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Wayne Fontana, Hitmaker With ‘The Game of Love,’ Dies at 74
Obits, Today

The song brought him and his British invasion band, The Mindbenders, a bit of success in the mid-1960s. Then he went solo, and the hits did not keep coming.

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Fay Chew Matsuda, Steward of Chinese Immigrant Legacy, Dies at 71
Obits, Today

A social worker turned preservationist, she directed the Museum of Chinese in America. “Sometimes it was literally dumpster-diving,” she said of rescuing artifacts.

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Col. Steven dePyssler, Who Aided Veterans’ Families, Dies at 101
Obits, Yesterday

He acquired everything from toilet paper to plane parts for Air Force squadrons. Later, he advised widows on their benefits. He died of the coronavirus.

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Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, Who Made the Talmud More Accessible, Dies at 83
Obits, Yesterday

He wrote more than 60 books, but his crowning achievement — he called it his hobby — was his 45-volume translation of a key Jewish text.

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Gloria DeNard, Who Educated Through Jazz, Is Dead at 93
Obits, Yesterday

She founded the East Harlem music school Manna House Workshops because, she said, “I wanted the people in the community to have a better feeling of self-worth.”

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Terry Cannon, Creator of an Alternative to Cooperstown, Dies at 66
Obits, Yesterday

His Baseball Reliquary collects quirky artifacts and honors people who wouldn’t ordinarily be elected to the more august Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Shirley Ann Grau, Writer Whose Focus Was the South, Dies at 91
Obits, August 8

In books like her novel “The Keepers of The House,” which won a Pulitzer Prize, Ms. Grau wrote unsparingly about race relations.

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Richard Lapointe, Exonerated in a Murder Case, Dies at 74
Obits, August 8

Advocates worked for decades to free him in the murder of his wife’s grandmother in Connecticut; in 2015 a court finally agreed.

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Robbie Waters, an Old-School Cop and Legislator, Dies at 84
Obits, August 8

A Sacramento fixture, Mr. Waters drove a 1932 Ford and crossed paths with Patty Hearst and Squeaky Fromme. He died of the coronavirus.

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Frances Allen, Who Helped Hardware Understand Software, Dies at 88
Obits, August 8

One of the few women in the computer industry in its early days, she paved the way for the efficient, lightning-fast apps of today.

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Bernard Bailyn, Eminent Historian of Early America, Dies at 97
Obits, August 7

On topic after topic he shifted the direction of scholarly inquiry, winning two Pulitzers and a Bancroft Prize for his innovative research and groundbreaking works.

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Brent Carver, Versatile Tony-Winning Actor, Dies at 68
Obits, August 7

He played Hamlet, the wizard Gandalf and Tevye in “Fiddler on the Roof.” But he was probably best known for “Kiss of the Spider Woman.”

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Sharon Williams, a Nurturer on the Police Force, Dies at 54
Obits, August 7

When Ms. Williams came across troubled young women while on the job in New Orleans, she saw them as potential “angels.” She died of Covid-19.

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Lorenzo Wilson Milam, Guru of Community Radio, Is Dead at 86
Obits, August 7

He helped start noncommercial stations in the 1960s and ’70s, offering an eclectic mix of music and talk. His goal: to change the world.

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Barbara Costikyan, New York Magazine Food Columnist, Dies at 91
Obits, August 7

Ms. Costikyan, who died of the coronavirus, once wrote that she couldn’t think about food “without thinking about the people who do it.”

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Brent Scowcroft, a Force on Foreign Policy for 40 Years, Dies at 95
Obits, August 7

He was a national security adviser to President Ford and the first President Bush and an influential voice in Washington for decades.

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Horace Clarke, Standout in a Dismal Yankee Era, Dies at 82
Obits, August 7

He was a solid, dependable player, but he had the misfortune of joining the Yankees just as they tumbled from greatness.

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Enrico Navarra, Art World Visionary, Is Dead at 67
Obits, August 6

As a gallerist and publisher, he championed artists who weren’t yet fully appreciated, notably Jean-Michel Basquiat.

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Diana Russell, Who Studied Violence Against Women, Dies at 81
Obits, August 6

She popularized the term “femicide,” to highlight the killing of women “because they are women” and to distinguish these killings from other homicides.

