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Guy Bedos, Who Made France Laugh at Itself, Is Dead at 85
Obits, Today

Inspired by Lenny Bruce, he spared no one in his bitingly satirical sketches while becoming a fixture of French movies and TV.

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Robert Ford Jr., an Early Force in Hip-Hop, Is Dead at 70
Obits, Today

He chronicled the scene when it was new, then went on to mentor some of its most important early figures, including Kurtis Blow and Russell Simmons.

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Louis Sheldon, Anti-Gay Minister With Political Clout, Dies at 85
Obits, Today

Founder of the Traditional Values Coalition, he railed against what he called the “homosexual agenda,” gaining the ear of national politicians.

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Charles Kleinberg, Muted Prosecutor With a Sharp Calculus, Dies at 71
Obits, Today

The more than 70 cases he tried in Brooklyn included the prosecution of a college dean accused of embezzlement and forced labor. He died of the coronavirus.

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Overlooked No More: Roberta Cowell, Trans Trailblazer, Pilot and Auto Racer
Obits, Today

Cowell is said to be the first woman known to undergo sex reassignment surgery in Britain. But after a splash in the 1950s, she withdrew from public life and died in obscurity.

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Bobby Morrow, Who Ran to Stardom at the 1956 Olympics, Dies at 84
Obits, Yesterday

With three gold medals in sprints in Melbourne, he matched what Jesse Owens had memorably accomplished 20 years earlier in Berlin.

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Dr. Bertram Brown, Mental Health Advocate, Is Dead at 89
Obits, Yesterday

In the 1960s and ’70s, as head of the National Institute of Mental Health, he was instrumental in improving programs for intellectually disabled Americans.

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Hecky Powell, Barbecue Master and Civic Leader, Dies at 71
Obits, Yesterday

From his restaurant in Evanston, Ill., he fed hungry students and the Chicago Bulls, and counseled high schoolers, mayors, a governor and a young Barack Obama.

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Vladimir Lopukhin, Who Held Key Post When U.S.S.R. Fell, Dies at 68
Obits, Yesterday

Mr. Lopukhin, who died of the novel coronavirus, was in charge of the energy ministry at a time of tumultuous change in Russia’s oil and gas industry.

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Jimmy Capps, Guitarist on Numerous Country Hits, Dies at 81
Obits, Yesterday

In addition to his prolific work as a studio musician, Mr. Capps was a member of the Grand Ole Opry’s house band for more than 50 years.

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Hutton Gibson, Extremist and Father of Mel Gibson, Dies at 101
Obits, Yesterday

His anti-Semitic, anti-Vatican views gained notoriety after his son directed the controversial film, “The Passion of the Christ.”

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John McCormack, a Nurturing Theater Producer, Dies at 61
Obits, Yesterday

Mr. McCormack, who died of coronavirus-related causes, lifted the careers of Off Broadway actors and playwrights, even as he remained elusive.

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Celine Fariala Mangaza, Congolese Heroine of Disabled People, Dies at 52
Obits, June 3

A survivor of polio, she created a place for disabled women to earn a little money, and find solidarity.

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Bruce Jay Friedman, 90, Author With a Darkly Comic Worldview, Dies
Obits, June 3

An unusual case in American letters, he moved easily between literature and pop culture, including movies like “Stir Crazy" and “Splash,” to great acclaim.

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Johnny Majors, 85, Winning Coach at Pittsburgh and Tennessee, Dies
Obits, June 3

A former star for Tennessee, he led Pitt to a national championship and coached the Volunteers for 16 seasons, only to be ousted after heart surgery.

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Charles Lippincott, Who Hyped ‘Star Wars,’ Is Dead at 80
Obits, June 3

In handling publicity for George Lucas’s 1977 blockbuster, he helped create a playbook for future science fiction movies.

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Angelo Rottoli, Italian Boxer and Man About Town, Dies at 61
Obits, June 3

A five-time Italian heavyweight champion, he was a well-known figure in his northern Italian town. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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Elsa Dorfman, Who Made Art With Giant Polaroids, Dies at 83
Obits, June 2

She used a 200-pound camera for her natural portraits of everyday subjects and celebrities — even while Polaroid, outpaced by technology, was fast going out of business.

