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Donald ‘Dee’ Rowe, coach, envoy of UConn basketball, dies

Mr. Rowe would spend half a century helping to build the basketball program at UConn. In every role he assumed, his calling cards were the same: a genial spirit, a bone-deep sense of loyalty, and an infectious love for the game.

Nancy Bush Ellis, who worked to elect her brother and nephew to the presidency, dies at 94

Mrs. Ellis was the sister of one president, the aunt of another, and the matriarch of her own part of the extended Bush family.

Michael Apted, filmmaker behind innovative ‘Seven Up!’ documentary series, dies at 79

Mr. Apted’s training as a documentarian lent an unfussy naturalism to an eclectic Hollywood career, and for four decades the English-born director helmed 21 feature films in a variety of genres.

Dan Mullin, a philanthropist generous with the gift of his friendship, dies at 78

A go-to real estate agent for buyers seeking someone who seemed to know everything about every property in the Back Bay and Beacon Hill, Dan Mullin "was the man with the perpetual smile," said his friend Jack Connors. He really went about his life doing good."


Richard Cooper, Harvard economist who advised presidents, dies at 86

Richard N. Cooper, a Harvard University professor of international economics who served as a policy adviser to Democratic presidents from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton died Dec. 23 at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 86.

Gordon Stewart, founder of Sandals Resorts, dies at 79

Gordon Stewart, who bought a rundown beachfront hotel in his native Jamaica and built it into a chain of all-inclusive resorts as the founder of Sandals Resorts International, died Monday. He was 79.

‘You’ll Never Walk Alone:’ Singer Gerry Marsden dies at 78

Gerry and the Pacemakers were early rivals of the Beatles in Liverpool.

Wan-go Weng, who gave his family’s centuries-old Chinese art collection to the MFA, dies at 102

A poet, historian, filmmaker, and artist. Mr. Weng was the sixth generation of his family to take care of the art collection.