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Hawa Abdi, Doctor Who Aided Thousands in Somalia, Dies at 73
Obits, August 6

Dr. Abdi turned her family’s land into a hospital and camp that treated and supported legions of people displaced during a civil war.

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Doris Buffett, the Family’s ‘Retail Philanthropist,’ Dies at 92
Obits, August 5

Her younger brother, Warren, entrusted her with vetting requests after he announced his intention to donate nearly his entire fortune. “Warren loves to make money and I love to give it away,” she said.

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Doris Buffett, Her Family’s ‘Retail Philanthropist,’ Dies at 92
Business, August 5

Her younger brother, Warren, entrusted her with vetting requests after he announced his intention to donate nearly his entire fortune. “Warren loves to make money and I love to give it away,” she said.

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James Powers, Brooklyn Gallerist Who Nurtured Black Artists, Dies at 80
Obits, August 5

Openings at Mr. Powers’s Spiral Gallery on Vanderbilt Avenue were rollicking festivals of art and jazz featuring emerging artists from the neighborhood and beyond.

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Eric Bentley, Critic Who Provoked Lovers of Broadway, Dies at 103
Obits, August 5

Mr. Bentley, who was also a playwright, was an early champion of modern European drama in the 1940s but had little use for American plays.

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Pete Hamill, Quintessential New York Journalist, Dies at 85
Obits, August 5

He was a celebrated reporter and columnist, the top editor of The New York Post and The Daily News, and the author of numerous books.

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Helen Jones Woods, Member of an All-Female Jazz Group, Dies at 96
Obits, August 4

She played trombone in the multiracial International Sweethearts of Rhythm, but later put down her horn forever. She died of the coronavirus.

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Adam Max, Patron of Brooklyn Cultural Institutions, Dies at 62
Obits, August 3

He was chairman of the Brooklyn Academy of Music and a benefactor of St. Ann’s Warehouse. He and his wife also helped create a center for women’s history.

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Bernaldina José Pedro, Repository of Indigenous Culture, Dies at 75
Obits, August 3

Ms. Pedro was a leader of Brazil’s Macuxi people and carried a message of alarm for their fate to Pope Francis. She died of the novel coronavirus.

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Víctor Víctor, conocido por el éxito ‘Mesita de Noche’, muere a los 71 años
en Español, August 3

El cantante, compositor y productor también llevó clases de teatro, música y danza a comunidades desfavorecidas. Murió de COVID-19.

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John Eric Swing, a Filipino-American Community Builder, Dies at 48.
Obits, August 3

Mr. Swing was a catalyst in the Historic Filipinotown neighborhood of Los Angeles, a new center of food start-ups. He died of complications of the coronavirus.

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John Hume, Nobel Laureate for Work in Northern Ireland, Dies at 83
Obits, August 3

The politician’s campaign for peace was seen as a driving force behind an end to 25 years of sectarian conflict in the territory.

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Leon Fleisher, 92, Dies; Spellbinding Pianist Using One Hand or Two
Obits, August 2

Unable to use his right hand, he performed pieces written for left hand only, conducted and taught. Years later, he made a triumphant two-handed comeback.

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Wilford Brimley, ‘Cocoon’ Star and Quaker Oats Pitchman, Is Dead at 85
Obits, August 1

Recognizable by his walrus mustache, the actor specialized in playing cantankerous characters in “Absence of Malice,” “The Natural” and other films.

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Lady Red Couture, ‘Mother Hen’ of a Drag Scene, Dies at 43
Obits, August 1

A fixture in Los Angeles clubs who stood 7-foot-2 in heels, she also co-hosted the L.G.B.T.Q. talk show “Hey Qween!”

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Connie Culp, First Face Transplant Recipient in U.S., Dies at 57
Express, August 1

Her near-total transplant in 2008 was at the time the most complex one ever performed. She was the fourth patient in the world to undergo such a procedure.

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Víctor Víctor, Known for the Hit ‘Mesita de Noche,’ Dies at 71
Obits, August 1

A singer, songwriter and producer, Mr. Víctor also worked to bring theater, music and dance lessons to underprivileged communities. He died of Covid-19.

