Robert A. Daniel, 90, artist and Bridgewater State professor

Dr. Daniel also helped launch the university’s scholarship for African-American students.

Mr. Harmatz oversaw a mass poisoning of former SS officers in a prisoner-of-war camp in 1946 that sickened more than 2,200 Germans, but caused no known deaths.

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Joseph Harmatz, 91, Jewish World War II ‘Avenger’

Mr. Harmatz, a Holocaust survivor, led the most daring attempt by Jews seeking revenge against their former Nazi tormentors.

// Ben Steele, 98; survived of Bataan Death March

Mr. Steele, an art professor in later years, says art helped him maintain his sanity as a prisoner of war.

// Walter Bush, 86, influential hockey executive

Mr. Bush served as president of USA Hockey and was the primary founder of the former Minnesota North Stars.

// John D. Loudermilk, 82, country singer, songwriter

Mr. Loudermilk’s hits included “Tobacco Road,” “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye,” and “Indian Reservation.”

// Giant of golf Arnold Palmer dies at 87

Palmer rose from a blue-collar background to become part of the sport’s royalty.

// John J. Rizzo, 96, survivor of Cocoanut Grove fire

Mr. Rizzo, a waiter at the nightclub during the 1942 inferno, survived by breaking a window, and then helped others escape.

// Stanley Dural Jr., 68, musician with Buckwheat Zydeco

Mr. Dural rose from a cotton-picking family in southwest Louisiana to introduce zydeco music to the world.

// Bill Nunn, 63, actor in Spike Lee films

Mr. Nunn appeared in dozens of films and TV programs, including ‘‘New Jack City,’’ Sam Raimi’s ‘‘Spider-Man’’ trilogy, and ‘‘Sirens.’’

// John J. Kelly, 67, veteran and activist

Mr. Kelly, who was paralyzed after being wounded, was a longtime mainstay of veterans programs in Greater Boston.

// Ed Temple, 89, track coach who helped break barriers

Mr. Temple was head coach of two US Olympics women’s teams and his Tennessee State athletes won 13 gold medals.