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Bui Tin, Colonel Who Accepted South Vietnam’s Surrender, Dies at 90
Obits, Yesterday

He had a prominent role in the Vietnam War’s final moments, but he later fled the country and became an unlikely critic of its ruling Communist Party.

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V.S. Naipaul, Who Explored Colonialism Through Unsparing Books, Dies at 85
Obits, August 11

Mr. Naipaul, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2001, wrote about the liberation movements that swept across Africa and the Caribbean, where he was born.

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Anya Krugovoy Silver, Poetic Voice on Mortality, Dies at 49
Obits, August 10

“My joy exists with pain,” Ms. Silver wrote. Her poems moved in a new direction after she received a diagnosis of breast cancer in 2004.

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Arvonne Fraser, Who Spoke Out on Women’s Issues, Dies at 92
Obits, August 10

Whether in her home state of Minnesota or in Washington, Ms. Fraser urged women to fight for their rights.

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Patrick Williams, 79, Composer as Heard on TV (and Beyond), Is Dead
Obits, August 9

Mr. Williams, whose approach blended jazz, classical and pop elements, provided music for film, television and his own award-winning records.

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A.W. Richard Sipe, a Leading Expert on Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 85
Obits, August 9

Mr. Sipe spent decades researching priestly celibacy and the roots of the sexual abuse of minors by clergymen. He became a powerful advocate for victims.

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Burt Britton, a Book Lover if Ever There Was One, Dies at 84
Obits, August 9

He had intimate knowledge of every shelf at the Strand, was a partner in another bookstore and, when not reading, collected celebrities’ self portraits.

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Anita Miller, Who Battled John Cheever’s Family, Dies at 91
Obits, August 9

An author and publisher with an eclectic bent, she was a founder of Academy Chicago, which sold feminist, mystery, literary and children’s books.

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Takeshi Onaga, Critic of U.S. Bases as Okinawa Governor, Dies at 67
Obits, August 9

A conservative who defied Japan’s ruling party, he opposed not just the relocation of a Marine base on the island but the entire American military presence there.

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Jarrod Lyle, Golfer Who Played On Despite Cancer, Dies at 36
Obits, August 9

An Australian who competed in more than 120 P.G.A. tournaments, he was recognized for his persistence in returning to golf after bouts with leukemia.

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Lorrie Collins, Dynamic Rockabilly Singer, Is Dead at 76
Obits, August 8

Ms. Collins and her brother, Larry, billed as the Collins Kids, were stars before they were teenagers, regularly featured on television variety shows.

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Richard Jarecki, Doctor Who Conquered Roulette, Dies at 86
Obits, August 8

He found a million-dollar edge by closely observing and identifying slight biases in roulette wheels, becoming “a menace to every casino in Europe.”

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Dr. Robert Newman, Apostle of Methadone Treatment, Dies at 80
Obits, August 8

Since 1970, when he established a major treatment program in New York, Dr. Newman emerged as a global expert on opioid addiction.

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Glen Roven, Emmy-Winning Composer and Conductor, Dies at 60
Obits, August 8

With little formal training, he made his debut on Broadway when he was 19 and became a prolific presence on TV and in concert halls around the world.

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Alan Rabinowitz, Conservationist of Wild Cats, Dies at 64
Obits, August 8

Mr. Rabinowitz made it his life’s mission to preserve lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs after childhood encounters with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo

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Stan Mikita, 78, Dies; Hockey Hall of Famer Lifted Blackhawks
Obits, August 7

The N.H.L.’s first Czech-born player and a nine-time All-Star, he teamed with Bobby Hull to revive a floundering Chicago franchise in the 1960s.

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Robert Silman, Engineer Who Saved Fallingwater, Dies at 83
Obits, August 7

He was involved in many major restoration and salvation projects, including Carnegie Hall, the Ellis Island museum and the World Trade Center staircase.

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Tony Bullimore, Saved in Dramatic Ocean Rescue, Dies at 79
Obits, August 7

In 1997, he spent four days in an air pocket of his overturned boat after encountering a storm during an around-the-world race.

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Margaret Heckler, Lawmaker and Reagan Health Secretary, Dies at 87
Obits, August 6

She championed women’s rights in Congress and ran the Department of Health and Human Services until she was forced out and appointed ambassador to Ireland.

