Bryan Marquard

Marquard has written obituaries since 2005 for the Globe , where he has worked since 2000. For more than 30 years he has been reporter and editor at publications including Newsday on Long Island and smaller newspapaers in New England, where he has lived most of his life.

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Samuel Blumenfeld, at 89; conservative writer and phonics advocate

By , Globe Staff

Mr. Blumenfeld, of Waltham, wrote books promoting his “Alpha-Phonics” method of teaching children to read.

Roberta Dowling, 75; founded Cambridge School of Culinary Arts

By , Globe Staff

Ms. Dowling trained more than 2,500 people over the years.

Svetlana Boym, at 56; Harvard professor, author, essayist, photographer, and filmmaker

By , Globe Staff

“It was her sheer mental energy – her love of experience, of texts, ideas, art, and visual culture generally – that made her so astonishing and so astonishingly creative,” said her husband.

Hyman Fine, at 94; WWII veteran survived ordeal in POW camp

By , Globe Staff

Mr. Fine, of Jamaica Plain, was a flight navigator on a B-24 Liberator when he was shot down and spent the rest of WWII in a prisoner of war camp in Germany.