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Robb Forman Dew, Novelist Who Wrote of Families, Dies at 73
Obits, June 2

Her well-regarded books chronicled day-to-day life, spurning fast-paced gimmicks in favor of carefully built portraits.

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Mary J. Wilson, Barrier-Smashing Zookeeper, Dies at 83
Obits, June 2

Ms. Wilson, who had the coronavirus, was the first African-American senior zookeeper at what is now the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore.

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Patricia Reed Scott, Who Cast New York as Hollywood East, Dies at 86
Obits, June 2

Working for two mayors, she re-established the city as the prime East Coast outpost for movie and TV production, clearing out traffic more than once.

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Federico Acerri, Who Answered Students’ Questions, Dies at 81
Obits, June 2

He was an information specialist in the Michigan school system. He was also an artist who went by the alias Mad Monk.

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Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74
Obits, June 2

A rock on the court known for his indefatigable rebounding, he helped turn the Baltimore Bullets around.

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Wes Unseld, Powerful Hall of Fame N.B.A. Center, Dies at 74
Obits, June 2

A rock on the court known for his indefatigable rebounding, he helped turn the Baltimore (later Washington) Bullets around.

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Ruben Varias Reyes, Diplomat Who Questioned Marcos Spending, Dies at 79
Obits, June 2

Assigned to the Philippine Embassy in London, Mr. Reyes challenged expenditures on items like Persian rugs, perfume and real estate.

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Pat Dye, Football Coach Who Elevated Auburn, Dies at 80
Obits, June 1

He reshaped the very architecture and culture of the Iron Bowl rivalry and led Auburn to four conference titles.

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Joel Revzen, Conductor and Music Festival Leader, Dies at 74
Obits, June 1

Mr. Revzen, who had the coronavirus, held posts with regional companies and was on the staff of the Metropolitan Opera.

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Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84
Obits, May 31

Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

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Christo, Artist Who Wrapped and Festooned on an Epic Scale, Dies at 84
Arts, May 31

Mountains, museums, bridges and Central Park were just some of what he used to make astonishing and popular art with his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude.

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Norman Lamm, 92, Dies; Rescued Yeshiva U. From Brink of Bankruptcy
Obits, May 31

He championed the idea that Orthodox Jews could maintain their faith while engaging with modern society.

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Benjamin Smalls, Jailhouse Lawyer and Prison Reformer, Dies at 72
Obits, May 31

To fellow inmates, he was known as the Elder Statesman, and his cell was cluttered with legal papers. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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Karen Blumenthal, 61, Dies; Journalist Turned Young-Adult Author
Obits, May 31

After many years at The Wall Street Journal, she began writing books about the social forces that gave rise to hot-button issues in American culture.

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Herb Stempel, Quiz Show Whistle-Blower, Is Dead at 93
Obits, May 31

After being instructed to give a wrong answer and lose to his golden-boy opponent, he played a key role in exposing a major television scandal.

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John Loengard, Life Photographer and Chronicler, Dies at 85
Obits, May 30

He shot compelling portraits of the Beatles, Georgia O’Keeffe and many others and celebrated photography, and Life magazine, in books.

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Sam Johnson, Congressman and Former P.O.W., Is Dead at 89
Obits, May 30

A much-decorated pilot held by the North Vietnamese for years, he would later criticize his fellow Republican Donald Trump for disparaging John McCain.

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Harold and Marion Wernig, Together Until the End, Die at 87 and 85
Obits, May 29

The Wernigs, married for 67 years, shared a “fierce” love. They died on the same day of the coronavirus.

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Bobby Digital Dies at 59; His Reggae Rhythms Spread Worldwide
Obits, May 29

The producer born Robert Dixon was responsible for hits like the Shabba Ranks song “Dem Bow,” which became a staple of global pop.

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Emma Amos, Painter Who Challenged Racism and Sexism, Dies at 83
Obits, May 29

Early in her career she created brightly colored scenes of black middle-class domestic life. Her later work was increasingly personal and experimental.

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Alberto Rottura, Stylist to Bold Face Names, Dies at 77
Obits, May 29

A teenage immigrant from Italy, he opened salons in Manhattan and cut the hair of Mayor Bloomberg of New York and other prominent people.

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John E. Randall, Ichthyologist Extraordinaire, Dies at 95
Obits, May 29

He swam the world’s oceans, identified hundreds of new fish species and named 834 of them.

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Gladys Cortes, ‘Miracle Baby’ Moved to Help Others, Dies at 48
Obits, May 29

Ms. Cortes came to New York from Puerto Rico and hoped to be an artist. She died of complications of Covid-19

One Hundred Thousand Lives
Podcasts, May 29

A dictionary collector. A wind chaser. A disco dancer. They are just a few of the more than 100,000 lost to the coronavirus in the U.S.

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Albert Krieger, a Bulldog of the Criminal Defense Bar, Dies at 96
Obits, May 28

His clients included John Gotti, Joseph Bonanno, Miami’s “cocaine cowboys” and the defendants in the Wounded Knee siege.

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Richard Herd, a Baffled Boss on ‘Seinfeld,’ Is Dead at 87
Obits, May 28

A busy character actor, he also appeared on several science-fiction shows, including “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” on which he played a Klingon.

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Margaret Maughan, Medal-Winning Wheelchair Athlete, Dies at 91
Obits, May 28

Paralyzed from the waist down, she won gold in archery and swimming at the first Paralympic Games in 1960 and became an advocate of sports as therapy.

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Carvel H. Moore, Who Found a Career in Bettering a City, Dies at 90
Obits, May 28

Ms. Moore, an early proponent of business improvement districts across New York City, died of complications of the coronavirus.

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William J. Small, Key Official During CBS News’s Heyday, Dies at 93
Obits, May 28

As the network’s Washington bureau chief, Mr. Small built a journalistic all-star team that included Dan Rather, Lesley Stahl and many others.

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Eduardo L. Gancayco, Who Kept Hospital Workers Fed, Dies at 62
Obits, May 28

He was a cafeteria manager at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, where he died of Covid-19, and a consummate host.

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Eduardo L. Gancayco, Who Kept Hospital Workers Fed, Dies at 62
Obits, May 28

He was a cafeteria manager at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan, where he died of Covid-19, and a consummate host.

Sam Johnson, Former P.O.W. and Long-Serving Texas Congressman, Dies at 89
Washington, May 27

Mr. Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades representing a Dallas-area district in Congress.

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Gabriel Bacquier, 95, Dies; Set Standard for French Baritones
Obits, May 27

He mastered both a broad range of opera roles and the art of the French song.

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Barbara Sher, 84, Dies; Prescribed Self-Help With a Dose of Humor
Obits, May 27

After lifting herself up, she poked fun at the motivational industry while promoting her own brand of self-fulfillment in workshops and popular books.

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Oliver Williamson, 87, Dies; Nobel Laureate Studied Organizations
Obits, May 27

He shared the 2009 award in economic science for his theories on how business decisions are made, work whose influence reached into various sectors of the economy.

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Steve Hann, Sidewalk Bookseller With a Brainy Following, Dies at 67
Obits, May 27

Mr. Hann, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus, drew customers from Columbia University and a NASA office to his folding tables covered with used books.

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Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84
Obits, May 27

He sought to shock the country into dealing with AIDS as a public-health emergency and foresaw that it could kill millions regardless of sexual orientation.

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Ravi Zacharias, Preacher Who Used Reason to Defend Faith, Dies at 74
Obits, May 27

He practiced an intellectual form of Christian theology called apologetics and sought to “connect the gospel with the life of the mind.”

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Nancy Stark Smith, a Founder of Contact Improvisation, Dies at 68
Obits, May 27

She helped develop and popularize a dance form that is both artful and athletic, focusing on touch, gravity and weight sharing.

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José María Galante, Dogged Pursuer of Justice for Franco’s Victims, Dies at 71
Obits, May 27

Despite an amnesty law, Mr. Galante continued to gather evidence and press for the prosecution of police officials. He died of Covid-19.

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Jimmy Cobb, Drummer on Miles Davis’s ‘Kind of Blue,’ Dies at 91
Obits, May 26

The last surviving member of that landmark album’s sextet, he was a master of understatement, propelling his bandmates with a quiet persistence.

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Anthony Bailey, Biographer With Restless Literary Spirit, Dies at 87
Obits, May 26

Mr. Bailey was a longtime New Yorker magazine writer who wrote about Rembrandt, J. M. W. Turner and other artists. He died from the novel coronavirus.

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John von Sternberg, Seller and Protector of Homes, Dies at 79
Obits, May 26

He was a pillar of the community in Mountain Lakes, N.J., a real estate agent and a 60-year volunteer firefighter. He fell victim to Covid-19.

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Stanley Ho, Who Turned Macau Into a Global Gambling Hub, Dies at 98
Obits, May 26

Mr. Ho led the tiny Chinese territory’s transformation into the world’s most lucrative gambling destination.

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Eddie Sutton, 84, Winning Basketball Coach at Four Schools, Dies
Obits, May 25

Recently elected to the Hall of Fame, he led Creighton, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oklahoma State to the N.C.A.A. tournament as he piled up 806 victories.

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Richard Anuszkiewicz, Whose Op Art Caught Eyes in the ’60s, Dies at 89
Obits, May 25

He was a pioneer in manipulating fundamental elements of art to create optical effects — and to make, as he put it, “something romantic out of a very, very mechanistic geometry.”

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Michael Halkias, Who Promised Wish Fulfillment at Banquet Hall, Dies at 82
Obits, May 24

His Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn hosted four decades’ worth of events, and he and his wife, Alice, made the hall’s commercials a late-night TV staple.

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Hana Kimura, Japanese Wrestler and Star of Netflix Series, Dies at 22
Express, May 24

She was featured on the reality series “Terrace House: Tokyo.’’

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Mory Kante, Million-Selling African Singer and Bandleader, Dies at 70
Obits, May 24

Incorporating electric instruments and elements of Western pop, he gave many Western listeners an accessible introduction to African music.

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Sal Capozucca, Rock Drummer with a Real Estate Gig, Dies at 65
Obits, May 24

He had a day job as a broker specializing in townhouses, but his heart belonged with his rock ’n’ roll drum set and his local band. He died of Covid-19.

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June Willenz, Champion of Women in the Military, Dies at 95
Obits, May 24

She didn’t serve in the military herself. But she saw the armed services denying equal benefits to female veterans, and she crusaded to make a difference.

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Sal Capozucca, Rock Drummer with a Real Estate Gig, Dies at 65
Obits, May 24

He had a day job as a real estate broker specializing in townhouses, but his heart belonged with his rock ’n’ roll drum set. He died of Covid-19.

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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.

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Rafael Leonardo Black, Solitary and Self-Trained Artist, Dies at 71
Obits, May 23

After laboring for years in his small Brooklyn apartment, he had his first New York gallery show when he was 64. He died from complications of Covid-19.

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John Macurdy, Stalwart Bass in Roles Large and Small, Dies at 91
Obits, May 23

During a 38-year career with the Metropolitan Opera, he sang 1,001 performances, drawing notice for his performances in Wagner, Verdi and Mozart.

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John Driscoll, Scholar, Art Dealer and Collector, Dies at 70
Obits, May 22

He purchased and expanded Babcock Galleries, New York’s oldest art seller, while building a renowned pottery collection. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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Marcel Ospel, Architect of the Swiss Bank UBS, Is Dead at 70
Obits, May 22

He built a global colossus that nearly toppled during the financial crisis of 2008, a plunge that required a bailout and led to his resignation.

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Phil May, British Rocker of Unbridled Energy, Is Dead at 75
Obits, May 22

Mr. May’s snarling vocals and rebellious persona helped make his band, the Pretty Things, an influential part of the 1960s British scene.

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Walter Dallas, ‘Heartbeat’ of Philadelphia Theater, Dies at 73
Obits, May 22

A man of many talents, he led Freedom Theater, one of the nation’s top African-American companies, for more than a decade.

