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Neil Chayet, 78, who educated WBZ listeners on the law

Mr. Chayet’s “Looking at the Law” introduced listeners to legal issues from around the world and entertained them with what essentially were law school mini-tutorials.

U.R. Rao, 85, pioneer of India’s space program

Mr. Rao helped India propel its first satellites into space as a chairman of its space program.

Bryan Murray, longtime NHL coach and general manager; at 74

Mr. Murray served as general manager in Anaheim, Florida, Detroit, and Ottawa, and he coached Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007.

Ken Kaiser, 72, colorful and imposing big league umpire

An old-school man in blue, Mr. Kaiser tried to control the game through force of personality and command of the rule book.

Ruth Pfau, a German nun who ministered to Pakistan’s leprosy patients, dies at 87

The German nun spent decades in Pakistan and built a medical campaign that helped curb one of the most stigmatized diseases in human history.

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Dr. Robinson was named by Baylor University in 1996 as one of the 12 most effective preachers in the English-speaking world.

Dr. Haddon W. Robinson, 86, influential preacher

Dr. Robinson retired in 2012 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, where he had served as a longtime professor of preaching.

Cathleen Morawetz, a New York University professor, with her colleague Harold Grad in 1964.

Cathleen Morawetz, mathematician with real-world impact

Dr. Morawetz’s work included insight that helped aeronautical engineers develop planes that can travel at supersonic speeds.

Virginia M. Bouvier played a key role in a peace treaty between rebels and the Colombian government in 2016.

Virginia Bouvier, who worked for peace in Colombia, dies at 58

Bouvier played a vital role in reaching a 2016 peace treaty between rebel guerrillas and the government.

Darren Daulton in a Phillies game from 1994.

Darren Daulton, NL champion catcher, dies from cancer at 55

Darren Daulton, the All-Star catcher who was the leader of the Philadelphia Phillies’ NL championship team in 1993, has died. He was 55.

Barbara Cook in concert at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Acclaimed singer and actress Barbara Cook has died at 89

Barbara Cook’s shimmering soprano made her one of Broadway’s leading ingenues and later a major cabaret and concert interpreter of popular American song.

Actor Ty Hardin arrives for the Academy Award presentations in Santa Monica, Calif.

Ty Hardin, star of ‘Bronco’ Western, dies at 87

Ty Hardin, who roamed the West searching for adventure in the television series “Bronco” in the late 1950s and early ‘60s, died Thursday in Huntington Beach, California.

Mrs. Aronson’s twin loves of music and art formed a creative counterpoint as she performed and painted.

Georgianna Nyman Aronson, at 86; captured Supreme Court justices in portraits

Mrs. Aronson was an artist whose talents were widely sought and whose portrait series is part of the collection at New England Law-Boston.

Haruo Nakajima, shown in 2014, was a stunt actor in samurai films when he was approached to play Godzilla.

Haruo Nakajima, actor who played original Godzilla, dies

Haruo Nakajima, the actor who stomped in a rubber suit to portray the original 1954 Godzilla, helping to make the Japanese monster an iconic symbol of the nuclear era, has died. He was 88.

New England Patriots head coach Dick MacPherson charged onto the field after the team won on a field goal in overtime at Foxboro Stadium in 1991.


Dick MacPherson, 86; ‘Mr. Enthusiasm’ turned around Patriots

Mr. MacPherson also revitalized the football programs at Syracuse University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Musician Glen Campbell has died at 81.

Glen Campbell, superstar entertainer of ’60s and ’70s, dies at 81

Glen Campbell, the grinning, high-pitched entertainer who had such hits as ‘‘Rhinestone Cowboy’’ and spanned country, pop, TV, and movies, has died.

Don Baylor, 68; played a key role on 1986 Red Sox team

Mr. Baylor, the DH on the pennant-winning ballclub, succumbed to a 14-year fight with multiple myeloma.

Mr. Dudman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and Elizabeth Pond of the Christian Science Monitor in Saigon after their release by the Viet Cong in Cambodia in 1970.

