Nicholas Winton, 106; savior of Jewish children

A family picture of Nicholas Winton with one of the hundreds of Jewish children he saved.

Associated Press

He was credited with saving, through his personal initiative, the lives of at least 669 boys and girls.

Josef Masopust participated in a training session with Dukla Prague in 1961. Later he became a successful coach.

Josef Masopust, 84; led Czechoslovakia to World Cup final in 1962

The Czech soccer great led his national side to the final of the 1962 World Cup.

Donald Wexler and business partner Richard Harrison created the post-and-beam Leff-Florsheim House in 1957.

Donald Wexler, 89; desert architect

His innovative steel houses and soaring glass-fronted terminal at the Palm Springs International Airport helped make Palm Springs, California, a showcase for midcentury modernism.

Jack Disney, 80; sports writer

He was a longtime sports writer with the old Los Angeles Herald Examiner who later worked in publicity at two Southern California horse racing tracks.

Senator Tom Kennedy (left and below) served in the State House for two decades.

Thomas Kennedy, 63; state senator turned obstacle into opportunity

Mr. Kennedy, of Brockton, who used a wheelchair after an accident, served on the Brockton City Council before going up to Beacon Hill.

Ben Wattenberg during a roundtable discussion in 1982. He popularized the term psephology, the study of elections.

Ben Wattenberg, 81; author encouraged centrist path

Mr. Wattenberg vainly urged his fellow Democrats to court the nation’s centrist voters at a time when the party was moving to the left.

Mr. D’Ambrosio supervised more than 200 annual citywide celebrations.

Domenic D’Ambrosio, 64, of Lynn; events coordinator, campaign worker

Mr. D’Ambrosio worked for numerous Democratic candidates, including Boston Mayor Martin Walsh and US Representative Seth Moulton.

// James P. Cawley Jr., 58; political activist and career specialist for disabled

He was head of community relations for Work Inc., which finds jobs for the disabled, and formerly had been a researcher and album reviewer for the Globe.

// Claud Johnson, 83; son, sole heir of blues legend

Mr. Johnson was the son of Robert Johnson, a legendary Mississippi musician.

// Charles Pasqua, 88; French Resistance fighter

Mr. Pasqua went on to become France’s security chief and was a powerful player on the French right.

// Magali Noel, 83; prolific actress caused stir with song

Ms. Noel’s rendition of “Fais-Moi Mal, Johnny” (“Hurt Me, Johnny”) proved scandalous because of its masochistic lyrics.

// Jack Carter, 93; pioneer of brash comedy on TV

Mr. Carter’s career spanned more than a half-century in TV, nightclubs, movies, and on stage.

// Marva Collins, 78; celebrated educator, activist

Ms. Collins’s success at educating poor black students in a private school she founded earned her nationwide renown.

// Chris Squire, 67; cofounder of the band Yes

Mr. Squire was the only member to have played on every Yes album and participated in every one of its tours.


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