Drew Lewis, 84; Reagan’s transport secretary during air traffic controllers’ strike

Mr. Lewis had a long, successful career in business but loved public service and politics.

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Mr. Lewis, who lived on a farm in Lower Salford, in the Philadelphia suburbs, died Wednesday in Prescott, Ariz., of complications from pneumonia.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/13/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/AP_183662897862[1].jpg Willie Richardson, 76; Colts’ top receiver in Super Bowl upset

Mr. Richardson set career highs with 63 catches for 860 yards and eight touchdowns in 1967.

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The Academy Award-nominated English actor was routinely praised by critics.

Giacomo Tachis, 82; brought French influence to Italian wine

Mr. Tachis helped develop top-quality, long-lived wines that took the wine world by storm.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Marion_MainwaringA.jpg Marion Mainwaring, 93; scholar completed Wharton’s novel

“I think it surprised her how popular the book became,” said her nephew. Of the critical response, he said: “I think if anything that probably amused Marion.”

Gordon Goody, 85; leader of gang in the Great Train Robbery

“I think it’s fair to say that without me there wouldn’t have been a Great Train Robbery,” Mr. Goody gloated.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/11/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/violetteverdy1[1]-581.jpg Violette Verdy, 82; leading ballerina, teacher

Prized for her vivacious charm, instinctive musicality, and sparkling, light-footed technique, Ms. Verdy danced in the works of more than 50 choreographers.

Margaret Forster, 77; wrote ‘Georgy Girl’

The Royal Society of Literature issued a statement describing her as “an extraordinarily prolific and gifted writer of fiction, non-fiction, and literary criticism.”

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/02/09/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_john_wyatt.jpg John Wyatt, 69; pioneered retinal prosthetics at MIT

Dr. Wyatt worked to improve the lives of millions affected by blindness.