Clark: after the war he made skiing his life

Lt-Colonel Earl Clark: Mountain warfare veteran who helped establish the leisure skiing industry in the United States

Earl Clark was one of a dwindling number of veterans of the US army's elite 10th Mountain Division, infantrymen clad in white who broke through Hitler's fortified mountain-top defence lines in Italy in 1945. The division played a key role in breaking down Nazi defences in the Spring Offensive, helping force the Italian surrender and the fall of the Third Reich.

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Sarah Foot: Author, journalist, social worker and family matriarch acclaimed for her chronicles of 'disappearing Cornwall'

"The secret of Sarah's success was that she caught the spirit of place and people's personalities so perfectly, " said her publisher, Michael Williams

Hopewell: his genial, twinkling presence made him a delight to work with

John Hopewell: Pioneering urologist who led the way in the treatment of kidney failure, both by dialysis and transplantation

His genial presence made working in his theatre a constant delight

Lloyd was known as a tenacious defender

Earl Lloyd: Basketball player who was the first black man to play in the NBA and the first black non-playing head coach

Lloyd was one of three African-Americans to enter the NBA in 1950

Watson in his ‘Mr Monopoly’ guise; he tirelessly promoted the game around the world

Victor Watson: Waddingtons chairman who took over the family firm and transformed it into a market leader in the games industry

“Mr Monopoly”, as he was known, tirelessly promoted the board game

Frei Otto with the TV tower in the background

Frei Otto: Architect best known for the tented roofs that graced the 1972 Olympics in Munich

Otto died two weeks before he was to be awarded the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s most significant award

Greenspoon: he ‘brought a sound to the band that helped develop our style,’ said Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night

Jimmy Greenspoon: Keyboard player with Three Dog Night who also played with Jimi Hendrix

'Jimmy was a critical part of our early history, bringing a sound to the band that helped develop our style; he left an indelible mark'

Ellis: she was genial, homely in appearance, but with a formidable intellect

Mari Ellis: Writer who worked for the New Wales Union and championed women’s rights

Mari was often to be seen carrying a placard and wrote in defence of the young people who were dragged before the courts or fell foul of their employers

Eugenie Clark has died aged 92

Eugenie Clark: Ichthyologist who overcame gender barriers to become one of the world’s leading authorities on sharks

Eugenie Clark defied society’s expectations about women in science to become one of the world’s leading authorities on sharks. An unabashed adventurer and prolific researcher, Clark travelled the world to study reef fish, sharks and mollusks.

Bradley: a gentle, kind and sensitive man, and a superb lecturer

Professor Donald Bradley: One of Britain's foremost inorganic chemists whose work was key to the growth of modern electronics

Don Bradley was one of Britain’s foremost inorganic chemists, a Royal Medallist of the Royal Society and Mond Prize Lecturer of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Soft Machine and cream cakes in 1967, from the left: Robert Wyatt, Allen, Kevin Ayers and Mike Ratledge

Daevid Allen: Musician who became a founder member of Soft Machine and the visionary leader of influential space rockers Gong

In the 1960s, the Melbourne-born singer, guitarist and poet Daevid Allen travelled to Europe in search of “the hot spots of culture” and became a hugely influential figure of the rock underground in the UK, France and beyond.

Bottrall: ‘I decided that I had no wish to be posted anywhere in the world to tell lies on behalf of my country’

Anthony Bottrall: Diplomat and agricultural expert for developing nations who went on to be a dedicated local councillor

Bottrall strove to overcome prejudice, ignorance, and stultifying dependence on tradition or hierarchy

Albert McPherson: Defensive stalwart for Walsall who became mentor at West Bromwich Albion to the young Bryan Robson

McPherson found his most productive niche working with youngsters

Pratchett: he called for bankers' multi-million-pound bonuses to be used to fight dementia

Sir Terry Pratchett: Author's Discworld series of novels sold millions and faced early-onset Alzheimer's with courage and wit

Pratchett was one of the most prolific and successful authors of his generation

Kahn rings the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005 to mark his 100th birthday

Irving Kahn: Businessman and investor who began in the 1930s and continued working on Wall Street into his 12th decade

Until his death at 109, Kahn was Wall Street's oldest stockbroker and presumed to be the world's oldest active investment professional

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