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Jack Shea

Age: 91

patriarch of America's first family with three generations of Olympians and was oldest surviving Winter Games gold medallist; won 500- and 1500-meter speed skating events at 1932 Games in his hometown of Lake Placid; son, Jim, competed at 1964 Innsbruck Games and grandson, Jim Jr., won gold in the skeleton at the 2002 Salt Lake City Games. He died of injuries sustained in the car crash.

Died: Lake Placid, N.Y., Jan. 22

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