Richard Dudman, 99, intrepid reporter

Mr. Dudman, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter, was held for a month in Cambodia by the Viet Cong and published excerpts from the Pentagon Papers.

Michael Bradfield, 83; lawyer helped shape US economic policy

Mr. Bradfield helped steer the economy through financial crises while working at the Federal Reserve and elsewhere in Washington.

Mr. Albert with former Channel 5 coanchors Chet Curtis (left) and Natalie Jacobson in 2009, at his retirement party.

Dick Albert, who charmed TV viewers with weather forecasts, dies at 73

“We don’t live in fear of the great storms. We respect them,” Mr. Albert told viewers.

David E.H. Jones, 79. scientist whose alter ego challenged conventions

Daedalus was the imaginary inventor created by Dr. Jones, who conceptualized — and sometimes built — kooky contraptions to tweak laymen and scientists.

Ted Stanley, 77; his fentanyl lollipop treated chronic pain

Dr. Stanley’s lollipop offered a palatable means of delivering a synthetic opioid analgesic, mostly to cancer patients.

Leonard Lavin, 97, Alberto-Culver founder and a horse breeder

Mr. Lavin built a small beauty supply firm into the billion-dollar Alberto-Culver Co.

A photo of Mr. Zuidema during World War II.

Albert Zuidema, 98, B-17 pilot survived being shot down during World War II

Mr. Zuidema also had his left leg amputated while he was in German custody.

Fred Leighton, 85, his antique jewelry was coveted on the red carpet

Mr. Leighton’s pieces became coveted accessories for actresses like Nicole Kidman and Lupita Nyong’o.

Mark White was the governor of Texas from 1983 until 1987.

Mark White, 77; as Texas governor, led move for education reform

Mr. White’s reforms included teacher pay raises and competency tests, elementary school class size limits, and creation of the state’s basic skills graduation test.

Judith Jones, 93, editor of Julia Child

Ms. Jones worked for decades with John Updike and Anne Tyler and helped introduce English-language readers to “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

Mr. Hardy played Winston Churchill in at least half a dozen films and TV series.

Robert Hardy, at 91; British stage, screen actor

Mr. Hardy played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the “Harry Potter” movies.

FILE - An Oct. 29, 2015 file photo of Robert Hardy, star of All Creatures Great and Small and the Harry Potter films, speaking in London. The veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the

Robert Hardy, who played Cornelius Fudge in ‘Harry Potter,’ dies at 91

Robert Hardy, a veteran British stage and screen actor who played Minister for Magic Cornelius Fudge in the “Harry Potter” movies, has died.

Larry Eldridge.

Larry Eldridge, at 84; former Christian Science Monitor sports editor

Larry Eldridge, 84, of West Newton, began his four decades as a journalist as a copy boy at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Mr. Parseghian began coaching football at Notre Dame in 1964.

Ara Parseghian, 94, beloved Notre Dame coach

He walked away from coaching at the age of 51 after winning two national championships, but never really left Notre Dame.

Jeff Brotman.

Jeff Brotman, Costco chairman and co-founder; at 74

Mr. Brotman helped kick off a movement that spread warehouse-style shopping to much of the world.

Marian Diamond, 90, pioneering researcher on brain ‘plasticity’

Dr. Diamond, a neuroscientist, was the first to show that the brain’s anatomy can change with experience.

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, 105, longevity expert

Dr. Hinohara cautioned against gluttony and early retirement, and vigorously championed annual medical checkups, climbing stairs regularly, just having fun.

Sonia Paine, in an undated photo.

Sonia Paine, 95; her antiques shop in Brookline inspired customers

Mrs. Paine was often called upon to simultaneously be a saleswoman, appraiser, and grief counselor.

