Other Notable Deaths

OTHER NOTABLE DEATHS

June 16, 2007

DONALD CLANCY, 85 Ohio congressman

Donald Clancy, a Republican elected to eight consecutive terms in the U.S. House beginning in 1960, died Tuesday of Parkinson's disease at his home in this Cincinnati suburb, said his daughter Patricia Clancy, a member of the Ohio Senate.

Donald Clancy, a lawyer who also served as mayor of Cincinnati from 1958 until 1960, represented Ohio's 2nd District in Congress for 16 years. He lost his 1976 re-election bid to Democrat Tom Luken.

GUY DE ROTHSCHILD, 98 Managed bank empire

Baron Guy de Rothschild, who managed his family's French banking empire and saw it taken over first during the Nazi occupation and then by a Socialist government 40 years later, has died.

Baron Rothschild, also known for his family's wines and his thoroughbred racehorses, died Tuesday in Paris, his family said in an announcement in Le Figaro daily on Thursday. The cause of death was not given.

Guy de Rothschild was born May 21, 1909, in Paris' upscale 8th district, or arrondissement, into the House of Rothschild, whose family tree included financiers of European royalty and some of France's prominent names.

During the Nazi occupation, the collaborationist French government stripped his family of its French nationality -- and its assets -- because they were Jewish. Baron Rothschild fled to the United States and later to London, where he joined Gen. Charles de Gaulle's resistance force.

After the war, Baron Rothschild rebuilt his family's financial empire and went on to chair de Rothschild Freres bank from 1967 until 1979. In 1981, the bank switched to government hands.

He left France and briefly moved to New York after writing an editorial in Le Monde accusing the Socialists of falling victim to French anti-Semitism.

Later his son David began reconstructing the family banking network, which in 1987 became Rothschild & Cie Bank.

Guy de Rothschild founded and presided over the United Jewish Welfare Fund, France's primary Jewish philanthropic agency, from 1950 to 1982.

ANN COLONE, 77 Hosted TV show

Ann Colone, host of a daily local television interview show for 17 years, died Tuesday in Fort Wayne, Ind., after a brief illness, her family said.

She was host of the show on WANE-TV from 1958 to 1975, interviewing celebrities ranging from Bob Hope to the Rolling Stones.

"Ann Colone was Fort Wayne's movie star. Ann Colone was Fort Wayne's celebrity," said Christine Martin, Ms. Colone's niece.

Ms. Colone's show also covered topics such as the need for women to have routine breast exams.

In a 2003 interview with WANE, Ms. Colone said she wasn't concerned about being one of the first women on local television. "I certainly didn't think about that at the time at all," she said. "I didn't think about pioneering or being a woman; I just did it."

RANCHANDRA GANDHI, 70 Grandson of leader

Ramchandra Gandhi, a grandson of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi, was found dead in a bedroom at an elite club in New Delhi, India, in what police called a natural death, police said.

Ramchandra Gandhi checked into the private members' club Sunday after power failures left him without air conditioning at his New Delhi home, police spokesman Rajan Bhagat told the Associated Press.

The door of his room was broken open Wednesday after he didn't respond to the housekeeping staff's knocks, Bhagat said. He did not speculate on the cause of death, and police have yet to perform an autopsy.

Ramchandra Gandhi used to be a professor at Princeton University, the Press Trust of India news agency said.

Mohandas Gandhi, who led India to independence from British colonialists in August 1947, was assassinated by a Hindu hard-liner five months later.

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