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  • Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books

     Zilpha Keatley Snyder dies at 87; wrote fantastical children's books
    Zilpha Keatley Snyder, the author of dozens of children's and young-adult novels centered on lonely kids with rich but chilling fantasy lives, has died. She was 87. Snyder, who lived in a Marin County retirement community, died Oct. 7 in San Francisco...
  • Peter Daland dies at 93; coach of swimming champions at USC, Olympics

    Peter Daland dies at 93; coach of swimming champions at USC, Olympics
    Peter Daland, who started his career at USC as a part-time swim coach with a desk in a mimeograph room and rose to become one of the most celebrated names in both collegiate and Olympic swimming, died Monday in Thousand Oaks. He was 93. Daland had...
  • Richard 'Dick' Perry dies at 85; former USC athletic director

    Richard 'Dick' Perry dies at 85; former USC athletic director
    Richard "Dick" Perry, who was USC's athletic director for nine years from 1975 to 1984, died Sunday in Riverside of a stroke and heart attack, the university announced Monday afternoon. He was 85. The Trojans won 20 national team championships during...
  • Oscar de la Renta dies at 82; fashion designer behind red-carpet icons

    Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who spent more than 50 years dressing royalty, Hollywood celebrities and U.S. first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Hillary Clinton, died Monday. He was 82. A spokesman for his wife, Annette de la...
  • Paul Craft dies at 76; songwriter of 'Dropkick Me, Jesus,' other hits

    Paul Craft, a country music songwriter who was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame this month, has died in Tennessee. He was 76. Craft, who had been in declining health, died Saturday at the Nashville hospital where he had been admitted...
  • Fred Branfman dies at 72; exposed U.S. bombing of Laos

    In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him. They told Branfman that...
  • Ralph Cantrell: Former lieutenant colonel lived for laughter, love, service

    Ralph Cantrell: Former lieutenant colonel lived for laughter, love, service
    Ralph Cantrell Sr. knew how to survive. He could build an igloo; in the Army, he made it through the Korean and Vietnam wars; and he was married for 63 years. All that from someone who weighed 4 pounds when he was born in Rock Island, Tenn., in 1932....
  • Carolyn Kizer dies at 89; Pulitzer winner's poems reflected her feminism

    Carolyn Kizer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet whose sharp wit suffused even her most ardent calls for feminist progress and who declared in one of her best-known pieces, "I will speak about women of letters, for I'm in the racket," has died. She was 89....
  • Former Peoria Manual coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain dies

    Former Peoria Manual coach, Illinois assistant Wayne McClain dies
    The Illinois basketball community mourned the loss of former Illini assistant coach Wayne McClain, who died Wednesday at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Ill. McClain, who was 60 according to Williams Memorial Services in Champaign, had been...
  • Seymour "Sy" Sussman, businessman

    Seymour "Sy" Sussman, businessman
    Seymour "Sy" Sussman, the former longtime president of the Northwest Loan Co., a Pennsylvania Avenue pawnshop, died Sunday at the North Oaks retirement community near Owings Mills of complications from dementia. He was 87. The son of Joseph Sussman, who...
  • Kathleen M. Anderson, clerical worker

    Kathleen M. Anderson, a retired Giant grocery store clerical worker who enjoyed visiting beaches, died of cancer Tuesday at her Arnold home. She was 54. Kathleen Marie Falter was born in Baltimore and raised in Arnold. She began working for the...