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  • Alvin Dark dies at 92; All-Star shortstop, Oakland A's manager

    Alvin Dark, an All-Star shortstop with the New York Giants in the 1950s who went on to manage the Oakland A's to the World Series championship in 1974, died Thursday at his home in Easley, S.C. He was 92. His death was confirmed by the Robinson...
  • At L.A. County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting place

    At L.A. County cemetery, unclaimed dead await a final resting place
    Clear shipping tape covers the oversized ledger, holding together the corners. Its 1,000 pages threaten to overwhelm the three large flat-head screws that clamp the spine. Inside, names and dates fill row after row in near-perfect script. This is the...
  • Dr. Edward Wolpert, an early advocate of lithium use, dies at 84

    Dr. Edward Wolpert, an early advocate of lithium use, dies at 84
    Dr. Edward Wolpert, a highly regarded Chicago psychiatrist and former director of clinical services at Michael Reese Hospital, pioneered the use of lithium for treating manic-depressive illness. In addition to supervising clinical services at Reese's...
  • Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz dies at 93; took family on surfing odyssey

    Dorian 'Doc' Paskowitz dies at 93; took family on surfing odyssey
    More than one California surfer has dreamed about following the waves in an old camper, picking up occasional odd jobs by day and generally blissing out at night. But only one did it year after year with his wife and nine children crammed into a 24-foot...
  • Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor

    Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor
    Jane Byrne, whose blizzard-stoked victory in Chicago's 1979 mayoral election made her the city's first female mayor and who broke the grip of former Mayor Richard J. Daley's Democratic patronage machine, has died. She was 81. Byrne died Friday at a...
  • John Doar dies at 92; key Justice Department civil rights lawyer

    John Doar, a top Justice Department lawyer during the 1960s who was the face of the federal government during some of the most sensitive conflicts of the civil rights era, escorting the first black student into the University of Mississippi and...
  • Former Bethlehem Episcopal Bishop Dyer dies at age 84

    Former Bethlehem Episcopal Bishop Dyer dies at age 84
    The Right Rev. J. Mark Dyer, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem from 1982 to 1995, died Tuesday in Alexandria, Va. He was 84. He had battled multiple myeloma, a blood cancer, for years. In addition to his service as Bethlehem bishop, Dyer...
  • Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014

    Farewell to a fine public servant: George H. Painter, 1926-2014
    In these cynical times when working for the government is often caricatured as almost an act of moral turpitude, lifelong public servants seldom get the respect and admiration they deserve. The passing last weekend of George H. Painter, who served 35...
  • Trevor Hall Sr.: Land broker sold sites for communities, church

    Trevor Hall Sr.: Land broker sold sites for communities, church
    The year after Walt Disney World opened, Trevor Hall Sr. sold his engineering business in Detroit and moved to the Orlando area with the hopes of getting into real estate. For most of the next three decades, Hall helped shape much of Central Florida...
  • Frederick Niemi, dedicated to Finnish affairs, dies at 76

    Frederick Niemi grew up in Berwyn, but he was deeply attached to his family's ancestral homeland of Finland, involving himself in a number of Finnish-American organizations and serving as Finland's honorary consul in Chicago for more than 30 years....
  • Joseph F. Matthai Jr., banker and veteran

    Joseph F. Matthai Jr., banker and veteran
    Joseph F. Matthai Jr., a retired Maryland National Bank executive and a World War II veteran, died Oct. 31 at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson. He was 93. The son of Joseph F. Matthai Sr., chairman of the board of United States Fidelity and...