William Thomas McKinley, 76; composer

Mr. McKinley, of Reading, taught for 23 years at New England Conservatory and once chaired what is now the jazz studies department.

Mr. Howard played Henry V in a 1976 production.

Alan Howard, 77; Shakespearean actor

Mr. Howard’s regal bearing and imposing voice gave life to a spate of Shakespearean kings.

Anthony Mason used an elbow to clear Dennis Rodman out of his way during a playoff game in 1998.

Anthony Mason, 48; was bruising NBA forward

Mr. Mason’s play helped the New York Knicks reach the NBA Finals in 1994.

South Bend residents William and Rose Michalski paid tribute to the Rev. Hesburgh (below) on the University of Notre Dame campus after his death.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97; influential leader at Notre Dame

The Rev. Hesburgh stood up to both the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America.

After turning 100 in 2005, Mr. Kahn was feted at the New York Stock Exchange. His family was studied for their longevity.

Irving Kahn, Wall Street’s oldest stockbroker; at 109

Mr. Kahn got his first job as a runner on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange months before the 1929 market crash.

Leonard Nimoy gave a lecture to more than 1,000 people at Boston University in May 2011.

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Leonard Nimoy, 83; was TV’s iconic Mr. Spock

Mr. Nimoy was a son of Boston who created one of the most enduring and beloved characters in modern pop culture.

Earl Lloyd spoke in 2006 during a Martin Luther King Jr. Sports Legacy Symposium in Memphis, Tenn.

Earl Lloyd, 86; was first black player in NBA

Mr. Lloyd broke the league’s racial barrier in 1950 and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2003.

After leaving M/A-COM, Dr. Gould created the camp to help children with serious illnesses and their families.

Lawrence Gould, 84; former CEO who created Camp Sunshine

Dr. Gould launched the camp for children with life-threatening illnesses and their family members in Casco, Maine.

Dr. Clark in 2006 with the jaws from several sharks.

Eugenie Clark, 92; scholar more at home with sharks

Dr. Clark’s childhood rapture with fish led to a life of scholarly adventure in the littorals and depths of the Seven Seas.