Floyd Addison, one of Delta Air Lines’ first pilots, died Sunday. He was 88
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) _ Floyd Addison, one of Delta Air Lines’ first pilots, died Sunday. He was 88.
Addison was hired by Delta founder C.E. Woolman in 1935. In 1959, he commanded the first scheduled flight of a Douglas DC-8 passenger jet on a trip from New York to Atlanta.
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) _ Bill Boyd, a country music promoter and executive director of the Academy of Country Music, died of a heart attack Tuesday. He was 64.
Boyd was named executive director of the Academy of Country Music in 1981. He previously served as president and chairman of the board.
He began his career at the Armed Forces Radio Network and later worked for several other radio stations.
Boyd served as talent executive or consultant on nearly 50 TV specials, including Willie Nelson’s ``Farm Aid,″ ``The Golden Globe Awards,″ ``The American Music Awards″ and ``Hot Country Nights.″
Daniel Joseph Fiori
NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) _ Daniel Joseph Fiori, the subject of a precedent-setting right-to-die ruling, died of pneumonia Monday. He was 44.
Fiori died less than three weeks after an appellate court voted to allow Fiori’s mother, Rosemarie Sherman, to disconnect her terminally ill son’s feeding tubes. Fiori’s tubes were still connected when he died.
Fiori was left comatose after a motorcycle accident in the early 1970s. He recovered a year later, but in 1976 he broke his leg and fell into a vegetative state after being improperly medicated at a veterans’ hospital.
The state Superior Court ruled Jan. 18 that the consent of a family member and two qualified doctors is enough to terminate life-sustaining treatment in cases where an adult without a living will becomes terminally ill.
Rev. Henry M. Harrison Jr.
PINEVILLE, N.C. (AP) _ The Rev. Henry M. Harrison Jr., who was Jim Bakker’s co-host on the PTL television show, died Sunday of a stroke. He was 67.
The Pentecostal minister, known widely as ``Uncle Henry″ from his TV days with Bakker, started as a disc jockey playing Christian music in Goldsboro, Va., with Pat Robertson.
Harrison joined Bakker’s Praise The Lord network in 1975. He was a co-host of the show until Bakker’s then-wife, Tammy Faye, replaced him.
SEATTLE (AP) _ Dr. Thomas Marchioro, former vice chairman of the department of surgery at the University of Washington, died of heart disease Sunday. He was 66.
In 1967, Marchioro helped launch the university’s kidney transplant program.
He became a professor of surgery at the school in 1969, chief of the transplantation division in 1971 and vice chairman of the department of surgery in 1983.
Frank R. Tanana
REDFORD, Mich. (AP) _ Frank R. Tanana, father of former major league pitcher Frank D. Tanana, died of cancer Tuesday. He was 61.
Tanana served on the Detroit Police Department for 30 years.
His son, Frank D. Tanana, amassed 240 victories while pitching for the California Angels, Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, New York Mets and New York Yankees.
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) _ Cecil Upshaw, a former Atlanta Braves pitcher, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 53.
Upshaw signed with the Braves after graduation from Centenary College in 1966. He was selected as the National League’s Relief Pitcher of the Year in 1969.
Upshaw pitched for the Braves until 1973, though he spent most of that season with the Houston Astros. He played for the Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees in 1974 and spent his last season, 1975, with the Chicago White Sox.
Upshaw’s career record was 34-36 with 86 saves and a 3.13 ERA in 348 games.