Search Results for Obituaries

  • Legendary climber Jim Bridwell dies at 73

    PALM DESERT, Calif. (AP) Jim Bridwell, a hard-partying hippie and legendary climber who lived his life vertically on some of the toughest peaks in Yosemite National Park, has died. He was 73.Bridwell died Friday morning at a hospital. He had...

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  • Remains of Oklahoma soldier missing from Korean War return

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The remains of a U.S. soldier from Oklahoma City were returned to his home state nearly 70 years after he was taken prisoner during the Korean War.Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred Bensinger Jr.'s remains arrived Wednesday in a...

    By Ken Miller, Associated Press|

  • Ben Agajanian, the ‘Toeless Wonder’ kicker for the Rams and Chargers, dies at age 98

    A Santa Ana native and San Pedro High graduate, Agajanian enjoyed a long career even after the loss of four toes.

    Rich Hammond, Bay Area News Group|

  • Woman who got attention by giving birth to 7 kids has died

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Patricia Frustaci, a Southern California woman who made national headlines in 1985 when she gave birth to seven children, has died. She was 63.Her eldest son, Joseph Frustaci, says his mother died Saturday in San Diego....

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  • Former Michigan State president Mackey dies at age 89

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State University President Maurice Cecil Mackey Jr. has died at age 89.Mackey, the school's 16th president, served from 1979 to 1985. He died Thursday in south Florida, according to a cremation...

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  • Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.Her husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday at her Manhattan home following a long battle with cancer.Maxwell made...

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  • Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.Her husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday at her Manhattan home following a long battle with cancer.Maxwell made...

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  • Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.Her husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday at her Manhattan home following a long battle with cancer.Maxwell made...

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  • Broadway star, 5-time Tony nominee Jan Maxwell dies at 61

    NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway star and five-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell has died. She was 61.Her husband, actor and playwright Robert Emmet Lunney, says she died on Sunday at her Manhattan home following a long battle with cancer.Maxwell made...

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  • Comedian Marty Allen dies in Las Vegas at 95

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marty Allen, the baby-faced, bug-eyed comedian with wild black hair who was a staple of TV variety shows, game shows and talk shows for decades, died Monday night. He was 95.Allen died in Las Vegas of complications from pneumonia...

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  • Former Pennsylvania Congressman Jon Fox dies at 70

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former two-term Pennsylvania congressman who also served in local and state offices for more than two decades has died. Jon Fox was 70.His brother-in-law, Paul Fires, says Fox died Sunday night at his Abington Township home...

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  • Archie Van Elslander, founder of furniture chain, dies at 87

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Archie "Art" Van Elslander, the founder of Art Van Furniture and a major Detroit-area philanthropist who is credited with saving the city's annual Thanksgiving parade, died Monday, his family said. He was 87.Van Elslander,...

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  • Former Cardinals, Dodgers outfielder Wally Moon dies at 87

    BRYAN, Texas (AP) — Former National League Rookie of the Year Wally Moon, who played on three World Series-winning teams with the Los Angeles Dodgers, has died. He was 87.Erin Giese, the funeral director at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan,...

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  • Daughter: Popular crooner Vic Damone dies in Florida at 89

    MIAMI (AP) — Family members say crooner Vic Damone has died in Florida at the age of 89.Damone's mellow baritone brought him million-selling records and sustained a half-century career in recordings, movies and nightclub, concert and television...

    By Jennifer Kay, Associated Press|

  • 99-year-old driver who killed teens in wrong-way crash dies

    FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A 99-year-old RV driver who went the wrong way on a Florida highway and killed two teenagers in a head-on crash has died of his injuries.The Florida Highway Patrol said Monday that Walter Roney of Dearborn, Michigan, died...

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  • The Latest: Huntsman remembered as humble, kind, devoted

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. (all times local):12:30 p.m.Billionaire and philanthropist Jon Huntsman Sr. is being remembered during a funeral in Salt Lake City as a humble and...

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  • Award-winning composer Johann Johannsson dead at 48

    The award-winning musician and film composer Johann Johannsson has died.His manager Tim Husom says Johannsson died Friday in Berlin at age 48. More details were not immediately available.Johannsson won a Golden Globe and received Grammy and Oscar...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Vermont developer, philanthropist Tony Pomerleau dies at 100

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Tony Pomerleau, who rose from humble roots to become one of the state's major business figures and a prominent philanthropist, has died at age 100.Pomerleau died late Thursday at his home in Burlington, said Democratic U.S....

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  • Internet pioneer and activist John Perry Barlow dies at 70

    A founder of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead John Perry Barlow has died.EFF said in statement that Barlow passed away early Wednesday morning in his sleep at age 70. The cause of death was not...

    By The Associated Press|

  • Doctor who campaigned against nuclear weapons dead at 86

    DENVER (AP) — Victor Sidel, a physician who campaigned to bring attention to the medical consequences of nuclear war, poverty and other social issues, has died. He was 86.Sidel (Sie-DELL') died Jan. 30 in suburban Denver. His son, Mark Sidel,...

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  • 'Justified,' 'Home Improvement' actor Mickey Jones dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A spokeswoman for veteran character actor Mickey Jones says he has died. He was 76.Publicist Cherry Hepburn says Jones died early Wednesday of the effects of a long illness. The illness was not disclosed.Jones played Rodney...

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  • Ruth Cummings, mother of US Rep. Elijah Cummings, dies

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The mother of Maryland U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings has died.A post on the congressman's Facebook page for re-election says 91-year-old Ruth Elma Cummings died Monday. The post didn't say what caused her death. She was born in...

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  • Correction: Obit-Jon Huntsman Sr story

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story Feb. 2 about Jon Huntsman Sr., The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money Huntsman gave to a super PAC supporting his son's presidential campaign. He gave more than $1.8 million, not $1.8...

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  • Cliff Bourland, America's oldest living gold medalist, dies

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic sprinter Cliff Bourland, America's oldest living gold medalist, has died. He was 97.He died Thursday of complications from pneumonia in Santa Monica, according to a statement released Friday by USC.Bourland won gold at...

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  • Theater veteran and 'Mad About You' actor Louis Zorich dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Louis Zorich, who played a grumpy Greek diner owner in "The Muppets Take Manhattan" and the father of Paul Reiser's character on the NBC sitcom "Mad About You," has died. He was 93.Jonathan Mason, a...

    By Mark Kennedy, AP Entertainment Writer|

  • Today in History

    Today in HistoryToday is Wednesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2018. There are 334 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite,...

    By The Associated Press.|

  • California hero firefighter Bill Clayton dies at 77

    CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) — Bill Clayton, a firefighter who helped rescue hundreds of people and twice received California's highest honor, has died.The San Diego Union-Tribune says Clayton was 77 when he died Sunday of natural causes in Carlsbad.His...

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  • Former Padres, Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers dies of cancer

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Towers, whose 14-year tenure as general manager of the San Diego Padres included an appearance in the 1998 World Series, has died from complications of cancer. He was 56.Friend and former agent Barry Axelrod said Towers...

    By Bernie Wilson, AP Sports Writer|

  • Gene Sharp, advocate for nonviolent resistance, dies at 90

    BOSTON (AP) — A lifelong advocate of nonviolent resistance who founded the Albert Einstein Institution in Massachusetts has died. Gene Sharp was 90.Institute Executive Director Jamila Raqib says Sharp died at his Boston home on Sunday.Sharp was...

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  • Daughter writes humorous obituary for father in Indiana

    DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) — A northwest Indiana woman has honored her father's memory with a humorous obituary that recounts his fondness for his family and details how he left behind 32 jars of Miracle Whip, 17 boxes of Hamburger Helper and other items...

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