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  • Dolores R. 'Dolly' Thommen

    Dolores R. 'Dolly' Thommen
    Dolores R. "Dolly" Thommen, founder of Tower Office Services who enjoyed performing in community theater productions, died Saturday at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center. The Parkville resident was 79. "Dolly was a great little actress. She was...
  • Billy DeLury, a Dodgers fixture for 66 years, dies at 81

    Billy DeLury, a Brooklyn native who joined the Dodgers in 1950 and never left, died Saturday, the team announced. On the verge of his 66th season, he was 81. DeLury, who hadn't been feeling well, checked into a hospital the day before his death,...
  • Robert Burns Jr. dies at 64, founding member of Lynyrd Skynyrd

    Rock drummer Robert Burns Jr., who was a founding member of the hard-driving Southern band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died Friday in a single-vehicle crash near his home in Cartersville, Ga. He was 64. Burns was alone in the car when it went off the road near a...
  • Jenny Wallenda dies at 87; matriarch of famous aerialist family

    Jenny Wallenda dies at 87; matriarch of famous aerialist family
    Jenny Wallenda, matriarch of the famous, sometimes star-crossed aerialist family, died Saturday at her home in Sarasota, Fla. She was 87. Wallenda had been diagnosed with cancer, her nephew Rick Wallenda said. Other members of the group known as The...
  • Lauren Hill remembered: 'She taught us that every day is a blessing'

    Lauren Hill remembered: 'She taught us that every day is a blessing'
    Lauren Hill, who inspired the world by living her dream as a college basketball player while battling an inoperable brain tumor, died Friday morning at age 19. Hill was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer a year and a half ago but didn't let that...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...