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Jerry Sloan, Hall of Fame N.B.A. Guard and Coach, Dies at 78
Obits, May 22

An All-Star with the Bulls, he became an immensely successful coach, turning the Utah Jazz into a powerhouse and a postseason perennial.

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Lloyd Porter, Cafe Owner Who Found Joy in Everyone, Dies at 49
Obits, May 22

An actor transplanted from California, he and his wife opened Bread Stuy, a bakery and cafe that became a local gathering spot.

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Joel M. Reed, 86, Director of Horror Movies, Dies
Obits, May 22

He made the exploitation-splatter film “Blood Sucking Freaks,” which was widely reviled but achieved cult status. He died of the novel coronavirus.

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Rhody McCoy, Key Figure in New York’s School Wars, Dies at 97
Obits, May 21

He headed the Brooklyn district where teacher transfers in 1968 sparked a bitter, racially-charged dispute over union seniority and community control.

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Ronald Shurer II, Cited for Bravery in Afghanistan, Dies at 41
Obits, May 21

An Army medic, Staff Sergeant Shurer charged into heavy gunfire, saving fellow soldiers. He was awarded the Medal of Honor.

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Bernice Silver, Impish Puppeteer and Activist, Dies at 106
Obits, May 21

Trained in the political theater of the 1930s, Ms. Silver was a beloved figure in the puppetry, folk music and environmental worlds.

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Wilson Jerman, Longtime White House Butler, Dies at 91
Express, May 21

Mr. Jerman started working as a cleaner for President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1957 and retired in 2012 as an elevator operator for President Barack Obama.

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Abdullah al-Hamid, Saudi Dissident, Dies in Detention at 69
Obits, May 21

A tireless advocate for human rights and a thorn in the side of the monarchy, he spoke out for democratic reforms and was imprisoned seven times.

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Sally Rowley, Jewelry Maker and Freedom Rider, Dies at 88
Obits, May 21

She fought for civil rights, learned to fly and sold her art on the streets of San Francisco. She died of the novel coronavirus.

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Lucky Peterson, a Bluesman Since He Was a Boy, Dies at 55
Obits, May 21

He cut a record at 5 and went on to a steady if somewhat under-the-radar career as a backing musician and solo artist.

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Harold Blake, Loyal to Robert Moses Until the End, Dies at 91
Obits, May 21

He was executive assistant to that imperious urban planner when Mr. Moses headed the 1964-65 World’s Fair in New York. He was later an executive with the city’s bridge and tunnel authority.

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Susan Rothenberg, Acclaimed Figurative Painter, Dies at 75
Obits, May 21

Her raw renditions of horses and other figures breathed new life into painting when the genre was under siege in 1970s SoHo.

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René Buch, a Force in Spanish-Language Repertory Theater, Dies at 94
Obits, May 20

As a founder of the venerable Manhattan company Repertorio Español, Mr. Buch reimagined works both classic and contemporary.

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Rolf Hochhuth, Who Challenged a Pope’s Wartime Silence, Dies at 89
Obits, May 20

His play “The Deputy,” from 1963, took issue with Pius XII’s stance toward Nazi atrocities and caused a furor. “The theater,” Susan Sontag wrote, “is courtroom.”

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Else Blangsted, Who Fled the Nazis and Found a Hollywood Ending, Dies at 99
Obits, May 20

A top movie music editor who worked with Dave Grusin and Michel Legrand, she was haunted by the fate of her first child.

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Jorge Santana, Latin-Rock Guitarist, Is Dead at 68
Obits, May 20

He played guitar with the band Malo, whose Top 20 hit “Suavecito” became a staple of the genre. He also recorded and toured with his brother Carlos Santana.

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Francis Kennedy, War Hero and Restless Inventor, Dies at 95
Obits, May 20

After the violence in Korea, Mr. Kennedy sought to give something back to the world with his inventions. He succumbed to the novel coronavirus.

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Kamal Ahmed, Who Helped Bangladeshi-Americans, Dies at 69
Obits, May 20

He was a banquet server at a hotel near the United Nations and leader of the Bangladesh Society of New York.