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Paul Laxalt, Senator From Nevada and Reagan Confidant, Dies at 96
Obits, August 6

Known for a firm conservatism conveyed courteously, Mr. Laxalt developed a relationship with Ronald Reagan when they were governors of neighboring states.

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Antonio Dias, Brazilian Artist Who Poked the Generals, Dies at 74
Obits, August 6

Mr. Dias took aim at the 1960s ruling junta with trenchant works of bright colors, graphic immediacy and world weariness. He later went into exile.

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Amy Meselson, Lawyer Who Defended Young Immigrants, Dies at 46
Obits, August 6

She intervened to save an 18-year-old Senegalese student who had won a prize for robotics in East Harlem but was facing deportation.

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Joël Robuchon, a French Chef Festooned With Stars, Is Dead at 73
Obits, August 6

Classically trained but always inventive, he dazzled the culinary world, sweeping up Michelin stars wherever he set foot with a new restaurant.

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Charlotte Rae of ‘The Facts of Life’ and ‘Diff’rent Strokes’ Dies at 92
Obits, August 6

A fixture on Broadway and television for six decades, the actress found her greatest success as a warmhearted, wisecracking housemother in two sitcoms.

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H.F. Lenfest, Philanthropist and Owner of Philadelphia’s Newspapers, Dies at 88
Express, August 5

Mr. Lenfest made $1 billion in the cable industry and gave most of it away to arts, education and journalism institutions.

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Tomasz Stanko, Ruminative Jazz Trumpeter, Dies at 76
Obits, August 5

A bandleader who played with a melancholic air, he was Poland’s leading jazz musician, honored across Europe and included in a Smithsonian anthology.

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Winston Ntshona, Tony-Winning South African Actor, Dies at 76
Obits, August 5

After a Broadway run, Mr. Ntshona was jailed in his home country for performing in a play he had written with Athol Fugard and the actor John Kani.

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Nancy Tuckerman, 89, Trusted Aide of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies
National, August 5

An old friend, she was White House social secretary in tragic times, then continued to advise the family for decades, after Mrs. Kennedy became Mrs. Onassis.

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Douglas Grindstaff, ‘Star Trek’ Sound Whiz, Dies at 87
Obits, August 3

He helped create the beeps, clinks and whooshes of the original 1960s series on his way to an Emmy-winning career.

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Patricia Hermes, Whose Children’s Books Had Serious Side, Dies at 82
Obits, August 3

No fairy tales, thank you: Her many books dealt with death, war, slavery and other harsh realities and looked at history from contrasting viewpoints.

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Mary Carlisle, Depression-Era Movie Ingénue, Is Dead at 104
Culture, August 3

Discovered at 14 in a Hollywood commissary, she went on to appear in 50 movies, including three with Bing Crosby, and was a darling of the press.

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Christopher Gibbs, Avatar of ‘Swinging London,’ Dies at 80
Foreign, August 3

An antiques dealer and arbiter of eclectic taste, he popularized the 1960s Peacock Revolution in fashion and “distressed bohemian” in interior design.

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Rick Genest, Tattooed Model Known as Zombie Boy, Dies at 32
Culture, August 3

Mr. Genest, whose tattoos covered his entire body, participated in the 2011 Lady Gaga music video “Born This Way.”

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Art Lee, Fly-Fishing Virtuoso and Writer, Dies at 76
National, August 3

Mr. Lee was a Catskills fixture whose reputation as an angler spread far and wide. He once took Jimmy Carter fishing and wrote a whole book on a knot.

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Betty Miles, Whose Children’s Books Tackled Sexism, Dies at 90
Obits, August 2

As a woman of the 1950s, she said, she felt “presumptuous” about wanting a writing career, but overcame her qualms to carve out a successful one.

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Michael Sheehan, Prescient Counterterrorism Expert, Dies at 63
Obits, August 2

Mr. Sheehan was said to have urged the Clinton White House in 1998 to focus on thwarting Osama bin Laden. His warning, an official said, went unheeded.

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Jacques Wirtz, Innovative Landscape Designer, Dies at 93
Obits, August 2

From Paris to Japan, he transformed gardens and grounds with the eye of a sculptor and the insight of a horticulturalist.

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Charles Hamlen, Classical Music Manager With a Cause, Dies at 75
Culture, August 1

He co-founded one of the leading classical music management agencies, IMG Artists, and then left it behind to raise money to help people with AIDS.

