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  • Mary Louise Dorsey: Literary passion built business from pleasure

    Mary Louise Dorsey: Literary passion built business from pleasure
    Like many readers, Mary Louise Dorsey enjoyed few things more than slipping away from daily cares into the plot of a romance novel. Unlike others, Dorsey transformed her literary passions into a successful business. For 22 years, she was the owner of...
  • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62

      Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62
    While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry. Ms. Bradley, 62, who in 2002 won the...
  • Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer

    Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer
    Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....
  • Bob Crewe dies at 83; songwriter behind Frankie Valli, Four Seasons

    Bob Crewe dies at 83; songwriter behind Frankie Valli, Four Seasons
    Bob Crewe — the songwriter and producer behind dozens of hits, including standards like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which boosted Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons into pop posterity — died Thursday in...
  • Joy Ann Wettstein Griffin: Champion of the environment fought for Florida's lakes, wildlife

    Joy Ann Wettstein Griffin: Champion of the environment fought for Florida's lakes, wildlife
    Joy Ann Wettstein Griffin died Saturday after decades as a tireless champion of the lakes and natural lands in her beloved Lake County. Ann Griffin, as the Fruitland Park woman was known to most, was 75. The well known environmental activist was a...
  • Wendell Brown dies at 69; homeless man offered up inspirational poems

    Wendell Brown dies at 69; homeless man offered up inspirational poems
    Motorists and passersby near Vicente Foods on San Vicente Boulevard in Brentwood long ago grew accustomed to seeing a smiling Wendell Brown hold up a sign: Poems to Go or Uplifting Poems to Go. Many of them viewed it as an invitation to roll down a...
  • Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Japanese film star in 1940s and '50s, dies at 94

    Yoshiko Yamaguchi, Japanese film star in 1940s and '50s, dies at 94
    Yoshiko Yamaguchi, 94, a Japanese film idol who became one of the country's biggest film stars during and after World War II, died Sept. 7 in Tokyo of heart failure, according to Japanese public broadcaster NHK. Also known as Rikoran at the peak of...
  • Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., lobbyist and Democratic fundraiser, dies at 73

    Thomas Hale Boggs Jr., 73, a son of congressional representatives who evolved into a top-tier lobbyist and prolific Democratic fundraiser and embodied what it meant to have Washington clout, died Monday at his home in Chevy Chase, Md. The cause has...
  • DuPage County psychotherapist Donna Paroski dies

    DuPage County psychotherapist Donna Paroski dies
    Donna E. Paroski worked for more than a quarter-century as a psychotherapist in DuPage County, treating clients dealing with addiction and various trauma. "Donna was one of the most genuinely caring people that you'd ever want to run across," said...
  • Dr. Gail V. Anderson dies at 88; pioneer in emergency medicine field

    Dr. Gail V. Anderson dies at 88; pioneer in emergency medicine field
    Emergency rooms weren't always staffed by specialists — doctors well-versed in making life-or-death decisions when a patient arrives at the hospital in cardiac arrest, bleeding from a gunshot wound, or suffering from a drug overdose. That all...
  • H. Russell Smith, longtime Avery Dennison executive, dies at 100

    H. Russell Smith, longtime Avery Dennison executive, dies at 100
    H. Russell Smith, a longtime executive at Avery Dennison Corp. who joined the self-sticking label manufacturer after World War II and helped turn it into a global enterprise listed on the Fortune 500, died Sept. 7 at his home in Pasadena. He was 100....