Dr. Murray A. Straus, 89; UNH researcher studied violence

Dr. Murray Straus, right, in 1996.

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Dr. Murray A. Straus, 89, led groundbreaking studies on corporal punishment and domestic violence.

Mell Lazarus, 89, cartoonist of ‘Miss Peach,’ ‘Momma’

Mr. Lazarus ultimately wrote and drew more than 33,000 strips.

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Mr. Gordon sentenced Edgar Ray Killen to 60 years in prison in the 1964 kidnap-slaying of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/25/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/AP_681010050.jpg Dick McAuliffe, 76, feisty sparkplug of ’68 Tigers

The hard-nosed All-Star infielder played 14 seasons for the Detroit Tigers before retiring with the Red Sox.

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In his memoir, Alan Shayne recalled Ms. Howland, in the musical, “going to pieces in front of the audience’s eyes.”

Brandon Grove, 87, longtime Foreign Service officer

Mr. Grove served as ambassador to the African country then known as Zaire, director of the Foreign Service Institute, and a leader of a 1992 task force to alleviate a humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/05/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Hugh_HawkinscopyA-11081.jpg Hugh Hawkins, 86, author, longtime Amherst professor

Professor Hawkins was a noted scholar who after retirement wrote a memoir about his childhood.