Berthold Beitz, 99. Honored for saving hundreds of Jews in occupied Poland during World War II, he became one of postwar West Germany’s leading industrialists. July 30.
George Duke, 67. Grammy-winning keyboardist and producer whose sound infused acoustic jazz, electronic jazz, funk, R&B and soul in a 40-year-plus career. Aug. 5.
Stan Lynde, 81. Western cartoonist and author who created the nationally syndicated “Rick O’Shay” comic strip. Aug. 6.
“Cowboy” Jack Clement, 82. Producer, engineer and songwriter who helped birth rock ‘n’ roll and push country music into modern times. Aug. 8.
Laszlo Csatary, 98. Ex-police officer indicted in June by Hungarian authorities for allegedly abusing Jews and contributing to their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II. Aug. 10.
Johan Friso, 44. Dutch prince who gave up his position in line to the throne after getting entangled in a scandal with his bride-to-be. Aug. 12. Complications from a skiing accident.
Jack W. Germond, 85. Portly, cantankerous columnist and pundit who covered 10 presidential elections and sparred with colleagues on TV’s “The McLaughlin Group.” Aug. 14.
Marich Man Singh Shrestha, 71. Last Nepalese prime minister to serve before protests ushered in the country’s first democratic elections in the early 1990s. Aug. 15. Lung cancer.
Bert Lance, 82. Georgia banker who served as President Jimmy Carter’s first budget director before departing amid an investigation of his banking activities. Aug. 15.
Jacques Verges, 88. Flamboyant lawyer nicknamed the “Devil’s advocate” for his defense of former Nazis, terrorist bombers and notorious dictators. Aug. 15.
Rosalia Mera, 69. Seamstress who co-founded a clothing store in Spain that grew into one of the world’s largest retail chains, she was Spain’s richest woman. Aug. 15.
Florin Cioaba, 58. King of the Gypsies, he was a member of the family that has led Romania’s embattled Roma minority since the 19th century. Aug. 18. Heart attack.