

Stephen Schneider, 65. Served on international research panel on global warming that shared 2007 Nobel Prize with former Vice President Al Gore. July 19. Heart attack.

David Warren, 85. Inventor of "black box" flight data recorder. July 19.

Daniel Schorr, 93. Journalist who covered the Cold War and found himself on President Richard Nixon's "enemies list." July 23.

Theo Albrecht, 88. Secretive co-founder of Germany's worldwide discount supermarket chain Aldi, co-owner of Trader Joe's in the U.S. July 24.

Erich Steidtmann, 95. Former Nazi SS officer suspected of being involved in World War II massacres; was never convicted. July 25.

Jacques Montouroy, 63. French national and aid worker in Africa known as "Papa Jacques." July 29.

AUGUST:

Lolita Lebron, 90. Puerto Rican independence activist who spent 25 years in prison for participating in a gun attack on the U.S. Congress a half century ago. Aug. 1.

Reginald Levy, 88. British pilot praised for his cool-headed bravery during a 1972 hijacking by Palestinian mi1itants. Aug. 1.

Patricia Neal, 84, the willowy, husky-voiced actress who won an Academy Award in 1963 for "Hud" and then survived several strokes to continue acting. Aug. 8.

Ted Stevens, 86. The longest serving Republican in the U.S. Senate; funneled billions of dollars to his remote state of Alaska. Aug. 9. Plane crash.

David L. Wolper, 82. Hollywood impressario whose landmark 1987 television miniseries "Roots" engrossed the U.S. with its saga of an American family descended from an African slave. Aug. 10.

Dan Rostenkowski, 82. Former Illinois congressman who wielded enormous power on Capitol Hill for more than 30 years. Aug. 11.

Edwin Newman, 91. NBC News correspondent for more than three decades who battled linguistic pretense and clutter in his best-sellers "Strictly Speaking" and "A Civil Tongue." Aug. 13.

Philip Markoff, 24. Former medical student accused of killing a masseuse he met through the website Craigslist. Aug. 15. Suicide.

Dimitrios Ioannidis, 87. Feared security chief who led a countercoup against Greece's military leaders and provoked a 1974 Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Aug. 16.

Francesco Cossiga, 82. Veteran politician in Italy's fight against domestic terrorism in the 1970s and 1980s who resigned as president after failing to save the life of a politician kidnapped by the Red Brigades. Aug. 17.

SEPTEMBER:

Paul Conrad, 86. Political cartoonist who won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his stark, powerful visuals that poked fun at politicians and presidents. Sept. 4.

Jefferson Thomas, 67. One of nine black students to integrate a Little Rock high school in American's first major battle over school segregation. Sept. 5. Pancreatic cancer.

Israel Tal, 86. Decorated war hero and creator of Israel's renowned "Merkava" tank, in Rehovot, Israel. Sept. 8.

Juan Mari Bras, 82. Elder statesman of Puerto Rico's independence movement who gave up his U.S. citizenship in an act that inspired hundreds of other activists. Sept. 10.

Kevin McCarthy, 96. Actor who played the frantic doctor trying to save his friends and neighbors in the science-fiction movie classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." Sept. 11.

Claude Chabrol, 80. French director who was one of the founders of the New Wave movement and whose films probed the latent malice beneath the placid surface of bourgeois life. Sept. 12.

John "Jack" Goeken, 80. Founder of telecommunications giant MCI and father of air-to-ground telephone communications. Sept. 16.

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