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  • Joseph H. von Paris Sr.

    Joseph H. von Paris Sr., a retired moving and storage company executive whose career with the family-owned B. Von Paris & Sons and its successor company, Von Paris Enterprises, spanned more than four decades, died Friday at Heartlands Senior Living...
  • Demis Roussos dies at 68; popular Greek singer had a global following

    Demis Roussos dies at 68; popular Greek singer had a global following
    Greek singer Demis Roussos, whose high-pitched pop serenades won him household recognition in the 1970s and '80s across Europe and beyond and who sold more than 60 million records, has died. He was 68. An Athens hospital confirmed the singer died Monday...
  • R.K. Laxman, newspaper cartoonist in India, dies at 93

     R.K. Laxman, newspaper cartoonist in India, dies at 93
    R.K. Laxman, the acclaimed Indian newspaper cartoonist whose pungent commentary, often through the eyes of his beloved Common Man character, held a mirror to the absurdity and silliness of his country's politicians and those they led, died Monday in Pune,...
  • The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian

    The Rev. Richard McBrien dies at 78; liberal Catholic theologian
    The Rev. Richard McBrien, a University of Notre Dame theologian known for his unabashedly liberal stands on various church teachings and his popular books on Catholicism, died Sunday in his native Connecticut after a lengthy illness, according to the...
  • Catherine A. Kunkel, homemaker

    Catherine A. Kunkel, a homemaker who enjoyed reading, died Tuesday at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in Bel Air of complications from the flu. She was 96. The daughter of Henry Povero, a grocery store owner, and Victoria Rizotto Povero, Catherine Albene...
  • Jackie Selebi dies at 64; South Africa police chief convicted of corruption

    Jackie Selebi, South Africa's ex-police chief and a former president of Interpol who was sentenced to 15 years in prison after his conviction on corruption charges, has died. He was 64. Selebi died Friday in a Pretoria hospital after being in an induced...
  • Alan Hirschfield, former Columbia and Fox executive, dies at 79

    Alan Hirschfield, former Columbia and Fox executive, dies at 79
    Alan Hirschfield, a former entertainment executive who held top posts at Columbia Pictures in the 1970s and Twentieth Century Fox in the ‘80s, died Jan. 15 at his home in Wilson, Wyo., of what his family said were natural causes. He was 79....
  • Mildred L. Pettit

    Mildred L. Pettit
    Mildred L. Pettit, a retired cosmetologist who aided her husband in his Harford County civil rights work, died Friday at Manor Care Health Services Roland Park of undetermined causes. She was 89. "We are waiting for the results of an autopsy because she...
  • Diane Pierrot BergerJuly 9, 1945 - January 14, 2015

    Diane Pierrot Berger, 69, passed away on January 14th, 2015 at her home in LaCrescenta CA.  She was the wife of Robert Berger. They shared 50 years of marriage together. Born in Washington D.C., She was the daughter of Helen and Carroll Pierrot and...
  • Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95

    Tootsie Roll chief, committed to keeping company independent, dies at 95
    Melvin J. Gordon, who ran Chicago-based candy-maker Tootsie Roll Industries for more than 50 years, held the distinction of being the oldest CEO of any business listed on the two major stock exchanges. Mr. Gordon, 95, died Tuesday in Boston after a...
  • 'Mambo dame' Barbara Craddock dies

    Barbara Craddock was born to dance. And though she came from a different culture, she defended the mambo, son, guaguancó, cha-cha-cha and other Latin rhythms on dance floors around the world. Craddock, who danced, choreographed and lectured alongside...