Sy Berger, 91; creator of modern baseball card

Mr. Berger had his own Topps card issued in 2004.

The Topps Co.

Mr. Berger transformed a boys’ hobby into a high-stakes pop culture niche.

“The power of nuclear weapons is a universal threat,” Dr. Linschitz said.

Henry Linschitz, 95; Manhattan Project scientist

He helped build atomic bombs that the US dropped on Japan, then tried to persuade people that nuclear war should never be repeated.

Reporting from Berlin, Mr. Hottlet was an irritant to the Nazis in World War II.

Richard C. Hottelet, 97; CBS newsman and ‘Murrow Boy’

The longtime UN correspondent for CBS News provided memorable accounts of the Normandy invasion.

Murray Oliver met with Pee Wee skaters Gordon MacRae of Everett and Robert Wheeler of Chelsea in 1965.

Murray Oliver, 77; former All-Star center for Bruins

Mr. Oliver played in 1,127 NHL games over 18 seasons, and also was an assistant coach and scout.

Dr. Engel enjoyed his summer home on Block Island, R.I.

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Monroe Engel, 93; novelist, longtime writing teacher at Harvard

Dividing his time between the classroom and the writing desk, Dr. Engel had a lasting impact on students.

Mr. Baer showed the prototype of the first games console, invented by him, at the Games Convention Online in 2009.

Ralph Baer, 92; inventor of first home video game system

He turned television sets into electronic fantasy lands by inventing and patenting the first home video game system.

Rabbi Schulweis welcomed gays at his Calif. synogogue.

Harold Schulweis, 89; innovative rabbi

Rabbi Schulweis welcomed gay and lesbian Jews to the synagogue in 1992.

Fuzzy Thurston cleared a path for Paul Hornung in 1962.

Fuzzy Thurston, 80; key cog in Packers sweep

The offensive lineman who with Hall of Famer Jerry Kramer helped power the Green Bay Packers to a series of titles in the 1960s.

Sabah participated in at least 85 films, which dominated the Arab world at the time. Above, with Anwar Wagdi in the 1940s, and (at left) at a film festival in Cairo in 2004.

Sabah, 87; Lebanese performer shocked, entranced Arab world

The singer, actress, and entertainer never seemed far from the limelight during her six-decade career.