Summary: retired tire firm executive and father of former U.S. congresswoman Rep. Gabrielle Giffords who had reportedly suffered both physical and emotional problems after his daughter was shot through the head in point-blank range by political extremist Jared Loughner during an apparent assassination attempt in the January 2011 Tucson shooting incident that killed six bystanders and wounded several others, but who was not well enough to travel with his daughter and wife Gloria to many events like the space shuttle liftoff in May 2011.
Cause of Death: Lengthy illness
Born: May 1, 1935
Died: October 20, 2012
Location: Tucson, Arizona