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Vladimir Voinovich, Dissident Russian Writer, Dies at 85
Culture, August 1

His satires were not well received by the Soviet authorities, and in 1980 he thought it best to live in the West until things thawed out.

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Howard Felsher, Game Show Whiz Who Overcame Scandal, Dies at 90
Obits, August 1

After admitting to Congress that he had rigged a quiz show, he found redemption as a game show doctor, lifting ratings of daytime fare like “Family Feud.”

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Nikolai Volkoff, Soviet Villain in the Wrestling Ring, Is Dead at 70
Obits, July 31

Volkoff, played by Josip Peruzovic, would belt out the Soviet Union’s national anthem before matches, though he had detested life under Communist rule.

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Patricia Cohen, Who Tracked Mental Health of Children, Dies at 81
Obits, July 31

Ms. Cohen oversaw one of the longest-running studies of its kind, tracing the mental well-being of youngsters as they grew into adolescence.

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Mary Jane McCaffree Monroe, Protocol Authority, Dies at 106
Obits, July 31

As a top aide to Mamie Eisenhower, she kept the White House social scene organized. Then, with a co-author, she wrote the book on the subject.

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Tony Cloninger, Pitcher Remembered for His Bat, Dies at 77
Obits, July 31

He was the only pitcher ever to hit two grand slams in a single game, for the Braves in 1966. He later won four World Series rings as a Yankees coach.

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Sister Maureen Turlish, a Voice for Sex Abuse Victims, Dies at 79
Obits, July 30

Galvanized by scandal in the Catholic Church, she sought compensation for survivors, the ouster of abusive clergymen and accountability by the hierarchy.

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Herman Shine, One of the Few to Escape Auschwitz, Dies at 95
Foreign, July 30

He and his best friend fled a death camp with the help of a Polish civilian and the woman he would marry. He was one of the last surviving escapees.

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Pat de Groot, Seascape Painter and Doyenne of the Dunes, Dies at 88
Obits, July 30

In Provincetown, at Cape Cod’s tip, John Waters called her “bohemian royalty,” a barefooted artist, party giver, salon host and emblem of a bygone day.

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Kathy Kriger, ‘Madame Rick’ at Her Casablanca Cafe, Is Dead at 72
Foreign, July 30

A former American diplomat, she created a real Rick’s Cafe, evoking the cinematic Moroccan gin joint made famous by Bogart and Bergman.

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Ron Dellums, 82, Dies; Unrelenting in Congress, He Upheld Left’s Ideals
Obits, July 30

Arriving in Washington as an antiwar firebrand, he became a House leader as head of the Armed Services Committee and the Congressional Black Caucus.

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Bruce Lietzke, Laid-Back Winner on the PGA Tour, Dies at 67
Obits, July 29

He won 13 tournaments but, by his account, rarely practiced and liked to take summer vacations — at the height of the tour — to be with his family.

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Doris Arndt, Celebrated Animal Trainer, Is Dead at 88
National, July 29

A rare female performer in a field dominated by men, she topped European circus bills in the 1950s and ’60s with an act that featured a dozen polar bears.

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Judith Appelbaum, a Guide for Would-Be Authors, Dies at 78
Obits, July 29

A long career in the publishing world was highlighted by her influential and enduring book “How to Get Happily Published.”

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Bill Loud, the Father of TV’s ‘An American Family,’ Is Dead at 97
Obits, July 27

In 1973, the real-life domestic dramas of Mr. Loud and his family were presented in 12 hourlong episodes now considered the genesis of reality television.

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Hatidza Mehmedovic, 65, Dies; Spoke Out for Bosnia Massacre Victims
Obits, July 27

She helped found Mothers of Srebrenica, seeking justice for the 8,000 men and boys — her husband and sons among them — killed by Serb forces in 1995.

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Mai Skaf, Syrian Actress Who Defied Assad Regime, Dies at 49
Obits, July 27

Ms. Skaf fled to Paris after being arrested and harassed and receiving death threats when she spoke out against the Syrian government.

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Alene Duerk, Navy’s First Female Rear Admiral, Is Dead at 98
Obits, July 26

She enlisted in the nursing corps during World War II, not expecting to make a career out of the Navy. But in 1972, she broke a barrier.

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Franz Beyer, Who Revised Mozart’s Requiem, Is Dead at 96
Obits, July 26

In restoring a work left unfinished at the composer’s death, he sought to achieve “a closer and more conscious understanding of the Mozartean spirit.”