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Leonard Levitt, Reporter Who Riled N.Y.P.D. Brass, Dies at 79
Obits, May 19

His newspaper column, books and blog sought to hold the police accountable, and his reporting reopened a murder case against a Kennedy cousin in Connecticut.

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Melford Henson, Construction Foreman, Dies at 65
Obits, May 19

Mr. Henson fell ill from the coronavirus only months before he was to be released from California’s prison system.

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Cécile Rol-Tanguy, French Resistance Fighter, Dies at 101
Obits, May 19

Passing through Nazi checkpoints in disguise, she carried machine guns and hand grenades to members of the underground.

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Nita Pippins, a Mother to AIDS Patients, Dies at 93
Obits, May 19

At 60, she moved to New York to care for her dying son. Instead of returning home, she dedicated herself to AIDS patients during the worst of the epidemic.

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Annie Glenn, Champion of Those With Speech Disorders, Dies at 100
Obits, May 19

Being an astronaut’s wife thrust her into the spotlight, but a stutter left her struggling for words until she found help.

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Michael McCaskey, Bears’ Boss in Their Glory Years, Dies at 76
Obits, May 19

He was a business professor when he took the reins from his grandfather George Halas, then led the team as it flourished in the 1980s, winning a Super Bowl.

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Yu Lihua, 90, Dies; Writer Spoke to ‘Rootless’ Chinese Émigrés
Obits, May 19

In her fiction she depicted “the struggle of Chinese immigrants in American society” — not the “Oriental exoticism” preferred by many publishers in the ’60s.

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Marie Pino, Navajo Teacher Who Educated Generations, Dies at 67
Obits, May 19

A well-known teacher, she was mourning the loss of her son to the virus when she tested positive. Then she died as well, adding to the Navajo Nation’s toll.

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Ken Osmond, the Troublemaker Eddie Haskell on ‘Beaver’, Dies at 76
Obits, May 18

He was the memorably two-faced friend of Wally Cleaver, a perfect young gentleman in front of parents, a perfect devil when the adults weren’t around.

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Conrad Ifill, a Caribbean Baker in Brooklyn, Dies at 81
Obits, May 18

His Conrad’s Famous Bakery produced breads and a nine rum fruit cake that reminded West Indians of home. He fell victim to the novel coronavirus.

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Cleon and Leon Boyd, Vermont Twins Tied to the Land, Die at 64
Obits, May 18

They boiled sap at the family farm, groomed the ski slopes and played country music. The brothers died of the novel coronavirus, which also sickened many in their extended family.

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Gene Rossides, 92, Dies; Led Columbia to Historic Upset of Army
Obits, May 18

A star quarterback, he helped snap West Point’s 32-game unbeaten streak in 1947. Instead of the N.F.L., he became a lawyer and served two presidents.

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Michel Piccoli, Star of French Stage and Screen, Dies at 94
Obits, May 18

A storied actor, he starred opposite Brigitte Bardot and Catherine Deneuve and worked with many of the giants of European filmmaking.

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Frances Goldin, a Crusader for the Lower East Side, Dies at 95
Obits, May 18

A neighborhood preservationist, she had significant victories as a protester, provocateur and voice for lost causes.

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S. David Freeman, 94, Tireless Advocate for Clean Energy, Dies
Obits, May 17

A folksy but forceful “Green Cowboy,” he helped shape energy policy in the White House and at local utilities for seven decades.

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Phyllis George, Trailblazing Sportscaster, Is Dead at 70
Obits, May 16

Four years after being crowned Miss America, she became a celebrity, and drew criticism, as a co-host of the CBS show “The NFL Today.”

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Lynn Shelton, Director of Intimate Comic Dramas, Dies at 54
Culture, May 16

She got a late start on her filmmaking career but won acclaim for a freewheeling style that made room for contributions from actors like Marc Maron, who survives her.

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Astrid Kirchherr, Who Helped Create the Beatles’ Image, Dies at 81
Obits, May 16

The stark black-and-white photographs she took of the group in Hamburg, Germany, before the musicians were famous captured both their toughness and their sensitivity.

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Fred Willard, Who Played Characters ‘Gloriously Out of Their Depth,’ Dies at 86
Obits, May 16

He was nominated for Emmys for his roles on “Modern Family” and “Everybody Loves Raymond,” and was a frequent collaborator with the director Christopher Guest.

