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Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91
Innovators

Vincent Marotta Sr., Who Helped Revolutionize How the World Brews Coffee, Dies at 91

The intrepid Ohio entrepreneur convinced 'Joltin Joe' DiMaggio to stump for Mr. Coffee, even though the legendary centerfielder never touched the stuff it brewed.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Josh Greenberg, Co-Founder of Shuttered Music Service Grooveshark, Dead at 28
Obituaries

Josh Greenberg, Co-Founder of Shuttered Music Service Grooveshark, Dead at 28

While Greenberg's death arrives on the heels of his company's closure due to a four-year legal war, police found no evidence of foul play or suicide.
Geoff Weiss
Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80
Entrepreneurs

Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

Burt's Bees, famous for its lip balm, got its start after Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984.
Laura Entis
Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies
Obituaries

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.
Carly Okyle
Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Died After Hotel Gym Accident
Entrepreneurs

Sheryl Sandberg's Husband Dave Goldberg Died After Hotel Gym Accident

A memorial service for the SurveyMonkey CEO will be held today at Stanford University.
Dave Goldberg, Entrepreneur and Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Dies at 47
Entrepreneurs

Dave Goldberg, Entrepreneur and Husband of Sheryl Sandberg, Dies at 47

Goldberg and Sandberg married in 2004 and had two children.
Lauren Covello
Weight Watchers Founder, Who Turned Her Personal Struggle Into an Empire, Dies at 91
Obituaries

Weight Watchers Founder, Who Turned Her Personal Struggle Into an Empire, Dies at 91

The company, inspired by Jean Nidetch's own weight loss struggles, went public in 1968 and was purchased by Heinz for $71 million a decade later.
Geoff Weiss
The Model for Norman Rockwell's Iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' Painting Has Died
Obituaries

The Model for Norman Rockwell's Iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' Painting Has Died

The character, which represents the American women who entered the workforce in droves during World War II, has become a symbol of female empowerment.
Geoff Weiss
Remembering Gary Dahl, the Marketing Magician Who Made Millions Selling Pet Rocks
Obituaries

Remembering Gary Dahl, the Marketing Magician Who Made Millions Selling Pet Rocks

'You might say we've packaged a sense of humor,' Dahl has said of his infamous brainchild.
Geoff Weiss
Remembering Mr. Spock: 10 of Leonard Nimoy's Most Memorable Quotes
Celebrities

Remembering Mr. Spock: 10 of Leonard Nimoy's Most Memorable Quotes

The actor and philanthropist known the world over for his portrayal of Mr. Spock on 'Star Trek' indeed did live long and prosper. Here are words to remember him by.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
The Entrepreneurial Backstory of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Creator R.A. Montgomery
Books

The Entrepreneurial Backstory of 'Choose Your Own Adventure' Creator R.A. Montgomery

The noted author and publisher died earlier this month at the age of 78.
Geoff Weiss
10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes
Inspiration

10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

The comedic genius and award-winning actor died yesterday of an apparent suicide. Here, we look back at 10 of his most poignant statements in life and film.
Geoff Weiss
Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture
Obituaries

Remembering Hobie Alter, the Surfing Visionary Who Invented a Sport and a Culture

Alter, who passed away on Saturday at age 80, was a self-taught engineer who invented the polyurethane foam surfboard.
Geoff Weiss
Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur Who Led the Pack in the Dog-Walking Business Dies

The New Yorker is credited for making dog-walking a professional business. The easy-entry niche has since boomed along with soaring demand from busy families.
Laura Lorber