Mr. Reese’s encyclopedic knowledge of historic American books and manuscripts made him a towering figure among rare-book sellers.
Billy Connors, dies at 76, Yankees pitching guru
Mr. Connors was known for honing reliever Mariano Rivera’s often unhittable cut fastball and for being a close adviser to George M. Steinbrenner, the team’s mercurial owner.
Stanley Cavell, Harvard philosopher who also examined popular culture, dies at 91
Dr. Cavell was a talented musician before launching an academic career that he concluded as Harvard’s Walter M. Cabot professor of aesthetics and the general theory of value, emeritus.
Peter Thomson, Australian golfer with five British Open wins, dies at 88
At a time when Australians had made little impact on international golf, Mr. Thomson emerged as a leading player on links far from his homeland.
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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68
Clemens Kalischer, of Lenox, fled Nazi Germany and imprisonment in Europe to become a photographer of unforgettable images, including of refugees in New York and musicians in Vermont.
Mr. Reid helped carry out a long series of meticulously executed bank robberies in Canada and the United States, and then became a well-regarded author.
Mr. Rennert worked 2,693 regular-season games, six National League Championship Series, three World Series, and two All-Star Games.
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Kazuo Kashio, cofounder of Casio of G-Shock fame
Mr. Kashio “always set high goals and went after them,” a Casio spokesman said.
Rebecca Parris, 66, jazz singer of uncommon range and emotional depth
Ms. Parris wove together jazz inflections, freewheeling scat singing, and an endless palette of vocal shadings into something all her own.
Walter Bahr, 91; helped US soccer team shock England, world
Mr. Bahr, whose son played for the Patriots, was the last living player from the US team that upset England at the 1950 World Cup.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, 87, prolific conductor
Mr. Rozhdestvensky championed an eclectic array of music at a time when the Soviet establishment frowned on it.
Martin Bregman, 92, producer of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Serpico’
Mr. Bregman was outspoken and notoriously tenacious.
Frances J. Perkins, groundbreaking professor at Wheelock College, dies at 98
Mrs. Perkins, who died April 22, was the school’s first tenured African-American.
Murray Fromson, 88; reporter was champion of press freedom
Mr. Fromson helped found the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press at a time when journalists faced hostility during President Richard M. Nixon’s administration.
D.J. Fontana, 87, powerful drummer for Elvis Presley
Mr. Fontana’s simple but forceful drumming helped to shape the early sound of rock ’n’ roll.
Jalal Mansur Nuriddin, 73, ‘grandfather of rap’
His group, the Last Poets, channeled the militant social criticism of the Black Power movement into music that paved the way for hip-hop.
Aaron Fink, former superintendent of Newton’s schools, dies at 95
Mr. Fink was an early and ardent supporter of the Metco voluntary busing program.
Douglas Bennet, former NPR head who helped save ailing radio network, dies at 79
Serving as president of NPR and then Wesleyan University, he brought stability to entities beset by financial turmoil and flagging morale.
Basketball Hall of Famer Anne Donovan dies at 56
Ms. Donovan was a 6-foot-8 Olympic gold medalist who later coached both in college and the WNBA.
William J. Leary, who led Boston’s schools at outset of busing, dies at 86
The court’s desegregation order made his job one of the toughest in education in the nation.
Nick Meglin, a Mad Magazine mainstay, dies at 82
At Mad’s ramshackle offices in Manhattan, where he presided over “the usual gang of idiots,” as the magazine referred to its writers and editors, Mr. Meglin was a gregarious and nurturing presence.
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Eunice Gayson, the first Bond girl, dies at 90
Ms. Gayson appeared in the first James Bond film, “Dr. No,” from 1962, as the sultry Sylvia Trench.
Dorothy Cotton, 88, civil rights pioneer and MLK colleague
Ms. Cotton was among a small number of women in leadership positions at the Southern Christian Leadership Conference during the civil rights era.
Danny Kirwan, 68, guitarist during Fleetwood Mac’s early years
Mr. Kirwan’s work fueled the band’s rise.
Ira Berlin, historian of slavery in America, dies at 77
Dr. Berlin, once a chemistry student, sifted through millions of National Archives documents for his research.
