Tod McClaskey


Age: 91

co-founder of the Red Lion hotel chain with partner Ed Pietz who opened the first hotel in 1959 in Vancouver, Washington and which became the largest privately held hotel chain west of the Mississippi River by the time they sold it in 1984.

Cause of Death: In his sleep

Born: December 5, 1911

Died: February 22, 2003

Rancho Mirage, California