Dr. Glazer was a key figure in the rise of neoconservatism in the 1970s.
Francine du Plessix Gray, novelist, reporter on a voyage of discovery, dies at 88
In addition to a barbed memoir of her childhood, the French-American writer became well known as a far-ranging reporter with a stylish pen, the author of searching studies.
Glen Wood, auto racing pioneer and patriarch, dies at 93
Mr. Wood had been the oldest living member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Verna Bloom, memorable in ‘Medium Cool’ and ‘Animal House,’ dies at 80
Ms. Bloom was born in Lynn and died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine.
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By the mid-1950s, he had begun a long period as the dominant commercial cat photographer of his era.
Mr. Young’s signature licks defined hit records from Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and many more.
Dr. Mendelsohn led the prestigious University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center through an era of substantial growth.
Teresa Ryan, who played bass in the proudly extreme 1970s Los Angeles punk band Germs under the name Lorna Doom, died Wednesday.
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Tony Mendez, ‘Argo’ spy who smuggled US hostages out of Iran during crisis, dies at 78
Mr. Mendez successfully smuggled six State Department employees out of Tehran during the 1979-1981 Iran hostage crisis.
Bonnie Guitar, music industry trailblazer, dies at 95
Ms. Guitar had hit records as a country singer and guitarist, but her biggest achievement may have been her work as a businesswoman in the male-dominated music industry.
John Burningham, prolific author of children’s books, dies at 82
Mr. Burningham wrote and illustrated scores of books that took generations of young children on fanciful and unpredictable journeys.
Mary Oliver, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, dies at 83
Ms. Oliver’s work celebrated nature and her longtime home of Provincetown.
Alan R. Pearlman, synthesizer pioneer, dies at 93
The Newton resident founded the synthesizer company ARP Instruments and designed its pioneering equipment.
Lester Wunderman, pioneer advertising strategist, dies at 98
Mr. Wunderman is credited with pioneering the hugely successful modern techniques of direct marketing.
Barbara Proctor, first African-American woman to own an advertising agency, dies at 86
The company was called Proctor and Gardner Advertising. But there was only one founder behind it — Barbara Proctor, maiden name Gardner, the first African American woman to own and operate an advertising agency.
Elias M. Stein, mathematician of fluctuations, dies at 87
Elias M. Stein, a mathematician who pioneered work in a field that was originally devised to describe the vibrations of strings but that proved to have a wide range of applications, including charting the fluctuations of stock markets and gravitational waves, died on Dec.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mary Oliver dies at 83
Oliver’s rapturous odes to nature and animal life brought her critical acclaim and popular affection.
Memorial service for Michael R. Deland
A memorial service for Michael R. Deland, former New England regional administrator for the US Environmental Protection Agency, will be held at 11 a.m. Jan. 31 in Trinity Church in Boston.
John Bogle, Vanguard founder, dies at 89
Mr. Bogle simplified investing for the masses by introducing the first index mutual fund for individual investors in 1976.
Mel Stottlemyre, Yankees’ ace during lean years, dies at 77
Mr. Stottlemyre also served as the pitching coach for New York Mets and Yankees teams that won the World Series.
Leo Ribuffo, scholar of the far-right political movement, dies at 73
Leo Ribuffo, scholar of the far-right political movement, dies at 73
Clydie King, top-tier backup singer, dies at 75
Ms. King, who served as a central part of the musical ensemble around Bob Dylan in the early 1980s, also sang on such hits as the Rolling Stones’ “Tumbling Dice” and Linda Ronstadt’s “You’re No Good.”
Phil Masinga, famed former South Africa soccer striker, dies at 49
Mr. Masinga scored the goal in 1997 that took his country to the World Cup for the first time.
Michael Atiyah, mathematician in Newton’s footsteps, dies at 89
Mr. Atiyah united mathematics and physics during the 1960s in a way not seen since the days of Isaac Newton. He was 89.
Stephen Winthrop, a leader in raising awareness about ALS — and a patient, too — dies at 60
Upon being diagnosed with ALS, Winthrop experienced “a blend of disbelief, anger, anguish, and fear,” he would recall. And then he got to work.
Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg dies at age 71
Former Miami Dolphins guard Bob Kuechenberg, a six-time Pro Bowl selection and member of the only NFL team to achieve a perfect season, died at age 71.
John Falsey, creator of several acclaimed TV series, dies at 67
Mr. Falsey cocreated some of the most innovative and acclaimed television series of the 1980s and ’90s, including “St. Elsewhere” and “Northern Exposure.”