Johnny ‘Pie’ McKenzie, 80, Big, Bad Bruins’ spark plug
On a line with center Fred Stanfield and left wing Johnny Bucyk, Mr. McKenzie helped spark the Bruins to Stanley Cup championships in 1970 and ’72.
Judge George N. Leighton, pioneering black lawyer and jurist, dies at 105
Judge Leighton rose from a New Bedford boy working in the cranberry bogs to an inspiration for many, including President Obama.
Maria Bueno, 78; Brazilian was ‘queen of tennis’ in 1960s
Ms. Bueno was ranked No. 1 in the world four times in the last years of tennis’s amateur era.
Mel Weinberg, 93, con man portrayed in ‘American Hustle’
Mr. Weinberg — facing prison for fraud — traded his criminal savvy for probation and became a principal orchestrator and actor in the two-year operation code-named Abscam.
Gena Turgel, 95, Holocaust survivor and consoler of Anne Frank
‘‘My story is the story of one survivor, but it is also the story of 6 million who perished,’’ she said earlier this year.
Ralph Coburn, 94, who created ‘spare, beautiful’ abstract art
Never much interested in attention, Mr. Coburn drew consistent admiration, but nothing approaching the fame afforded to some of his friends.
Paul Boyer, 99, UCLA biochemist who won Nobel Prize in 1997
Dr. Boyer shared the Nobel for his discoveries describing ‘‘a beautiful little molecular machine’’ that helped produce the chemical energy transfers found in all living cells.
Clarence Fountain, 88; led the Blind Boys of Alabama
Mr. Fountain sang gospel music fit to call down the heavens as the leader of the group for more than 60 years.
David Douglas Duncan, whose images captured war-weary soldiers and Picasso at work, dies at 102
Mr. Duncan was one of the foremost photojournalists of the 20th century.
Rev. Victor Carpenter, UU minister and advocate for social justice, dies at 88
The Rev. Carpenter spent about 50 years advocating on behalf of the poor and the disabled, supporting those who oppose war, and comforting those diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.
Red Schoendienst, St. Louis Cardinals star and oldest Hall of Famer
The Hall of Fame second baseman, manager, and coach had a major league career of more than 70 years.
Alaska broadcaster known for Yup’ik stories dies at 69
John Active was an Alaska Native broadcaster who helped preserve the Yup’ik language and culture one story at a time.
Charlotte Fox, climber of the tallest peaks, survivor of 1996 Everest disaster, dies after an apparent fall at home
Ms. Fox, who grew up in North Carolina, spent much of her life at high altitudes, working as a ski patroller in Colorado for 30 years.
Eddy Clearwater, Chicago bluesman, dies at 83
Eddy Clearwater was a Mississippi-born Chicago bluesman who billed himself as “The Chief” and often performed in a feathered headdress.
Last surviving ‘Wizard of Oz’ Munchkin Jerry Maren dies at 98
Mr. Maren’s character was the one who famously welcomed Dorothy to Munchkin Land.
C.M. Newton, had 50-year basketball career as player, coach, administrator, dies at 88
Mr. Newton was 509-375 as a coach at Transylvania College, Alabama, and Vanderbilt, and worked on several NCAA Division 1 basketball committees.
Dwight Clark, 49er great who made ‘The Catch,’ dies at 61
Dwight Clark will forever be remembered for one iconic moment, his leap in the back of the end zone to make a fingertip grab of a game-winning touchdown that launched the San Francisco 49ers dynasty.
Dr. S. Walter Askinas, former dental school executive dean at Tufts, dies at 92
“He really taught more than just the procedure. He taught patient care,” said Dr. Lonnie Norris, a dean emeritus at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.
Mary J. Kakas, 78, tireless philanthropist and fur company CEO
Mrs. Kakas had a lifetime of experience finding a balance between high quality and the economics of household budgets.
Bruce Kison, 68; pitcher won two World Series with Pirates
Mr. Kison finished his career with the Red Sox in 1985 and spent three decades in player development and scouting roles.
Frank Carlucci, 87, diplomat and defense secretary to Reagan
The troubleshooting Republican worked for four presidents in a wide-ranging government career.
Miguel Obando y Bravo, 92, key figure in Nicaraguan turmoil
Cardinal Obando clashed with Nicaragua’s Sandinista leaders and later reconciled with them.