Category Archives: Obituary

Richard Larimore

Richard Larimore URBANA – Richard Weldon (Larry) Larimore, 91, of Urbana died Tuesday (Jan. 13, 2015) at the Champaign County Nursing Home, Urbana. Larry was a pioneer of aquatic ecology and spent his life sharing his passion for nature with people from all over the … Read more on Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Mark Johnson, Villa Park cop and school district president, dies

Mark Johnson, Villa Park cop and school district president, dies Obituary: Mark Johnson, 66, was a longtime DARE officer in Villa Park. Mark W. Johnson was a Villa Park police officer and deputy chief who spent 15 years as a board member and board president of DuPage High School District 88. He was the west … Read more on… Read More »

Ben Ammi Ben-Israel dies at 75; a leader of Black Hebrew movement

Ben Ammi Ben-Israel dies at 75; a leader of Black Hebrew movement Ben-Israel obituary: In the Jan. 11 California section, the obituary of Black Hebrew leader Ben Ammi Ben-Israel said that Israel granted permanent residency to the Black Hebrews in 2002; the year was 2003. The article also said that a member of the … Read more on… Read More »

Obituary: Betty Ruth Mason Crawford

Obituary: Betty Ruth Mason Crawford Stop Sign Violation Results in Two Arrests. OI242871632_CrawfordBetty. Obituary: Betty Ruth Mason Crawford. Betty Ruth Mason Crawford, 84, of Sullivan, Indiana passed away on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Miller's Merry Manor. By Brandy Wade on 2/3 … Read more on NewsBarb

Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood

Luise Rainer dies at 104; 1930s star had meteoric rise and fall in Hollywood With her soulful eyes, luminous beauty and an emotional intensity that melted hearts, Luise Rainer was well on her way to becoming a queen of Hollywood after only a handful of movies in the 1930s. Her wrenching performance in "The Great Ziegfeld" (1936 …… Read More »

Hoodlums Music owner Steve Wiley has died

Hoodlums Music owner Steve Wiley has died Steve Wiley, who owned Hoodlums Music and Movies, in addition to writing a Phoenix New Times music column, has died. Loading… Post to Facebook. Hoodlums Music owner Steve Wiley has died Steve Wiley, who owned Hoodlums Music and Movies, … Read more on azcentral.com

Obituary: Clifford H. Suttles

Obituary: Clifford H. Suttles He was born in Vincennes, IN, July 28, 1929 the son of Jess Suttles and Sue Medley Suttles. Clifford was an Army Veteran in the Koren War, a member of the Linton American Legion Post #22, the First Christian Church in Linton, and retired from … Read more on NewsBarb

Google Glass Explorer Edition 2012-2014: A look back at the device's history

Google Glass Explorer Edition 2012-2014: A look back at the device's history While some saw this as the end of the smart glasses, Google insist they are turning their attention to "future versions of Glass," and company chief Tony Fadell hailed the trial as "groundbreaking". As a small 'obituary' to the revolutionary headset … Read more on Digital… Read More »

Darrell Winfield, real cowboy who played a Marlboro Man, dies at 85

Darrell Winfield, real cowboy who played a Marlboro Man, dies at 85 Darrell Winfield, one of the most recognizable Marlboro Men who roamed the countryside of the western United States, appearing in ads for the cigarette brand, has died. He was 85. Winfield, whose rugged good looks, flinty blue eyes and reddish mustache … Read more on Los Angeles… Read More »

Diana Coleman dead, Roosevelt community activist was 60

Diana Coleman dead, Roosevelt community activist was 60 Diana Coleman, a longtime Roosevelt community activist who was the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit that challenged Nassau's property tax assessment system as being racially discriminatory in the late 1990s, died on Saturday of pneumonia at the age of 60. Read more on Newsday

Hollywood Particularly Hard Hit With Notable Deaths In 2014

Hollywood Particularly Hard Hit With Notable Deaths In 2014 Lourdes Garcia-Navarro talks with New York Times obituary writer Margalit Fox about some of the memorable obituaries in 2014, as well as her work remembering the lives of the famous and not-so famous. Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal … Read more on NPR

You didn't have to be a gospel music aficionado to be moved by Andrae Crouch

You didn't have to be a gospel music aficionado to be moved by Andrae Crouch … According to an obituary that appears on the website for the Grammys, Crouch "was noted for combining gospel music elements with pop songwriting techniques and production." He may be better remembered for songs such as "Can't Nobody Do Me Like … Read more… Read More »

This cancer patient wrote his own obituary. 'Civilians will recognize him best

This cancer patient wrote his own obituary. 'Civilians will recognize him best … Before he died, Aaron Purmort sat down with his wife, Nora. Together — she later wrote on her blog — they penned Purmort's obituary. "Purmort, Aaron Joseph age 35, died peacefully at home on November 25 after complications from a radioactive spider … Read more… Read More »

Remembering hockey legend Jean Béliveau

Remembering hockey legend Jean Béliveau … was picked up. Béliveau never breathed an undignified breath and made the heroic look effortless because it was something he did every day, whether millions were watching or he was dialing up a stranger. %2Fhockey%2Fnhl%2Fbeliveau-obituary%2F. Read more on Sportsnet.ca

Waco homicide rate remains low in 2014

Waco homicide rate remains low in 2014 Today's obituaries · In Memoriam · Funeral home directory · Place an obituary · Sports · Twitter · NCAA Football · NFL · Pro/college · Baylor · Bear Blog · High School Sports · StatsPlus · Super Centex · MCC · Outdoors · Youth · McLane · Sports on TV …… Read More »

World-renowned audiologist Marion Downs dies at age 100

World-renowned audiologist Marion Downs dies at age 100 Marion Downs advised people to "laugh, exercise, love and enjoy sex, rebel against your aches and pains and live out your passions." (Paul Abdoo). In 1963, when Marion Downs was working as an audiologist at a new otolaryngology clinic in what was then … Read more on The Denver Post Obituary… Read More »

Dave Potash, longtime owner of Chicago food store, dies

Dave Potash, longtime owner of Chicago food store, dies Judy Baar Topinka, who served as a state lawmaker and state treasurer, lost a bid for governor and made a comeback as Illinois comptroller, died Dec. 10 of complications from a stroke. She was 70. Judy Baar Topinka, who served as a state lawmaker and … Read more on Chicago… Read More »

Mary Ann Mobley, actress and Miss America 1959, dies at 77

Mary Ann Mobley, actress and Miss America 1959, dies at 77 Mary Ann Mobley, who stepped into the spotlight as the first Miss Mississippi to become Miss America and later hit the silver screen opposite Elvis Presley, has died. She was 77. She died Tuesday morning at her Beverly Hills home from complications of … Read more on Los… Read More »

Krystina Finn advocated for women and children of Kenyan slum

Krystina Finn advocated for women and children of Kenyan slum Local Obituary Features. Krystina Finn: Krystina Finn advocated for women of Kenya slum · Ralph Adam Fine: Appeals judge Fine dies at 73 · Anna and David Ford: Inseparable in life, together in death, couple lived values · Richard Stangl: Stangl … Read more on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel… Read More »

John Briscoe, a water-resource expert who championed dams, dies at 66

John Briscoe, a water-resource expert who championed dams, dies at 66 John Briscoe, a leading authority on water resources who championed dams as an essential anti-poverty tool, helping reverse a prevailing view at the World Bank that such projects were mostly environmental and social menaces to the developing world … Read more on Washington Post Leslie Emmrich –… Read More »

Mike Nichols, acclaimed director of 'The Graduate,' dies at 83

Mike Nichols, acclaimed director of 'The Graduate,' dies at 83 Mike Nichols had reasons to fear he would always be the hapless outsider. He had fled Hitler's Germany as a child and landed in New York knowing only two English phrases. (“Please don't kiss me” was one of them.) Then he struggled through his school … Read more on… Read More »