John C. Bierwirth



Age: 89


Summary: president, chief executive officer, and chairman of one of America's largest aircraft makers Grumman Corp. from 1972 to 1988 who had fought off takeover attempts and bankruptcy but failed to diversify the company with civilian products.



Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure


Born: January 21, 1924


Died: May 26, 2013


Location: Freeport, Long Island, New York