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Tuesday, October 15, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Daryl Benson Spokane Service for Daryl R. Benson, 53, is planned for 2 p.m. Monday at Riplinger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Terrace.

Host Of Prototypical Late Show Dies At 85

Jerry Lester, a host of the early ‘50s TV show “Broadway Open House,” the forerunner of the “Tonight Show,” died after a long illness. He was 85. “Broadway Open House,” …


Robert DeFrate Spokane Service for Robert A. DeFrate, 45, is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday at Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home. There will be private inurnment. Mr. DeFrate, who was born in …


Julian ‘Judd’ Empey Spokane

Retired City Official Dies

Fearn in 1979.


Marie Armstrong Spokane Service for Marie Armstrong, 95, will be at 11 a.m. today at Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home with burial at Fairmount Memorial Park.

Playwright Sidney Kingsley Dies

Playwright Sidney Kingsley, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1934 for the hospital drama “Men in White,” died Monday. He was 89. In 1943, he received the New York Drama …


James Lynch Spokane Service for James E. Lynch, 60, is planned for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Thornhill Valley Funeral Home. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery. Mr. Lynch, a 55-year …

Sports People

Former NFL quarterback Kenny Stabler was freed from jail in Pensacola, Fla. on a $250 bond after being arrested on a drunken driving charge… . Art Mollner, a …


Kathy Sprankle Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for Kathy Sprankle will be at 1 p.m. today at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens with …

Ayatollah Khomeini’s Son Dies

Ahmad Khomeini, son of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and an enigma in Iranian politics, died Friday. He was 50. Khomeini “left for heavenly abode today, plunging the nation into …

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Dies At 95

Albert Hackett, who won a Pulitzer Prize with his wife and collaborator, Frances Goodrich, for their play “The Diary of Anne Frank,” died Thursday. He was 95. During their long, …


Carol Adair Spokane

Survivor Of Gestapo Torture Is Dead At 82



Duane Perrigo Spokane


A. Edgar Langston Coeur d’Alene Memorial service for A. Edgar “Ed” Langston will begin at noon Friday at Yates Funeral Home, Coeur d’Alene.


Robert Baker Wenatchee Memorial service for Robert W. “Win” Baker, 76, is set for 2 p.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Wenatchee. Jones and Jones Funeral Directors of Wenatchee …

Former ‘Today’ Anchorman Dies At 79

Frank Blair, an anchorman on NBC’s “Today” show for 22 years, died at his home Tuesday at 79. The cause of death was not disclosed.

Sports People

Leon Day, 78, elected to the baseball Hall of Fame just six days earlier, died Monday in Baltimore… . Stan Van Gundy, fired after just 7 1/2 months …


Joseph Jerue Cheney Service for Joseph D. “Joe” Jerue, 67, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jerue’s Cheney Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens. A longtime …

Legendary Cyclist Dies

Alfred Goullet, a champion professional bicycle racer early in the century, died Saturday at a retirement home. He was 103.


Blaine Dalrymple Spokane


Anna Johnson Spokane Service for Anna C. Johnson, 82, is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Burial will be at Spokane Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Johnson, …

Prolific Publisher, Ian Ballantine, Dies

Ian Ballantine, a prolific publisher and one of the first to introduce inexpensive paperbacks to American readers, died of a heart attack Thursday at age 79. Ballantine and his wife, …


James Warn Spokane Memorial service for James L. Warn, 76, is set for noon today at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Private burial will precede at Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery. …


Howard Stingle Spokane Memorial service for Howard A. Stingle, 84, is set for 3 p.m. Saturday at Hamblen Park Presbyterian Church. Hazen and Jaeger Funeral Home is in charge of …


Josephine Johnston Coeur d’Alene Mass for Josephine E. Johnston, 92, is set for 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Coeur d’Alene. Burial will follow at the St. …

Teammates, Friends Mourn Steinmetzer

Coaches, friends and teammates were having a difficult time Tuesday understanding the death of former Eastern Washington University star defensive tackle Craig Steinmetzer, who apparently committed suicide in his Streeter …

Central Coach Gil Coleman Dies Of Cancer

Gil Coleman, the basketball coach at Central Washington for five years, died Monday night of complications of cancer. He was 38. University officials and family said Tuesday that Coleman died …


Roy Phillipy Spokane