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  • Dr. Marshall Blankenship, respected Chicago dermatologist, dies at 81

    Dr. Marshall Blankenship, respected Chicago dermatologist, dies at 81
    Dr. Marshall Blankenship welcomed difficult cases, both in his career as a longtime dermatologist and in his recreational reading as a Sherlock Holmes aficionado. When he joined the Army in 1959, he had almost no experience with skin diseases. But...
  • James Clark, former Oak Brook fire chief, dies at 86

     James Clark, former Oak Brook fire chief, dies at 86
    James Clark, former Oak Brook fire official who died at 86, 'had everybody's respect.' As chief of the Oak Brook Fire Department and president of the Illinois Fire Chiefs Association in the late 1980s, James E. Clark left an enduring legacy in the field...
  • Clarence E. Tracey, firefighter

    Clarence E. Tracey, firefighter
    Clarence E. Tracey, a retired Baltimore County firefighter who was also a longtime volunteer firefighter, died Monday at his Cockeysville home of brain cancer. He was 77. The son of Charles Tracey, a carpenter, and Ella Tracey, a homemaker, Clarence...
  • Former congressman Cass Ballenger dies at 88; served 9 terms

    Cass Ballenger, a Hickory native whose career in public service included nine terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, died Wednesday. He was 88. Tommy Luckadoo, a long-time Ballenger aide, said the former congressman died at a local hospice after...
  • Dirt bike rider, 22, killed after striking SUV, Broward investigators say

    Dirt bike rider, 22, killed after striking SUV, Broward investigators say
    Lance "Nunny" Riley became a father for the third time Friday, but the boy will never know him. The Fort Lauderdale man died Monday — three days after his son Jayce was born — when he crashed the dirt bike he was riding into the side of an...
  • Bruce A. Schurman, former CEO of Marianjoy Rehab Hospital, dies

    As president and CEO of Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital in Wheaton, Bruce A. Schurman oversaw a major expansion and renovation in the early 1980s. "Bruce had this vision of trying to create this leading institution," said Bill Kennedy, a former...
  • Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist

    Natalie L. 'Toby' Mendeloff, activist
    Natalie L. "Toby" Mendeloff, a community activist and volunteer, died Jan. 29 at Sinai Hospital of complications of the flu. She was 94. The daughter of Henry Lavenstein, a department store owner, and Bessie Siff Lavenstein, a homemaker, Natalie...
  • Mario Vazquez Rana dies at 82; International Olympic Committee member

    Mario Vazquez Rana dies at 82; International Olympic Committee member
    Mario Vazquez Rana, a Mexican businessman and former prominent member of the International Olympic Committee, has died. He was 82. The Mexican Olympic Committee said he died Sunday in Mexico City, but gave no more details. Vazquez Rana was the...
  • Dave Goldberg, acclaimed longtime AP football writer and resident wit, dies at 73

    Dave Goldberg always relished the chance to share his journalistic expertise and views with his peers. In turn, reporters walked away wiser, often chuckling from his humor. Goldberg, one of the nation's top football writers and an award-winning veteran...
  • Assia Djebar dies in Paris at 78

    Assia Djebar dies in Paris at 78
    Writer and filmmaker Assia Djebar died in Paris on Friday at age 78, her publisher confirms. In recent years, the Algerian-born author was among those rumored to be in contention for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Djebar was born Fatima-Zohra Imalayen...
  • Suhail al Chalabi, urban planner who helped city, suburbs, dies at 74

    Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...