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  • Gunter Grass dies at 87; Nobel-winning German novelist

    G√ľnter Grass, a Nobel Prize-winning novelist who was an eloquent voice of moral outrage in postwar Germany but who stunned the nation with his 2006 admission that he had been a member of Hitler's Waffen SS, died Monday. He was 87. His death at a...
  • Mary E. Hearn, educator

    Mary E. Hearn, educator
    Mary E. Hearn, a retired Baltimore County public school educator who enjoyed the theater and opera, died Sunday at the University of Maryland Medical Center of complications from a fall. She was 85. The daughter of James Edward McManus, a bookkeeper,...
  • Feinberg neurological surgery chairman Andrew Parsa dies at 48

     Feinberg neurological surgery chairman Andrew Parsa dies at 48
    Dr. Andrew Parsa, chairman of neurological surgery at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine, died suddenly Monday morning, according to school officials and the Cook County medical examiner's office. Dr. Parsa, 48, was remembered Monday...
  • Andrew James, medical marijuana CEO who sued the state, dies at 51

     Andrew James, medical marijuana CEO who sued the state, dies at 51
    After working in law and real estate, Andrew James embarked upon a third career path in recent years that offered few of the perks of his previous professions. "I remember Andy and I having dinner with a young couple from Chicago, and hearing how...
  • Harry Hoffner, scholar on ancient Hittite civilization, dies at 80

    Harry Hoffner, scholar on ancient Hittite civilization, dies at 80
    Harry Hoffner, a professor at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute, was a nationally known scholar of the language of the Hittites, whose formidable empire was dominant from the 17th to the 13th century B.C. in an area that now encompasses...
  • Larry O'Brien, lawyer known for pro bono work and storytelling, dies at 69

     Larry O'Brien, lawyer known for pro bono work and storytelling, dies at 69
    Longtime Chicago attorney Larry O'Brien was known for spinning a good yarn. "He would tell stories, and you were never certain if they were real or made up — sometimes not until years later," said his daughter, Jillian Dine. "He was a...
  • Bob St. Clair dies at 84, Hall of Fame offensive lineman for 49ers

    Bob St. Clair dies at 84, Hall of Fame offensive lineman for 49ers
    Years before Bob St. Clair was crushing rival linemen as an offensive tackle for the San Francisco 49ers, his high school football coach gave the enthusiastic wanna-be a wallop of hard fact. "He said, 'Bob, you're 5-6, you weigh 160 and you're 15...
  • Mary Doyle Keefe dies at 92; model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter'

    Mary Doyle Keefe dies at 92; model for Rockwell's 'Rosie the Riveter'
    Mary Doyle Keefe, the model for Norman Rockwell's iconic 1943 "Rosie the Riveter" painting that symbolized the millions of American women who went to work on the home front during World War II, has died. She was 92. Keefe died Tuesday in Simsbury, Conn....
  • Eduardo Galeano, Latin American author and U.S. critic, dies at 74

    Eduardo Galeano, a Uruguayan writer and committed socialist whose historical works condemning European and U.S. exploitation of Latin America over five centuries made him a revered figure among leftists, has died. He was 74. Galeano died Monday in...
  • Eduardo Galeano, author and journalist, dies at 74

    Eduardo Galeano, the journalist and author who was born in Uruguay and wrote powerfully about the plight of Latin American peoples, died Monday. The 74-year-old had cancer. Galeano's major works include the 1971 book "The Open Veins of Latin America,"...
  • Alden Nickerson, longtime Wheaton educator, dies at 84

    Alden Nickerson taught history and English for 20 years at Edison Junior High School in Wheaton, taking a primary role in establishing the school's model U.S. Congress program for eighth-graders. Just as important for Mr. Nickerson, however, were the...