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Elbert Howard, a Founder of the Black Panthers, Dies at 80
National, July 26

Mr. Howard often acted as spokesman for the party during incendiary events. But he was also adept at organizing community programs.

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Dr. Kimishige Ishizaka, Who Found Allergy Link, Dies at 92
Obits, July 26

Working with his wife, he identified an antibody that, in allergic individuals, produces excess amounts of histamine, which makes them sneeze.

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Mary Ellis, Who Flew British Spitfires in World War II, Dies at 101
Foreign, July 26

She was one of the last surviving women who flew aircraft to the front lines for Britain in World War II, overcoming skepticism that women could do the job.

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Guy V. Molinari, Power Broker in New York and Beyond, Is Dead at 89
Obits, July 25

Congressman, assemblyman, Staten Island borough president: Even more, he was a Republican kingpin with wide reach in a largely Democratic city.

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Oksana Shachko, a Founder of Feminist Protest Movement, Dies at 31
Obits, July 25

She was a key member of Femen, whose members held topless demonstrations against authoritarian leaders and the exploitation of women.

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Raymond Hunthausen, Liberal Archbishop Rebuked by Rome, Dies at 96
Obits, July 25

He was temporarily stripped of some powers by the Vatican in a struggle with conservatives that deepened a rift with American bishops.

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Cindy Joseph, a Model Who Embraced Her Age, Is Dead at 67
Obits, July 25

Ms. Joseph became a model at 49, after decades as a makeup artist, and in 2010 she started a cosmetics company to complement, not conceal, a woman’s age.

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Sergio Marchionne, Who Revived Fiat and Chrysler, Dies at 66
Obits, July 25

Mr. Marchionne, who merged the two carmakers, pulling them back from the brink of collapse, led the combined Fiat Chrysler until just a few days ago.

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Anne Olivier Bell, Editor of Virginia Woolf Diaries, Dies at 102
Obits, July 24

Married to Woolf’s nephew, she was a last link to the famed Bloomsbury Group, and also part of the wartime art-preservation unit known as the Monuments Men.

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Christine Nöstlinger, Clear-Eyed Children’s Book Author, Dies at 81
Obits, July 24

An author who avoided sentimentality and took on contemporary issues of social justice in books that were translated into 30 languages.

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Lincoln Brower, Champion of the Monarch Butterfly, Dies at 86
Obits, July 24

Dr. Brower was a leading expert on the monarch and its awe-inspiring migratory journey, which could cover thousands of miles.

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Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Is Dead at 93
Obits, July 24

An amateur researcher, she discovered evidence that evacuating Japanese-Americans was motivated by “race prejudice,” not by military necessity.

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Rene Portland, 65, Longtime Penn State Basketball Coach, Dies
Obits, July 23

She won more than 600 games over 27 seasons. But her reputation was tarnished when she was accused of discriminating against lesbian players.

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Tony Sparano, Well-Traveled Coach in N.F.L., Is Dead at 56
Obits, July 23

He was the Vikings’ offensive line coach at his death and had been head coach in Miami and Oakland and an offensive coordinator for the Jets.

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Burton Richter, a Nobel Winner for Plumbing Matter, Dies at 87
Obits, July 23

He shared the 1976 physics prize for the discovery of an unexpected particle, a building block of the universe, in a high-speed accelerator he had designed.

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Robert Blizzard, Who Gave Children Hormones to Grow, Dies at 94
Obits, July 23

A pediatric pioneer, he liked to say he had added 11 miles to the height of the U.S. population. But growth hormones were later banned and replaced.

Tony Sparano, Minnesota Vikings Offensive Line Coach, Dies at 56
Sports, July 22

Sparano, who had been with the Vikings since 2016, was a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders earlier in his career.

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Tony Sparano, Minnesota Vikings Offensive Line Coach, Dies at 56
Sports, July 22

Sparano, who had been with the Vikings since 2016, was a head coach with the Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders earlier in his career.

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Angela Bowen, Dance Teacher and Gay Activist, Is Dead at 82
Obits, July 22

Her dance school in New Haven influenced many, and her outspokenness as a black lesbian feminist influenced many more.

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Jonathan Gold, Food Critic Who Celebrated L.A.’s Cornucopia, Dies at 57
Obits, July 21

A gourmand who explored Los Angeles’s immigrant communities, taco carts and chic restaurants, Mr. Gold won renown in the culinary world and a Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

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Madeleine Kamman, 87, Who Gave Americans a Taste of France, Dies
Obits, July 20

Schooled in Paris, she was a strong-willed teacher of traditional French cuisine for modern tastes and an influential chef and restaurateur.

