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  • Calvin Campbell, longtime Illinois appellate judge, dies

     Calvin Campbell, longtime Illinois appellate judge, dies
    In his early 20s, Calvin Campbell saw college as a nearly impossible dream for an African-American in the segregated South during the Depression, his family said. He had returned from combat in World War II permanently scarred — losing a finger...
  • Nissan executive known as 'father of the Z' dies at 105

    Yutaka Katayama, a former president of Nissan Motor Co.'s U.S. unit who built the Z sports car into a powerful global brand in the 1970s, has died, his son said Saturday. He was 105. Known as the "father of the Z," Katayama won international respect...
  • Margaret H. Downes, homemaker

    Margaret H. Downes, homemaker
    Margaret H. Downes, a homemaker and volunteer, died Thursday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of respiratory failure. She was 95. The daughter of Dr. James Stephenson Hopkins, a dentist, and Elizabeth Finney Hopkins, a homemaker, the...
  • Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91

    Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza and arts center pioneer, dies at 91
    Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build Orange County's most significant performing arts center, has died. Segerstrom died Friday afternoon at his Newport...
  • Agnes Stevens dies at 79; former nun and schoolteacher founded School on Wheels

    Agnes Stevens dies at 79; former nun and schoolteacher founded School on Wheels
    Agnes Stevens, a former nun and schoolteacher who founded School on Wheels, a nonprofit group that helps homeless children stay in school by giving them tutors, backpacks and other support services, died Feb. 13 in Ventura. She was 79. The cause was...
  • Harris Wittels, 'Parks and Rec' producer, dies at 30

    Harris Wittels, 'Parks and Rec' producer, dies at 30
    Comedian and writer Harris Wittels came up through small, alternative clubs in L.A. Though his humor was offbeat and sometimes raw, he didn't want to get stuck in those venues, at least not exclusively. "No alternative comedian wants to remain obscure,"...
  • Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market

    Yutaka Katayama dies at 105; auto exec led Japan's rise in U.S. market
    Yutaka Katayama, the auto marketing guru who spearheaded Nissan's launch into the U.S. car market and the individual credited by many for the rapid acceptance of Japanese autos by American consumers, has died. He was 105. Katayama, called "Mr. K" by...
  • Former Loara football Coach Herb Hill dies at 84

    Herb Hill, who spent 27 years as football coach at Anaheim Loara and coached for 36 years in Orange County, died on Friday in Hemet, according to a family friend. He was 84. Hill guided Loara to a 13-0 season in 1968 when the team won the Southern...
  • Michael N. Mallis, businessman

    Michael N. Mallis, businessman
    Michael N. Mallis, a former chemical engineer who later became a businessman, died Jan. 11 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from flu that led to heart failure. He was 90. The son of Nick Mallis, who owned the Shipyard Restaurant in...
  • Henry Segerstrom, South Coast Plaza developer, dies at 91

    Henry Thomas Segerstrom, a farmer who transformed a family lima bean plot into South Coast Plaza and then used his fortune to help build Orange County's most significant performing arts center, has died. Segerstrom died Friday afternoon at his Newport...
  • Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77

     Musician, conductor and teacher Joseph J. Frantik Jr. dies at 77
    Joseph Frantik Jr. juggled jobs as a music teacher, a performer and conductor, and as a businessman assembling orchestras for Chicago performances of such shows as "Les Miserables," "Phantom of the Opera" and "The Nutcracker." The core of his career was...