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  • John Mannion, Chicago cop who became prosecutor and judge, dies at 77

     John Mannion, Chicago cop who became prosecutor and judge, dies at 77
    John J. Mannion spent 14 years as a Chicago police officer and homicide detective before going to work as a Cook County prosecutor and then taking the bench for more than two decades. Mr. Mannion worked his way through law school while a police...
  • Author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg is dead at 65

    Author and transgender activist Leslie Feinberg is dead at 65
    Leslie Feinberg, the author best known for the 1993 novel "Stone Butch Blues," died Saturday at home in Syracuse, N.Y., of "complications from multiple tick-borne co-infections," as reported in The Advocate and confirmed by Feinberg's partner and spouse,...
  • Mike Nichols, acclaimed director of 'The Graduate,' dies at 83

    Mike Nichols, acclaimed director of 'The Graduate,' dies at 83
    Mike Nichols had reasons to fear he would always be the hapless outsider. He had fled Hitler's Germany as a child and landed in New York knowing only two English phrases. (“Please don't kiss me” was one of them.) Then he struggled through...
  • John T. Downey dies at 84; CIA agent imprisoned by China for 20 years

    John T. "Jack" Downey, a former CIA agent who survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a Connecticut judge, has died. He was 84. Downey died Monday at a hospice in Branford, Conn., a month after being...
  • Marion Knott Montapert, child of Knott's Berry Farm founders, dies at 92

     Marion Knott Montapert, child of Knott's Berry Farm founders, dies at 92
    Marion Knott, a sharecropper's daughter on a little Orange County spread that offered berries by the basket but decades later grew into one of Southern California's signature tourist attractions, has died. She was 92. Knott, who was raised on and...
  • Marion Knott Montapert, last surviving child of Knott's Berry Farm founders, dies at 92

    Marion Knott Montapert, last surviving child of Knott's Berry Farm founders, dies at 92
    Marion Knott Montapert, the only member of the Knott family born on the Orange County berry farm that grew into one of Southern California’s signature attractions, has died at her Newport Beach home. She was 92 and the last surviving child of Walter...
  • Ken Takakura dies at 83; outlaw and hero in Japanese films

    Ken Takakura, a quiet, craggy-faced star known for playing outlaws and stoic heroes in scores of Japanese films, has died. He was 83. Perhaps best known abroad for his role as a police inspector in Ridley Scott's 1989 film "Black Rain," Takakura died...
  • Richard H. Harryman, artist

    Richard H. Harryman, artist
    Richard H. Harryman, a well-known Maryland artist whose works in oil include U.S. senators, business leaders and military and clergy as well as Chesapeake Bay scenes, died Nov. 4 at his Severna Park home of complications of prostate cancer. He was 86....
  • Robert F. Brown Sr., railroader

    Robert F. Brown Sr., railroader
    Robert F. Brown Sr., a retired CSX assistant superintendent and part-time funeral home attendant, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice of complications of esophageal cancer. He was 87. The son of Charles Brown, a shoe salesman, and Marie Brown, a...
  • Dominic C. 'Nick' Selvi, teacher and musician

    Dominic C. 'Nick' Selvi, teacher and musician
    Dominic C. "Nick" Selvi, an instrumental music teacher and accomplished saxophonist who taught in Harford County elementary schools, died Friday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of Stage 4 rectal cancer. The Abingdon resident was 36. "He was embraced...
  • Dr. Irving J. Taylor, psychiatrist

    Dr. Irving J. Taylor, psychiatrist
    Dr. Irving J. Taylor, a psychiatrist, researcher and philanthropist who had been medical director and CEO of the old Taylor Manor Hospital in Ellicott City, died Friday at his Pikesville home of a heart attack. He was 95. "Irv Taylor was a major pioneer...