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  • Lt. Col. Robert Hite dies at 95; one of WWII's Doolittle Raiders

    Lt. Col. Robert Hite dies at 95; one of WWII's Doolittle Raiders
    Retired Lt. Col. Robert Hite, one of the famed World War II Doolittle Tokyo Raiders, has died. He was 95 and had Alzheimer's disease. Hite died Sunday at a nursing facility in Nashville, according to his son Wallace Hite. Hite was among 80 men...
  • Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80; cinematographer worked with Milos Forman

    Miroslav Ondricek dies at 80; cinematographer worked with Milos Forman
    Miroslav Ondricek, a Czech director of photography who was twice nominated for Academy Awards, has died. He was 80. Czech public television announced Ondricek's death Sunday in Prague, citing his son David, also a filmmaker. No cause was given....
  • Jack Deinhardt, developer and philanthropist, dies

    Jack Deinhardt, developer and philanthropist, dies
    Jack Deinhardt had a plan to create a charity. The dream became reality when he and his wife, Libby, established the Community Foundation of Broward in 1984. It grew to be a powerhouse that now boasts $173 million in assets and has disbursed more than...
  • Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars

    Michael Cohen dies at 79; co-founder of California fashion brand Michael Stars
    Michael Cohen, co-founder of the California fashion brand Michael Stars, died Friday at his Manhattan Beach home. He was 79. The cause was prostate cancer, brand publicist Jennifer Cornwall Rojas said. Cohen and Suzanne Lerner co-founded Michael Stars...
  • Cynthia Kelly dies at 81; older sister of Gov. Jerry Brown

    Cynthia Kelly dies at 81; older sister of Gov. Jerry Brown
    One of Gov. Jerry Brown's three sisters, Cynthia Kelly, died on Sunday, according to the family.  Kelly was 81 and had been suffering from health problems, said Kathleen Brown, another sister. “She had an exuberant spirit," Brown said. "She...
  • Walter Grauman dies at 93; 'Murder, She Wrote,' 'Columbo' TV director

    Walter Grauman dies at 93; 'Murder, She Wrote,' 'Columbo' TV director
    Walter Grauman, a prolific television director whose credits include numerous episodes of hits such as "Murder, She Wrote," "Barnaby Jones," "The Fugitive" and "The Untouchables," died March 20 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 93. He had been battling...
  • Stephen H. Maslen, aeronautical engineer

    Stephen H. Maslen, aeronautical engineer
    Stephen H. Maslen, a retired aeronautical engineer who was an expert in fluid dynamics, died Tuesday at the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville of heart failure. He was 89. The son of Harold Carpandale Maslen, a civil engineer, and Ethel...
  • Emil Harley, made and installed Michigan Avenue banners, dies at 91

    Emil Harley began working with the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association in 1982, creating and installing large, often colorful, banners on light poles along Michigan Avenue and nearby streets that depicted local attractions such as the Buckingham...
  • Gene Saks dies at 93; Tony-winning director teamed with Neil Simon

     Gene Saks dies at 93; Tony-winning director teamed with Neil Simon
    Gene Saks, a director best known for bringing Neil Simon plays to life on Broadway and in their Hollywood film adaptations, has died. He was 93. Saks, the recipient of three Tony Awards, died of pneumonia Saturday at his home in East Hampton, N.Y.,...
  • Gerald M. Richman, attorney

    Gerald M. Richman, attorney
    Gerald M. Richman, an Ellicott City attorney and decorated Vietnam veteran whose legal career spanned more than 40 years, died of pancreatic cancer March 19 at his Pikesville home. He was 73. "Jerry was a very fine lawyer and a wonderful advocate,"...
  • Nancy W. Kiehne, artist

    Nancy W. Kiehne, an artist and homemaker, died March 20 of cancer at the Edenwald retirement community. She was 90. The daughter of Christian Wenger, a farmer, and Marion Singer Sartorius, Nancy Jane Wenger was born in Ephrata, Pa., and moved to...