 In this photo dated Friday, May 2, 2014, John Morris, legendary Life Magazine and New York Times photo editor, speaks during an interview with the Associated Press in Paris, France. From the first sketchy German radio broadcast to the distribution of images filmed in color, it has taken decades for the full story of the D-Day invasion to come out. As world leaders and veterans prepare to mark the 70th anniversary of the invasion this week, multiple Twitter hashtags are following the ceremonies minute by minute. At the time, the reporting, filming and taking of photos was neither easy nor straightforward. Photographs by Robert Capa who was embedded with U.S. troops on Omaha Beach, took more than an week for his images to reach American news. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

John Morris, 100, photo editor who published iconic D-Day, Vietnam images

Mr. Morris was a photo editor at Life magazine, and later at The New York Times.

Mr. Shepard won a Pulitzer Prize for 1978’s “Buried Child.’’

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-winning playwright, is dead at 73

Shepard died Thursday at his home in Kentucky from complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Ms. Moreau’s award-winning, seven-decade career included work with some of the world’s most acclaimed directors.

Award-winning French actress Jeanne Moreau dies at 89

The smoky-voiced femme fatale had a seven-decade career that included work with some of the world’s most acclaimed directors.

Mervyn Rose coached Billie Jean King and Margaret Smith Court.

Mervyn Rose, 87, 7-time tennis Grand Slam champion

Billie Jean King credited Mr. Rose with helping her “fulfill her dream” to become the world’s No. 1 women’s tennis player.

Ms. Foray, a native of Springfield, brought to life hundreds of characters.

Springfield native June Foray, the voice of Rocky, Natasha, and hundreds more; at 99

Ms. Foray’s 87-year performance career got its start in western Mass., when her mother tried sending her to dance classes.

Scharlette Holdman, a force for the defense on death row, 70

In the tight-knit world of defense lawyers who focus on the death penalty, Scharlette Holdman was a revered figure.

A handout photo of Olive Yang in her family’s home in Muse, Myanmar in 2015.

Olive Yang, cross-dressing warlord and opium trafficker, dies at 90

Her status, coming from a family that had long controlled the opium-rich hills of Myanmar’s remote Kokang region, was comparable to that of a European princess.

Herbert Needleman, pediatrician who exposed dangers of lead poisoning

Dr. Needleman spent the better part of his professional life crusading against what he termed the ‘‘national disaster’’ of lead poisoning among children.

Margaret Lambert smiles during a ceremony to rename a sports field in her honor at Francis Lewis High School in New York in 2010.

Margaret Lambert, Jewish high jumper excluded from Berlin Olympics, dies at 103

She was an outstanding all-around athlete, excelling in the shot put, discus, and other events as well as the high jump.

Tom Martin won the Eddie Lowery division of the Quimet Caddie Golf Tournament in 1999.

Tom ‘Red’ Martin, BC hockey star, businessman, philanthropist, dies at 79

Tom “Red” Martin, of Canton, was an All-American hockey star who went on to become a philanthropist and founder of Cramer Productions.

Mr. Sklar had roles in the development of every Disney park, from the original Disneyland in Southern California in 1955 to the Shanghai Disney Resort last year.

Martin Sklar, 83, Disney parks ‘Imagineer’

Mr. Sklar was a right-hand man of Walt Disney and central figure in the development and expansion of his company’s theme parks around the world.

A portrait of Mr. Menard was presented to the entertainer during a July 2 tribute in his hometown, Erath, La.

D.L. Menard, 85, Cajun music ambassador

Mr. Menard’s song “The Back Door” became an anthem for his culture and carried him to 38 countries on State Department tours.

Barbara and Frank Sinatra at a 1988 party for Milton Berle’s 80th birthday party in Los Angeles.

Barbara Sinatra, Frank’s fourth wife and philanthropist, dies at 90

The former model and Las Vegas showgirl founded with her husband a children’s center in southern California that has served more than 20,000 children since 1986.

Ms. Foray had more than 300 credits as a voice actress, most recently doing one last turn as Rocky in a 2014 short.

June Foray, voice of Rocky the Flying Squirrel, dead at 99

Ms. Foray, who was born in Springfield, Mass., voiced hundreds of cartoon characters in her career.