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  • Frank Torre, World Series star and brother of Joe Torre, dies at 82

    Frank Torre, the World Series star who helped put little brother Joe on a path that led to the Hall of Fame, has died. He was 82. The Major League Baseball commissioner's office said Torre died Saturday at a hospice in Palm Beach, Fla. He had previously...
  • Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer

    Cosimo Matassa dies at 88; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, producer
    Cosimo Matassa, 88, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, died Thursday in New Orleans, said his granddaughter Mia Matassa. He had been ailing since he had a stroke in 2009....
  • Bob Crewe dies at 83; songwriter behind Frankie Valli, Four Seasons

    Bob Crewe dies at 83; songwriter behind Frankie Valli, Four Seasons
    Bob Crewe — the songwriter and producer behind dozens of hits, including standards like "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," which boosted Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons into pop posterity — died Thursday in...
  • Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers

    Andrew Kay dies at 95; inventor pioneered compact computers
    For a few years in the 1980s, Andrew Kay's computers were top-quality, low-cost and, for the day, feather-light. The Kaypro II, one of the top-selling "portables" in America, weighed in at a mere 26 pounds. While elephantine by today's standards, it was...
  • H. Russell Smith, longtime Avery Dennison executive, dies at 100

    H. Russell Smith, longtime Avery Dennison executive, dies at 100
    H. Russell Smith, a longtime executive at Avery Dennison Corp. who joined the self-sticking label manufacturer after World War II and helped turn it into a global enterprise listed on the Fortune 500, died Sept. 7 at his home in Pasadena. He was 100....
  • Douglas W. Henley, restaurateur

    Douglas W. Henley, restaurateur
    Douglas W. Henley, former executive director of the War Memorial and a Carroll County restaurateur, died Wednesday at his Mount Airy home of pancreatic cancer. He was 67. Douglas Wade Henley was born in Baltimore and raised in Mount Airy. After...
  • Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist

    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., psychologist
    Samuel E. Jackson Jr., a retired research psychologist who was a longtime active member of Kappa Alpha Psi, an historically black fraternity, died Sept. 1 at Howard County General Hospital of heart failure. He was 80. "He was a beacon of light in the...
  • Lillian Gobitas Klose dies at 90; refusal to salute flag made history

    Lillian Gobitas Klose dies at 90; refusal to salute flag made history
    In 1935, 12-year-old Lillian Gobitas refused to salute the U.S. flag in her seventh-grade classroom in Minersville, Pa. By doing so, the Jehovah's Witness got herself expelled from school, made her and her family the targets of community hostility and...
  • Nicole Kidman's Father Dies Suddenly

    HONG KONG -- Dr. Antony Kidman, father of actress Nicole Kidman, died unexpectedly on Friday in Singapore. He was in the country on a visit to his other daughter Antonia. Singapore's Civil Defence Force received a call for help from Tanglin Club shortly...
  • Richard Kiel dies at 74; actor played 'Jaws' in Bond movies

    Richard Kiel dies at 74; actor played 'Jaws' in Bond movies
    Acting wasn't in Richard Kiel's blood — his parents ran an appliance store — but it was certainly in his teeth. Kiel, who at nearly 7 feet 2 loomed over many a movie set, was famous for his portrayal of "Jaws," a James Bond villain who...
  • Robert W. Weinhold Sr., decorated Army Ranger

    Robert W. Weinhold Sr., decorated Army Ranger
    Robert W. Weinhold Sr., a decorated Army Airborne Ranger in the Vietnam War who later worked for several financial institutions, died Monday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of kidney failure. He was 75. The son of Herman W....