Deaths of note from around the world:
Mary Ann Fischer, 79: Mother of the first surviving quintuplets born in the United States in 1963; their birth became a national news story. Died Dec. 9 in Aberdeen, S.D., in the same hospital where the children were born.
Forrest Shumway, 85: California businessman who built Signal Oil and Gas from a regional energy company into one of the nation’s largest conglomerates, a role in which he embraced his reputation as a high-stakes takeover artist but shunned the hostile deals that long defined corporate culture. Died Dec. 4 at his home in San Diego.
Gustavo Archilla, 96: Late-in-life supporter of gay marriage whose activism began after his own marriage in Canada in 2003 after almost six decades of a quiet and committed relationship. Died Nov. 27 at his home on Marco Island, Fla.