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Dr. Lynne M. Reid.

Dr. Lynne M. Reid, 97, a groundbreaking pathologist who ‘wanted to make the playing field more even for women’

Dr. Lynne M. Reid, an advocate for women in medicine whose health had been declining, was 97 when she died April 5 in her Brookline home.

Jack Coughlin

‘We all have to protect our environment,’ said Jack Coughlin, who died at 78

Jack Coughlin’s legacy around the Connecticut River valley can been seen in the parks he helped create, and in his efforts on behalf of expanding the state’s bottle deposit law to diminish the amount of litter along roadsides and waterways.

In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Chaim Erez, left, Zvi Kan-Tor, center, and Yitzhak Arad stood inside the unfinished museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans, in Latrun, Israel. Arad, a Holocaust survivor and scholar who was the director of Israel's Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial for more than two decades, has died at the age of 94.

Holocaust survivor Yitzhak Arad, who led Yad Vashem memorial, dies at 94

Yitzhak Arad’s parents were among the 6 million Jews killed by Nazi Germany and its collaborators during World War II. He managed to escape and joined the Soviet partisans in 1943, at the age of 16. He remained with them until the end of the war, fighting the Nazis in Belarus and Lithuania.

Michelangelo Lovelace, artist of city life in Cleveland, dies at 60

An artist whose poignant sketches of people he cared for as a nursing home aide and whose bold paintings of urban Black life gained increasing attention and critical praise late in his life, Michelangelo Lovelace drew distinctive cityscapes of his hometown.

Edmond Freeman, newspaper publisher who shook up 1960s Arkansas, dies at 94

Edmond Freeman, a small-city Arkansas newspaper publisher whose principled editorials and ambitious news coverage influenced the course of race relations, politics and wilderness conservation, died May 3 at his home in Little Rock. He was 94.

A photo provided via Theatre Calgary of Sharon Pollock circa 2017.

Sharon Pollock, playwright who explored Canada’s identity, dies at 85

Sharon Pollock, an oft-produced Canadian playwright who was known for works that explored Canadian history and identity at a time when few of her contemporaries were doing so, died April 22 at her home in Calgary, Alberta. She was 85.

James Serritella, counselor in church sex abuse crisis, dies at 78

James R. Serritella, a onetime seminarian who as counsel to four cardinals overseeing the Archdiocese of Chicago encouraged them and eventually the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to bar priests credibly accused of sexually abusing children, died April 23 in Chicago. He was 78.

David Swensen, chief investment officer of the Yale University Investments Office, speaks at the John C. Bogle Legacy Forum in New York.

Yale endowment chief David Swensen dies at 67

David Swensen, the chief investment officer at Yale University who helped revolutionize how college endowments are managed, has died.