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James Silberman, Editor Who Nurtured Literary Careers, Dies at 93
Obits, August 1

At Random House and elsewhere, including his own Summit imprint, he worked with James Baldwin, Marilyn French, Hunter S. Thompson and many others.

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Dr. Eddie Negrón, a Physician Full of Fun, Is Dead at 69
Obits, August 1

Friends remember his jokes and his dancing as well as his medical care. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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Robert Gnaizda, Lawyer Who Fought for Social Justice, Dies at 83
Obits, August 1

He challenged redlining banks, employers who discriminated in hiring and, early in his career, Southern counties that thwarted Black voters.

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William English, Who Helped Build the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91
Obits, July 31

He was one of the computing pioneers who “showed what a computer interface could — and should — look like,” a colleague said.

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Alan Parker, Versatile Film Director, Is Dead at 76
Obits, July 31

“Midnight Express” and “Mississippi Burning” brought him Oscar nominations, and many of his other films, including “Fame,” were acclaimed.

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John McNamara, Red Sox Skipper in ’86 Series Loss, Dies at 88
Obits, July 31

He led six big league teams with some success, but he’s best remembered for questionable managerial moves in a crushing (for Boston) sixth game against the Mets.

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Dobby Dobson, Versatile Jamaican Singer and Songwriter, Dies at 78
Obits, July 31

Best known for his hit “I’m a Loving Pauper,” he was a significant figure in the evolution of Jamaican music. He died of the coronavirus.

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Malik B., Longtime Member of the Roots, Is Dead at 47
Obits, July 31

He brought his understatedly gritty lyrics and cadence to the band during its formative years. After he went solo, he dropped in on a few Roots albums.

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Ben Jipcho, a Runner Who Sacrificed Himself for a Teammate, Dies at 77
Obits, July 30

At the 1968 Summer Olympics, he set a blistering early pace in the 1,500-meter race to help his teammate beat the American Jim Ryun. Jipcho finished 10th.

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Martha Nierenberg, Entrepreneur Who Sought Art’s Return, Dies at 96
Obits, July 30

A co-founder of Dansk Designs, she fought to recover family masterpieces stolen by the Nazis when they invaded Hungary. The case, mired in a U.S. court, goes on.

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Waldemar Gonzalez, Social Worker Who Drew on His Own Hard Life, Dies at 72
Obits, July 30

Mr. Gonzalez grew up with an abusive father, and carried that pain into adulthood, before becoming ‘Dad 2.0.’ He died of the coronavirus.

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Hugh Freyer, Poker Player With the Discretion of a Banker, Dies at 86
Obits, July 30

A son of immigrants, he became a private banker in New York and was also devoted to helping recovering alcoholics. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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Herman Cain, Former C.E.O. and Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74
Express, July 30

Mr. Cain sought the 2012 Republican nomination and became an early supporter of Donald Trump’s 2016 bid. He had been hospitalized with the coronavirus.

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Lee Teng-hui, 97, Who Led Taiwan’s Turn to Democracy, Dies
Obits, July 30

Its first popularly elected president, he transformed a police state into a vibrant country while angering Beijing by insisting that Taiwan be treated as a sovereign state.

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Lou Henson, Final Four Coach With Two Schools, Dies at 88
Obits, July 29

A genial “old school” leader, he took New Mexico State and then Illinois deep into the N.C.A.A. tournament. In a 42-year career, he won close to 800 games.

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Renada McGuire, Resilient Home Health Aide, Dies at 39
Obits, July 29

She decided to work with adults with mental disabilities after giving birth to a child with challenges. She died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

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Joseph Kernan, Vietnam P.O.W. and Indiana Governor, Dies at 74
Obits, July 29

He spent 11 months in a North Vietnamese prison after his plane was downed. He was later a long-serving mayor of South Bend.

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Joseph Kernan, Vietnam P.O.W. and Indiana Governor, Dies at 74
Obits, July 29

He spent 11 months in a North Vietnamese prison after his plane was downed. He was later a long-serving mayor of South Bend. He died of Covid-19.

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Katherine Hoffman, ‘Eternal’ Florida State Figure, Dies at 105
Obits, July 29

From the 1930s to the 2010s, as a student, professor and distinguished alumna, she was a model citizen in support of the school. She died of Covid-19.

