April 4, 2021


My wife’s father left her a home and money in a trust. This subsidizes our lifestyle. What happens to me if she dies?

Dear Quentin,

I live in Pennsylvania. Four years ago, my father-in-law died, leaving a trust for my wife and her two sisters. They each received a vacation home in a trust under will. My wife and I rent our home out, and the income is used toward paying for our current home and expenses. We up-sized after receiving the trust rental.

My wife has no will, and has not named me as her successor trustee in the event of her death. Neither of us has children. The income has been used jointly since receipt of the trust property. The funds

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Dominion’s Tom Farrell dies one day after retiring

Richmond-based Fortune 500 utility’s longtime leader was battling cancer

Kate Andrews


Richard Foster

Thomas Farrell

Thomas F. Farrell II, the longtime chairman, president and CEO of Dominion Energy Inc., died Friday, one day after retiring as the Richmond-based Fortune 500 utility’s executive chair and top leader. Farrell, 66, was battling cancer, according to an announcement from Dominion.

“Tom was a peerless mentor and outstanding leader who sought to find innovative solutions to challenges at Dominion Energy, in the utility industry and in the community he called home,” Robert M. Blue, who succeeded Farrell in

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Donnell Poke, personal trainer and newlywed, dies at 33


After leaving her abusive ex-husband and restarting her life in Kansas City, Mel Denton was crippled by fear. She wanted the means to defend herself if anyone ever tried to hit her in the face or grab her by the hair again.

Donnell Poke offered to help. He trained her in self defense and mixed martial arts. And he did so free of charge.

“He helped me so much find my confidence and strength and just be able to get back out into the world without constantly having fear,” said Denton, who quickly developed a close friendship with Poke and

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Long-time Tucson business development leader, Ellen Kirton, dies | Business News

Ellen Kirton helped Tucson entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses. She’s shown with one of her clients, Ray Montoya of Engineering and Environmental Consultants, in 2015.

Ellen Kirton, longtime director of the Pima Community College Small Business Development Center, died Sunday after complications from an illness.

After a long career in banking, Kirton became director of the Pima County SBDC in 2012.

The SBDC joined Pima Community College’s Workforce Development Division in 2016.

“Through her work assisting and inspiring entrepreneurs in starting, growing and expanding their small businesses, Ellen created a lasting economic

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Steven Campbell, small business champion and outspoken critic, dies at 71

Steven Campbell, a Riverside resident whose property holdings in Brookfield made him an influential figure who commanded respect and admiration from other business owners and his tenants for his generosity while simultaneously irritating and exasperating local officials for battling them relentlessly over property issues large and small, died Feb. 27 at his Riverside home of natural causes. He was 71 years old.

Raised in LaGrange and a graduate of Lyons Township High School, Campbell by the 1980s had established a shop called Coachworks on Ogden Avenue, restoring high-end automobiles.

He would increasingly turn to buying commercial property along Brookfield’s main

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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson dies at 62 after battle with cancer

Arne Sorenson, the president and CEO of Marriott, the world’s largest hotel chain, died Monday, the hotel giant announced Tuesday morning. He was 62.

The company said in 2019 that Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and this month it announced he would be taking a step back from his regular schedule to “facilitate more demanding treatment.”

Sorenson was just the third CEO in Marriott’s history, taking the helm in 2012 — and the first not to have Marriott as a last name. The company was founded in 1927 by John Willard Marriott, and it is currently led by

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