Fingarette defined heavy drinking as willful behavior rather than as a potential disease while plumbing the perplexities of personal responsibility.
Bill Fischer, pitching coach who helped Red Sox win pennant, dies at 88
Mr. Fischer also holds the Major League Baseball record of pitching 84⅓ consecutive innings without giving up a walk.
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Dr. Breslau was one of the first scientists to study how the experiences of everyday life can cause serious psychiatric syndromes.
Ms. Hunt, a Texas oil heiress, quietly diversified her investments and became one of the nation’s wealthiest women in the 1980s.
William Goldman won Academy Awards for his screenplays for “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” and “All the President’s Men.”
Mr. Pearson was a three-time Cup champion and his 105 career victories trail only Richard Petty’s 200 wins on NASCAR’s all-time list.
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Katherine MacGregor, the scheming Mrs. Oleson of 'Little House,' dies at 93
Ms. MacGregor played petty, gossiping mother Harriet Oleson on TV’s “Little House on the Prairie.”
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, ‘Hee Haw’ star, dies at 85
The country star headlined the cornpone TV show ‘‘Hee Haw’’ for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as ‘‘Yesterday When I was Young’’ and ‘‘Honeymoon Feeling.”
Ron Johnson, All-Pro running back, dies at 71
Mr. Johnson became the first player in New York Giants history to gain at least 1,000 rushing yards in a season, achieving the milestone twice in the 1970s.
John D. Maguire, advocate of diversity in education, dies at 86
Long before Mr. Maguire was a civil rights activist or developed inclusive college admissions standards, he grew up in the segregated South with views on race that were far from enlightened.
Raymond Plank, coal miner’s son who prospered in oil, dies at 96
Mr. Plank witnessed the atomic-bomb attack on Nagasaki and then returned from the war to help found one of the nation’s largest independent oil and gas companies, Apache.
Barry Rand, barrier-breaking CEO at Avis, dies at 74
Mr. Rand became one of the few African-American chief executives of a Fortune 500 company when he took control of Avis, the rental car company, in 1999.
Dana G. Mead, who formerly chaired the MIT Corporation, dies at 82
Dana Mead helped to bring diversity to MIT, and earlier had been a business leader and Army officer.
Douglas Rain, chilly voice of a computer named HAL, dies at 90
Mr. Rain performed for 32 seasons with the Stratford Festival in Ontario but was perhaps most famous for one faceless movie role — the voice of the HAL 9000 computer in “2001: A Space Odyssey.”
Former state senator Frederick Berry, tireless advocate for the disabled, dies at 68
A former aide to Berry told the State House News Service that the Peabody Democrat died after a “brief illness.”
Stan Lee, colorful catalyst for comic-book industry’s rise, dies at 95
As chief writer and editor of Marvel Comics, Mr. Lee helped create some of the most enduring superheroes of the 20th century.
Francis Lai, film composer who won Oscar for ‘Love Story’ score, dies at 86
Mr. Lai composed the music for more than 100 films, including the 1966 hit French film ‘‘A Man and a Woman.’’
Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95
Lee has for decades been revered as a comic book giant for his central role in creating the Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man, and other major Marvel characters.
Devah Pager, a Harvard sociologist who documented bias in hiring, dies at 46
Dr. Pager was a rising star in the field of sociology.
Gérald Bloncourt, 91, Haitian photographer and activist
Mr. Bloncourt turned his zeal for social justice into photography that captured the humanity of immigrants and factory workers.
Grace Corrigan, mother of Christa McAuliffe and education advocate, dies at 94
The Framingham resident met life’s reversals with candor, clarity, and a determination to keep doing good.
Paul Zimmerman (Dr. Z) dies at 86; chronicled football’s complexity
Mr. Zimmerman’s whose deep understanding of football informed his work at Sports Illustrated and influenced the way other reporters covered the sport.
Kitty O’Neil, deaf stuntwoman and speed racer, at 72
In December 1976, Kitty O’Neil, piloting a three-wheeled rocket-powered vehicle called the SMI Motivator, set a speed record which still stands.
Trailblazing African-American RB Wally Triplett dies at 92
Wally Triplett, the trailblazing running back who was one of the first African-Americans drafted by an NFL team, has died. He was 92.
Judith Kazantzis, British feminist poet and activist, dies at 78
Before she found her voice as a feminist poet, Judith Kazantzis, who grew up in one of Britain’s most prominent literary families, began writing as an escape from the humdrum life of a housewife.
