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  • Billy Casper, winner of 51 PGA Tour events, dies at age 83

    Billy Casper, winner of 51 PGA Tour events, dies at age 83
    SAN DIEGO — Billy Casper, one of the most prolific winners on the PGA Tour who was overshadowed at the height of his career by the "Big Three," died of a heart attack Saturday at his home in Utah. He was 83. Bob Casper said his father died quickly...
  • 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-...
  • Steve Montador, former Ducks defenseman, dies at 35

    Steve Montador, former Ducks defenseman, dies at 35
    Former Ducks defenseman Steve Montador, who played 10 NHL seasons with six clubs, was found dead in his home early Sunday morning, according to the Mississauga News. He was 35. According to the newspaper, a friend of Montador's discovered his body at...
  • Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter

    Val Fitch dies at 91; Nobel laureate studied matter, antimatter
    Physicist Val Fitch was not a lawbreaker, but he is famous for broken laws. In a classic 1960s series of experiments, Fitch and his Princeton University colleague James Cronin proved that one of the key laws of physics hitherto thought immutable —...
  • Gloria Lothrop dies at 80; historian studied roles of women in American West

    Gloria Lothrop dies at 80; historian studied roles of women in American West
    Gloria Ricci Lothrop, a California historian who studied domestic crafts, cookbooks, letters, tombstones and other artifacts to uncover the roles women played in the development of the American West, died Feb. 2 in Arcadia. She was 80. Lothrop had...
  • Dr. Robert Axman, dentist

    Dr. Robert Axman, dentist
    Dr. Robert Axman, a retired Baltimore dentist and World War II veteran, died Saturday at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson of complications from cancer. He was 89. The son of Philip Axman, a City College physical education instructor, and Beatrice Axman,...