Alfred van Sinderen
Summary: onetime president and chief executive officer of the Connecticut-based Southern New England Telecommunications Corporation who had became the telephone company's most senior executive for the last 17 years as it's longtime chairman of the board until his retirement in 1985, and whose eldest son David van Sinderen died in the Heaven's Gate cult mass suicide in 1997.
Cause of Death: Complications from a cerebral hemorrhage
Born: June 20, 1924
Died: October 12, 1998
Location: Woodbridge, Connecticut