Andrés Henestrosa Morales, 101; Mexican writer who promoted Zapotec culture (Jan. 10)

Melville C. Branch, 94; USC professor, urban planning expert (Feb. 11)

J. Kent Clark, 90; longtime Caltech English literature professor, biographer and novelist (March 6)

Armando Torres Morales, 75; UCLA professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences who researched issues of concern to the Latino community (March 12)

Miriam Rom Silverberg, 57; UCLA history professor who was celebrated for her writings on modern Japan (March 16)

Robert Fagles, 74; professor emeritus at Princeton University whose bold, flowing translations of Homer and Virgil made him an esteemed and bestselling classical scholar (March 26)

Herbert E. Alexander, 80; longtime USC political scientist who pioneered the field of campaign finance studies (April 3)

David Noel Freedman, 85; Bible scholar and general editor of the Anchor Bible Commentary series (April 8)

Nona Beamer, 84; authority on Hawaiian culture and matriarch of the musical Beamer family (April 10)

Robert O. Collins, 75; UC Santa Barbara historian and expert on the Sudan who co-wrote the 2006 book "Alms for Jihad: Charity and Terrorism in the Islamic World" (April 11)

Dagmar Barnouw, 72; USC professor who wrote provocative works about the aftermath of World War II and what she called the sanctification of Holocaust survivors, the "politics of not-forgetting Nazi evil" and the idea of collective German guilt (May 14)

Paula Gunn Allen, 68; feminist who advocated for the inclusion of Native American voices in the mainstream of American literature (May 29)

Charles Moskos, 74; sociologist who was an expert on the attitudes of servicemen and women and helped formulate the "don't ask, don't tell" policy toward gays in the military (May 31)

Leonid Hurwicz, 90; co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Prize in economics for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and sellers can maximize their gains (June 24)

Madeleine Stoner, 70; professor of social work at USC who was an expert on homelessness and advised policymakers on how to prevent it (July 13)

Randy Pausch, 47; terminally ill professor whose earnest farewell lecture at Carnegie Mellon University became an Internet phenomenon and bestselling book that turned him into a symbol for living and dying well (July 25)

Henri Cartan, 104; noted French mathematician and teacher (Aug. 13)

Marilyn Fithian, 87; influential sex therapist and researcher known for her studies on nudity and sexual dysfunction (Sept. 11)