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  • Proviso East coach, teacher Robert Polson dies

     Proviso East coach, teacher Robert Polson dies
    Robert C. Polson was the head cross-country coach and an assistant track coach at Proviso East High School in Maywood for many years, along the way guiding three athletes to state championships. "Mr. Polson was a big influence on me. He made me feel...
  • R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, civil engineer

    R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, civil engineer
    R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, a civil engineer whose career with the Baltimore County Department of Public Works spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from an infection. The Taneytown resident was 72. "Lonz...
  • Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, city educator

    Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, city educator
    Bernard I.H. "Bernie" Kramer, a retired Baltimore public school vice principal who earlier had been an English department head and reading teacher, died Aug. 14 at Autumn Ridge Nursing Center in Pikesville of complications from a stroke. He was 92. The...
  • John Akers dies at 79; former head of IBM

    John Akers, chief executive officer at IBM for eight years during the company's struggles to adapt its dominance in mainframes to the personal-computer era, has died. He was 79. Akers died Friday in Boston, IBM said in a statement on its website. The...
  • British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90

    British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture "Gandhi" but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and its first sequel as...
  • Julia Ann Hassett, 1959-2014, professor at Oakton Community College

     Julia Ann Hassett, 1959-2014, professor at Oakton Community College
    Julia Ann Hassett was a professor and department chair in the mathematics and computer science department at Oakton Community College in Des Plaines for 15 years. "She was really intellectually brilliant and yet in a personal way very deep and soulful,"...
  • J. Edward Houston, lawyer, banker and Broward County civic leader, dies at 81

    J. Edward Houston, a lawyer, banker and civic leader who helped modernize Broward County in the 1970s and 1980s, died Monday at his home in Fort Lauderdale. He was 81. The son of a Dania Beach mayor, Houston was known for leading the growth of Barnett...
  • Frank Marble dies at 96; leader in development of rockets

    Frank E. Marble, a Caltech expert on jet propulsion and fluid mechanics who was among the first faculty members selected for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, has died. He was 96. Marble's Aug. 11 death at a Pasadena nursing facility was caused by...
  • Patricia Ann AbbeyApril 6, 1938 - August 20, 2014

    Patricia Ann Abbey<br/>April 6, 1938 - August 20, 2014
    Patricia Ann Abbey, long-time resident of La Cañada, died Wednesday the 20th of August in La Cañada in a tragic car accident where it is believed that she lost consciousness as the result of a diabetic setback. Pat was born at Los Angeles Queen of...
  • Donald C. Allen, lawyer

    Donald C. Allen, lawyer
    Donald C. Allen, a retired corporate lawyer who was a founder of the Baltimore law firm of Allen, Thiebolt and Alexander, died Thursday at his home in Jackson, Wyo., of pancreatic cancer. He was 82. The son of Donald E. Allen, a meat inspector, and...
  • John G. Sperling dies at 93; founder of University of Phoenix

    John G. Sperling, a poor boy from the Missouri Ozarks who survived a cruel childhood to become a college professor and a billionaire with an idea for a university that launched a revolution in higher education, has died. He was 93. The self-described...