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Chloe Aaron, a top PBS executive, 81

Chloe Wellingham Aaron, who, when she became senior vice president for programming at PBS in 1976, was “believed to be the highest-ranking woman executive at the network level in the history of television,” as the announcement of her hiring put it, died Feb. 29 at her home in Washington.

Tomie dePaola, creator of gently humorous picture books, dies at 85

Tomie dePaola, creator of gently humorous picture books, dies at 85

Tomie dePaola, 85, creator of gently humorous picture books,

His illustrations carried a folk art quality, with simple, bold lines and muted colors, sometimes conveying a story of whimsy, sometimes a tale of solemnity.

Michael Sorkin, who championed social justice via architecture, dies at 71 from COVID-19

Mr. Sorkin’s designs were whimsical, ambitious, and often unabashedly idealistic.

Greek WWII resistance hero Manolis Glezos dies at 97

Mr. Glezos, who remained active in politics into his 90s, died in Athens. He was 97.

Michael Mone, trial lawyer and leader in state legal community, dies at 77

Attorney Michael Mone made legal history with a medical malpractice ruling he won 40 years ago, and his other clients included lawyers and judges whose careers were in peril.

David Schramm, blustery comic foil in ‘Wings,’ at 73

David Schramm, an acclaimed stage and television actor best known for his role as the irascible owner of a small airline on the long-running sitcom “Wings” in the 1990s, has died. He was 73.

Philip W. Anderson, Nobel laureate in physics, 96

Dr. Anderson’s explorations of electronic behavior in solid materials like glass, crystals, and alloys led to a Nobel Prize.