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Gordon Conley, JWT PR Vet, Dies at 92

Tue, Nov. 24, 2015

By Greg Hazley

J Walter ThompsonGordon Conley, a journalist and veteran PR executive at J. Walter Thompson’s PR operation, died Oct. 26 of natural causes. He was 92.

Yogi-isms that PR Folks Can Appreciate

Thu, Sep. 24, 2015

By Matthew Schwartz

Yogi BerraFor many people (and non-sports fans, in particular), the beloved Berra will be remembered for his witticism and endearing way with words.

Anne Gaylor, Abortion Friend, Eruv Foe, Dies at 88

Fri, Jun. 26, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

ann gaylorAnne Gaylor, principal founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, which was a pioneer supporter of abortion rights and which later became a foe of Jewish religious boundaries called eruvim, died June 14 in Fitchburg, Wis. She was 88.

Omaha PR Exec Albers Dies at 48

Thu, May 7, 2015

By Kevin McCauley

tom albersTom Albers, who launched Albers Communications in 2000, died May 5 of an apparent heart attack. He was 48.

George Goodwin, Atlanta Media and PR Figure, Dies

Tue, Apr. 21, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

george goodwinGeorge Goodwin of Atlanta, who won a Pulitzer Prize as reporter and went on to a career in PR that earned him the title of "Dean of PR" of Atlanta, died Jan. 21 at his home. He was 97.

PR Exec Saffir Dies

Mon, Apr. 20, 2015

By Jack O'Dwyer

leonard saffirLeonard Saffir, executive VP of Porter Novelli International, New York, from 1984-1990, founder of four newspapers and author of three books, died in January in Lake Worth, Fla..

Land O'Lakes PR Exec Dies at 39

Tue, Nov. 18, 2014

By Greg Hazley

michele sullivanMichele Sullivan, director of corporate communications for Land O'Lakes, died Nov. 13 after suffering from a stroke. She was 39.

Werner, Ketchum's Pittsburgh Chief, Dies at 80

Tue, Jun. 3, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

larry wernerLarry Werner, former partner/director/executive VP of Ketchum PR in Pittsburgh, died June 2 after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 80.

Legendary Lobbyist Bob Gray Dies at 92

Thu, Apr. 24, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

bob grayBob Gray, whose clients included Haitian dictator "Baby Doc" Duvalier, the Church of Scientology, Teamsters and Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, died April 18 from heart troubles at a Miami hospital.

Notre Dame's Frick Dies at 89

Mon, Apr. 14, 2014

By Kevin McCauley

frickJim Frick, one-time VP-PR for Notre Dame and the first lay officer at the Catholic institution, is dead at 89. He passed April 9 at his home in Naples, FL.

NY PR Pro Dan Roher Dies at 88

Thu, Mar. 13, 2014

By Greg Hazley

dan roherDan Roher, a 30-year New York PR pro who built and ran Roher PR until 1996, died March 5. He was 88.

Agency Founder and NY PR Counselor DeBow Dies at 81

Tue, Mar. 4, 2014

By Greg Hazley

jay debowJay DeBow, a financial and corporate agency pro who built Jay DeBow & Partners over 30 years in New York before selling to Omnicom in the early 1990s, died Feb. 24 in Florida after a four-year bout with Parkinson’s disease. He was 81.

Orioles PR Director Dies at 36

Mon, Mar. 3, 2014

By Greg Hazley

monica barlowMonica Barlow, the 36-year-old director of PR for the Baltimore Orioles, died Feb. 28 after a four-year battle with lung cancer.

Bill Kresse, Longtime O'Dwyer's Illustrator, Dies

Mon, Jan. 27, 2014

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bill kresseWilliam “Bill” Kresse, a professional illustrator and cartoonist who spent his later years providing illustrations for O'Dwyer's magazine, passed away on January 21. He was 80 years old.