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Alan Oyugi, entrepreneur and charity sponsor, dies at 56

Oyugi focused his business skills in the transportation, logistics and renewable energy industries.

Dan Spano, personal trainer-turned-entrepreneur and humanitarian, dies from COVID-19 at 30

Dan Spano, a Ridgefield native who brought the GYMGUYZ in-home personal training franchise to Fairfield County and organized a coat and food drive last...

Jack Welch, former General Electric chief executive, dies at 84

His 30-year leadership tenure was marked with significant corporate expansions and equally dramatic workforce layoffs.

Lori Bigelow, product development leader at Bigelow Tea, dies at 66

Bigelow cited the company's red raspberry tea as her favorite blend.

Bridgeport attorney Peter Tsimbidaros dies after car crash

Keith Commerford received a misdemeanor summons for a hit-and-run crash in Bridgeport earlier that day.

Robert Cuda, versatile New Canaan entrepreneur, dies at 60

He opened his first business, a New Canaan hair salon, when he was 19.

Forrest Palmer, former News-Times president and publisher, dies at 95

During World War II, Palmer was a U.S. Army combat engineer who participated in the Battle of the Bulge.

Donna Nives, co-founder of Adopt-a-Dog in Westchester and Connecticut, dies at...

The Bronx Zoo’s Fred and Donna Nives African Wild Dog Pavilion was named in honor of the couple.

Publisher Ralph A. Martinelli dies at 57

Ralph A. Martinelli, vice president of the publishing company Today Media, died Nov. 2 at the age of 57.  He was the group publisher...

Robert F. Weinberg, co-founder of Robert Martin Co., dies at 90

In 1957, Weinberg and Martin Berger founded Robert Martin Co., which grew to develop and manage more than 6 million square feet of office and industrial complexes.

Mel Gancsos, creator of Mel’s Hellish Relish, dies at 79

"The thing I've always tried to do is make something that people enjoy," said Gancsos, whose image appeared on the labels in devil attire.

Charles Wang, co-owner of Bridgeport Sound Tigers, dies at 74

Charles Wang became co-owner of the New York Islanders in 2000 for $187.5 million. The Islanders acquired the Sound Tigers in 2004 for an undisclosed sum.

Dr. Raymond Sackler, co-owner of Purdue Pharma, dies at 97

Dr. Sackler was also a generous philanthropist who served as a benefactor for educational and cultural institutions in the U.S., Europe and Israel.