| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:58 PM
STOWE, Vt. (AP) — Maria von Trapp, a member of the musical family whose escape from Nazi-occupied Austria was the basis for “The Sound of Music,” has died, her brother said Saturday.
Von Trapp, 99, died at her home in Vermont on...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:03 PM
When Lewis Yablonsky was growing up in New Jersey in the 1930s, he was beaten by poor whites for being Jewish and by black gangs for being white. He committed petty thefts, ran crooked card games and carried a switchblade for protection. Some of his...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Mercedes C. Samborsky, a musician who changed careers later in life and became an attorney whose specialty was family law, died Jan. 31 of heart failure at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. She was 84.
"Mercedes was always very vigorous in...
| Feb 13, 2014
Armand Pouliot, one of the few surviving members of Company C, 150th Engineer Combat Battalion, a group that was among the first to storm Omaha Beach on D-Day, died Jan. 22. He was 90.
As a soldier, the longtime Manchester resident was tasked with...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Sid Caesar, a television pioneer who reigned as the king of live TV sketch comedy in the 1950s with his inspired brand of mimicry, pantomime and satire on the classic comedy-variety series “Your Show of Shows” and “Caesar’s Hour,&...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Arvella Schuller, the wife of the founder of the “Hour of Power” and Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, died Tuesday morning at UCI Medical Center.
Schuller, 84, was hospitalized after a short illness, said John Charles, the chief...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Leonard Knight, the lean and sturdy New Englander who spent three decades joyously painting religious messages on a tall mound of adobe he called Salvation Mountain in the Imperial Valley desert, died Monday at age 82.
Knight died at a convalescent...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:20 AM
Shirley Temple Black, the cherubic former child movie star credited with lifting U.S. spirits with her performances during the Great Depression, has died at 85, her agent and family said Tuesday.
She died Monday night of natural causes at her house in...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Robert A. Dahl, an esteemed and influential political scientist who in such books as "Who Governs?" championed democracy in theory and critiqued it in practice, has died. He was 98.
A professor emeritus at Yale University, Dahl died Wednesday at a...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 5:23 PM
Though he lived in a region known worldwide for hyper-enthusiastic, round-the-clock innovating, Walter Cottle Lester wasn't a big fan of change.
As Silicon Valley's subdivisions and office buildings surged around the farm his family had started more...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:25 AM
Pauline Colletti, a nurse in the Enfield school system for 35 years, died on Dec. 25. She was 96.
Colletti graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in Springfield in 1938 and at 21, began working for Dr. Thornton Vail in Enfield.
During her 11...