Obituaries

 
 
Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight, poses for a photo with the Mercury "Friendship 7" spacecraft during preflight activities at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S. before Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States on Feb. 20, 1962.

John Glenn, first American to orbit Earth, dies at 95

By Will Dunham, Reuters on Dec. 09, 2016, at 6:50 a.m.
John Glenn, who became one of the 20th century’s greatest explorers as the first American to orbit Earth and later as the world’s oldest astronaut, and who also had a long career as a U.S. senator, died in Ohio on Thursday at age 95.

Billy Chapin, child actor in ‘Night of the Hunter,’ dies at 72

By Seth Kelley, Reuters on Dec. 04, 2016, at 9:29 a.m.
Billy Chapin, a child actor known for his roles in “The Kid from Left Field” and “The Night of the Hunter” has died. He was 72.
Then Cuban President Fidel Castro smokes a cigar during a meeting of the National Assembly in Havana, Dec. 2, 1976.

Castro’s death spurs mix of mourning, celebration

By Carol J. Williams, Patrick J. McDonnell and Cecilia Sanchez, Los Angeles Times on Nov. 26, 2016, at 8:28 a.m.
The death was announced on Cuban state TV by Castro’s younger brother, Raul, who succeeded his sibling years ago as the country’s leader.
Actress Florence Henderson poses at the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group cocktail reception to celebrate the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in Beverly Hills, California, July 28, 2014.

‘Brady Bunch’ mom Florence Henderson dies aged 82

By Anh Do, Los Angeles Times on Nov. 25, 2016, at 6:22 a.m.
Veteran actress Florence Henderson, best known to a generation of baby boomers as all-American mother Carol Brady in the 1970s sitcom “The Brady Bunch,” has died aged 82.
Phyllis Austin

Phyllis Austin, environmental journalist, dies at 75

By Susan Sharon, Maine Public on Nov. 21, 2016, at 5:07 p.m.
“I think she probably wrote more stories about more conservation issues in Maine than anyone in history.”

Leon Russell, musician known for dynamic performances, dies at 74

By Bill Trott, Reuters on Nov. 14, 2016, at 6:43 a.m.
Leon Russell, who emerged in the ’70s as one of rock ’n’ roll’s most dynamic performers and songwriters after playing anonymously on dozens of pop hits as a much-in-demand studio pianist in the 1960s, died on Sunday at the age of 74, according to his website.
Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej arrives to preside over the unveiling ceremony for the King Rama VIII monument in Bangkok, June 9, 2012.

Thailand’s King Bhumibol, world’s longest reigning monarch, dies at 88

By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 8:18 a.m.
King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died peacefully Thursday, was the world’s longest-reigning monarch, credited with restoring the influence of Thailand’s royalty during 70 years on the throne and earning the devotion of many of his subjects.

Jack Greenberg, civil rights lawyer who helped argue Brown v. Board, dies at 91

By Gary Gately, The Washington Post on Oct. 13, 2016, at 6:53 a.m.
Many white people fought alongside African-Americans in the civil rights movement. But few made as vital and enduring an impact as Jack Greenberg.
Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda smiles as he speaks to Reuters during an interview at Akson Studio office in Warsaw, Aug. 13, 2013.

Oscar-winning Polish film director Andrzej Wajda dies at 90

By Marcin Goettig, Reuters on Oct. 10, 2016, at 11:53 a.m.
Film director Andrzej Wajda, best known for chronicling Poland’s struggle for democracy during half a century of communist rule, has died at the age of 90.

Curtis Roosevelt, grandson of a president, dies at 86

By Adam Bernstein, Washington Post on Sept. 30, 2016, at 8 a.m.
He died Sept. 26 at 86 at his home in Saint-Bonnet-du-Gard, France. The cause was an apparent heart attack, said Michele Slung, his literary executor.

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

By Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:31 a.m.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday at age 93, according to media reports late Tuesday night.
Bishop Robert P. Deeley of the Diocese of Portland (left) enjoys a moment with Archbishop Peter Leo Gerety during Gerety's 75th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood on June 29, 2014, in Totowa, New Jersey. Gerety, who served as bishop in Maine from 1969-74, died at the age of 104 on Tuesday, Sept. 20, in New Jersey.

World’s oldest Catholic bishop, who served in Maine, dies at age 104

By Laila Kearney, Reuters on Sept. 21, 2016, at 1:48 p.m.
The world’s oldest Roman Catholic bishop, who championed civil rights and encouraged women to take a more active role in the church, has died in New Jersey at age 104, church officials said Wednesday.

Dorothy Cann Hamilton, who opened a French cooking school in NYC, dies at 67

By Harrison Smith, The Washington Post on Sept. 20, 2016, at 9:41 a.m.
Edward Albee accepts applause from the audience after he was awarded his Lifetime Achievement Tony Award at the American Theatre Wing's 59th Annual Tony Awards show at Radio City Music Hall in New York, June 5, 2005.

Edward Albee, Pulitzer-winning playwright of modern masterpieces, dies at 88

By Nelson Pressley, Washington Post on Sept. 17, 2016, at 8:11 a.m.
Edward Albee, one of the most innovative playwrights of his generation whose raw, unnerving dramas — and even the few comedies — scraped at the veneer of American success and happiness, died Sept. 16 at his home in Montauk, New York. He was 88.

This beloved children’s author didn’t want a funeral — she said read to a child instead

By Elahe Izadi, The Washington Post on Sept. 08, 2016, at 7:10 a.m.
Anna Dewdney, the best-selling children’s author and illustrator behind the popular “Llama Llama” series, once wrote that “empathy is as important as literacy.”

Steven Hill, DA Adam Schiff on ‘Law & Order,’ dies at 94

By Carmel Dagan, Variety.com on Aug. 23, 2016, at 5:08 p.m.
Steven Hill played District Attorney Adam Schiff from the show’s first season in 1990 until 2000, when Hill resigned.

Richard Holland, who paired Buffett with Munger, dies at 95

By Laurence Arnold, Bloomberg on Aug. 11, 2016, at 3:56 p.m.
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John Saunders, longtime ESPN sports announcer, dies at 61

By Matt Schudel, The Washington Post on Aug. 10, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
John Saunders, a longtime ESPN sportscaster best known for his coverage of college basketball and hockey and as the host of the network’s weekly roundtable program, “The Sports Reporters,” has died.

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