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  • Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec

    Ray Nagel dies at 87; former UCLA quarterback, Rams exec
    Ray Nagel, a UCLA quarterback in the 1940s who became a college football coach and athletic director before a stint in the front office of the Los Angeles Rams in the 1980s, has died. He was 87. Nagel died Jan. 15 in San Antonio, according to the...
  • Eddie Zolna, legendary Chicago 16-inch softball player, dies at 85

    Eddie Zolna, legendary Chicago 16-inch softball player, dies at 85
    Known as "Mr. Softball" and "Eddie the Edge," Eddie Zolna assembled, managed and pitched for championship teams that dominated Chicago's 16-inch softball scene throughout the 1960s and '70s. Mr. Zolna's team, the Bobcats, won 12 national titles by...
  • Howard E. Schick, aeronautical engineer

    Howard E. Schick, aeronautical engineer
    Howard E. Schick, a former aeronautical engineer who later established Centurion Realty, died Jan. 19 at his home in the Hampton neighborhood of Towson of vascular disease. He was 95. The son of Alvin F. Schick, a banker, and Caroline M. Zimmerman...
  • Paul Serrano, musician and recording engineer, dies

     Paul Serrano, musician and recording engineer, dies
    Musician Paul Serrano was a jazz trumpeter and recording engineer whose work included recording top artists across a broad cross-section of contemporary music in his South Side P.S. Recording Studios. Mr. Serrano, 82, died Thursday, Jan. 15, in...
  • Peggy Charren dies at 86; tireless advocate for quality children's TV

    Critics of Peggy Charren, a tireless activist for quality children's television, accused her of hating TV. But Charren, who founded the highly influential Action for Children's Television in 1968 to combat "wall-to-wall monster cartoons," said it was...
  • Tommy Mason dies at 75; NFL running back with Vikings, Rams

    Tommy Mason dies at 75; NFL running back with Vikings, Rams
    Tommy Mason, an NFL running back who was the first draft pick in Minnesota Vikings history and later played four seasons with the Los Angeles Rams, has died. He was 75. Mason died Thursday at his home in Newport Beach, his sister-in-law, Suzanne...
  • Writer John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's widower, dies at 89

    Writer John Bayley, Iris Murdoch's widower, dies at 89
    John Bayley died Jan. 12 at age 89 in the Canary Islands, the London Telegraph reports. Bayley, a noted literary scholar, was best known for his 1998 book "Elegy for Iris" (published in Britain as "Iris: A Memoir") about his life with Iris Murdoch....
  • Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83

    Ernie Banks, baseball's 'Mr. Cub,' dies at 83
    Ernie Banks, one of baseball’s most ebullient and optimistic ambassadors, died Friday, his wife, Liz, confirmed. He was 83. Known worldwide as “Mr. Cub,” Banks became the Chicago Cubs' first African American player on Sept. 17, 1953,...
  • Late conductor remembered for his achievements

    Late conductor remembered for his achievements
    Norman Mamey, former conductor of the Glendale Symphony Orchestra and founder of the new Premiere Orchestra, is being remembered not just for his musical talent but his drive to achieve goals before his death at the age of 66 Thursday following a battle...
  • John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89

    John Bayley, half of a famed and devoted literary couple, dies at 89
    As marriages go, John Bayley and Iris Murdoch's was one for the ages — doting, dotty and undyingly tolerant. He was the eminent critic and Oxford don, who also was known to stuff his pockets with leftovers. She was the brilliant novelist and...
  • Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72

    Marcus Borg, scholar who challenged literal view of Jesus, dies at 72
    Marcus Borg, the theologian and writer who became one of the best known New Testament scholars to challenge the literal view of the biblical Jesus and to question the supernatural acts associated with his life, died Wednesday at his home in Portland, Ore....