Joel Marvil, 72, chairman of Ames Rubber Corp., whose company won the Malcolm Baldrige Award in 1993, and former Rubber & Plastics News Rubber Industry Executive of the Year.
Leopoldo Pirelli, 81, former president of Pirelli S.p.A., and grandson of company founder Giovanni Battista Pirelli.
Glenn C. Mackey, 81, founder and CEO of M.C. Products.
Per K. Hermansen, 70, chairman of the Swedish Rubber Institute.
Joseph Russo, 70, former president of Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. and member of the Tire Industry Hall of Fame.
Benjamin Butler, 59, veteran employee of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.'s Texarkana, Ark., tire plant, died when a machine fell on him.
Jason Conley, 28, a worker at Goodyear's tire plant in Union City, died from injuries sustained in an accident at the factory.
Reginald Bryant, 47, killed in an explosion at American Elastomer Products in Houston.
George Becker, 78, former president of the United Steelworkers, who orchestrated the merger of the United Rubber Workers into the USW in 1995.
Donald M. Alstadt, 85, retired Lord Corp. chairman and innovator.
Robert L. Smith, 90, co-founder and former president of Thombert Inc. and one of the founders of the Polyurethane Manufacturers Association in 1973.
George Edwards, 85, who helped found the former American Retreaders Association and its Louisville Retreaders Conference, and who was a principal in International Rubber Industries Inc.
Andrew Ney, 81, founder of Salem-Republic Rubber Co.
Robert L. Ditzler, 75, former president of American Roller Co., the company his father founded.
Tom B. Blair, 77, founder and former owner of Blair Process Co. and Blair Rubber Co.
Randy B. Kardoes, 44, president of Kardoes Rubber Co. Inc., shot and killed in a domestic dispute.
Robert J. Himmelright Jr., 81, longtime president and chairman of Teledyne Monarch Rubber Co.
Scott Johnson, 56, subcontractor at Rumpke Tire Recycling's New Miami, Ohio, plant, killed in an industrial accident.
Michael A. Melotto Sr., 75, former Farrel Corp. product manager for Banbury-brand mixers.
James D. D'Ianni, 93, retired Goodyear director of research who did pioneering work in synthetic rubber, led the American Chemical Society and the ACS Rubber Division, and won the Charles Goodyear Medal.
Ib Thomsen, 81, former Goodyear vice chairman.
Mario A. DiFederico, 86, retired president and director of Firestone.
Arthur R. Morrow, 94, former president and part owner of Morenci Rubber Products.
John O. Finzer Jr., 80, founder of rubber roller manufacturer Finzer Roller Inc.