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Bent Fabric, Pianist and Composer Known for ‘Alley Cat,’ Dies at 95
Obits, July 29

A simple tune with an old-time feel, it could embed itself in the listener’s ear as if on a continuous loop. In 1962, it became a worldwide hit.

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Niels Lauersen, Fallen Fertility Doctor to the Stars, Dies at 84
Obits, July 28

He treated celebrities like Celine Dion and Foxy Brown before he was undone by malpractice suits and a prison sentence for insurance fraud.

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John Saxon, a Star of ‘Enter the Dragon,’ Is Dead at 83
Obits, July 28

A son of Brooklyn whose “smoldering” good looks got him to Hollywood, where he once starred with Marlon Brando and, by Mr. Saxon’s lights, outacted him.

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Reese Schonfeld, a Founder of CNN and Food Network, Dies at 88
Obits, July 28

He joined Ted Turner to create the Cable News Network and oversaw its growth before being fired. Afterward he was critical of how CNN had changed.

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Willie Doria, Spanish American Baseball Star in Texas, Dies at 96
Obits, July 28

Mr. Doria was also a World War II and Air Force veteran, and usher for the San Antonio Missions and Spurs. He died of Covid-19.

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Eddie Shack, Feisty Wing for Powerful Maple Leafs, Dies at 83
Obits, July 27

He helped Toronto win four Stanley Cups in the ’60s, his pugnacity earning love in Toronto (and, no surprise, hatred in rival Montreal).

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Darius Settles, Custom Suit-Designer to Ministers, Dies at 30
Obits, July 27

A son and grandson of Pentecostal ministers, he was at the time the youngest person in Nashville to die of the coronavirus.

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Kansai Yamamoto, Designer With Ziggy Stardust as a Client, Dies at 76
Obits, July 27

Unapologetically flamboyant, he shaped the look of David Bowie’s alter ego and also worked with Elton John and Stevie Wonder.

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Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac’s Founder, Is Dead at 73
Obits, July 26

One of England’s finest blues guitarists, he wrote most of the group’s early songs. But he left the group after taking LSD, saying he wanted to change his life.

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Mason Gaffney, Who Argued for Taxing Only Land, Dies at 96
Obits, July 26

He was at the forefront of a tax-policy movement based on the ideas of Henry George, which helped spark the Progressive movement in the 19th century.

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Olivia de Havilland, a Star of ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Dies at 104
Obits, July 26

She built an illustrious Hollywood career punctuated by a successful fight to loosen the studios’ grip on actors.

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Regis Philbin, TV’s Enduring Everyman, Dies at 88
Obits, July 25

With patience, determination and folksy, spontaneous wit, Mr. Philbin climbed to pre-eminence relatively late in life on talk and game shows.

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David Sackoff, 71, ‘Survivor’ Who Battled Mental Illness, Dies
Obits, July 25

He lived on the streets, in prison and in psychiatric facilities, but in the end achieved independence. He died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

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Milos Jakes, Czech Communist Leader, Is Dead at 97
Obits, July 25

In 1987 he was made general secretary of the country’s Communist Party. Two years later he was swept aside by reform.

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Richard Gelles, Scholar of Family Violence, Is Dead at 73
Obits, July 25

He believed in reuniting families even if parents had abused their children — until he saw how often that approach threatened children’s safety.

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Rene Carpenter, Astronaut’s Wife Who Broke NASA Mold, Dies at 92
Obits, July 24

The last living member of the Mercury 7 couples who helped define America’s early space program, she went on to become a writer and television host.

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Brad Watson, 64, Dies; His Southern Upbringing Animated His Books
Obits, July 24

In his acclaimed novels and short stories, most of them set in his native Mississippi, he wrote about characters who had to transcend difficult moments.

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Bruce Blair, Crusader for Nuclear Arms Control, Dies at 72
Obits, July 24

A former Minuteman launch officer, he sounded alarms about how easy it is to start a nuclear attack, and about the lack of safeguards.

