Obituaries in the News
The Associated Press
Dec. 25, 2000
LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Jose Gonzalez Gonzalez, a character actor, singer and comedian best known for his roles in TV westerns such as ``Bonanza'' and ``The Cisco Kid,'' died Dec. 15 from a brain hemorrhage. He was 78.
Gonzalez had suffered from myeloblastic anemia, a blood disease, said his son-in-law Ted Herrera.
During his career, Gonzalez appeared in about 40 films as well as television shows. His later movie roles included a part in the 1991 sequel to the comedy ``Naked Gun.''
Walter W. Grunfeld
CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) _ Walter W. Grunfeld, who owned the Independent Newspapers of Marathon for 32 years, died Saturday. He was 72.
Grunfeld fled Nazi Germany as a boy after seeing troops round up the professional Jewish men of his community and parade them through the streets. One of the victims was his father.
He lived in London, then moved to the United States in 1947. In 1955, he bought the newspaper in Marathon, a rural community about 50 miles south of Syracuse. He sold it in 1987.
Grunfeld is survived by his companion, Eva Bregman; his sister; two sons and a daughter.