Lamin Sanneh, scholar of Islam and Christianity, dies at 76
Mr. Sanneh was born into poverty in a tiny river town in Gambia and became a world-renowned scholar of Christianity and Islam.
Jessica Tcherepnine, exacting botanical artist, dies at 80
The British-born watercolorist’s meticulous, naturalistic depictions of flowers, fruits, and vegetables established her as one of the world’s leading creators of botanical art.
Patricia Wald, pathbreaking federal judge who became chief of D.C. Circuit, dies at 90
Judge Wald became an assistant attorney general under President Jimmy Carter, who in 1979 appointed her to the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Joseph Jarman, mainstay of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, dies at 81
The saxophonist, flutist, woodwind player, and percussionist helped expand the parameters of performance in avant-garde jazz.
Thomas L. Phillips, Raytheon chief who was guided by his faith, dies at 94
Mr. Phillips, of Weston, helped turn Raytheon into a billion-dollar business, then a multibillion-dollar enterprise, with a gentlemanly style.
Mungau Dain, unlikely Pacific island film star, dies at 24
Mungau Dain who starred in “Tanna,” an Oscar-nominated film about his Pacific island homeland.
WWII vet who got degree delayed by nearly 7 decades dies at 97
Bob Barger flew planes for the Navy and received his college degree last spring, nearly 70 years after he last sat in a classroom.
Antal Bolvari, a two-time Olympic water polo champion from Hungary, dies at 86
Antal Bolvari scored a goal in Hungary’s famous 4-0 win over the Soviet Union in the “Blood in the Water” match at the 1956 Melbourne Games.
Dr. Lewis L. Judd, advocate of brain science, dies at 88
Dr. Lewis L. Judd helped put in place the so-called Decade of the Brain, an ambitious research agenda focused on brain biology as the key to understanding and treating psychiatric problems.
John Salter Jr., activist from lunch counter protest photo, dies at 84
A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation at a Mississippi lunch counter in the 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
Ex-Nazi camp guard deported by US dies at 95 in Germany
Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived an unassuming life in New York City for decades until his past was revealed and he was deported to Germany last year, has died.
Kwamie Lassiter; former Arizona safety who had four interceptions in key game
Kwamie Lassiter, the former Arizona safety who had four interceptions in the Cardinals’ season-ending victory that clinched a playoff berth in 1998, died Sunday. He was 49.
Dennis Johnson, creator of a rediscovered minimalist score
Dennis Johnson, a composer who in 1959 wrote a trailblazing minimalist work, a six-hour piano meditation of repeated notes and long pauses that went unheard for 50 years before being rediscovered, died Dec. 20 in Morgan Hill, California.
Michael R. Deland, former EPA administrator and key player in Boston Harbor cleanup, dies at 77
Mr. Deland of Marion, who died Jan. 8, was also an advocate for increased access for the disabled.
Joe Casely-Hayford, pioneering fashion designer
Mr. Casely-Hayford’s creations were coveted by such stars as Michael Jackson and Bono and was admired by Diana, Princess of Wales.
Anatoly Lukyanov, ex-Soviet parliament speaker, dies at 88
Anatoly Lukyanov, a Communist politician who as parliament speaker was imprisoned for his role in a coup attempt that precipitated the Soviet Union’s collapse, has died. He was 88.
Bernice Sandler, godmother of Title IX who championed women’s rights, dies at 90
Dr. Sandler devoted decades of her life to documenting, analyzing and stopping the forms of discrimination - subtle and overt - that held women back academically and professionally in educational settings.
Carlos Sánchez, 83, embodied Colombian coffee as Juan Valdez
For nearly four decades, Mr. Sánchez was one of the most recognizable pitchmen in the world.
Lessie Brown, oldest person in the US, dies at 114
Family members had attributed her long life to the fact that she ate a sweet potato nearly every day until she was well past 100.
Babs Simpson, taste-making fashion editor at Vogue
Small and fierce, Mrs. Simpson worked with many of the titans of fashion photography over her 25 years at Vogue.
Moshe Arens, Israeli statesman and ex-defense minister, dies at 93
Mr. Arens was one of the last of his country’s founding generation of right-wing Zionists died on Monday at his home in Savyon, Israel. He was 93.
Norman Birnbaum, a left-wing sociologist, professor, and journalist, dies at 92
Dr. Birnbaum championed progressive causes on both sides of the Atlantic and served as a veteran member of the editorial board at the Nation magazine.