Obituaries

April 23, 2019 - 2:34 pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tax preparer H&R Block says its co-founder, Henry Bloch, has died at the age of 96. The company says he died of natural causes Tuesday at St. Luke's Hospice in Kansas City. Bloch founded H&R Block in 1955 with his brother, Richard, after the Internal Revenue Service...
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In this 1960 photo made available by NASA, Jerrie Cobb prepares to operate the Multi-Axis Space Test Inertia Facility (MASTIF) at the Lewis Research Center in Ohio. The three-axis rig was developed to train Project Mercury pilots in bringing a spinning spacecraft under control. The two controllers in Cobb's hands activated small nitrogen gas thrusters that were used to bring the MASTIF under control. She was one of several female pilots who underwent the skill and endurance testing that paralleled that of the Project Mercury astronauts. In 1961 Jerrie Cobb was the first female to pass all three phases of the Mercury Astronaut Program. NASA rules, however, stipulated that only military test pilots could become astronauts and there were no female military test pilots. Cobb, NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, died in Florida at the age of 88 on March 18, 2019. (NASA via AP)
April 18, 2019 - 1:46 pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died. Cobb died in Florida at age 88 last month 18. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O'Brien, serving as a family spokesman. In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut...
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This June, 2004, photo shows cartoonist Monkey Punch drawing his character Fujiko Mine on whiteboard at a symposium in Nishinomiya, western Japan. Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of a Japanese megahit comic series of master thief Lupin The Third, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday, April 17, 2019, that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11.(Kyodo News via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 3:51 am
TOKYO (AP) — Cartoonist Monkey Punch, best known as the creator of the Japanese megahit comic series Lupin III, has died at age of 81. His office, MP Pictures, said Wednesday that Monkey Punch, whose real name is Kazuhiko Kato, died of pneumonia on April 11. The story of master thief Lupin's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 1992, file photo, Mary Tyler Moore, right, is joined by former "Mary Tyler Moore Show" co-star Georgia Engel, left, who played Georgette, at New York's Russian Tea Room, as the two reunited during an Emmy Awards screening party Moore hosted at the famous New York restaurant. Engel died Friday, April 12, 2019, in Princeton, N.J., at age 70. (AP Photo/Malcolm Clarke, File)
April 16, 2019 - 9:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Georgia Engel, who played the charmingly innocent, small-voiced Georgette on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and amassed a string of other TV and stage credits, has died. She was 70. Engel died Friday in Princeton, New Jersey, said her friend and executor, John Quilty. The cause of...
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FILE- In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Aretha Franklin performs at the world premiere of "Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives" during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Franklin is still getting R.E.S.P.E.C.T. after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, April 15, 2019, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. Franklin, 76, died at her home in Detroit on Aug. 16, 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
April 15, 2019 - 2:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Aretha Franklin is still getting R-E-S-P-E-C-T after death: The Queen of Soul received the Pulitzer Prize Special Citation honor Monday, becoming the first individual woman to earn a special citation prize since the honor was first awarded in 1930. The Pulitzer board said the award...
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In this Dec. 16, 2008, photo, Jonathan Wolman, Editor and Publisher of The Detroit News, speaks during an announcement at the Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News during a news conference in Detroit. Wolman, who served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously worked as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive editor at The Associated Press, died Monday, April 15, 2019, in Detroit. He was 68. (AP Photo)
April 15, 2019 - 11:53 am
Jonathan Wolman, who over more than 45 years in journalism served as editor and publisher of The Detroit News and previously worked as a reporter, Washington bureau chief and executive editor at The Associated Press, died Monday in Detroit. He was 68. His family told the News that Wolman died of...
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Members of Newport Harbor American Legion Post 291 fold the flag before presenting it to the grandchildren of Edward Nixon in Yorba Linda, Calif., Sunday, April 14, 2019. Nixon, who died on Feb. 27, was last surviving brother of President Richard Nixon. (Mindy Schauer/The Orange County Register via AP)
April 15, 2019 - 10:19 am
YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) — About 200 people gathered at a Southern California memorial service for Ed Nixon, the younger brother of President Richard Nixon. He died in February at age 88. The Orange County Register reports Ed Nixon was remembered Sunday as a Navy aviator, geologist, global energy...
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FILE - In this May 25, 1978 file photo, Swedish actress Bibi Andersson meets George Peppard at a party for the announcement of start of new U.S. film "Cabo Blanco". Sweden’s Film Institute says Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who played in films by fellow countryman filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, died on Sunday April 14, 2019. She was 83. (AP Photo/Jean-Jacques Levy, File)
April 15, 2019 - 6:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by compatriot Ingmar Bergman, including "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona,"has died. She was 83. Andersson died on Sunday, said Martin Frostberg, spokesman for the Swedish Film Institute said. The state-funded...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003, file photo, Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony, left, receives instructions from assistant coach John MacLeod in the second period of a preseason game against the Detroit Pistons in Syracuse, N.Y. MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod’s son Matt confirmed his father’s death Sunday, April 14, 2019, to The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)
April 15, 2019 - 12:49 am
PHOENIX (AP) — John MacLeod, the longtime NBA coach who led the Phoenix Suns to the 1976 NBA Finals, has died. He was 81. MacLeod's son, Matt, confirmed his father's death Sunday to The Associated Press. The elder MacLeod fought Alzheimer's disease for more than a decade. MacLeod is the winningest...
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FILE - In this July 15, 2015, file photo, Charles Gross, left, and Joyce Carol Oates attend the "The Stanford Prison Experiment" premiere at the Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas in New York. Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Oates, has died. He was 83. Oates said in an email Gross died from cancer Saturday, April 13, 2019, in Oakland, Calif. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)
April 14, 2019 - 6:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Gross, a longtime Princeton professor of neuroscience and husband to author Joyce Carol Oates, has died. He was 83. Oates said in an email Gross died from cancer Saturday in Oakland, California. She shared an image of him hiking in a lush green forest on Twitter and...
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