The former child star played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms ‘‘Happy Days’’ and ‘‘Joanie Loves Chachi.’’
Barkley L. Hendricks, 72, portraitist of a new black pride
The painter gave new representation to ordinary black men and women, memorializing them in portraits that echoed the grand manner of the old masters.
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Ms. Pearce, a decorative-arts historian, was hired by then-first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.
Mr. Hardin built standout programs at the US Naval Academy and Temple University, leading Navy to victory over Army five times in a row.
Ms. Abakanowicz transformed sisal and burlap into brooding forms that evoked the weight of political oppression.
Mr. Grinold spent more than 50 years at Northeastern University.
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Tom Fleming; placed second twice at Boston Marathon
Mr. Fleming finished second at the Boston Marathon in 1973 and 1974 and six times was in the top 10.
Stephen Erdely, 95; MIT teacher known for musical duets
Dr. Erdely divided his career into four phases – before and after World War II, his years with the Cleveland Orchestra, and a final stage in MIT’s music department.
Frederick Borsch; bishop helped empower minorities
Despite opposition from the world’s Anglican bishops, he championed the ordination not only of celibate gay men and lesbians but also of those in committed monogamous relationships.
Augustin Bubnik, star, political prisoner
Czech ice hockey great Augustin Bubnik, whose international career was abruptly ended by communist persecution, died on Tuesday. He was 88.
Bruce Langhorne, inspiration for ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’
In his 2004 memoir, “Chronicles,” Bob Dylan said of Mr. Langhorne, “If you had Bruce playing with you, that’s all you would need to do just about anything.”
Dr. Mark Wainberg, 71, leader in AIDS fight
Dr. Wainberg studied an antiviral drug called 3TC, or Lamivudine, and found that it was effective against HIV.
Christopher Morahan, 87, producer and director of ‘The Jewel in the Crown’
Mr. Morahan was well known as a producer and director for stage and television.
Clifton James, 96, sheriff in 2 James Bond films
Mr. James often played a convincing southerner but loved working on the stage in New York during the prime of his career.
Henry Hillman, 98, Pittsburgh philanthropist, investor
The billionaire provided startup funding for private-equity firm KKR & Co. and Silicon Valley venture-capital company Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
Michael Madden, longtime Globe sports columnist, dies at 73
Mr. Madden was an award-winning writer who didn’t flinch at taking on tough subjects.
Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, dies at 117
Ms. Morano was also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s.
Bob Cerv, 91, three-time Yankee who found stardom in Kansas City
Mr. Cerv found full-time work only after the Yankees sold him to the Athletics.
Robert Taylor, 85, innovator who shaped modern computing
The Internet was the work of many inventors. But perhaps no one deserves more credit for that world-changing technological leap than Mr. Taylor.
Virginia Ames, 102, artist who helped found Torpedo Factory
Ms. Ames also created an oversize set of Revolutionary War era flags for display at the Library of Congress during the Bicentennial.
Michael Ballhaus, 81, German cinematographer
Mr. Ballhaus worked with Martin Scorsese on “Gangs of New York,” “Goodfellas,” and “The Departed.”
Joseph Rascoff; brought money management to rock ‘n’ roll
His company pioneered tour management that oversaw nearly everything but the artistic side.
Dan Rooney, 84, popular Pittsburgh Steelers chairman
Mr. Rooney’s name also is attached to the NFL’s landmark initiative in minority hiring.
Joan See, 83, actress in TV ads
Ms. See capitalized on her success acting in commercials by creating a school to teach others how to do the same.
Louis DiBella, 91, whose Peabody nude dancing bar set a precedent
Mr. DiBella took on laws enacted to prevent nude dancing at his club, D.B.’s Golden Banana.
Charlie Murphy, 57, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ comic
The comedian, the older brother of actor and comic Eddie Murphy, also was a voice-over artist.
Patricia McKissack; wrote of black experience
Mrs. McKissack chronicled African-American history and Southern folklore in more than 100 early-reader and picture books
Frederick Lacey; battled Mafia, corrupt politicians
Mr. Lacy successfully prosecuted Mayors Hugh J. Addonizio of Newark and Thomas J. Whalen of Jersey City; John V. Kenny, the Hudson County party boss; and Mafia leaders.
Linda Hopkins, 92; blues singer won Tony for best actress
“I only sing songs where you can give vent to your feelings,” Mr. Hopkins said in 1976.
Dorothy Mengering, 95, beloved late-night mom
Ms. Mengering’s homespun sincerity proved to be a foil for the urban acerbity of her son, David Letterman.
J. Geils, 71, of Groton; guitarist led iconic band
Geils, born John Warren Geils, formed the popular Boston-area band in the late 1960s. He was 71.
Mary Anderson, 107, cofounder of outdoor cooperative REI
Mrs. Anderson and her husband helped grow the chain into the nation’s largest consumer cooperative.
Julian Stanczak, abstract painter; at 88
Mr. Stanczak rose to fame as a leading figure of the popular Op Art movement but slipped into obscurity when its reputation flagged.
Mili Bermejo, 65; gave voice to Latin-fused jazz in Boston and at Berklee
Ms. Bermejo came to Boston to study at Berklee and perform, but teaching became a parallel calling.
Hugh Montgomery, 93, spy with exploits from battlefield to powder room
Dr. Montgomery, a Springfield native, became one of the most admired CIA officers of his generation.
Carme Chacon, 46, Spain’s first female defense minister
Before taking charge of the Defense Ministry, Ms. Chacon had been minister of housing and a national lawmaker.
Hans Dehmelt, 84; received Nobel Prize for isolating electrons
Dr. Dehmelt developed methods to trap a single ion or electron, allowing for a more precise way to measure their properties.
Caroline Parker Hoppin, 79; led efforts to make Park School more diverse
Mrs. Hoppin held the position of director of admissions at the exclusive private school in Brookline for 24 years.
Eugene Lang, 98, investor who made college dreams a reality
Mr. Lang’s spur-of-the-moment promise to a sixth-grade graduating class that he would pay for their college education inspired a foundation.
Tim Pigott-Smith, 70, actor who put Prince Charles on the throne
Mr. Pigott-Smith won accolades playing the title role in the West End and Broadway productions of “King Charles III.’’
William Powell, 66; wrote ‘The Anarchist Cookbook’
Mr. Powell’s popular book has been cited in terrorist attacks around the world, including the Columbine shootings.
Howard Elkus, 78; architect transformed parts of Boston
Mr. Elkus cofounded the Boston firm Elkus Manfredi Architects and designed distinctive buildings around the world.
Judge Cortland Mathers, 92; opposed stop-and-frisk policies
Judge Mathers, a former state Superior Court judge, also served as Brockton’s city solicitor.
Glenn O’Brien, 70, writer and editor who gained fame with Warhol
The influential writer and editor was a social fixture in the downtown Manhattan art, music, and fashion world for a half-century.
Paul O’Neill, 61, Trans-Siberian Orchestra founder
Mr. O’Neill’s progressive metal band was known for its spectacular holiday concerts filled with theatrics, lasers, and pyrotechnics.
Arthur Bisguier, 87, brash, self-taught chess champion
Mr. Bisguier defeated some of the game’s greatest players while finding mostly frustration when he faced Bobby Fischer.
Don Rickles, 90, comedy’s equal opportunity offender
The acidic stand-up comic became world-famous not by telling jokes but by insulting his audience.
Roy Sievers, 90, star Washington Senators slugger
Playing in the outfield and at first base for 17 major league seasons, Mr. Sievers hit 318 home runs.
Alexei Abrikosov, 88; physicist worked on superconductors
In his prize-winning work, Dr. Abrikosov explained theoretically how another family of superconductors could withstand the invasion of magnetic fields.
Ruben Amaro Sr., Gold Glove winner; at 81
Mr. Amaro spent 58 years in pro baseball, most of them with the Phillies.