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David Carter, a Historian of Stonewall, Is Dead at 67
Obits, May 16

His research into the 1969 uprising that was a turning point in the gay rights movement helped get the site of that uprising recognized as a landmark.

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Peter Brancazio, Who Explored the Physics of Sports, Dies at 81
Obits, May 16

He used science to demystify the myths of rising fastballs and Michael Jordan’s seemingly long hang time. He died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

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Tendol Gyalzur, Refugee Who Founded Orphanages in Tibet, Dies
Obits, May 15

After losing her parents during the failed 1959 Tibetan uprising, she fled to India, became a nurse in Germany and later worked with the Chinese government to aid needy children in her homeland.

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Louis Delsarte, a Muralist of the Black Experience, Dies at 75
Obits, May 15

His paintings and murals rendered the Harlem Renaissance, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Brooklyn neighbors in stunning color.

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Ty, British Rapper Who Bridged Generations and Genres, Dies at 47
Obits, May 15

His sound didn’t fit neatly into any hip-hop archetypes, and he pushed to make room for unconventional voices.

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Gil Loescher, 75, Refugees Expert Who Survived Iraq Bombing, Dies
Obits, May 15

He lost his legs in a 2003 suicide attack but continued his scholarship and field work on behalf of the world’s displaced.

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S. Roger Horchow, Retailer Turned Broadway Producer, Dies at 91
Obits, May 15

He built a luxury catalog business, then sold it and used the proceeds to mount the Tony-winning hit musical “Crazy for You.”

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Antonio González Pacheco, Accused Policeman in Franco’s Spain, Dies at 73
Obits, May 15

Mr. González Pacheco was charged with torturing opponents of the Franco dictatorship but never stood trial. Reports said he died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

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Bob Watson, Baseball’s First Black General Manager, Dies at 74
Obits, May 15

A former major leaguer, he shattered a racial barrier in 1994 with the Houston Astros. Two years later, he was the Yankees’ G.M. as New York began a championship run.

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Nick Kotz, Crusading Journalist and Author, Dies at 87
Obits, May 15

He won a Pulitzer Prize for exposing unsafe conditions in meatpacking plants. He also wrote about hunger in America and the politics of the B-1 bomber.

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Ralph W. McGehee, Agent Who Exposed the C.I.A., Dies at 92
Obits, May 14

A crisis of conscience in Vietnam led him to conclude that the agency was “a malevolent force” and to lay it bare in a memoir, “Deadly Deceits.”

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Martin Lovett, Last Living Member of the Amadeus Quartet, Dies at 93
Obits, May 14

Mr. Lovett played cello in the celebrated ensemble, which performed together for 40 years. He died of complications of the novel coronavirus.

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Richard Gilder, Donor to Parks, Museum and History, Dies at 87
Obits, May 14

A successful investor, he was a major benefactor of Central Park, the New-York Historical Society and the Museum of Natural History.

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Jerzy Glowczewski, Polish Pilot in a Spitfire, Dies at 97
Obits, May 14

He fled Warsaw when the Nazis invaded, flew 100 combat missions, and made a life as an architect in Poland, Egypt and the United States. He died of the coronavirus in New York.

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Jonathan Adewumi, Who Made Everyone Feel at Home, Dies at 57
Obits, May 14

Proud of his Nigerian heritage, he brought Africa to New York and, at his Brooklyn restaurant, united a community.

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Mike Storen, 84, Dies; Ran a Basketball League and Three Teams
Obits, May 13

He was commissioner of the upstart American Basketball Association and built the Indiana Pacers and the Kentucky Colonels into champions.

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Thomas Sokolowski, 70, Dies; Put Art in the Service of AIDS Activism
Obits, May 13

The longtime director of the Andy Warhol Museum, he used his position as a museum professional to connect the art world and the gay community.

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Joel Kupperman, Scarred by Success as a ‘Quiz Kid,’ Dies at 83
Obits, May 13

As a philosophy professor in adulthood, he would not speak of the World War II-era radio show (later on TV) that had made him famous and left him embittered.

