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Ruth Klüger, who wrote haunting Holocaust memoir, dies at 88

Ruth Klüger, whose unforgiving memoir of growing up Jewish in Nazi-occupied Vienna and escaping death in a concentration camp unsentimentally redefined the conventional mythos of the heroic Holocaust survivor, died Oct. 5 at her home in Irvine, Calif. She was 88.

Max Osceola Jr., Seminole tribal leader, dies at 70

As an elected representative of the Seminole Tribal Council from 1985 through 2010, Mr. Osceola was “one of the tribe’s longest-serving and most powerful politicians,” according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. His adopted brother, James Billie, was the tribe’s longtime chairman.

Bob Shanks, influential TV executive, dies at 88

Bob Shanks, a television producer and executive who helped define the talk show and newsmagazine formats, working with Jack Paar and Merv Griffin and bringing “Good Morning America,” “20/20” and other programs to the air, died Monday in Pittsfield, Mass. He was 88.

Lulu Peyraud, a French wine matriarch, dies at 102

Lulu Peyraud, the matriarch of a wine-producing family in the Bandol region of southern France, who epitomized a joyous, exuberant and generous Provençal way of life as a cook and a hostess, died Oct. 7 in La Ciotat, France. She was 102.

Stuart Bowyer, astronomer who lent his ear to the cosmos, dies at 86

Stuart Bowyer made his biggest mark with his ultraviolet studies of the universe.

Fred Dean, 68, fearsome pass rusher of 49ers' dynasty, dies

Fred Dean, the fearsome pass rusher who was a key part of the launch of the San Francisco 49ers' dynasty, has died. He was 68.

Faith Stewart-Gordon, doyenne of the Russian Tea Room, dies at 88

Faith Stewart-Gordon, an actress who traded Broadway for blini when she married the owner of the Russian Tea Room in Manhattan and then spent nearly three decades as its owner, greeting the glitterati who dined there in her incongruous Southern lilt, died Friday at her home in New Preston, Connecticut. She was 88.


With ‘unimaginable grace,’ Jake Kennedy kept giving of himself to others after an ALS diagnosis

Kennedy, a founder of the Christmas in the City charity for homeless children, also created a fund for ALS research.