Stories tagged: obituary
Tue., July 25, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s 4th wife and philanthropist, dies
Barbara Sinatra, the fourth wife of legendary singer Frank Sinatra and a prominent children’s advocate and philanthropist who raised millions of dollars to help abused children, died Tuesday at 90.
Tue., July 25, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
John Conley’s knack for a deal turned into colorful life as he built Spokane’s iconic White Elephant
As a teenager, John Conley built airstrips in the South Pacific during World War II. He came home to build one of the most iconic stores in Spokane.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 7:38 p.m.
Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101
John Kundla, the Hall of Fame coach who led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships, died Sunday. He was 101.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:10 p.m.
John Conley, founder of the White Elephant, dead at 90
John Conley, founder of the White Elephant and a highly regarded figure in Spokane community, has died. He was 90.
UPDATED: Sat., July 22, 2017, 10:45 p.m.
Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71
Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 71.
UPDATED: Thu., July 20, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41
Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dies at 41, Los Angeles County coroner says.
Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:40 p.m.
China cremates body of jailed Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo
China cremated the body of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, who died this week after a battle with liver cancer amid international criticism of Beijing for not letting …
UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 2:38 p.m.
Political prisoner, Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo dies at age 61
Imprisoned for all the seven years since he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Liu Xiaobo never renounced the pursuit of human rights in China, insisting on living a life …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
Paddington bear creator Michael Bond dies at 91
Ann-Janine Murtagh, executive publisher of HarperCollins Children’s Books, said Bond “will be forever remembered for his creation of the iconic Paddington, with his duffel coat and wellington boots, which touched …
UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
Fridirick Leboyer, whose light touch turned births into ‘nativities,’ dies at 98
It was somewhere around his 9,000th delivery that Fridirick Leboyer began questioning his methods and those of his colleagues – obstetricians who worked in noisy, brightly lit operating rooms and …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 11:07 a.m.
Helmut Kohl, Germany’s ‘chancellor of unity’ who was marred by corruption scandal, dies at 87
Helmut Kohl, the long-serving former chancellor whose life in the political limelight spanned the joyous zenith of German reunification and the shattering nadir of a corruption scandal, died Friday at …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 12:05 a.m.
Idaho folk singer and legend Rosalie Sorrels dies at age 83
Rosalie Sorrels – an Idaho singer, songwriter, storyteller and folk music legend with a career that spanned more than 50 years – died late Sunday night at her daughter Holly …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 1:29 p.m.
Sculptor of Seattle’s Lenin statue dies in Slovakia
Emil Venkov, the Bulgarian sculptor who created the statue of Vladimir Lenin that presides over the Seattle neighborhood of Fremont, died Friday at 79, according to his son Ivan.
UPDATED: Sat., June 10, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Walla Walla native Adam West, who played 1960s-era Batman, dies at 88
He initially chafed at being typecast after “Batman” went off the air after three seasons, but in later years he admitted he was pleased to have had a role in …
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017, 5:15 p.m.
Glenne Headly, star of ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,’ dead at 62
Headly was known from her performances in “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” co-starring alongside Michael Caine and Steve Martin; in “Mr. Holland’s Opus” with Richard Dreyfuss; and in Warren Beatty’s “Dick Tracy.”
Wed., June 7, 2017, 1:57 p.m.
Alabama toddler who was born without a nose dies at age 2
An Alabama toddler who drew worldwide attention after he was born without a nose has died.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 8:09 p.m.
Former major leaguer Jim Piersall dies at 87, Red Sox say
Former major leaguer Jim Piersall, who bared his soul about his struggles with mental illness in his book “Fear Strikes Out,” has died. He was 87.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 9:55 p.m.
Convicted former Auschwitz guard dies in Germany at 95
Reinhold Hanning, a former SS sergeant whose conviction last year on 170,000 counts of accessory to murder for serving as an Auschwitz guard was hailed as a long-overdue victory for …
UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 9:19 p.m.
Award-winning sports writer Frank Deford dies at 78
Frank Deford, the award-winning sports writer and commentator whose elegant reportage was a staple for years at Sports Illustrated and National Public Radio, has died. He was 78.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:53 p.m.
Jack and Dan’s founder Jack Stockton has died at 89
John H. “Jack” Stockton, who co-founded Jack and Dan’s tavern and whose son John would go on to the NBA hall of fame, died Saturday. He was 89 years old.
Thu., May 25, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
President Obama’s favorite college professor dies at age 69
A professor at Southern California’s Occidental College, who was credited by Barack Obama with sparking the future president’s interest in politics, has died at age 69.
UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 9:30 p.m.
Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell dies at age 52 in Detroit
Chris Cornell’s death Wednesday night stunned his family and his die-hard fans, who Cornell just performed for hours earlier at a show in Detroit. The city’s medical examiner said in …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 11:31 a.m.
Former Puyallup Mayor Donald Malloy passes away
Former Puyallup Mayor Donald Malloy passed away May 1 at age 84 following a battle with liver cancer. Malloy served on the Puyallup City Council for 20 years and was …
Sun., May 14, 2017, 7:58 p.m.
Former MLB umpire Steve Palermo dies at 67; shooting ended career
Mention the name of Steve Palermo around baseball and those who worked with him, knew him or had only heard of him usually bow their heads, lower their eyes and …
Wed., May 3, 2017, 1:40 p.m.
San Francisco archbishop who pushed to ban gay marriage dies
A retired San Francisco archbishop who helped lead a contentious and successful 2008 California ballot measure to ban gay marriage has died. He was 80.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
Director Jonathan Demme dies at 73
Oscar-winning director Jonathan Demme, 73, died Wednesday morning in New York City. Family sources say the cause of death was esophageal cancer and complications from heart disease.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 12:20 p.m.
Son of world’s oldest woman dies at 97 at home in Jamaica
The son of a woman believed to be the oldest person in the world has died at their home in Jamaica at the ripe old age of 97.
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9 p.m.
Robert W. Taylor, visionary in birth of personal computing and internet, dies at 85
In 1968, Robert W. Taylor made a prediction that would guide the course of computer science for decades to come. “In a few years,” he wrote, “men will be able …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane-born Clifton James, sheriff in two James Bond films, dies at 96
Clifton James, best known for his indelible portrayal of a southern sheriff in two James Bond films but who was most proud of his work on the stage, has died. …
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:47 p.m.
Guitarist J. Geils, who sang ‘Centerfold,’ dies at age 71
Musician J. Geils, founder of The J. Geils Band known for such peppy early 80s pop hits as “Love Stinks,” “Freeze Frame” and “Centerfold,” has died in his Massachusetts home …