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Edward Stone, 88, Physicist Who Oversaw Voyager Missions, Is Dead
Obits, Yesterday

He helped send the twin spacecraft on their way in 1977. Decades and billions of miles later, they are still probing — “Earth’s ambassadors to the stars,” as he put it.

John Wilmerding, Who Helped Give American Art an Identity, Dies at 86
Obits, Yesterday

American paintings were largely overlooked and undervalued until he came along. A scholar, curator and collector, he oversaw important exhibitions over the last 50 years.

Martin Starger, Influential Shaper of TV and Movies, Dies at 92
Obits, Yesterday

In his decade at ABC, long the doormat network in prime time, he helped guide it toward the No. 1 spot. He later produced “Nashville” and won an Emmy for “Friendly Fire.”

Johnny Canales, Tejano Music Singer and TV Host, Dies
Express, Yesterday

He was known for booking new acts on his program, including Selena Quintanilla, who performed on his show in 1985 in what was one of her first live TV performances.

Remo Saraceni, 89, Dies; Inventor of the Walking Piano Seen in ‘Big’
Obits, Yesterday

His keyboard, which became famous after Tom Hanks melodiously hopped on it, displayed Mr. Saraceni’s vision of technology powered by “people energy.”

Geneviève de Galard, French ‘Angel’ of Dien Bien Phu, Dies at 99
Obits, Yesterday

A nurse, she tended to the wounded as the French were under fateful attack by Viet Minh forces in 1954. Hailed in France and the U.S., she was given a ticker-tape parade down Broadway.

Mark James, ‘Suspicious Minds’ Songwriter, Is Dead at 83
Obits, Yesterday

He wrote hit songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson and other artists.

Patrick Gottsch, 70, Who Found Rural America Fertile Ground for TV, Dies
Obits, June 13

After a career as a satellite dish installer, he found success with RFD-TV, a 24-hour cable channel aimed at farmers and ranchers.

Rabbi Moshe Kotlarsky, 75, Dies; Expanded Chabad’s Global Reach
Obits, June 13

Chabad, one observer said, is “in more places in the world than any other Hasidic group and most visible to the world because of their outreach — largely thanks to Kotlarsky.”

Frank Carroll, 85, Dies; Coached Michelle Kwan and Other Skating Stars
Obits, June 13

His roster of students also included Linda Fratianne, but he did not coach an Olympic gold medalist until Evan Lysacek won in 2010.

Warren Winiarski, Whose Fledgling Cabernet Bested the French, Dies at 95
Obits, June 13

His $6 bottle of Napa Valley cabernet won a historic tasting in Paris in 1976, astonishing connoisseurs and putting his Stag’s Leap winery on the map.

Christophe Deloire, Who Fought for Threatened Journalists, Dies at 53
Obits, June 12

As the leader and spokesman for Reporters Without Borders, he rescued some, sought refuge for others and lobbied for pluralism in the press.

Akira Endo, Scholar of Statins That Reduce Heart Disease, Dies at 90
Express, June 12

The Japanese biochemist found in the 1970s that cholesterol-lowering drugs lowered the LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, level in the blood.

Tony Lo Bianco, ‘French Connection’ Actor, Dies at 87
Obits, June 12

Once labeled a “natural-born heavy,” he shined onscreen and especially onstage, securing a Tony nomination and winning an Obie Award.

Harrison White, Groundbreaking (and Inscrutable) Sociologist, Dies at 94
Obits, June 12

A theoretical physicist-turned-sociologist, he upended his field by focusing on social networks to explain how society works. His writing was compared to James Joyce’s.

Howard Fineman, Veteran Political Journalist and TV Pundit, Dies at 75
Obits, June 12

From his beginnings with a daily newspaper, he moved easily through Newsweek magazine to cable news and, later, to the frontiers of online journalism.

