This week’s notable deaths included a former owner of New Jersey sports teams who recently bought the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper; an ex-New York Yankees coach who spent 60 years in Major League Baseball; and a leading black investment banker on Wall Street. Below are summaries of these and other obituaries from the past week.
Michael Stein, co-founder of Executive Monetary Management LLC, a financial advisory firm whose clients included Michael Eisner, when he was chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co., and singer Michael Bolton, has died. He was 74.
Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent said he’d be surprised if the sport turned to an outsider such as Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger to replace the retiring Bud Selig.
Growing up in the South Bronx, Ken Lipper sat at his grandmother’s knee, tallying the hems and collars she sewed. The 7-year-old boy wanted to ensure the immigrant from Russia, who spoke no English, was properly paid.
Haim Saban and former Walt Disney Co. Chief Executive Officer Michael Eisner are among parties considering bids for Apax Partners LLP’s HIT Entertainment Ltd., the owner of Thomas the Tank Engine, said people with knowledge of the situation.