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Marlene Sekaquaptewa, Hopi Tribal Leader and Quiltmaker, Dies at 79
Obits, July 24

She played a major role in Hopi Tribal government for decades while raising a large family. She was governor of the village of Bacavi when she died after testing positive for Covid-19.

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Nadine Taub, Early Leader in Women’s Rights Law, Dies at 77
Obits, July 24

Along with other feminist lawyers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ms. Taub made legal history in cases that argued that the Constitution protected women’s rights.

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Benjamin Mkapa, Ex-President of Tanzania, Dies at 81
Obits, July 24

Mr. Mkapa served two terms, from 1995 to 2005. The third president of his country since independence, he was the first democratically elected leader after its transition to multiparty politics.

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Anthony Terlato, Who Brought Pinot Grigio to the U.S., Dies at 86
Obits, July 23

In a 60-year career as a wine importer and marketer, he introduced Americans to lesser-known labels and shaped tastes.

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Keith Sonnier, Playful Sculptor in Neon, Dies at 78
Obits, July 23

He tweaked the solemnity of Post-Minimalism with a sense of poetry and fun, using functional everyday materials.

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Keith Sonnier, Who Sculpted With Neon, Dies at 78
Arts, July 23

In the wake with Minimalism, he infused his art with a sense of poetry and play.

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Juan Marsé, Who Wrote of Spain’s Dark Years, Is Dead at 87
Obits, July 23

His novels chronicled the difficult days after the Spanish Civil War. He was, his biographer, said, “the reference writer of the anti-Franco movement.”

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Samantha Hickey, Nurse With a Gift for Diagnosis, Dies at 45
Obits, July 23

Ms. Hickey trained dozens of junior colleagues and exercised rare skills as a diagnostician over more than 20 years as a nurse in southwestern Idaho. She died of Covid-19.

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Gerald Williams, Poet, Essayist and Editor, Dies at 85
Obits, July 23

Bronx-born and Boston-educated, he also worked as a translator in Paris and Amsterdam before settling in New York in the late 1960s. He died of Covid-19.

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Ronald L. Graham, Who Unlocked the Magic of Numbers, Dies at 84
Obits, July 23

He was pre-eminent in the field of discrete mathematics, coming up with “some really pretty cool stuff.” (He was also a world-class juggler.)

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Charles Evers, Businessman and Civil Rights Leader, Dies at 97
Obits, July 22

Galvanized by the assassination of his brother, Medgar, he helped transform Mississippi politics, running for Congress, becoming a mayor and gaining wide attention.

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Phyllis Somerville, Busy Stage and Screen Actress, Dies at 76
Obits, July 22

She specialized in supporting roles, including an attention-getting recurring character in “The Big C.”

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Constance Curry, 86, Ally in Civil Rights Fight and Author, Dies
Obits, July 22

She was a bridge between Black activists and white Southerners, worked for Andrew Young and chronicled a Black Mississippi family’s struggle against racism.

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Samantha Diaz, Florida Health Care Worker, Dies at 29
Obits, July 22

She left behind three children — two of whom have the novel coronavirus — in the care of her parents. “Our world came crashing down,” her mother said after Ms. Diaz died of Covid-19.

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Annie Ross, Jazz Vocalist of ‘Twisted’ Renown, Dies at 89
Obits, July 22

She rose to fame with the vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross and, after personal struggles, found success as both an actress and a cabaret mainstay.

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Andrew Mlangeni, Ally of Mandela in Anti-Apartheid Struggle, Dies at 95
Obits, July 22

He was a convicted co-defendant with Mr. Mandela at the Rivonia Trial of 1964, which exposed to the world the injustices of South Africa’s segregationist policies.

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Paul Fusco, Photographer on a Funeral Train, Dies at 89
Obits, July 21

The pictures he took after Robert Kennedy’s assassination are among his many photographs that captured the human side of important events.

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Dick Buerkle, Master of the Indoor Mile, Dies at 72
Obits, July 21

After running the 5,000 meters, Buerkle, a former Villanova walk-on, devoted himself to the mile and set a record. He regretted missing the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

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Cosmas Magaya, Musician and Teacher of African Traditions, Dies at 66
Obits, July 21

A virtuoso of the mbira, a plucked instrument, he shared his knowledge with the wider world to preserve wisdom handed down orally. He died of Covid-19.