Bob Naegele Jr., founding owner of Minnesota Wild, has died at 78
Mr. Naegele was the lead investor in the expansion franchise that began play in 2000, eight seasons after the North Stars left Minnesota for Dallas.
Rod Rust, former New England Patriots head coach, 90
As defensive coordinator, Mr. Rust helped lead the team to its first Super Bowl in 1986.
Bernard Bragg, at 90; pioneering deaf actor who brought sign language to the stage
Mr. Bragg co-founded the National Theatre of the Deaf.
Virgil Marson, co-owner of legendary Andover Shop, dies at 94
Mr. Marson was a renowned, if discreet, figure in Greater Boston men’s clothing.
Mario Segale, developer who inspired Nintendo to name Super Mario, dies at 84
Mario A. Segale, a Seattle-area real estate developer who unwittingly lent his name to perhaps the most famous video game character in history — Nintendo’s Mario — died at a local hospital on Oct.
Evelyn Y. Davis, attention-grabbing shareholder activist, dies at 89
The brash Ms. Davis owned stock in more than 80 public companies and rarely failed to make her presence known at corporate-investor meeting.
Roy Hargrove, acclaimed trumpeter who embraced many styles, dies at 49
Mr. Hargrove explored Cuban and electronic music, R&B and hip-hop while performing with artists as diverse as Dizzy Gillespie, Stevie Wonder, and Common.
John Marttila, ‘savant’ among campaign managers, dies at 78
Mr. Marttila rewrote the Democratic Party’s campaign playbook in Massachusetts and beyond in ways that resonate nearly four decades later.
William Murtagh, 95, ‘pied piper’ of American historic preservation
Mr. Murtagh was appointed the first ‘‘keeper’’ of the National Register of Historic Places.
Victor Marchetti, 88, disillusioned CIA officer who challenged secrecy rules
Mr. Marchetti co-wrote a best-selling book in the 1970s about the agency’s inner workings.
Sonny Fortune, 79, saxophonist of urgency and grace
The alto saxophone was Mr. Fortune’s primary instrument, but he also was known for his command of the flute and clarinet.
Cot Campbell, who spurred the democratization of horse racing, dies at 91
The dapper racehorse owner and writer brought democracy to the sport of kings by pioneering shared ownership of thoroughbreds.
Raymond Chow, film producer who discovered Bruce Lee, dies at age 91
Mr. Chow also introduced the world to Jackie Chan and brought the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to the big screen.
María Irene Fornés, writer of spare, poetic plays,
María Irene Fornés, a Cuban-born American playwright, died Tuesday in Manhattan. She was 88.
Former Seattle Seahawks coach Jack Patera dies at 85
Jack Patera, the first head coach in the history of the Seattle Seahawks, has died at age 85.
Dr. William F. Bernhard, innovative surgeon who treated baby Patrick Kennedy, dies at 93
Dr. Bernhard’s efforts to save President Kennedy’s son focused increased medical attention and research on an infant respiratory ailment that is now much more treatable.
Willie McCovey, Giants’ Hall of Famer, dead at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed “Stretch” for his 6-foot-4 height and those long arms, died Wednesday. He was 80.
Leicester City owner Vichai succeeded in soccer and business
Thai billionaire and Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, who died when his helicopter crashed in a parking lot next to the soccer club’s stadium, was known to fans as a smiling, benevolent man who gave away free beers and hot dogs on his birthday and brought the club its fairy-tale English Premier League title in 2016. He was 60.
Ruth Gates, renowned coral scientist and conservation advocate, dies at 56
Dr. Gates first became transfixed by coral reefs through the color TV films of sea explorer Jacques Cousteau.
Author Ntozake Shange of ‘For Colored Girls’ fame has died
Ms. Shange’s ‘‘For Colored Girls’’ has been influential to generations of progressive thinkers.
The long, deadly career of James J. ‘Whitey’ Bulger
His life played out like any number of the Hollywood movies it spawned, reflecting a Boston that is no more.
Armond Colombo, legendary Brockton football coach, dies at 87
Mr. Colombo’s teams won nine Eastern Mass. Division 1 Super Bowl championships.
Eugene Peterson, whose Bible translations sold millions of copies, dies at 85
Rev. Peterson never led a church of more than 500 congregants, yet he quietly became one of the most influential religious thinkers of his time.
Ntozake Shange, author of ‘For Colored Girls,’ has died
Ms. Shange’s most acclaimed theater piece was the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play.