Herbert Vogel, 89: The retired postal worker and his wife, Dorothy, created one of the world's most significant collections of modern art — relying only on their salaries, pensions and whatever deals they could strike with artists — then bequeathed much of it to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Died July 22 at a nursing home in New York City.

Richard Cosby, 86: Polish resistance fighter during World War II who escaped a Nazi prison camp and whose exploits were detailed in his daughter Rita Cosby's 2010 book “Quiet Hero: Secrets From My Father's Past.” Died June 25 at Inova Alexandria Hospital in Virginia of metastatic prostate cancer.

Gustin Reichbach, 65: New York State Supreme Court justice who went from the carefree fraternity life to leading student protests at Columbia University in 1968, and then to a career as a fiercely independent lawyer and judge. Died July 14 in Brooklyn from complications of pancreatic cancer.