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  • Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims

    Helen Bamber dies at 89; tireless activist for torture victims
    Helen Bamber's father read to her as a child in pre-war Britain, but there was nothing warm or comforting about the experience. He read passages from Hitler's anti-Semitic treatise "Mein Kampf" and articles by Hitler's chief propagandist, Joseph...
  • William Greaves dies at 87; Emmy-winning filmmaker, journalist

    William Greaves, the Emmy-award winning co-host and executive producer of a groundbreaking television news program and a prolific filmmaker whose subjects ranged from Muhammad Ali to the Harlem Renaissance to the black middle class, has died. He was 87....
  • Werner Franz, last surviving Hindenburg crew member, dies at 92

     Werner Franz Last survivor of Hindenburg crew Werner Franz, 92, believed to be the last surviving crew member of the German airship Hindenburg that crashed 77 years ago, died of heart failure Aug. 13 in his hometown of Frankfurt, his wife, Annerose,...
  • Jimi Jamison, former lead singer of Survivor, dead at 63

    Jimi Jamison, the former lead singer for the rock bands Cobra and Survivor, died Sunday, his booking agent Sally Irwin confirmed to the Los Angeles Times.  Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tenn., Irwin said. He was 63. Jamison...
  • Frank N. Popp, master watch repairman, dies at 90

    When Frank N. Popp returned to civilian life after World War II, he went back to his family's home on the Northwest Side and began looking for a job. "All he knew is that he was good with his hands and had an eye for detail," said his son, Fred. The...
  • Proviso East coach, teacher Robert Polson dies

     Proviso East coach, teacher Robert Polson dies
    Robert C. Polson was the head cross-country coach and an assistant track coach at Proviso East High School in Maywood for many years, along the way guiding three athletes to state championships. "Mr. Polson was a big influence on me. He made me feel...
  • Jimi Jamison, Lead Singer of Survivor, Dies at 63

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Jimi Jamison, known for serving as lead vocalist for rock bands Survivor and Cobra, died Sunday night. He was 63. Survivor confirmed the news on Monday on its Facebook page. Jamison's booking manager Sally Irwin told TMZ,...
  • Marc B. Noren, family law attorney

    Marc B. Noren, family law attorney
    Marc B. Noren, a family law attorney and former manager for the Civil Division of the Clerk's Office of the Baltimore City Circuit Court, died of respiratory failure on Aug. 25, at his home in Pikesville. He was 59 and had suffered for several years...
  • Val Jean Slowinski, professor

    Val Jean Slowinski, professor
    Val Jean Slowinski, a retired Towson University professor who was active for more than two decades with the Cockpit in Court Theater in Essex, died Wednesday at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin of a stroke. She was 78. The former Val Jean Sytko was...
  • Charles Bowden dies at 69; author known for writing on border issues

    Charles Bowden dies at 69; author known for writing on border issues
    Author Charles Bowden, renowned for chronicling the border between the United States and Mexico, died Saturday at his home in Las Cruces, N.M., his friend Ray Carroll confirmed Sunday. Bowden was 69. Bowden wrote dozens of books and essays, including...
  • John Walker Jr., spy family ringleader, dies in prison at 77

    John Walker Jr., a former American sailor convicted during the Cold War of leading a family spy ring for the Soviet Union, has died in a prison hospital in North Carolina, officials said Friday. He died Thursday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner,...