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  • Jerry Roper, former Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce president, dies at 74

    Jerry Roper, former Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce president, dies at 74
    Jerry Roper, former president of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, died Sunday at age 74 after a seven-year battle with prostate cancer, a spokesman for the family said Monday. Roper also was a former head of the Chicago convention bureau. Roper...
  • Patrick Macnee dies at 93; dapper John Steed in TV's 'The Avengers'

    Patrick Macnee dies at 93; dapper John Steed in TV's 'The Avengers'
    He played the urbane John Steed, the bowler hat-wearing, umbrella-carrying British secret agent who fought and matched wits with assorted scoundrels with the help of a succession of smart, tough and sexy female partners. Patrick Macnee, 93, the...
  • Edna Anderson-Owens, assistant to Berry Gordy, dies at 76

    Edna Anderson-Owens, assistant to Berry Gordy, dies at 76
    Edna Anderson-Owens, the longtime assistant to Motown founder Berry Gordy, has died. She was 76. A Gordy confidant portrayed in the Broadway show "Motown: The Musical," Anderson-Owens died June 13 at a Los Angeles hospital after complications with her...
  • Gunther Schuller dies at 89; fused classical, jazz in 'Third Stream'

     Gunther Schuller dies at 89; fused classical, jazz in 'Third Stream'
    Gunther Schuller had played for classical great Arturo Toscanini, but he also recorded with jazz icon Miles Davis. So he was uniquely qualified when, in 1957, he began to advocate the marriage of the two musical traditions. The initial reaction was...
  • Charles F. Eck Jr., businessman

    Charles F. Eck Jr., businessman
    Charles F. Eck Jr., former president of American Lubrication Equipment Co. who remained chairman of the company's board until his death, died Saturday at his Butler home of kidney cancer. He was 79. The son of Charles Franklin Eck, founder of the...
  • Robert Coleman, litigator and attorney general hopeful, dies at 70

     Robert Coleman, litigator and attorney general hopeful, dies at 70
    Robert F. Coleman was business litigator who served as an assistant Illinois attorney general in the 1970s and made an unsuccessful bid in 2002 for Illinois attorney general. "Bob had a great business mind and a great legal mind, and he could put them...
  • Phyllis E. Sachs

    Phyllis E. Sachs
    Phyllis E. Sachs, who was recognized by Mayor William Donald Schaefer for reviving the Neighborhood Design Center when it was facing closure in the 1970s, died Friday at the Edenwald retirement community in Towson of cancer. She was 92. "If it had not...
  • Helen H. Linhard, secretary

    Helen H. Linhard, secretary
    Helen H. Linhard, a retired Baltimore County Department of Social Services secretary who enjoyed vacationing in Ocean City, died Monday of pancreatic cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 82. The daughter of Rudolph Hertzog, an attorney,...
  • Mario Biaggi, former congressman from NYC, dies at 97

    Mario Biaggi, a former 19-year congressman whose career ended in disgrace after a pair of corruption convictions, has died. He was 97. Biaggi died Wednesday at his Bronx home, said Mortimer Matz, his longtime spokesman. A highly decorated New York...
  • Nazar Tiwana, who promoted inclusiveness in India, dies at 87

    Nazar Tiwana, who promoted inclusiveness in India, dies at 87
    Throughout a varied career that included a decade as an administrator with the Chicago Public Library, Nazar Hayat Tiwana never lost touch with his roots in the Punjab province of India, where his father was a key figure before the province was...
  • Correction: Obit-Dick Van Patten story

    In a story June 23 on the death of Dick Van Patten, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Daniel Bernstein was Van Patten's publicist. In fact, he was a former publicist for the actor. Van Patten's publicist at the time of his death was Jeffrey...