Charles Bilezikian, 79; created the Christmas Tree Shops empire

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Mr. Bilezikian “was a very loving, kind, generous man, very hard-working, and he had strong family values,” said his niece Kimberly Kamborian of Watertown.

Youree Dell Harris, 53; was TV psychic Miss Cleo

Ms. Harris appeared in the ubiquitous psychic hotline commercials in the late 1990s.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/28/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/prior-jim[1].jpg Jim Prior, 85; was voice of BU hockey games for 30 years

Mr. Prior, of Arlington, was also an inductee into the Massachusetts Hockey Hall of Fame.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/8252b992175d45de908c2dc27bd34f14-8252b992175d45de908c2dc27bd34f14-0.jpg James Nederlander, 94, Broadway producer, theater owner

Mr. Nederlander took over the fledgling Nederlander Organization from his father and built it into one of the largest producers of live entertainment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_michael_crawford.jpg Michael Crawford, 70, artist and New Yorker cartoonist

Mr. Crawford, of Kingston, N.Y., sometimes drew on his nearly two decades in Greater Boston for subject material.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/27/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_bill_cotty.jpg Bill Cotty, 69; pushed to move Confederate flag from S.C. State House

Mr. Cotty worked on a compromise that moved the flag from the building’s dome to a nearby monument.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/200_jack_reilly.jpg Jack Reilly, 98; launched Ryles jazz club

Mr. Reilly also previously co-owned Jacks, a rock and folk club in Cambridge, and managed Club Casablanca in Harvard Square.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/07/26/BostonGlobe.com/Obits/Images/200_marni_nixon.jpg Marni Nixon, 86, voice of classic movie songs

Ms. Nixon’s singing was heard in place of the leading actresses in classic movie musicals.