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  • Rev. Johnnie Colemon, Chicago megachurch founder, dies at 94

    Rev. Johnnie Colemon, Chicago megachurch founder, dies at 94
    The Rev. Johnnie Colemon, the influential founder of one of Chicago's largest congregations, Christ Universal Temple on the South Side, died Tuesday, Dec. 23, according to her family and church officials. The Rev. Colemon, 94, died at Mercy Hospital...
  • Man killed in Lynn Twp. crash was retired Whitehall teacher

    Man killed in Lynn Twp. crash was retired Whitehall teacher
    The New Tripoli man who died Monday afternoon after a two-vehicle crash in Lynn Township was a former Whitehall Middle School teacher. Ralph J. Everett, 81, of Kings Highway died at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest about two hours after the 1 p.m....
  • Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day

    Ken Moore dies at 90; medic cared for U.S., German troops on D-Day
    In the middle of one of World War II's bloodiest battles — the 1944 D-Day invasion of western Europe — there was a small sanctuary where no fighting was permitted. Inside a village church in France, two Army medics — Ken Moore and...
  • Brandon Stoddard dies at 77; longtime television executive at ABC

    Brandon Stoddard dies at 77; longtime television executive at ABC
    Television executive Brandon Stoddard, who played a key role in the 1970s classic "Roots" and other pioneering miniseries, died Monday at his home in Bel-Air. He was 77. The cause was bladder cancer, said his wife, Mary Anne Dolan. Other miniseries he...
  • Joyce Irene BodenhoeferAugust 2, 1939 - December 11, 2014

    Joyce Irene Bodenhoefer<br/>August 2, 1939 - December 11, 2014
    Joyce Irene (Chung) Bodenhoefer was surrounded by family when she passed away on December 11, 2014 in her home town of Temecula. She was 75 years old. Born in Milwaukee, WI, Joyce was married for 57 years to her high school sweetheart, Kenneth Ray...
  • Dave Potash, longtime owner of Chicago food store, dies

     Dave Potash, longtime owner of Chicago food store, dies
    As the longtime co-owner of one of the most popular specialty food stores on the city's Near North Side, Dave Potash was a familiar face to his customers. Yet some knew him only as the nice, older gentleman, always helpful, who liked to chat while bagging...
  • Ernie Terrell, former heavyweight champion and fight promoter, dies

     Ernie Terrell, former heavyweight champion and fight promoter, dies
    Boxer Ernie Terrell, a former heavyweight champion who lost to Muhammad Ali in a brutal 15-round fight, stayed active in the sport after leaving the ring as a promoter in the Chicago area "Ernie kept boxing alive (in Chicago) after his own career was...
  • John P. Sweeney, Chicago developer, dies

     John P. Sweeney, Chicago developer, dies
    John P. Sweeney was a Chicago developer, philanthropist and community leader who as head of JPS Interests was principal or managing partner in the development of more than 5 million square feet of office, commercial and industrial projects. Some of...
  • Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner dies at 104

    Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner dies at 104
    Longtime Hollywood producer Arthur Gardner, a voting member of the motion picture academy as a centenarian, died Friday of natural causes at Sunrise Beverly Hills Assisted Living, said his son, Steven. He was 104.  Gardner joined the Academy of Motion...
  • Arthur Gardner dies at 104; produced TV's 'Rifleman,' 'Big Valley'

    Arthur Gardner dies at 104; produced TV's  'Rifleman,' 'Big Valley'
    For producer Arthur Gardner, known for his TV western series "The Rifleman" and "The Big Valley," life in the business was "a picnic," his favorite catchphrase. Gardner, who was a voting member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences into...
  • Veteran soap opera director Larry Auerbach dies at 91

    Veteran soap opera director Larry Auerbach dies at 91
    Emmy award-winning director Larry Auerbach, whose career was almost entirely in New York-based soap operas, died Saturday in La Jolla. He was 91. The cause was complications of glioblastoma, said his son, Scott. Auerbach was the director for the...