Burt Shavitz, 80; Maine man co-founded Burt’s Bees

Mr. Shavitz lived for years in a tiny cabin in the small town of Parkman in central Maine.

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Mr. Shavitz, a reclusive beekeeper, pursued a simple life in a tiny cabin in a small central Maine town.

Mr. Herkimer was photographed performing the Herkie, a leap he invented that remains in use across the United States.

Lawrence R. Herkimer, ‘Mr. Cheerleader’; at 89

Mr. Herkimer elevated cheerleading into an aspirational goal for generations of youths.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_boyd_packer.jpg Boyd Packer, 90; conservative Mormon church leader

Mr. Packer had been a member of the church’s Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, which is modeled after Jesus Christ’s apostles, since 1970.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/07/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_jerry_weintraub.jpg Jerry Weintraub, 77; successful Hollywood producer

Mr. Weintraub pushed the career of John Denver and produced such hit movies as “Nashville” and “Ocean’s Eleven.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_david_seldin.jpg Dr. David Seldin, 58; led Amyloidosis Center at BU

Despite his prominence, “he never took credit for himself,” a former colleague said.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/06/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_john_whitman.jpg John R. Whitman, 71; investment banker, political spouse

Mr. Whitman was a founder, president, and managing partner of the venture capital firm Sycamore Ventures.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_berthe_gaines.jpg Berthé M. Gaines, 91; vocal advocate for innercity libraries

Mrs. Gaines was first woman to serve as president of the Boston Public Library’s board of trustees.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/05/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_doe_sprogis.jpg Doe Sprogis, 83; helped to reinvigorate South End

Mrs. Sprogis organized the neighborhood’s first house tours and helped to found its historical society.