Obituaries

FILE - In this Aug. 14, 1945 file photo provided by the U.S. Navy, a sailor and a woman kiss in New York's Times Square, as people celebrate the end of World War II. The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II has died. George Mendonsa was 95. It was years after the photo was taken that Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman, a dental assistant in a nurse’s uniform, were confirmed to be the couple. (Victor Jorgensen/U.S. Navy, File)
February 18, 2019 - 10:00 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of World War II died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. Mendonsa fell and had a seizure at the assisted living facility in Middletown, Rhode Island, where he lived with his wife of 70 years, his...
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FILE - In this May 17, 1983 file photo, W. Wilson Goode and his wife Velma smile as they react to the news on television of a heavy black voter turn out in west Philadelphia in the Democratic primary election at the Philadelphia Centre Hotel. Pollster Patrick Caddell is on right. Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency has died, a colleague said Saturday night, Feb. 16, 2019. He was 68. (AP Photo/George Widman, File)
February 17, 2019 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Caddell, the pollster who helped propel Jimmy Carter in his longshot bid to win the presidency and later distanced himself from Democrats, has died, a colleague said. He was 68. Caddell died Saturday in Charleston, South Carolina, after suffering a stroke. That's according...
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Laurie Holt muestra una foto de su hijo Joshua Holt en su casa de Riverton, Utah, el 13 de julio del 2016. Holt, quien peleó por casi dos años por la liberación de su hijo, detenido en Venezuela, falleció por causas desconocidas a los 50 años de edad. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
February 17, 2019 - 12:57 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The family and friends of a Utah woman who spent nearly two years pushing to get her son freed from a Venezuelan jail was remembered for her fearlessness and determination at her funeral Saturday. The 50-year-old Laurie Holt died unexpectedly Feb. 10 at her Riverton, Utah,...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, file photo, Actor Bruno Ganz arrives for the screening of the movie Remember at the 72nd edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. Bruno Ganz has died at 77. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, file)
February 16, 2019 - 8:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — Swiss actor Bruno Ganz, who played Adolf Hitler cooped up in his Berlin bunker in "Downfall" and an angel in Wim Wenders' "Wings of Desire," has died. He was 77. German news agency dpa reported that Ganz's management said Saturday he died in Zurich. Ganz, a prominent figure in the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Oscar statuettes appear backstage at the Oscars in Los Angeles. Responding to widespread backlash to the fact that four Oscars will be presented during commercial breaks at the 91st Academy Awards, the film academy has issued a statement reiterating that all Academy Award winners will still be included in the broadcast on Feb. 24, just not all live. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)
February 15, 2019 - 2:05 pm
Would anyone — anyone at all — like to thank the academy? This is normally the time of year when Oscar hopefuls are readying acceptance speeches that almost always begin with a few words of gratitude for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But that sentiment has been hard to come by...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Prize-winning novelist Andrea Levy has died after suffering from cancer in recent years. She was 62. Georgina Moore of Tinder Press said Levy died Thursday after having been "ill for some time." Levy was best known for her novel "Small Island" about the Windrush generation of...
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February 14, 2019 - 7:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald S. Smith, who produced the controversial anti-abortion film "The Silent Scream" and, with help from Ronald Reagan's White House, distributed copies to every member of Congress and the Supreme Court, has died at 94. Beverly Cielnicky, president of Crusade For Life told The...
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February 13, 2019 - 8:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as "The Hobbit" and "Fahrenheit 451," has died. Ballantine died Tuesday at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 3, 1994, file photo, Lyndon LaRouche Jr. gestures during a news conference in Arlington, Va. Political extremist and perennial presidential candidate LaRouche has died on feb. 12, 2019, at age 96. (AP Photo/Joe Marquette, File)
February 13, 2019 - 7:41 pm
LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — Lyndon LaRouche Jr., the political extremist who ran for president in every election from 1976 to 2004, including a campaign waged from federal prison, has died. He was 96. LaRouche's political action committee confirmed Wednesday on its website that LaRouche died a day earlier...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014 file photo President Barack Obama awards the 2013 National Humanities Medal to historian Anne Firor Scott from Chapel Hill, N.C., during a ceremony in the East Room at the White House in Washington. Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97. Her death was announced last week by Duke University, where she taught for three decades. The citation for her humanities medal praised her "groundbreaking research spanning ideology, race, and class." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, file)
February 13, 2019 - 7:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Anne Firor Scott, a prize-winning historian and esteemed professor who upended the male-dominated field of Southern scholarship by pioneering the study of Southern women, has died. She was 97. Her death was announced last week by Duke University, where she taught for three decades...
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