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PASSINGS: Steve Bridges, Ronnie Montrose, Edna Milton Chadwell, Carl Q. Christol, Tina Strobos, Terri Dial

Steve Bridges, comic, dies at 48; Ronnie Montrose, guitarist, dies at 64; Carl Q. Christol, space law expert, dies at 98; Edna Milton Chadwell, madam, dies at 84; Tina Strobos, who hid Jews from Nazis, dies at 91; Terri Dial, banker, dies at 62.

March 05, 2012

"The only thing in the movie that was correct was that there was a whorehouse," Kleffman said his aunt would often say.

Tina Strobos

Helped hide 100 Jews from Nazis

Tina Strobos, 91, who helped hide more than 100 Jews in her Amsterdam home during the Holocaust, died Feb. 27 at a retirement home in Rye, N.Y., her family said. She had cancer.

During the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands, Strobos and her mother took Jews into their Amsterdam rooming house and then led them to other hiding places. She also doctored passports for them and stashed guns stolen from the Germans.

Donna Cohen, director of the Holocaust and Human Rights Education Center in Purchase, N.Y., said none of the Jews whom Strobos helped were ever captured.

Born in Amsterdam in 1920, Strobos completed her medical degree after World War II and practiced psychiatry after coming to the United States in 1951.

Her name is inscribed at the Holocaust Memorial in Israel.

Terri Dial

Banker dubbed 'human cyclone'

Terri Dial, 62, whose work on the reshaping of Citigroup Inc. in 2008 culminated a three-decade banking career that made her a much-watched woman in business, died Tuesday at a Miami hospice, a family spokeswoman said. She had pancreatic cancer.

In 27 years at Wells Fargo & Co., Dial rose from teller to executive vice president and head of the San Francisco-based company's California banks and business banking. London-based Lloyds TSB Group hired her in 2005 to run its consumer banking. In 2008, as Vikram Pandit began assembling a new team to lead Citigroup from the ruins of financial crisis, he chose Dial to head its North American consumer banking unit.

Forbes magazine in 2009 included Dial on its annual list of the 100 most powerful women. On American Banker magazine's 2009 list of "women to watch," she was No. 10.

Dial, dubbed the "human cyclone," didn't shy away from being seen as a role model for women aiming for the boardroom.

"Women will work themselves to death in the belief that if they do more and more, that will get them ahead, when it isn't so," she told the Wall Street Journal in 2004 for an article on why some women find it a struggle to advance. "They think, 'If I do the work, my bosses will see it and reward me.'"

Instead, women need to engage in self-promotion, which they are reluctant to do, she said.

Dial stepped down from her Citigroup post in January 2010 and became a senior advisor.

Teresa Arlene Dial was born Oct. 30, 1949, in Miami. She earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Northwestern University in 1971.

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