Gordon BENEKE, 86
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP)- Gordon "Tex" BENEKE, a singer and sax player who took over the Glenn Miller Orchestra after the band leader's death during WWII, died Tuesday of respiratory arrest. He was 86. BENEKE died at the Assured Horizons rest home in nearby Costa Mesa, said the facility's owner, Sheryl THOMPSON. BENEKE joined the orchestra in 1938 and his sunny Southern voice helped make hits of Miller's "Chattanooga Choo Choo," " I Gotta Girl in Kalamazoo" and "Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree."