Category : Obituary

Beverly Cleary Wrote About Real Life, and Her Readers...

The creator of Ramona Quimby and Henry Huggins constructed a world that children recognized — one that changed with the times.

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Beverly Cleary, Beloved Children’s Book Author, Dies...

Her funny stories about Henry Huggins and his dog Ribsy, the sisters Ramona and Beezus Quimby, and a motorcycling mouse named Ralph...

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Craig muMs Grant, Actor and Slam Poet, Dies at 52

He was a star of the HBO series “Oz” under the name muMs, which he also used on the poetry circuit both before and after finding success...

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Bernadette Bartels Murphy, Pioneering Wall Street...

Starting out as a secretary, she became a sought-after financial adviser in a male world and found a national platform for her views...

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Liesbeth Stoeffler, 61, Runner Kept Going by Rare...

A machine that acted as an artificial lung kept her eligible for a transplant as she dealt with cystic fibrosis. She went on to compete...

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Michael Bennett, Small-Town Doctor Who Pushed for...

His death leaves only one family physician in Greenfield, Mo. He died of complications of Covid-19.

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Overlooked No More: Kitty Cone, Trailblazer of the...

Shunned in school because of her disability, she devoted her life to the cause, organizing a historic sit-in that led to landmark...

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José Baselga, Who Advanced Breast Cancer Treatments,...

He was a top executive at Memorial Sloan Kettering before resigning over payments from health care companies. He went on to lead cancer...

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Freddie Redd, Jazz Pianist and Composer, Is Dead at...

He was best known for writing the music for “The Connection,” an Off Broadway play that depicted the lives of heroin-addicted musicians...

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Elena Malagodi Dies at 84; Dedicated Her Last Years...

Ms. Malagodi escaped the Nazis, married a famous Cuban sculptor and an Italian politician, then devoted her life to helping children...

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Robert Hershon, Artful Poet Who Published Poets, Dies...

He was a founder of Hanging Loose Press, which started as a loose-page poetry journal and became a book publisher as well.

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Joan Walsh Anglund, 95, Dies; Her Children’s Books...

Her first in a prolific career, “A Friend Is Someone Who Likes You,” was a phenomenon. And her illustrations capturing childhood became...

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Glynn S. Lunney Dies at 84; Oversaw NASA Flights From...

He was hailed for leading the rescue of Apollo 13 astronauts when their spacecraft was rocked by an explosion en route to the moon,...

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Alvin Sykes, 64, Self-Taught Legal Defender of Civil...

After dropping out of high school, he studied law at the public library, then used his knowledge to reopen cold cases, including Emmett...

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