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  • Karl Otto Poehl dies at 85; head of Germany's Bundesbank

    Karl Otto Poehl, the Bundesbank president who managed the introduction of the deutsche mark in East Germany before reunification in 1990 and helped lay the foundations for Europe's common currency, has died. He was 85. Poehl died Dec. 9, the Frankfurt-...
  • Ernie Brace dies at 83; civilian pilot held 7 years by N. Vietnamese

    Pilot Ernie Brace, who was a prisoner in Laos and North Vietnam for seven years — longer than any other American civilian during the Vietnam War — was held mostly in solitary confinement, sometimes in stocks or chains. But in a prison near...
  • Pulitzer-prize winning Washington Post photographer dies of heart attack in Liberia

    Michel du Cille, a Washington Post photojournalist who won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his dramatic images of human struggle and triumph, and who recently chronicled the plight of Ebola patients and the people who cared for them, died Dec. 11 while...
  • Simon V. 'Cy' Avara, barber

    Simon V. 'Cy' Avara, barber
    Simon V. "Cy" Avara, a longtime barber who spent decades cutting the hair of Baltimore mayors, Maryland governors and ordinary folks, all the while keeping up a steady stream of colorful stories and informative commentaries on current events, died...
  • Steven Balourdos, Chicago restaurateur and real estate executive, dies

     Steven Balourdos, Chicago restaurateur and real estate executive, dies
    Born in Greece, Steven Balourdos was a crewman on a cargo vessel when he jumped ship to make a new home in the United States, where he eventually made his way to Chicago and success in the restaurant and real estate businesses. His business sense was...
  • 'Clifford the Big Red Dog' creator Norman Bridwell has died

    'Clifford the Big Red Dog' creator Norman Bridwell has died
    Norman Bridwell, creator of the "Clifford the Big Red Dog" children's books, died Friday in Martha's Vineyard, Mass., his publisher Scholastic announced. Bridwell was 86. “He’s red and he’s warm. Clifford does what you’d like...
  • Ralph Baer dies at 92; inventor was behind video game console

    Ralph Baer, an inventor whose design sparked the idea for the first video game console years before Atari and Nintendo became household staples, died Saturday at his home in Manchester, N.H. He was 92. His death was confirmed by his son, Mark Baer,...
  • Ann Marcus dies at 93; TV writer co-created 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'

    Ann Marcus dies at 93; TV writer co-created 'Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman'
    Emmy Award-winning writer Ann Marcus, who worked on classic soap operas and co-created the "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" spoof of them, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She was 93. She had been battling several age-related...
  • Ronald Saypol dies at 85; led model-train maker Lionel into retailing

    Ronald Saypol, who transformed Lionel Corp., the biggest U.S. maker of electric model trains, into a toy retailer that years later went bankrupt, has died. He was 85. He died Nov. 28 at a nursing home in Jackson, Wyo., after several years of ill health,...
  • Paul Ritterhoff, hardware store owner

    Paul Ritterhoff, hardware store owner
    Paul Ritterhoff, a retired co-owner of a Baltimore hardware and plumbing supply store who was a longtime Baltimore Streetcar Museum member and volunteer, died Tuesday of kidney failure at Stella Maris Hospice. He was 91. The son of Charles J....
  • Alvin H. Schupp, bank official

    Alvin H. Schupp, bank official
    Alvin H. Schupp, who rose from a job as a runner in his teens to manager of collections and operations officer at Mercantile-Safe Deposit and Trust Co. during a career spanning four decades, died of Parkinson's disease Tuesday at Oak Crest Village. He was...