Sam Lender, 84, who along with his brothers turned a tiny Connecticut bakery into the national company Lender's Bagels, died Oct. 17 of a heart ailment in Boca Raton, Fla.
A native of Lublin, Poland, Mr. Lender moved to New Haven, Conn., in 1929 and began working at his father's bagel business, hand rolling dough into bagels in the bakery with his brothers, when he was 12. By the mid-1930s, the business had eight workers who produced 300 dozen bagels daily.
The brothers decided to freeze their bagels, and their product went national in 1967. After retiring to Florida, Mr. Lender was active in philanthropy and local politics.
Two-time Detroit Tigers all-star third baseman Ray Boone, 81, patriarch of a three-generation baseball family, died Oct. 17 in San Diego of complications of surgery for an intestinal ailment several months ago.
Mr. Boone played with six teams from 1948 to 1960 and was followed into the big leagues by son Bob and grandsons Bret and Aaron. Mr. Boone was an all-star for the Detroit Tigers in 1954 and 1956 and had a career batting average of .275, with 151 home runs.
The Boone family was the first to send three generations to the all-star game.
Witness to JFK Assassination
Malcolm Summers, 80, one of the closest eyewitnesses to the John F. Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, died Oct. 8 of pulmonary fibrosis at a hospital in Dallas.
Mr. Summers, who was standing just a few yards from the presidential motorcade, had a clear view of the shooting and can be seen diving to the ground on the famous film shot by amateur photographer Abraham Zapruder.
"I saw Kennedy get hit," Mr. Summers said. "I heard [Texas Gov. John] Connally say, 'They're going to kill us all!' or 'shoot us all!' " He also heard Jacqueline Kennedy scream.
Mr. Summers was born in Dallas and operated a mailing services firm for 43 years.