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Stephen Saban, Chronicler (and Arbiter) of New York Night Life, Dies at 72
Obits, July 20

In his column-writing heyday in the late 1970s and ’80s, Mr. Saban was a star maker who became a star himself among the underground cognoscenti.

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Barry Mills, Brutal Leader of Racist Prison Gang, Dies at 70
Obits, July 20

The head of the Aryan Brotherhood, he was linked to murders, drug dealing, prostitution, racial warfare and more in a life spent mostly behind bars.

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Jean-Louis Tauran, Vatican’s Interfaith Point Man, Is Dead at 75
Obits, July 20

Cardinal Tauran championed dialogue among religions and spoke of a “clash of forms of ignorance and radicalism.”

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Adrian Cronauer, ‘Good Morning, Vietnam’ D.J., Dies at 79
Obits, July 19

Although the character embodied by Robin Williams was largely a fictional construct, Mr. Cronauer’s signature wake-up line was real.

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Auguste Clape, Whose Hillside Vineyards Rose to Fame, Dies at 93
Foreign, July 19

Growing syrah grapes in the Rhône Valley wine country of France, he helped elevate the little-known appellation Cornas, named after a nearby village.

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Marion Woodman, Explorer of the Feminine Mind, Dies at 89
Obits, July 19

A Jungian psychoanalyst, she wrote popular books and lectured on mythical feminine archetypes and the primal, unconscious elements of feminine identity.

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Write Your Own Obit
Well, July 19

Far from seeming narcissistic, undertaking a self-obituary can be a form of summation and of caregiving for those who may be in need of direction after we are gone.

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Gary Beach, Tony Winner for ‘The Producers,’ Dies at 70
Obits, July 18

Mr. Beach’s many Broadway roles also included Lumière, the genial candelabra, in the original cast of “Beauty and the Beast.”

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Manny Ycaza, Hall of Fame Jockey, Is Dead at 80
Obits, July 18

Known for an aggressive style that earned him several suspensions, he was among the first Latin American jockeys to have success in the United States.

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Yvonne Blake, Award-Winning Costume Designer, Is Dead at 78
Obits, July 18

Ms. Blake won an Oscar for “Nicholas and Alexandra,” but her most recognizable work was the superhero and supervillain ensembles she created for “Superman.”

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Robert Keating, Judge Who Backed Jail Alternatives, Dies at 76
Obits, July 18

As a New York court administrator, he oversaw the introduction of the Midtown Community Court, a way to avoid sending low-level offenders to jail.

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John Stormer, ‘None Dare Call It Treason’ Author, Dies at 90
Obits, July 17

Mr. Stormer’s self-published 1964 book, warning of a Communist conspiracy threatening America, became a grass-roots phenomenon for the right wing.

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Marcia Chambers, 78, Who Exposed Discrimination in Golf, Dies
Obits, July 17

A longtime legal affairs reporter, Ms. Chambers turned her attention in the 1990s to exclusionary practices at private country clubs.

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Dr. Alan S. Rabson, Influential Cancer Researcher, Is Dead at 92
Obits, July 17

A longtime leader of the National Cancer Institute, he was known for his willingness to help anyone with a cancer diagnosis seeking advice or a referral.

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Ann Hopkins, Who Struck an Early Blow to the Glass Ceiling, Dies at 74
Obits, July 17

Her bosses at the office saw her as too “macho” and “aggressive” to be made a partner. The Supreme Court saw her as a victim of gender stereotyping.

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Annabelle Neilson, Muse of Alexander McQueen, Dies at 49
Styles, July 17

The former model and reality TV personality was a fixture of the 1990s celebrity party scene in Britain, and a confidante to some of its biggest stars.

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Les Lieber, Who Served Jazz to the Lunch Crowd, Dies at 106
Obits, July 16

His Jazz at Noon series, which ran for more than 45 years, featured skilled amateur players alongside well-known guest professionals.

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Len Chappell, 77, College All-American and N.B.A. All-Star, Dies
Sports, July 15

Chappell led Wake Forest to the Final Four in 1962 and was the top scorer for the Knicks in 1963-64, averaging more than 17 points per game.

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William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91
Obits, July 15

Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research.