Obituaries

In this undated photo provided by the New York Racing Association (NYRA), trainer John Nerud poses with his great champion Dr. Fager. Nerud, a thoroughbred racing pioneer who trained the great Dr. Fager and helped create the Breeders' Cup, has died, the National Museum and Racing Hall of Fame said in a statement Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015.  He was 102.  (NYRA via AP)

The National Museum and Racing Hall of Fame issued a statement Thursday, which said his daughter-in-law, Debra Nerud, confirmed Nerud died of heart failure at his home in Old Brookville, New York.


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“Horace Balmer was a great friend and a longtime member of the NBA family,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “During his 17-year NBA career, he oversaw the security of events in arenas around the world and built life-long relationships with countless players, teams and league executives. Horace also dedicated himself to assisting those in need, particularly in his hometown of Norfolk, Virginia. Our thoughts and prayers are with Horace’s family and friends.”


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FILE - In this March 25, 2010 file photo, Kathie Lee Gifford and Frank Gifford arrive at the opening night performance of the Broadway musical 'Come Fly Away' in New York.  In a statement released by NBC News on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, his family said Gifford died suddenly at his Connecticut home of natural causes that morning.  (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

“We rejoice in the extraordinary life he was privileged to live, and we feel grateful and blessed to have been loved by such an amazing human being,” his family said in the statement. “We ask that our privacy be respected at this difficult time and we thank you for your prayers.”


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Elsie Hillman is a former Republican National Committeewoman who was credited with using her political acumen and money to help President George H.W. Bush get elected in 1988 and Pennsylvania congressman Tom Ridge get elected governor in 1994.


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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2002 file photo, fashion designer Arnold Scaasi talks about his designs at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Scaasi, whose flamboyant creations adorned first ladies, movie stars and socialites, died Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of cardiac arrest. He was 85. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)

Scaasi died early Tuesday at New York-Presbyterian Hospital of cardiac arrest, said his longtime friend, Michael Selleck, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Simon & Schuster. The designer was 85.


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