Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Richard N. Bolles * The man who prodded, coached and inspired millions of job-seekers with his best-selling employment guide "What Color Is Your Parachute?" died Friday (March 31, 2017) at a hospital in San Ramon, Calif. He was 90. The cause was a stroke, said a son, Gary Bolles.

Mr. Bolles entered adulthood as a physics student at Harvard University, was ordained as an Episcopal priest and became known to generations of Americans after the publication in the 1970s of his now-classic volume as a guru of job searches.

His winding career served as an example of what one could achieve through the principles he preached: the importance of discovering one's strengths, of identifying an employer's needs and of uniting the two through creative determination.

Mary Anderson * The climbing enthusiast who helped start the outdoor retailer REI, which has become the nation's largest consumer-owned retail cooperative, has died at 107. …

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