David Copley, 60. Former owner and publisher of the San Diego Union-Tribune newspaper, which his family had run for 81 years. Died Nov. 20 in a car crash.
Oscar Niemeyer, 104. Brazilian architect designed United Nations headquarters in New York and many government buildings in Brasilia, his nation's capital. Died Dec. 5.
Joseph Woodland, 91. Co-invented the bar code in the late 1940s. Died Dec. 9.
Daniel Inouye, 88. American of Japanese ancestry who lost his right arm fighting for his country in World War II and represented Hawaii in the Senate for almost 50 years. Died Dec. 17 from respiratory complications.
Robert Bork, 85. U.S. judge and legal scholar whose failed Supreme Court nomination turned his name into a verb. Died Dec. 19 of heart disease.