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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:25 am
 


One of my wife's friends died this week and we just found out a little while ago.

Antonio "Tony" Marchini was a photographer in the 5th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron that flew out of Tinian during WW2. He was not involved in the attacks on Nagasaki and Hiroshima but instead worked on long range recon of isolated Japanese military bases starting in 1944.

By the end of the war his B-29 was being tasked to monitor Soviet naval movements that were threatening an invasion of Hokkaido, the northern most of the Japanese home islands. His B-29 came under fire from Soviet fighters a number of times until P-38 fighters started escorting the B-29 recon planes and shooting down the Soviet fighters. Tony had pictures of at least two of these shootdowns.

Tony moved from New York City to Sacramento after the war, married, and raised a family. He is survived by six children, fourteen grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

Tony was 106 years old.


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Sorry for your loss Bart :cry:


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:47 pm
 


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Charming, kind and ferociously talented': Tributes pour in for Lord of the Rings and Alien star Sir Ian Holm after his death aged 88 following battle with Parkinson's disease



AKA Bilbo Baggins.



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John J. Mooney, an Inventor of the Catalytic Converter, Dies at 90

The device he developed with a colleague in the 1970s has prevented billions of tons of carbon emissions from being spewed by cars, trucks and lawn mowers.

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John J. Mooney, an inventor of the catalytic converter, the small and ubiquitous device that makes the engines that power everything from cars to lawn mowers less polluting and more fuel efficient, died on June 16 at his home in Wyckoff, N.J. He was 90.

The cause was complications of a stroke, his daughter Elizabeth Mooney Convery said.

Mr. Mooney was a high school graduate working as a clerk at a gas company when his colleagues encouraged him to pursue a college education. After earning a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, he went on to receive 17 patents during his 43-year career with the Englehard Corporation in Iselin, N.J. (now the Catalyst Division of the German chemical manufacturer BASF).

Among them was the three-way catalytic converter, which has been described by the Society of Automotive Engineers as among the 10 most important innovations in the history of the automobile.



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/clim ... -dead.html


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Carl Reiner, the ingenious and versatile writer, actor and director who broke through as a "second banana" to Sid Caesar and rose to comedy's front ranks as creator of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and straight man to Mel Brooks' "2000 Year Old Man," has died, according to reports. He was 98.

Reiner, who was the father of actor-director Rob Reiner, died Monday night of natural causes his home in Beverly Hills, California, TMZ and Variety reported.

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Hollywood composer Ennio Morricone who wrote the music for The Good, The Bad And The Ugly dies aged 91


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Loved his music... a pity he is gone

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/country-music-legend-charlie-daniels-dies-at-83

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:18 am
 


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Hollywood composer Ennio Morricone who wrote the music for The Good, The Bad And The Ugly dies aged 91



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John J. Mooney, an Inventor of the Catalytic Converter, Dies at 90

The device he developed with a colleague in the 1970s has prevented billions of tons of carbon emissions from being spewed by cars, trucks and lawn mowers.

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John J. Mooney, an inventor of the catalytic converter, the small and ubiquitous device that makes the engines that power everything from cars to lawn mowers less polluting and more fuel efficient, died on June 16 at his home in Wyckoff, N.J. He was 90.

The cause was complications of a stroke, his daughter Elizabeth Mooney Convery said.

Mr. Mooney was a high school graduate working as a clerk at a gas company when his colleagues encouraged him to pursue a college education. After earning a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees, he went on to receive 17 patents during his 43-year career with the Englehard Corporation in Iselin, N.J. (now the Catalyst Division of the German chemical manufacturer BASF).

Among them was the three-way catalytic converter, which has been described by the Society of Automotive Engineers as among the 10 most important innovations in the history of the automobile.



https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/25/clim ... -dead.html


I hear he had a low-emissions cremation.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 2:53 pm
 


Charlie Daniels, who kicked the Devil's ass, dies from stroke at age 83

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Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of southern rock with his hit The Devil Went Down to Georgia, has died at 83.

A statement from his publicist said the Country Music Hall of Famer died Monday at a hospital in Hermitage, Tenn., after doctors said he had a stroke.

He had suffered what was described as a mild stroke in January 2010 and had a heart pacemaker implanted in 2013 but continued to perform.

Daniels, a singer, guitarist and fiddler, started out as a session musician, playing on sessions for albums, such as Bob Dylan's Nashville Skyline and Leonard Cohen's Songs of Love and Hate. He also played on albums by Marty Robbins, Claude King, Flatt & Scruggs, Pete Seeger, Al Kooper and Ringo Starr.

Beginning with a self-titled release in 1970, Daniels embarked on his own career, with his five-piece band, touring endlessly, sometimes doing 250 shows a year.

"I can ask people where they are from, and if they say, 'Waukegan,' I can say I've played there. If they say, 'Baton Rouge,' I can say, 'I've played there.' There's not a city we haven't played in," Daniels said in 1998.




Make all of Hell squeal, Charlie. Show them sons of bitches you were the best there's ever been. :twisted:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:01 pm
 


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Charlie Daniels, who kicked the Devil's ass, dies from stroke at age 83

Make all of Hell squeal, Charlie. Show them sons of bitches you were the best there's ever been. :twisted:

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