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  • Cheryl Pease, hospital nurse who uncovered newborn's neglect, dies at 67

     Cheryl Pease, hospital nurse who uncovered newborn's neglect, dies at 67
    When nurse Cheryl Pease arrived at work on Oct. 8, 1977, at a hospital in Baldwin Park, she noticed a blanket on a counter that seemed to be covering something. She pulled back the blanket and discovered a baby girl who had been born very prematurely....
  • Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89

    Fitzhugh 'Fitz' Fulton, revered military and NASA test pilot, dies at 89
    Pilot Fitzhugh "Fitz" Fulton Jr., known as the "Dean of Flight Test" for his involvement in pioneering programs including the space shuttle piggyback flights, died Wednesday at home in Thousand Oaks. He was 89. The cause was complications of Parkinson's...
  • William L. Tarbert Sr., sanitarian

    William L. Tarbert Sr., sanitarian
    William L. Tarbert Sr., a retired sanitarian and farmer, died in his sleep of undetermined causes Feb. 1 at his Parkton farm. He was 93. The son of William A. Tarbert, a farmer, and Jane Regan Lupo Tarbert, a homemaker, William Lupo Tarbert was born...
  • William R. 'Doc' Cronin

    William R. 'Doc' Cronin
    William R. "Doc" Cronin, former owner and publisher of The Harford Democrat and Aberdeen Enterprise newspapers who was also a benefactor to the Aberdeen Room Archives and Museum, died Friday at Hart Heritage Estates, a Forest Hill assisted-living...
  • Stewart Stern dies at 92; screenwriter behind 'Rebel Without a Cause'

    Stewart Stern dies at 92; screenwriter behind 'Rebel Without a Cause'
    Stewart Stern, an Oscar-nominated writer whose screenplay for "Rebel Without a Cause" helped turn James Dean into an enduring symbol of alienated youth, died Monday at a Seattle hospital. He was 92. The cause was cancer, according to the Writers Guild...
  • Alex Vraciu dies at 96; World War II fighter ace

    Alex Vraciu dies at 96; World War II fighter ace
    On Dec. 14, 1944, in the sky over the Philippines, it looked as if luck had run out for pilot Lt. Alex Vraciu, a top World War II fighter ace. Famous for numerous exploits — including shooting down six enemy bombers in eight minutes — Vraciu...
  • Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87

    Philip Levine, former U.S. poet laureate, Pulitzer winner, dies at 87
    Philip Levine, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate who wrote elegies to American blue-collar workers sweating through despair-laced jobs, has died in Fresno. He was 87. Levine, who was a professor emeritus at Cal State Fresno,...
  • Edward Vertovec, longtime DuPage County attorney, dies

     Edward Vertovec, longtime DuPage County attorney, dies
    Edward J. Vertovec, a longtime lawyer for two west suburban park districts, co-chaired the committee that brought a rail underpass to Elmhurst in 1977. "He was particularly good at civil cases, and he was a master at administrative and municipal law....
  • Davie pioneer Al Roth, 104, dies; 'a mainstay in our community'

    Davie pioneer Al Roth, 104, dies; 'a mainstay in our community'
    For more than half a century ago, Albert "Al" Roth was known around Davie for many roles: developer, farmer of acres of groves, and a city pioneer. His family considered him their anchor, with a strong work ethic and "stubborn" behavior. Mr. Roth, who...
  • Donna Mae FarrellJanuary 29, 1926 - February 12, 2015

    Donna Mae Farrell<br/>January 29, 1926 - February 12, 2015
    Donna Mae Goss Farrell, age 89, died of natural cause’s incident to old age on February 12, 2015 at her home in Burbank.  Donna is survived by her 5 children Melinda (Merrill) Barney, Roxanne Whittekiend, Gerry (Nancy) Goss, Michael (Cleo) Goss...
  • Lesley Gore, 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter, dead at 68

    Lesley Gore, 'It's My Party' singer-songwriter, dead at 68
    Singer-songwriter Lesley Gore, who topped the charts in 1963 with her epic song of teenage angst, "It's My Party," and followed it up with the hits "Judy's Turn to Cry" and "You Don't Own Me," died Monday. She was 68. Gore died of cancer at New York-...