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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Those that left us in 2006 - May

MAY:

Louis Rukeyser 73. Public TV host known for commonsense commentary on business. May 2.

Earl Woods, 74. The loving force behind son Tiger Woods' career. May 3.

Lillian Asplund, 99. Last Titanic survivor with memories of sinking. May 6.

A.M. Rosenthal, 84. Editor who lifted The New York Times from economic doldrums. May 10.

Floyd Patterson, 71. Boxing great who regained heavyweight title in 1960. May 11.

"Sonny" Montgomery, 85. Fifteen-term Mississippi congressman who pushed through modernized GI Bill. May 12.

Jaroslav Pelikan, 82. Leading scholar on Christian history. May 13.

Bruce Merrifield, 84. Won 1984 Nobel for chemistry for work that assisted in the development of medications. May 14.

Stanley Kunitz, 100. Former U.S. poet laureate and Pulitzer winner. May 14.

Chic Hecht, 77. Former Nevada senator; won underdog bid to oust powerful Democratic Sen. Howard Cannon. May 15.

Martin F. Dardis, 83. Florida investigator who linked Watergate burglars to Nixon. May 16.

Cy Feuer, 95. Co-producer of Broadway smashes ("Guys and Dolls.") May 17.

Katherine Dunham, 96. Choreographer who brought African influence to U.S. dance. May 21.

Lloyd Bentsen, 85. Former Treasury secretary, Texas senator who famously put down Dan Quayle. May 23.

Romeo Lucas Garcia, 81. Former Guatemalan president; rule was marked by a bloody 1980 raid on protesters. May 27.

Hugh B. Patterson Jr., 91. Publisher of Arkansas Gazette when it won Pulitzer for coverage of Central High desegregation. May 29.

Edward Dahlgren, 90. Received Medal of Honor for spearheading rescue of fellow soldiers. May 31.

Raymond Davis Jr., 91. Shared 2002 Nobel in physics for detecting particles produced by nuclear reactions in the sun. May 31.

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