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  • Edward Ambrose White, 1924-2014

     Edward Ambrose White, 1924-2014
    Growing up, Edward Ambrose White spent his summers on a family farm in Illinois, watching his uncle repair farm machinery and helping him mix variations of seed to feed the barn animals. "He loved the outdoors, being in the fields and getting his...
  • Paul Schell dies at 76; Seattle mayor during WTO protests

    Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said. No cause of death was disclosed. Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...
  • Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman

    Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman
    Frederick J. "Jack" Beste, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from pneumonia. He was 88. The son of Frederick J. Beste Sr., a cemetery director, and Evelyn Bevans Beste, a homemaker,...
  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107
    Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107. Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...
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  • Adm. Charles R. Larson, former Naval Academy superintendent, dies

    Adm. Charles R. Larson, former Naval Academy superintendent, dies
    Adm. Charles R. Larson, the onetime commander-in-chief of military forces in the Pacific who became superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy to restore discipline and morale after his alma mater had been rocked by the largest cheating scandal in its...
  • Bel Kaufman dies at 103; wrote bestseller 'Up the Down Staircase'

    Bel Kaufman, who wrote the 1960s hit novel "Up the Down Staircase," about teaching in an inner-city school, lectured widely on the topic "surviving through humor." Hopefully, her audiences took good notes. Kaufman, who survived violence in Russia as a...
  • Elaine Brody dies at 91; researcher put spotlight on issues of aging

    Elaine Brody dies at 91; researcher put spotlight on issues of aging
    Elaine M. Brody interviewed old people for admission to a Philadelphia nursing home, but the ones who especially worried her were the family members who brought them in. They were, by and large, women in their middle years, the daughters and daughters-...
  • PASSINGS: Helen Johns Carroll

    Helen Johns Carroll, 99, a swimmer who helped the U.S. women's Olympic team win gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Sumter, S.C., her family said. Then known as Helen...
  • PASSINGS: Leon Lyon, Sandro, Leon Yao Liang, George W. Trippon

    Leon Lyon O.C. builder, arts patron Leon Lyon, 89, an Orange County developer, financier and philanthropist, died Dec. 15 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach of complications from congestive heart failure, his family announced. A Newport Beach resident,...
  • Hugh T. Bethea Jr.: His priorities were family, public service

     Hugh T. Bethea Jr.: His priorities were family, public service
    Hugh T. Bethea Jr. spent his life in public service — first as a police motorcycle officer, detective and watch commander, and later as a state arson investigator. At home, he was a strict but loving father who also worked off-duty security jobs...