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Zizi Jeanmaire, French Star of Ballet, Cabaret and Film, Dies at 96
Obits, July 21

She was celebrated for her artistic range, androgynous sexiness and husky-voiced charm.

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Nakotah LaRance, Acclaimed Native American Hoop Dancer, Dies at 30
Obits, July 19

A nine-time winner at the World Championship of Hoop Dance, he also performed with Cirque du Soleil.

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Gordon Bower, Inventive Memory Researcher, Is Dead at 87
Obits, July 19

In a long career at Stanford, he was known for elegant experiments that explored how we learn and how we remember.

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Luther Price, Experimental Artist and Filmmaker, Dies at 58
Obits, July 19

He explored family, sexuality and death, using found footage, emulsion scraps and dust bunnies as his medium. And he kept his real name a secret.

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Brigid Berlin, Socialite Who Joined Warhol’s World, Dies at 80
Obits, July 18

Born into privilege, she rejected her upbringing to become a fixture on the New York underground art scene of the 1960s and ’70s.

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Frans Nieuwendam, Who Knew Style and Had It, Dies at 60
Obits, July 18

He was a quiet force in fashion, though others knew him as the guy to try to impress on the rope line. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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John Lewis, Towering Figure of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 80
Obits, July 17

Images of his beating at Selma shocked the nation and led to swift passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act. He was later called the conscience of the Congress.

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Gabriella Tucci, 90, Dies; Italian Soprano and Met Opera Mainstay
Obits, July 17

Ms. Tucci’s voice had luster, and she brought refinement to her singing. She sang 20 roles at the Met, where her heyday was the 1960s.

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Flossie Wong-Staal, Who Unlocked Mystery of H.I.V., Dies at 73
Obits, July 17

A molecular biologist, she helped establish the virus as the cause of AIDS, then cloned it and took it apart to understand how it evades the immune system.

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Emily Howell Warner, Who Broke a Sky-High Glass Ceiling, Dies at 80
Obits, July 17

She was the first woman hired to command the cockpit for a major American airline on scheduled flights and the first woman to achieve the airline rank of captain.

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Brandis Kemp, Character Actress and ‘Fridays’ Original, Dies at 76
Obits, July 17

Ms. Kemp told comically gruesome fortunes on “Fridays” and made doctors’ lives miserable on “AfterMASH.” She died of a brain tumor and complications of Covid-19.

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C.T. Vivian, Martin Luther King’s Field General, Dies at 95
Obits, July 17

A disciplined advocate of nonviolence, he was on the front lines in the 1960s movement for racial justice.

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C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Leader, Is Dead at 95
Obits, July 17

A close associate of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was a disciplined advocate of nonviolence in the battle for racial justice.

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Christopher Dickey, Renowned Foreign Correspondent, Dies at 68
Obits, July 17

He reported from Paris and from war zones and published seven books, including a pained memoir about growing up with his father, the poet James Dickey.

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Eddie Gale, Deeply Spiritual Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 78
Obits, July 16

He drew notice in the 1960s for his provocative playing with Cecil Taylor and Sun Ra and on his own records. He later devoted most of his time to teaching.

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Joanna Cole, Who Imagined Fantastical Bus Rides, Dies at 75
Obits, July 16

Her “Magic School Bus” children’s books were wild, and wildly popular. They were also educational.

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Hillary Gregg, Line Cook at Top-Shelf Restaurants, Dies at 73
Obits, July 16

He was the Quilted Giraffe’s longtime “walking cookbook” and later cooked at another Manhattan restaurant, March. He died of Covid-19.

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David Kaiser, Rockefeller Heir Who Fought Exxon Mobil, Dies at 50
Obits, July 16

A great-great grandson of John D. Rockefeller, he steered one of his family’s philanthropies to a feisty stance on the oil giant’s role in climate change.

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Leonardo Villar, Venerated Brazilian Actor, Dies at 96
Obits, July 16

From telenovelas to a winner of the Palme d’Or, this member of Brazil’s cinematic royalty devoted himself entirely to his work.

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Rev. Vickey Gibbs, Activist in a Progressive Church, Dies at 57
Obits, July 15

Ms. Gibbs used her pulpit in Houston to treat broken parishioners in a broken social world. She died of the coronavirus.

