Obituaries

Obituaries

Creator of the Iconic Pink Plastic Flamingo Dies

Don Featherstone was 79. His kitschy lawn ornament is still standing.
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.
Entrepreneurs

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

Goldberg and Sandberg married in 2004 and had two children.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inspiration

10 Inspirational Robin Williams Quotes

In honor of the comedic genius and award-winning actor's birthday, we look back at 10 of his most poignant statements in life and film.
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.
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.

Death March

Monster.com founder Jeff Taylor is hoping to wrest control of paid death notices from the newspaper industry, just as he did with employment postings.