PASSINGS: Tony Malinosky, Gary Moore, Irving Feintech

Tony Malinosky

Brooklyn Dodger and oldest living major leaguer


Tony Malinosky, 101, a former Brooklyn Dodgers infielder who had been baseball's oldest living major leaguer, died Tuesday in Oxnard, the Dodgers announced.

Malinosky played 35 games for the Dodgers in 1937, batting .228, before a knee injury in July of that year effectively ended his baseball career. He later played in the minors but never made it back to the majors.

"We had a lot of fun in those days," he told the Associated Press in 2009. "Of course, it was a lot different than today. The players nowadays have to have a truck to haul away their money. When I played, you could put it in your pocket."

Malinosky served in the Army during World War II and later worked for an aircraft company.

Born Oct. 5, 1909, in Collinsville, Ill., Malinosky moved to El Monte when he was in high school and attended Whittier College with future President Richard Nixon.

Asked to explain his longevity in the 2009 AP interview, he said, "Just keep breathing — and be associated with a good doctor."

Connie Marrero, a Cuban pitcher for the Washington Senators who is nearing his 100th birthday on April 25, is now believed to be the oldest living former player from the majors.

Gary Moore

Guitarist who played with Thin Lizzy

Gary Moore, 58, a blues and rock guitarist who played off and on with the Irish band Thin Lizzy and also had a successful solo career, was found dead Sunday at a hotel on Spain's Costa del Sol, where he was on vacation. The cause of death was not immediately known, his manager, Adam Parsons, told the BBC.

Born April 4, 1952, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Moore was 16 when he moved to Dublin to join the band Skid Row, which featured Phil Lynott as lead singer. Lynott left after a few months and in 1969 co-founded Thin Lizzy, which became known for hit songs like "Whiskey in the Jar," "The Boys Are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak."

Moore joined Thin Lizzy in 1974, playing on tracks for the "Nightlife" album. He left after four months, but rejoined in 1977 and played on the band's "Black Rose" album before going solo once again.

As well as playing with Thin Lizzy for several periods, Moore worked separately with Lynott, who died of drug-related complications in 1986. Moore also worked with the bands Colosseum, G-Force and BBM, and as a session musician.

His accomplished, bluesy playing -- particularly on his 1990s albums "Still Got the Blues," "After Hours" and "Blues for Greeny" -- won plaudits from other musicians. B.B. King, Albert King and Albert Collins were among the blues guitarists who collaborated with Moore.


Irving Feintech

Longtime Cedars-Sinai board member

Irving Feintech, 92, a former chairman of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's board of directors and a builder whose company was a partner in the development of Porter Ranch in the San Fernando Valley, died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai of congestive heart failure, his family said.

Feintech was a longtime member of Cedars-Sinai's board and played a key role in the merger of Mount Sinai and Cedars of Lebanon hospitals, which began in the early 1960s. Feintech's involvement with the hospital began with Mount Sinai in the late 1940s.

"He gave more than 45 years of distinguished service and leadership to the hospital that meant so much to him," Lawrence Platt, board of directors chairman, and Thomas M. Priselac, president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

Feintech was chairman of Cedars-Sinai's board of directors from 1993 to 1995 and co-chaired a fund-raising campaign that started in the 1990s to expand the hospital's facilities.

A real estate attorney, he started Liberty Buildings Co. with his older brother, Norman, in the 1940s. Liberty Buildings was a partner with Shapell Industries Inc. in the Porter Ranch Development Co.

Feintech was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Des Moines, Iowa, the youngest of three children of Ida and Abraham Feintech. The family moved to Los Angeles when he was a child, and he graduated from Manual Arts High School and Southwestern Law School.

Feintech also was on the board of the Music Center and was involved in the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.

— Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports