Ray Santisi, 81; Berklee pianist performed and taught jazz stars

Ray Santisi performing at the Top of the Hub restaurant in 1981.

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Ray Santisi, 81, who died Oct. 28, taught at Berklee College of Music for 57 years.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/SANDERS-obit-master675.jpg Carl E. Sanders, 89, governor of Georgia, had role in ‘New South’

Carl E. Sanders took stances on race and segregation, earning him a reputation as an early leader of the “New South.”

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Dr. Burgdorfer, a medical entomologist, in 1982 identified the cause of what had been a mysterious affliction.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/16/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/Par8028363.jpg Kakha Bendukidze, who pushed post-Soviet market change, dies

Kakha Bendukidze, a biologist who became a wealthy businessman, brought sweeping economic and governmental changes to the Soviet Union.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/a290b84e8c1d42c2b4b13bf8095f2531-cd91966a3b3542da9ed9bfead4a6495c-0.jpg John Doar, 92; federal lawyer battled against segregation

Mr. Doar was a leader in the federal government’s legal efforts to dismantle segregation in the South during the most volatile period of the civil rights movement in the 1960s.

Tomas Young, a paralyzed Iraq veteran who was a subject of “Body of War,” with his wife, Claudia Cuellar, in 2013.

Tomas Young, 34; veteran was critical of Iraq War

Mr. Young, who enlisted after 9/11 and served in the Iraq War, was paralyzed from the chest down.

Chief Quinn oversaw a move to computerize Newton’s police records.

William Quinn, 86; ex-Newton police chief

Mr. Quinn was a World War II veteran and considered an innovator in his time as Newton’s top officer.

George H. Painter, 87; judge on futures panel

Mr. Painter served 35 years as a judge at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which oversees trading of the nation’s most important commodities.

Mike Nichols, 83; crafter of films, plays

Mr. Nichols was a legend of film, theater and comedy in nearly equal measure.

William Frenzel, 86; former rep. lobbied for NAFTA

Mr. Frenzel was a deficit hawk who spent 20 years serving in the US House.

Mr. Downey spoke in New Britain after his release.

John Downey, judge and former POW; at 84

Mr. Downey survived more than 20 years in Chinese prisons during the Cold War before becoming a Connecticut judge.

Mr. Durning held himself and his students to the highest possible standards.

Harry M. Durning Jr., 87; former WBZ editorial writer

Mr. Durning won a New England Emmy Award for editorials he wrote while working for WBZ-TV and radio from 1960 to 1980.


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Food pantries in some area communities are facing a shortage because of an increase in the number of people seeking assistance.

Lawrence food pantries running out of supplies

In a city where one in eight people is unemployed and actively looking for work, local pantries are scrambling to keep pace with requests.