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Michael Armstrong, Who Published a Local Brooklyn Paper, Dies at 79
Obits, May 13

Active in politics, he was best known as publisher of The Phoenix Newspaper. He and his wife, Dnynia Armstrong, 80, died of the coronavirus a month apart.

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Carolyn Reidy, the Head of Simon & Schuster, Is Dead at 71
Obits, May 12

Taking the helm in 2008, she steered the publishing house, one of the Big Five, through a deep recession and a digital revolution.

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Aimee Stephens, Plaintiff in Transgender Case, Dies at 59
Express, May 12

Ms. Stephens was fired from her job after she announced that she would live as a woman. Her complaint is now before the Supreme Court.

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Dr. Julie Butler, Vet Who Cared for Harlem and Its Pets, Dies at 62
Obits, May 12

She owned and operated the 145th Street Animal Hospital and lived by the principle that “if you have it to give, you give,” caring for animals and opening her home to friends in need.

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Ann McBride Norton, First Woman to Run Common Cause, Dies at 75
Obits, May 12

In leading a watchdog group, she championed campaign finance reform. John McCain called her “our general and our strategist” in pushing that fight in Congress.

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Richard Fenno, Who Studied Congress Close Up, Dies at 93
Obits, May 12

His books broke new ground in political science, emphasizing politicians’ interactions not in Washington but in their home districts.

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Edith Richemond, a Haitian Bootstrap Success Story, Dies at 88
Obits, May 12

With an 8th-grade education, she emigrated to Brooklyn, where she invested her savings in real estate, rented out apartments and ran two laundromats.

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‘Double Rainbow Guy’ Paul Vasquez Is Dead at 57
Styles, May 12

His unbridled joy at the sight of two concentric rainbows made him a YouTube star.

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Georgianna Glose, a Nun and Activist for the Poor, Dies at 73
Obits, May 12

Sister Glose, who died from complications of the novel coronavirus, ran a nonprofit in Brooklyn and was a whistle-blower in a sex abuse scandal.

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Robert May, an Uncontainable ‘Big Picture’ Scientist, Dies at 84
Obits, May 11

Trained as a physicist, he applied simple mathematical models to complex phenomena in ecology, epidemiology and financial systems.

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Barbara Babcock, a Force for Women in the Law, Dies at 81
Obits, May 11

She helped Ruth Bader Ginsburg win a federal judgeship. “I would not hold the good job I have today were it not for Barbara,” Justice Ginsburg said.

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Jerry Stiller, Comedian With Enduring Appeal, Is Dead at 92
Obits, May 11

In the 1960s, he and his wife, Anne Meara, found success as a comedy team. In the 1990s, he found it again as Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld.”

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Jerry Stiller, Comedian With Enduring Appeal, Is Dead at 92
Obits, May 11

In the 1960s, he and his wife, Anne Meara, found success as a comedy team. In the 1990s, he found it again as Frank Costanza on “Seinfeld.”

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Jaquelin Taylor Robertson, Architect and Passionate Urbanist, Dies at 87
Obits, May 10

Devoted to classical architecture, he was equally committed to design that benefits city life and helped establish a New York agency to promote it.

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Betty Wright, Soul Singer Who Mentored a New Generation, Dies at 66
Culture, May 10

She had her first hit, “Clean Up Woman,” when she was only 17 and became a key player in the Miami funk sound of the 1970s.

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Thomas Reppetto, Crime Watchdog and Historian, Is Dead at 88
Obits, May 10

A former police officer with a Harvard Ph.D., he brought a street cop’s experience and a scholarly perspective to the Citizens Crime Commission in New York.

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Jimmy Glenn, Ex-Boxer Whose Times Square Bar Endures, Dies at 89
Obits, May 9

A fighter, trainer, cutman and manager, he once owned both a bar and a gym. Only the bar survives. He died of coronavirus complications.

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Andre Harrell, Executive Who Bridged Hip-Hop and R&B, Dies at 59
Obits, May 9

He founded the influential label Uptown Records and gave a first break to Sean Combs, who would go on to become one of hip-hop’s signature moguls.