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Mónica Klien Samanez, teacher who saw the classroom as a place to connect with others, dies at 61

Mónica Klien Samanez, teacher who saw the classroom as a place to connect with others, dies at 61

Jack Scott, briefly a rockabilly and pop hitmaker, dies at 83

Mr. Scott found his greatest success as a balladeer, bringing his sonorous baritone to bear on slow, regret-filled songs such as ‘‘What in the World’s Come Over You.’’

Michael I. Sovern, who led Columbia in eventful era

Professor Sovern helped shored up the school’s finances and opened Columbia College to women.

‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘Cagney & Lacey’ actor John Karlen dies

The Emmy-winning character actor was known for his roles on the television series “Dark Shadows” and “Cagney & Lacey.”

David Olney, singer and songwriter was stricken onstage, at 71

David Olney, an uncommonly thoughtful singer-songwriter whose music has been recorded by the likes of Linda Ronstadt and Steve Earle, died on Saturday after apparently having a heart attack while performing onstage in Seaside, Fla. He was 71.

James J. McCarthy, Harvard oceanographer who focused attention on climate change, dies 75

Mr. McCarthy was an award-winning scientist whose observations about the pace and intensity of climate change inspired and informed students, colleagues, and politicians.

Morgan Wootten, acclaimed high school basketball coach

Mr. Wootten was the first member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame inducted solely as a high school coach and at one time the national record-holder for most schoolboy victories.

George Herbert Walker III, cousin of 2 presidents, dies

Mr. Walker was a former US ambassador to Hungary and a prominent St. Louis businessman and philanthropist.