Stories tagged: obituary
Tue., June 12, 2018, 12:16 p.m.
Real estate tycoon and cowboy extraordinaire James F. Cotter died as he lived, sowing confusion among the people he loved.
UPDATED: Sun., May 20, 2018, 6:50 p.m.
Dr. Linda Pall, a former Idaho politician, attorney and professor at Washington State University, has died at the age of 73 after battling varied illnesses, according to a statement by …
Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
Tom Wolfe, the white-suited wizard of “New Journalism” who exuberantly chronicled American culture from the Merry Pranksters through the space race before turning his satiric wit to such novels as …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:05 p.m.
A 114-year-old Pennsylvania woman who was the oldest person in the United States has died, according to a funeral home.
UPDATED: Tue., April 24, 2018, 4:39 p.m.
A musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC’s “Schoolhouse Rock” has died.
UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 10:26 p.m.
His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket …
Tue., April 17, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
Sam Hamill, a poet and translator and the founding editor of an independent publishing company in Washington state, has died. He was 74.
Mon., April 16, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series “Night Court,” was found dead …
Wed., April 11, 2018, 4:48 p.m.
Mitzi Shore, owner of the Los Angeles club the Comedy Store and one of the most influential figures in stand-up for more than four decades, has died. She was 87.
Sun., April 8, 2018, 8:41 p.m.
Actor and comedian Chuck McCann, who recorded the famous line “I’m cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs!” has died. He was 83.
Thu., April 5, 2018, 9:34 p.m.
Isao Takahata, co-founder of the prestigious Japanese animator Studio Ghibli that stuck to a hand-drawn “manga” look in the face of digital filmmaking, has died. He was 82.
UPDATED: Mon., April 2, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, an anti-apartheid activist in her own right whose reputation was sullied by scandal, has died. She was 81.
UPDATED: Sun., April 1, 2018, 4 p.m.
Former dictator Efrain Rios Montt, who seized power in a 1982 coup and presided over one of the bloodiest periods of Guatemala’s civil war in which soldiers waged a scorched-earth …
Wed., March 28, 2018, 4:14 p.m.
Johan van Hulst, Dutch schoolteacher who saved hundreds of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 107
Johan van Hulst, who was credited with saving more than 600 Jewish babies and children during World War II and, in 1972, was named Righteous Among the Nations by the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:05 p.m.
Linda Brown, the Kansas girl at the center of the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down racial segregation in schools, has died at age 76.
Thu., March 22, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
Frank Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home from heart disease, his family said in a statement to WCVB-TV. He was the first nationally syndicated Bozo the Clown.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:51 p.m.
BOSTON – A longtime Boston television personality and entertainer known for playing Bozo the Clown has died at age 89. WCVB-TV reports Frank Avruch died Tuesday at his Boston home …
UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, one of the world’s most well-known pediatricians and child development experts whose work helped explain what makes kids tick, has died at age 99.
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 10:09 p.m.
The civil rights lawyer Joaquin Avila, who for decades fought discrimination in the classroom, the work place and the voting booth with groundbreaking success, has died, according to the Mexican …
UPDATED: Mon., March 12, 2018, 9:35 p.m.
French couturier Hubert de Givenchy, a pioneer of ready-to-wear who designed Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” has died at the age of 91.
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 3:53 p.m.
William H.T. “Bucky” Bush, a wealthy investor and the brother and uncle of presidents, has died. He was 79.
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 1:41 p.m.
Bill Cosby’s 44-year-old daughter Ensa Cosby died Friday in Massachusetts from kidney disease, a spokesman for the comedian said Monday.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
Billy Graham, the most dominant American pastor of the second half of the 20th century, who lifted evangelism into the religious mainstream and through the power of his voice and …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, 4:42 p.m.
Hobbs compiled a 188-104-8 record with the Greyhounds football team, highlighted by three consecutive undefeated seasons. He was named the Inland Empire Coach of the Year in 1979 and was …
Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 11:21 a.m.
Maxwell made her Broadway debut as an understudy in the 1989 production of the musical “City of Angels.”
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 11:19 a.m.
Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia with his wife and performing partner of the last three decades Karon Kate Blackwell by his side, Allen’s spokeswoman Candi Cazau …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Sister Laura Michels, who served the Gonzaga University community in various capacities for nearly 30 years, including as chaplain for the baseball and women’s basketball teams, has died, according to …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 7:48 p.m.
Utah billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr., who overcame poverty to become one of the state’s most successful and powerful people, died Friday at age 80.
Tue., Jan. 30, 2018, 11:04 a.m.
Gene Sharp, a lifelong advocate of nonviolent resistance whose influence has been cited in social upheaval around the world, has died.
Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 10:13 a.m.
Ingvar Kamprad, the IKEA founder who turned a small-scale mail order business into a global furniture empire, has died at 91, the company said Sunday.