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Molly Neptune Parker, Basket Maker and Tribal Elder, Dies at 81
Obits, July 15

Ms. Parker was the matriarch of four generations of basket makers and one of the first female lieutenant governors of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

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Blaine Kern, Architect of Lavish Mardi Gras Floats, Dies at 93
Obits, July 14

The work of Mr. Kern, known as “Mr. Mardi Gras,” has delighted visitors to Carnival in New Orleans for decades.

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Jay Riffe, Spearfishing King, Is Dead at 82
Obits, July 14

He became a champion in sport fishing while in his 20s and went on to found a leading company in the manufacture of spearfishing and diving gear.

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Abraham Vega, 48, ‘Peacemaking’ Texas Sheriff, Dies
Obits, July 14

Remarried, likely to win re-election in November, he was embarking on a second act when he died of the novel coronavirus.

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Thereza de Orléans e Bragança, Brazilian Society Doyenne, Dies at 91
Obits, July 14

Once called “the best dressed woman in Rio de Janeiro” by Life magazine, she was an “old money” style-setter in the 1950s and ’60s before marrying into Brazilian royalty.

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Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,’ Dies at 49
Obits, July 14

Mr. Imahara also worked behind the scenes on the “Matrix” sequels, among other films, and operated the robot R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” prequels.

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Grant Imahara, Engineer Who Co-Hosted ‘MythBusters,’ Dies at 49
Obits, July 14

Mr. Imahara also worked behind the scenes on the “Matrix” sequels, among other films, and operated the robot R2-D2 in the “Star Wars” prequels.

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Zindzi Mandela, Activist in South Africa and Ambassador, Dies at 59
Obits, July 13

She was ambassador to Denmark after years as a voice against apartheid (sometimes in poetry) alongside her parents, Nelson Mandela and Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

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Judy Dyble, Singer in Fairport Convention and Beyond, Dies at 71
Obits, July 13

Her crystalline soprano drew on folk tradition, but she also embraced psychedelia and progressive rock.

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Michael Lewis, Who Forged a New Life After Prison, Dies at 65
Obits, July 13

Mr. Lewis counseled newly released inmates on how to adjust to life on the outside, using a simple orange bag to make his point. He died from the coronavirus.

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Louis Colavecchio, Master Counterfeiter of Slot Machine Coins, Dies at 78
Express, July 13

Mr. Colavecchio, a former jewelry maker whose nickname was “The Coin,” crafted fakes so good that even officials had a hard time telling his coins from legitimate ones under a microscope.

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Jose Morón, Whose Metal Creations Adorned Chicago, Dies at 54
Obits, July 13

An immigrant from Mexico, Mr. Morón established a metalwork company and earned the loyalty of clients and employees. He has died of Covid-19.

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Daughter’s Obituary Blames Politicians for Arizona Man’s Virus Death
Express, July 13

Kristin Urquiza, writing about her father’s death, pointed the finger at how state and federal leaders have handled the coronavirus pandemic.

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Kelly Preston, ‘Jerry Maguire’ Star, Dies at 57
Obits, July 13

Ms. Preston, who was married to John Travolta, was known for her role in “Jerry Maguire” as the hardhearted fiancée of the Tom Cruise character.

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Marlo, a Rising Atlanta Rapper With Big Connections, Is Shot and Killed at 30
Culture, July 12

A local favorite who came up alongside Lil Baby and Migos, Marlo was found dead after a highway shooting on Saturday night.

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Marlo, a Rising Atlanta Rapper With Big Connections, Is Shot and Killed at 30
Culture, July 12

A local favorite who came up alongside Lil Baby and Migos, Marlo was found dead after a highway shooting on Saturday night.

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Rex Robles, Plotter of Philippine Coups, Is Dead at 77
Obits, July 12

He was seen as the chief theorist and propaganda expert of a group of ambitious military officers who worked to oust two presidents.

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Remembering the 100,000 Lives Lost to Coronavirus in America
Interactive, May 24

As the U.S. reached a grim milestone in the outbreak, The New York Times gathered names of the dead and memories of their lives from obituaries across the country.