George Reichenbach, 85; supported conservation in Carlisle

After a decade teaching at MIT, Dr. Reichenbach became a venture capitalist, using his technical expertise.

David Shopper/Braemar Energy Ventures

Dr. Reichenbach taught at MIT before moving into industry and then to private equity and venture capital firms.

Ben Bradlee and Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham celebrated the 1971 ruling allowing publication of the Pentagon Papers.

Ben Bradlee, at 93; hard-charging journalist guided Watergate coverage

Mr. Bradlee’s 23 years as executive editor of the Washington Post made him a legendary figure in US journalism.

Mr. de la Renta’s zest for life was displayed in his fashion.

Oscar de la Renta, at 82; fashion designer to socialites, stars

Mr. de la Renta’s zest for life was displayed in his fashion.

Lou Lucier, as seen in 2012.

Lou Lucier, at 96; was oldest living former Red Sox player

Mr. Lucier pitched for the Red Sox beginning in 1943 and lived most of his life in Northbridge.

Mr. Burri posed in front of his most famous photo of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara in 2004.

Rene Burri, at 81; Swiss photographer known for portraits for ‘Che’ Guevara, Picasso

Mr. Burri’s black and white portraits of communist revolutionary Ernesto ‘‘Che’’ Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso were iconic.

Peter Daland, 93; championship USC swim coach

Mr. Daland guided his teams to national titles and produced 62 Olympians.

Herbert (left) and Bunker Hunt tried to corner the silver market with another brother, but their scheme failed.

Nelson Bunker Hunt, 88; tycoon lost fortune in silver

Mr. Hunt tried to corner the world’s silver market only to lose most of his fortune when the price collapsed.

Elvis Presley appeared on “Stage Show” on March 17, 1956. Below, Mr. Wertheimer posed with “The Kiss.” Presley’s visit to the Hotel Jefferson in Richmond surprised the waitress.

Courtesy Taschen, Copyright Alfred Wertheimer

Alfred Wertheimer, 85; famed Elvis photographer

Mr. Wertheimer’s portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend.

Tom Slade, 78; led Fla. GOP to domination

Mr. Slade led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power.

In 1999, former prime minister Gough Whitlam campaigned in Melbourne to make Australia a republic.

Gough Whitlam, at 98; Australian prime minister ushered in many changes

The flamboyant Australian prime minister was a controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis.