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PASSINGS: Robert Galvin, Patricia Breslin Modell
PASSINGS: Robert Galvin, Patricia Breslin Modell

Robert Galvin Motorola chief transformed company Robert Galvin, 89, who over nearly three decades as Motorola's chief executive transformed the maker of police radios and TVs into one of the world's leading electronics companies, died in his sleep Tuesday in Chicago, his family said. Galvin oversaw Motorola's pioneering efforts in the cellular industry, including the creation of the first commercial cellphone in 1973 and the construction of the first cellphone network in the early '80s. He was named chief executive in 1959 upon the death of his father, Paul Galvin, who had founded the company in 1928. Robert Galvin, known as "Bob," remained in the post until...

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