PASSINGS: Margaret Mary Dolan, Lionel Pincus, Vyacheslav Ivankov
Oct 12, 2009 | 12:00 AM
Sister Margaret Mary 'Peg' Dolan
Campus ministry director
Sister Margaret Mary "Peg" Dolan, 75, longtime director of campus ministry at Loyola Marymount University, died Tuesday at Regina Residence in Orange after a battle with cancer.
For 55 years Dolan was a member the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, an international community of nuns. One of five children of Irish immigrant parents, Dolan was born in 1934 in the Bronx, N.Y., where she grew up. She joined the novitiate in 1952. FOR THE RECORD: Sister Mary Margaret Mary "Peg" Dolan obituary: A caption accompanying an obituary of Sister Mary Margaret Mary "Peg" Dolan in Monday's Section A said she was at Loyola Marymount University from 1947 to 2006. Dolan was at the university from 1974 to 2006. —
She came to Los Angeles for college and received a bachelor's degree in history from what was then known as Marymount College. She later earned a master's in library science from the now-defunct Immaculate Heart College, a master's in counseling psychology from Loyola Marymount and a master's in applied spirituality from the University of San Francisco.
Dolan was a teacher and principal at Marymount High School in Santa Barbara before returning to Loyola Marymount as a campus minister in 1974.
Besides serving as director of campus ministry, she also served as alumni chaplain.
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles honored her in 2001 for her efforts to connect parishes, schools and social services, and for her dedication to helping the poor.
She retired from Loyola Marymount in 2006 and was the commencement speaker in 2008, the same year the campus ministry center was named for her.
Pioneer in private equity industry
Lionel Pincus, 78, founder and chairman of New York-based private equity firm Warburg Pincus, died Saturday in his Manhattan home after a long illness, said a spokesman for his longtime partner, Princess Firyal of Jordan.
Pincus founded Warburg Pincus in 1966. Since then the firm has invested more than $29 billion in more than 600 companies. He retired in 2002.
Before founding Warburg Pincus, he was a partner of Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. He was also a founding director of the National Venture Capital Assn. and was chairman emeritus of the Trustees of Columbia University and a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers.
Pincus, born March 2, 1931, in Philadelphia, was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and held an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
"For those of us who knew and had the good fortune to work with Lionel, we witnessed firsthand how he helped to create and shape the modern venture capital and private equity industry," Warburg Pincus Co-Presidents Charles R. Kaye and Joseph P. Landy said in a statement.
Reputed Russian crime boss
Vyacheslav Ivankov, 69, a reputed Russian crime boss who spent nearly 10 years in a U.S. prison, died Friday in a Moscow hospital, two months after being shot several times. His death was announced by the main federal investigative agency.
After spending 10 years in a Soviet prison for running a ring of thieves, Ivankov moved to the United States in 1992. He was arrested by the FBI in 1995 and convicted of trying to extort millions of dollars from an investment firm run by Russian emigres in New York.
Ivankov was extradited to Russia from the United States in 2004 to face murder charges that he killed two Turkish citizens during an argument in a Moscow restaurant cloakroom in 1992. He was acquitted in 2005.
On July 28 he was shot in the abdomen by a sniper rifle fired from inside a minivan parked across the street from a Thai restaurant. No assailant has been identified.