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  • Donald Wexler dies at 89; leading Midcentury Modern Palm Springs architect

    Donald Wexler dies at 89; leading Midcentury Modern Palm Springs architect
    One of the most celebrated Midcentury Modern architects, Donald Wexler designed classic buildings in the spot that became ground zero for that era — Palm Springs. He designed the main terminal of Palm Springs International Airport with its...
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 106

    Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children during Holocaust, dies at 106
    He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....
  • Jim Wiggins, late-blooming comedian, dies at 73

     Jim Wiggins, late-blooming comedian, dies at 73
    Jim Wiggins was in his 30s when he ditched a career as a suburban heating and air conditioning contractor to become a comedian. Mr. Wiggins enjoyed success late in his second career, landing a spot in NBC's "Last Comic Standing" in 2004 and appearing on...
  • Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust

    Nicholas Winton dies; saved more than 650 Jewish children from Holocaust
    Nicholas Winton, a humanitarian who almost single-handedly saved more than 650 Jewish children from the Holocaust, earning himself the label "Britain's Schindler," has died. He was 106. Son-in-law Stephen Watson said Winton died on Wednesday. The...
  • Susan Ahn Cuddy dies at 100; pioneering Korean American in U.S. military

     Susan Ahn Cuddy dies at 100; pioneering Korean American in U.S. military
    In her final weeks, Susan Ahn Cuddy kept her calendar full, as always — she attended fundraisers, participated in U.S. military events and even led a "survivor's lap" at an American Cancer Society Relay for Life, pushed around the running track in...
  • Wendell Holmes

    Wendell Holmes
    Wendell Holmes, a pianist, guitarist, songwriter and singer who performed as a member of the noted Holmes Brothers trio, died June 19 of pulmonary hypertension at his Rosedale home. He was 71. The son of Sherman T. Holmes Sr. and Easter Dusten Holmes,...
  • Marie L. Lerch, homemaker

    Marie L. Lerch, homemaker
    Marie L. Lerch, a homemaker who was an active member for three decades of the Maryland Colonial Society, died Sunday of a stroke at her North Homeland residence. She was 90. The daughter of Joseph A. Logan II, a civil engineer, and Marie Doolan Logan, a...
  • Nicholas Winton, savior of Jewish children, dies at 106

    He was just a 29-year-old clerk at the London Stock Exchange when he faced the challenge of a lifetime. Traveling with a friend to Czechoslovakia in 1938, as the drums of impending war echoed around Europe, Nicholas Winton was hit by a key realization....
  • Catherine J. Cochran

    Catherine J. Cochran
    Catherine J. Cochran, who became a fixture in Howard County civic and political life after settling there nearly 60 years ago and also had a successful real estate career, died Sunday at Holly Hill Farm in Clarksville. She was 85. "She was a wonderful...
  • Gus Vaselaros, police detective

    Gus Vaselaros, police detective
    Gus Vaselaros, a retired Baltimore County police detective who enjoyed working in his yard, died Friday of natural causes at his Towson home. He was 74. His son, William Keith Vaselaros of Sykesville, said his father had suffered in recent years from...
  • Jack Disney dies at 80; Los Angeles sports journalist and racing publicist

    Jack Disney dies at 80; Los Angeles sports journalist and racing publicist
    Jack Disney wrote about pro baseball before Los Angeles had a major league team. He covered the Lakers when they moved here from Minneapolis and, he told people, might have been responsible for USC keeping legendary football coach John McKay. Disney,...