Fumihiko Maki, Honored Architect of Understated Buildings, Dies at 95
Obits, June 12

A Pritzker Prize winner, he designed notable projects in his native Japan and in the U.S., including 4 World Trade Center and the M.I.T. Media Lab’s new home.

Jerry West, One of Basketball’s Greatest Players, Dies at 86
Obits, June 12

He was a sharpshooting, high-scoring Hall of Fame guard for the Lakers and later an executive with the team. His image became the N.B.A.’s logo.

Norman Carol, Violinist in Historic Concert in China, Is Dead at 95
Obits, June 11

The concertmaster and first-chair violinist with the Philadelphia Orchestra for decades, he took part in a diplomatic breakthrough in 1973 with concerts in Mao Zedong’s Beijing.

Morrie Markoff, Listed as Oldest Man in the U.S., Dies at 110
Obits, June 11

A rare supercentenarian, he remained remarkably lucid after 11 decades, even maintaining a blog. His brain has been donated for research on what’s known as super-aging.

Ben Potter, Who Voiced Popular Comic Books on YouTube, Dies at 40
Express, June 11

Mr. Potter narrated the epic sagas of popular comic book heroes and villains on his channel Comicstorian.

David Boaz, a Leading Voice of Libertarianism, Dies at 70
Obits, June 11

At the Cato Institute, he argued against government interference in Americans’ lives, including policing their drug use, and supported legal equality for gay people.

James M. Lawson Jr., a Top Strategist for Dr. King, Is Dead at 95
Obits, June 10

After studying Gandhi’s principles of civil disobedience in India, he joined the 1960s civil rights movement and became an architect of it as a nonviolent struggle.

Debby Lee Cohen, Who Helped Prune Plastic From Schools, Dies at 64
Obits, June 10

Her successful campaign against foam lunch trays in New York City led to similar city and statewide bans — and taught a group of fifth graders how to take on City Hall.

Jean-Philippe Allard, Jazz Producer and Musicians’ Advocate, Dies at 67
Obits, June 10

He called himself a “professional listener,” and he tended to develop lifelong relationships with the artists he worked with.

Chet Walker, N.B.A. Champion and Movie Producer, Dies at 84
Obits, June 9

A vital member of the 1966-67 champion Philadelphia 76ers, he later produced a TV series based on the life on the point guard Isiah Thomas’s mother.

Sigmund Rolat, Who Used His Wealth to Memorialize Polish Jews, Dies at 93
Obits, June 8

A Holocaust survivor and a shipping financier, he returned to his home country, where his parents and brother perished, to help build a museum and other memorials.

Jürgen Moltmann, Theologian Who Confronted Auschwitz, Is Dead at 98
Obits, June 8

He drew on his experiences as a German soldier during World War II to construct transformative ideas about God, Jesus and salvation.

William A. Anders, 90, Dies; Flew on First Manned Orbit of the Moon
Obits, June 8

During the 1968 Apollo 8 mission, his color photograph of an emerging Earth, known as “Earthrise,” became an icon and driving force for the environmental movement.

Jeannette Charles, Who Doubled for the Queen, Is Dead at 96
Obits, June 7

She bore a startling resemblance to Elizabeth II. In “The Naked Gun” and other movies, and in comedy sketches on TV, she wore the crown lightly.

H. Bruce Franklin, Scholar Fired for His Antiwar Views, Is Dead at 90
Obits, June 7

A cultural historian, he was dismissed by Stanford over his opposition to the Vietnam War, a stance that became a cause célèbre of academic freedom.

Harry Roland, ‘The World Trade Center Man,’ Dies at 70
Obits, June 6

Within months of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and continuing almost until his death, he was a street orator hollering about that day’s loss and destruction.

T.D. Allman, Globe-Trotting Journalist With a Pointed View, Dies at 79
Obits, June 6

Reporting from more than 80 countries, he combined close observation with sharp conclusions about misdeeds or abuse of power. He was an author as well.

Larry Allen, Dominant N.F.L. Lineman, Dies at 52
Obits, June 5

Even on the star-studded Dallas Cowboys roster of the 1990s, he stood out with his head-turning strength and bone-rattling pancake blocks.

Bertien van Manen, a Roving Photographer of Daily Life, Dies at 89
Obits, June 5

Inspired by Robert Frank’s book “The Americans,” she traveled to China, Russia and the coal mines of Kentucky to capture intimate glimpses of everyday routines.

Bob Kelley, Who Made the Kelley Blue Book an Authority on Cars, Dies at 96
Obits, June 5

He knew all the data that went into determining a vehicle’s price, but he insisted that it was as much an art as it was a science.

Erich Anderson, Actor in ‘Friday the 13th’ and ‘Felicity,’ Dies at 67
Obits, June 5

Mr. Anderson had a breakout role in “Friday the 13th” and went on to appear in more than 300 TV episodes, including a recurring role as the father on “Felicity.”

Parnelli Jones, Champion Auto Racer and Record Setter, Is Dead at 90
Obits, June 5

He was one of the greatest drivers of the 1960s and ’70s, winning six Indy races and four major NASCAR events while setting speed marks.

Ron Edmonds, 77, Whose Camera Captured the Shooting of Reagan, Dies
Obits, June 4

Working for The Associated Press, he won a Pulitzer Prize for his sequence of photos showing the president being struck by a bullet while three others fell wounded.

Rob Burrow, Rugby Star and A.L.S. Campaigner, Dies at 41
Obits, June 4

The “Mighty Atom” enjoyed a glittering professional career in Britain before gaining more acclaim for his charity efforts after a diagnosis of motor neuron disease.

Nonny Hogrogian, 92, Honored Illustrator of Children’s Books, Dies
Obits, June 4

A two-time Caldecott Medal winner, she brought multiculturalism to children’s literature by evoking her Armenian heritage.

Brother Marquis, Member of Rap Group 2 Live Crew, Dies
Obits, June 4

Born Mark Ross, he was a well-known member of the group, which fueled a debate about artistic freedom.

Janis Paige, Star of Broadway’s ‘The Pajama Game,’ Is Dead at 101
Obits, June 3

She first made her mark in the all-star 1944 movie “Hollywood Canteen” before finding acclaim on the musical stage. Movie and TV roles followed.

Margot Benacerraf, Award-Winning Venezuelan Documentarian, Dies at 97
Obits, June 3

She made only two films, but her “Araya,” a rumination on the daily rituals of salt-mine laborers, became an enduring work of Latin American cinema.

Terry Robards, 84, Dies; Lifted Fine Wines in America as a Times Critic
Obits, June 3

In columns and notably “The New York Times Book of Wine,” he introduced Americans to European and premium domestic varieties in the 1970s and ’80s.

Larry Bensky, a Fixture of Left-Wing Radio, Is Dead at 87
Obits, June 3

A self-described activist-journalist, he was for many years the national affairs correspondent for the community-focused Pacifica network.

David Levy, Ex-Laborer Who Became a Top Israeli Leader, Dies at 86
Obits, June 2

A native of Morocco, he often embodied the resentment of North Africans and Middle Eastern Jews toward European Israelis.

U Tin Oo, Embattled Pro-Democracy Leader in Myanmar, Dies at 97
Obits, June 1

A powerful figure in his country, he helped found its main opposition party. “I had to face up to the harm I did to people when I served in the army,” he said.

Robert Pickton, Notorious Canadian Serial Killer, Dies at 74
Obits, June 1

Convicted in the murder of six women (though he boasted of killing many more), he died of unspecified injuries after being assaulted in prison.

Yael Dayan, Israeli Writer, Politician and Daughter of War Hero, Dies at 85
Obits, June 1

She was hailed for her books and admired for promoting women’s rights. But her support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict angered many.

Sam Butcher, Who Gave the World Precious Moments, Dies at 85
Obits, June 1

His childlike porcelain characters thrilled and inspired generations of collectors. They also made him a millionaire.

Nora Cortiñas, cofundadora de Madres de Plaza de Mayo, fallece en Argentina a los 94 años
En español, June 1

Cortiñas fue integrante crucial de una organización de mujeres cuyos hijos fueron secuestrados por la dictadura militar que controló Argentina de 1976 a 1983.

Darryl Hickman, Prolific Child Actor of the 1940s, Dies at 92
Obits, May 31

He was in “The Grapes of Wrath” and other films. As an adult, he was seen often on TV. He later oversaw daytime programming at CBS and taught acting.

Nora Cortiñas, 94, a Founder of Argentina’s Mothers of the ‘Disappeared,’ Dies
Foreign, May 31

Ms. Cortiñas became a key member of a group of women whose children had been taken by the military dictatorship that led Argentina from 1976 to 1983.

Clarence Sasser, 76, Vietnam Medic Honored for Life-Saving Valor, Dies
Obits, May 31

A Medal of Honor recipient, he was repeatedly wounded in an ambush. Despite his injuries, he ran through gunfire and “swam” through mud to reach his comrades.

Jac Venza, Who Delivered Culture to Public Television, Dies at 97
Obits, May 31

By making entertainment as well as education part of its mission, he gave the world “Great Performances” and other enduring programs.

Birubala Rabha, Who Battled Witch Hunting in India, Dies at 75
Obits, May 31

She traveled from village to village in a crusade to stop a practice in which women have been accused of being witches and harshly punished, or even killed, for it.

Doug Ingle, the Voice of Iron Butterfly, Is Dead at 78
Obits, May 31

His biggest hit, “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” was a 17-minute psychedelic journey that epitomized 1960s rock indulgence. But after just a few years in the limelight, he walked away.

Overlooked No More: Hansa Mehta, Who Fought for Women’s Equality in India and Beyond
Obits, May 31

For Mehta, women’s rights were human rights, and in all her endeavors she took women’s participation in public and political realms to new heights.

Albert S. Ruddy, Producer Who Won Oscar for ‘The Godfather,’ Dies at 94
Obits, May 30

A creator of the sitcom “Hogan’s Heroes,” he went on to win a second Academy Award for “Million Dollar Baby,” the boxing film starring Hilary Swank and Clint Eastwood.

Bette Nash, World’s Longest-Serving Flight Attendant, Is Dead at 88
Obits, May 29

A Guinness record-holder, she started flying in 1957, and never stopped. Her regular route from Washington to Boston was nicknamed the Nash Dash.

Barry Kemp, Who Unearthed Insights About Ancient Egypt, Dies at 84
Obits, May 29

An archaeologist, he wrote widely on everyday life under the pharaohs and did much of his fieldwork at Amarna, considered the Egyptian version of Pompeii.

Susanne Page, Who Took Rare Photos of the Hopi and Navajo, Dies at 86
Obits, May 29

She was the first photographer allowed to document life among the Hopi, in the Southwest, since the early 20th century. Her work appeared in books and magazines.

Richard Ellis, 86, Dies; Artist Whose Works Included a Museum’s Whale
Obits, May 29

Once called the “poet laureate” of deep-sea creatures, he melded science with art in paintings, books and a notable life-size installation in New York.

Sue Johnson, Psychologist Who Took a Scientific View of Love, Dies at 76
Obits, May 28

She believed the bond between adults was as sustaining as that between parent and child, and developed a therapy to strengthen and repair broken relationships.

Stanley Goldstein, Who Helped Make CVS a Pharmacy Giant, Dies at 89
Obits, May 27

The small chain that he, a brother and a third partner opened in 1963 had become the nation’s largest by the time he retired as its chief executive three decades later.

Bill Walton, N.B.A. Hall of Famer and Broadcasting Star, Dies at 71
Obits, May 27

He won championships in high school, college (U.C.L.A.) and the pros (Trail Blazers and Celtics) before turning to TV as a talkative game analyst in the college ranks.

Sanford L. Smith, Creator of Prestigious Art Fairs, Dies at 84
Obits, May 26

Over four decades, he produced more than 150 events. Some dealers reported selling more in a weekend at a Smith fair than in a year in their galleries.

Don Perlin, Comic Book Artist Who Found Success Late, Dies at 94
Obits, May 26

His Moon Knight was a hit in the 1970s, 30 years after he began his career. Bloodshot, another popular superhero, followed two decades later.

Richard Sherman, Songwriter of Many Spoonfuls of Sugar, Dies at 95
Obits, May 26

He and his brother, Robert, teamed up to write the songs for “Mary Poppins” and other Disney classics. They also gave the world “It’s a Small World (After All).”

Zack Norman, Actor Who Juggled Multiple Professions, Dies at 83
Obits, May 25

Best known for movies like “Romancing the Stone,” he also made a mark as a producer, a real estate developer and the butt of a Generation X-friendly television gag.

Grayson Murray, Winner of Two PGA Tour Titles, Dies at 30
Obits, May 25

Murray, who was outspoken about his depression and alcohol abuse, had begun a comeback after several volatile years, winning this year’s Sony Open in Hawaii.

Michael Sugrue, 66, Dies; His Talks on Philosophy Were a YouTube Hit
Obits, May 25

After an academic career spent in near obscurity, he became an internet phenomenon during the pandemic by uploading talks he had given three decades earlier.

Adele Faber, 96, Who Helped Change How Parents Talk to Children, Dies
Obits, May 25

With her collaborator, Elaine Mazlish, she wrote “How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk” and other books that have endured as parenting bibles.

John Koerner, Bluesman Who Inspired a Young Bob Dylan, Dies at 85
Obits, May 24

A spindly guitarist nicknamed Spider, Mr. Koerner was Mr. Dylan’s first friend in the scruffy world of Minneapolis bohemia where he learned about folk music.

Fred Roos, Casting Director and Coppola Collaborator, Dies at 89
Obits, May 24

Widely considered to have the best eye for talent in Hollywood, he shared the best-picture Oscar with Francis Ford Coppola for “The Godfather Part II.”

Caleb Carr, Author of Dark Histories, Dies at 68
Obits, May 24

His own dark history prompted him to write about and investigate the roots of violence, notably in his best-selling novel “The Alienist.”

Morgan Spurlock, Documentarian Known for ‘Super Size Me,’ Dies at 53
Obits, May 24

His 2004 film followed Mr. Spurlock as he ate nothing but McDonald’s for a month. It was nominated for an Oscar, but it later came in for criticism.

Bob McCreadie, ‘the Master of Going Faster,’ Dies at 73
Obits, May 23

One of the winningest drivers in dirt racing history, he was a folk hero who cursed wildly, drove aggressively and crashed a lot.

Joe Zucker, Prolific Painter of Innumerable Styles, Dies at 82
Obits, May 23

His art, which he described as “conceptual and literal,” used a variety of materials, including cotton, wood and even squeegee handles.

Shirley Conran, Author Best Known for the Steamy ‘Lace,’ Dies at 91
Obits, May 22

A divorced single mother, she started out to write a sex guide for schoolgirls and ended up with a tale of female autonomy that became a best-selling novel.

Frank Shrontz, 92, Dies; Led Boeing in the Last of Its Golden Years
Obits, May 22

Known for his leadership and his commitment to company culture, he left as chief executive in 1996, opening the door to a corporate makeover.

C. Gordon Bell, Creator of a Personal Computer Prototype, Dies at 89
Obits, May 21

It cost $18,000 when it was introduced in 1965, but it bridged the world between room-size mainframes and the modern desktop.

Dr. Paul Parkman, Who Helped to Eliminate Rubella, Dies at 91
Obits, May 21

He also identified the virus, which can cause infants to be born with severe physical and mental impairments as well as causing miscarriages and stillbirths.

David Redden, Who Brought Ingenuity to the Auction Block, Dies at 75
Obits, May 21

He brought a P.T. Barnum-like showmanship to Sotheby’s, where he sold items like Babe Ruth’s bat and a research rover that had been left behind on the moon.

Jim Otto, Hall of Fame Raiders Center, Is Dead at 86
Obits, May 20

Despite his accomplishments on the field, he was remembered mostly for the many beatings his body absorbed, which left him in constant pain.

Ivan F. Boesky, Rogue Trader in 1980s Wall Street Scandal, Dies at 87
Obits, May 20

An inspiration for the Gordon Gekko character in the movie “Wall Street,” he made a fortune from insider trading before his downfall brought a crashing end to a decade of greed.

James Greenfield, Globe-Trotting Reporter and Times Editor, Dies at 99
Obits, May 20

He wrote about world affairs for Time magazine and worked at the State Department before becoming a senior editor at The New York Times in 1967.

Ebrahim Raisi, presidente de Irán, muere a los 63 años
En español, May 20

El clérigo chiita de línea dura era considerado posible sucesor del líder supremo de Irán. Su muerte en un accidente de helicóptero ocurre en un momento de turbulencia su país.

Ebrahim Raisi, Iran’s President, Dies in Helicopter Crash at 63
Obits, May 20

The hard-line Shiite cleric was seen as a possible successor to Iran’s supreme leader. Mr. Raisi’s death comes at a moment of turbulence for a country facing a deepening conflict with Israel.

Bruce Nordstrom, Who Helped Lead His Family’s Retail Empire, Dies at 90
Obits, May 19

Though he was the company’s president, he opted for joint leadership with family members as they made Nordstrom, starting as a string of shoe stores, into an international fashion retail brand.

Dolores Rosedale, Who Found Fame as a Game-Show Sidekick, Dies at 95
Obits, May 19

A model and actress known as Roxanne, she parlayed her modest role on “Beat the Clock” into magazine covers and the creation of a doll in her image.

Alice Stewart, a CNN Political Commentator, Is Dead at 58
Obits, May 19

She had appeared onscreen as a conservative voice since the 2016 presidential race. A political strategist, she had worked for Republican presidential candidates.

Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102
Obits, May 18

He single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America’s top test pilots during the “Right Stuff” era.

Moorhead C. Kennedy Jr., 93, Dies; Hostage Who Chided Foreign Policy
Obits, May 18

A Foreign Service officer, he was one of 52 hostages seized in Iran and held for 444 days. He later challenged the U.S. government to reshape its diplomacy with the Islamic world.

Rex Murphy, a Dominant Pundit on the Right in Canada, Dies at 77
Obits, May 18

In newspaper columns and on radio and TV, he was his country’s “premier provocateur,” gaining a wide audience for his conservative attacks on liberals and environmentalists.

Phil Wiggins, Virtuoso of the Blues Harmonica, Is Dead at 69
Obits, May 18

First as half of the duo Cephas and Wiggins and later on his own, he was one of the best-known musicians playing the style known as the Piedmont blues.

Dabney Coleman, Actor Audiences Loved to Hate, Is Dead at 92
Obits, May 17

In movies like “9 to 5” and “Tootsie” and on TV shows like “Buffalo Bill,” he turned the portrayal of egomaniacal louts into a fine art.

Tony Pigg, Celebrated D.J. of FM’s Golden Age, Dies at 85
Obits, May 17

Arising from the free-form San Francisco radio scene of the 1960s, he became an influential voice on the powerhouse WPLJ in New York.

Cyril H. Wecht, 93, Dies; Coroner Cast Doubt on Kennedy Assassination
Obits, May 17

A widely respected forensic expert and frequent TV presence, he was also a powerful figure in Pennsylvania Democratic politics.

Jon Urbanchek, Who Led Swimmers to Olympic Glory, Dies at 87
Obits, May 17

He coached the University of Michigan to 13 Big Ten Conference titles and a national championship. Overall, his swimmers won 21 medals at the Summer Olympics.

Elba Cabrera, Patron of Puerto Rican Culture in New York, Dies at 90
Obits, May 17

Nurturing artists and performers, she was the last of Las Tres Hermanas, three sisters revered for galvanizing arts, education and social programs in the Latino community.

Alta, Irreverent Feminist Poet and Small-Press Pioneer, Dies at 81
Obits, May 17

She wrote lusty work about her life. She also started what may have been America’s first feminist press, Shameless Hussy, in her garage.

Robert Dennard, IBM Inventor Whose Chip Changed Computing, Dies at 91
Obits, May 16

He invented DRAM, the technology that allowed for the faster and higher-capacity memory storage that is the basis for modern computing.

Samm-Art Williams, Playwright, Producer and Actor, Dies at 78
Obits, May 16

He challenged racial barriers in Hollywood, was a producer of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and earned a Tony nomination for “Home,” a paean to his Southern roots.

Jasper White, Chef Who Lifted New England Cuisine, Dies at 69
Obits, May 16

At Restaurant Jasper in the North End of Boston, and later with a small chain of family-friendly seafood establishments, he focused relentlessly on regional ingredients.

In China’s Covid Fog, Deaths of Scholars Offer a Clue
Interactive, February 5

The toll of China’s epidemic is unclear. But dozens of obituaries of the country’s top academics show an enormous loss in just a few weeks.

Sister André, World’s Oldest Known Person, Is Dead at 118
Foreign, January 18

A French nun, she lived through two world wars and the 1918 flu pandemic and, more than a century later, survived Covid-19. She enjoyed a bit of wine and chocolate daily.

Laura Anglin, a Leading New York State and City Official, Dies at 57
Obits, October 18

She was budget director in Albany and “was one of the unsung heroes” in helping to shape the pandemic response as a deputy mayor under Bill de Blasio.

Marc Lewitinn, Covid Patient, Dies at 76 After 850 Days on a Ventilator
Obits, September 9

While no definitive statistics exist, doctors say Mr. Lewitinn, a retired Manhattan store owner, likely remained on the device longer than any other Covid patient.

Joseph Hazelwood, Captain of the Exxon Valdez, Is Dead at 75
Obits, September 9

The tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil when it ran aground, causing one of the nation’s worst environmental disasters. He accepted responsibility but was demonized.

Dmitri Vrubel, Who Planted a Kiss on the Berlin Wall, Dies at 62
Obits, August 19

A Russian-born painter, he created a mural of the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev smooching the East German leader Erich Honecker — and with it a tourist attraction.

Albert Woodfox, Survivor of 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Dies at 75
Obits, August 5

His term in solitary was perhaps the longest in American history. He described how he kept his sanity, and dignity, in an acclaimed memoir.

Eli N. Evans, Who Wrote About Jews in American South, Dies at 85
Obits, August 2

His book “The Provincials” mixed memoir, travelogue and history to tell the story of a culture that many people never knew existed.

Vladimir Zelenko, 48, Dies; Promoted an Unfounded Covid Treatment
Obits, July 1

A self-described “simple country doctor,” he won national attention in 2020 when the White House embraced his hydroxychloroquine regimen.

Robert Goolrick Dies at 73; Became a Successful Novelist Late in Life
Obits, May 20

Being fired as an advertising executive freed him to write a blistering memoir about his Southern family and an erotic novel that became a best seller.

Stanislav Shushkevich, First Leader of Post-Soviet Belarus, Dies at 87
Obits, May 5

He helped formalize the breakup of the Soviet Union in 1991, led his country until 1994, then became a vocal critic of his successor, Aleksandr G. Lukashenko.