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  • Paul Schell dies at 76; Seattle mayor during WTO protests

    Former Seattle mayor Paul Schell, 76, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, died Sunday at a Seattle hospital, city officials said. No cause of death was disclosed. Schell, who served as the city's mayor from 1998 to...
  • Edward Ambrose White, 1924-2014

     Edward Ambrose White, 1924-2014
    Growing up, Edward Ambrose White spent his summers on a family farm in Illinois, watching his uncle repair farm machinery and helping him mix variations of seed to feed the barn animals. "He loved the outdoors, being in the fields and getting his...
  • Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman

    Frederick J. 'Jack' Beste, businessman
    Frederick J. "Jack" Beste, a retired businessman and World War II veteran, died Wednesday at Lorien Mays Chapel of complications from pneumonia. He was 88. The son of Frederick J. Beste Sr., a cemetery director, and Evelyn Bevans Beste, a homemaker,...
  • Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107

    Joshu Sasaki Roshi, who brought Zen Buddhism to U.S., dies at 107
    Buddhist teacher Joshu Sasaki Roshi, a leading figure in Zen Buddhism in America whose legacy was later complicated by allegations of sexual abuse, has died. He was 107. Roshi died Sunday afternoon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said Gento Steve...
  • Nelson Carey, Grand Cru wine bar owner, dies at 50

    Nelson Carey, Grand Cru wine bar owner, dies at 50
    All day Tuesday, they came to the Grand Cru wine bar with swollen red eyes, hugging one another and trying to make sense of the loss of a good friend and boss. They lifted a glass and reminisced about Nelson Carey, the genial and worldly publican of...
  • PASSINGS: Leon Lyon, Sandro, Leon Yao Liang, George W. Trippon

    Leon Lyon O.C. builder, arts patron Leon Lyon, 89, an Orange County developer, financier and philanthropist, died Dec. 15 at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach of complications from congestive heart failure, his family announced. A Newport Beach resident,...
  • PASSINGS: Helen Johns Carroll

    Helen Johns Carroll, 99, a swimmer who helped the U.S. women's Olympic team win gold in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay at the 1932 Summer Games in Los Angeles, died Wednesday at a nursing home in Sumter, S.C., her family said. Then known as Helen...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Hugh T. Bethea Jr.: His priorities were family, public service

     Hugh T. Bethea Jr.: His priorities were family, public service
    Hugh T. Bethea Jr. spent his life in public service — first as a police motorcycle officer, detective and watch commander, and later as a state arson investigator. At home, he was a strict but loving father who also worked off-duty security jobs...
  • Stuart F. Oster, environmental health specialist

    Stuart F. Oster, environmental health specialist
    Stuart F. Oster, an environmental health specialist who worked for the Howard County Health Department, died June 28 of undetermined causes at his Ellicott City home. He was 55. "We are waiting for the results of the toxicologist's report from the...
  • Karl Albrecht dies at 94; billionaire built Aldi food empire

    Karl Albrecht, a reclusive German billionaire who with his younger brother Theo turned his mother's corner store into a worldwide grocery empire, has died. He was 94. Albrecht's July 16 death in Essen, Germany, was confirmed by Aldi, the no-frills...