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  • Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture

     Richard Dauenhauer dies at 72; scholar of Tlingit language, culture
    A fish doesn't jump in Tlingit, the native language of indigenous people of Southeast Alaska. It performs a feat no word in English can adequately express. The verb in Tlingit captures the instant when a fish breaks the surface, the sequence of sounds...
  • Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator

    Merreen E. Kelly, Baltimore County administrator
    Merreen E. Kelly, a former Baltimore County administrative officer who earlier had been an associate superintendent of Baltimore County public schools, died Sunday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of lung cancer. He was 79. The...
  • David R. Millard, businessman

    David R. Millard, businessman
    David R. Millard, an oil company executive who was a co-founder of the Chesapeake Oil Co., died Aug. 15 at Stella Maris Hospice of cancer. He was 88. The son of Junius Samuel Millard, a pharmacist, and Marian Bentley Millard, girl's athletic director at...
  • Gordon L. Smith Jr., investment adviser

    Gordon L. Smith Jr., investment adviser
    Gordon L. Smith Jr., chairman of the board and a co-founder of Baltimore Capital Management and a former longtime resident of Phoenix, Baltimore County, died Aug. 17 at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del., after open-heart surgery. He was 70. The son of...
  • Albert Reynolds dies at 81; former Irish prime minister

    Albert Reynolds dies at 81; former Irish prime minister
    Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday at his home in Dublin after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He...
  • Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color

    Deborah Sussman dies at 83; L.A. designer known for bold use of color
    Designer Deborah Sussman, whose bold color choices for thousands of 1984 Olympics signs, gateways, pylons, uniforms and venue exteriors were at first controversial but came to define the look of the event in Los Angeles, died at home Tuesday in West Los...
  • J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst

    J. Paul Gahagan, disability analyst
    J. Paul Gahagan, a retired Social Security Administration disability analyst and an accomplished woodworker, died Sunday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville of complications from an infection. He was 87. James Paul Gahagan — he never used...
  • Former Lt. Gov. Joseph J. Fauliso Dies At 98

    Former Lt. Gov. Joseph J. Fauliso Dies At 98
    Joseph J. Fauliso, the Senate leader who became lieutenant governor upon the death of his friend, Gov. Ella T. Grasso, on Dec. 31, 1980, and then held the job longer than anyone in more than a century, died Wednesday after a brief stay in hospice care. He...
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  • Retired UConn Drama Director, Benefactor Nafe Katter Dies

    Retired UConn Drama Director, Benefactor Nafe Katter Dies
    Nafe Katter, longtime Connecticut actor, retired director of the University of Connecticut's acting program died Wednesday at a hospice facility in Summerfield, Fla., following a stroke Aug. 7. He was 87. Katter was professor emeritus of theater at...