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Robert Haas, Wine Importer and California Vintner, Dies at 90

Robert Haas, Wine Importer and California Vintner, Dies at 90

Robert Haas at Tablas Creek Vineyard in California in 2009. He and the Perrin family of France founded it in 1989.

Arkady Wajspapir, 96, Is Dead; Escaped Death Camp in Uprising

Arkady Wajspapir, 96, Is Dead; Escaped Death Camp in Uprising

Arkady Wajspapir, second from left, with other survivors of the Sobibor death camp at a reunion in 1990. He was a key figure in a 1943 uprising; one of its leaders was Alexander Pechersky, third from left.

Kathy Shaw, Watchdog on Clergy Sexual Abuse, Dies at 72

Kathy Shaw, Watchdog on Clergy Sexual Abuse, Dies at 72

Kathy Shaw, who surveyed thousands of sex-abuse allegations and posted them on a blog called Abuse Tracker.

Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79

Faith Whittlesey, Conservative Voice and Reagan Aide, Dies at 79

Faith Whittlesey in her office at the White House in 1985, when she was director of President Ronald Reagan’s Office of Public Liaison.

Larry Harvey, the Man Behind Burning Man, Is Dead at 70

Larry Harvey, the Man Behind Burning Man, Is Dead at 70

Larry Harvey during the Burning Man festival in 2011.

Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71

Jo Jo White, Deadeye Shooter for Boston Celtics, Dies at 71

The Boston Celtics’ Jo Jo White driving against Rick Barry of the Golden State Warriors in 1976.

Maya Jribi, Tunisian Fighter for Democracy, Is Dead at 58

Maya Jribi, Tunisian Fighter for Democracy, Is Dead at 58

Maya Jribi, the first female leader of a political party in Tunisia, at a meeting of the country’s newly elected constituent assembly, the body in charge of devising a new constitution, in Tunis in December 2011.

Mort Walker, Creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ Comic Strip, Dies at 94

Mort Walker, Creator of ‘Beetle Bailey’ Comic Strip, Dies at 94

Mort Walker drawing the character Beetle Bailey in 1993. After his attempt at a comic strip set at a university lagged, he substituted barracks buddies for dorm mates, sergeants and generals for professors, and the military bureaucracy for academic pronouncements.

Homer A. Neal, Leader in Physics Who Explored Matter, Dies at 75

Homer A. Neal, Leader in Physics Who Explored Matter, Dies at 75

Homer A. Neal in 1981. He participated in the detection of the subatomic particle called Higgs boson, one of the building blocks of matter, and was a national figure in physics.

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Is Dead at 93

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, Critic of Wartime Internment, Is Dead at 93

Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga in 2011. She recalled her high school principal in California telling her and other Japanese-American students, “You don’t deserve to get your high school diplomas because your people bombed Pearl Harbor.”

Ben Agajanian, Square-Shoed Kicking Star, Dies at 98

Ben Agajanian, Square-Shoed Kicking Star, Dies at 98

Ben Agajanian in 1960, when he was a place-kicker for the Los Angeles Chargers.

Steve Ditko, Influential Comic-Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider-Man, Dies at 90

Steve Ditko, Influential Comic-Book Artist Who Helped Create Spider-Man, Dies at 90

Panels by Steve Ditko from The Amazing Spider-Man No. 33. Many fans regard Issues 31, 32 and 33 as a Ditko peak.

Fakir Musafar, Whose ‘Body Play’ Went to Extremes, Dies at 87

Fakir Musafar, Whose ‘Body Play’ Went to Extremes, Dies at 87

Fakir Musafar had a lifelong passion for piercing, branding, tattooing, suspension, corseting and other outré practices he called “body play.”

William Beinecke, Patron of Central Park and Yale, Dies at 103

William Beinecke, Patron of Central Park and Yale, Dies at 103

William S. Beinecke waged a decades-long but successful campaign to persuade Yale University to create a business school.

Nancy Roman, ‘Mother of the Hubble’ Telescope, Dies at 93

Nancy Roman, ‘Mother of the Hubble’ Telescope, Dies at 93

Nancy Grace Roman with a model of an orbiting solar observatory in 1962. She was NASA’s first director of astronomy and a leading advocate for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Richard Oldenburg, Who Led MoMA’s Expansion and Drew Crowds, Dies at 84

Richard Oldenburg in the sculpture garden of the Museum of Modern Art in 1972. He said of his brother, the Pop Art sculptor Claes Oldenburg, “He had the free spirit which I longed for, but I was born with an excess of caution.”


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