Joan Kroc

 

 

Age: 75

 

Summary: widow of McDonald's founder Ray Kroc who remained the largest single stockholder of McDonald's Corp. with a fortune estimated at $1.2 billion, who assumed control of the San Diego Padres baseball team at Kroc's death in 1984 and prevented it from being relocated to Washington, D.C. (she sold her interest in the team in 1990), and who donated hundreds of millions of dollars to philanthropic causes.

 

 

Cause of Death: Brain cancer

 

Born: August 27, 1928

 

Died: October 12, 2003

 

Location: Rancho Santa Fe, California