Peter Hotton, 87; Globe’s longtime ‘Handyman on Call’

Peter Hotton

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Mr. Hotton dispensed home repair advice to readers throughout New England and across the country for half a century.

Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller and his bride landed in Caracas after their wedding.

Margaretta ‘Happy’ Rockefeller, 88; widow of former vice president

Mrs. Rockefeller was one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s.

// Prashant Bhargava, 42; directed ‘Patang (The Kite)’

Mr. Bhargava, a promising director, turned to boyhood memories of his uncles’ rivalry as inspiration for the film.

An undated photo of Lenore (Gessner) Travis, whose warm, generous nature led her to volunteer for a range of causes.

Lenore Travis, 67; friendships in many areas in Lincoln

“Lenore was the weft that tied us all together in this tapestry,” friend Mary Ellen Grossman told hundreds of mourners.

// Peter Gay, 91; intellectual historian wrote of Freud, Enlightenment

Mr. Gay wrote several works on Sigmund Freud and summed up his findings in “Freud: A Life For Our Time.’’

// Bob Belden, noted jazz musician; at 58

Mr. Belden was the first American musician to perform in Iran since its revolution when he played there this year.

// Bruce Lundvall, 79; record exec revitalized Blue Note label

Mr. Lundvall’s career in the industry spanned more than half a century, with success across multiple genres.

// Jay S. Goodman, 75; college professor inspired students

Dr. Goodman taught political science at Wheaton College in Norton for 50 years.

// Moshe Levinger, 80; leader of Israel’s settler movement

Rabbi Levinger helped spread settlements in the territories Israel conquered in the 1967 war.

// Elisabeth Bing, 100; spread Lamaze childbirth method

Ms. Bing taught women and their spouses to make informed childbirth choices for more than 50 years.