Mr. Schorr also had been a technical writer for companies including Wang Laboratories.
Leo Miller, 79, dedicated basketball coach and special education teacher
Mr. Miller became one of eight high school basketball coaches in state history to pass the 600-win mark.
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Ms. Barnes was chief executive of Pepsi-Cola North America in 1997 when she stepped down to spend time with family.
Mrs. Watson was a founder of the organization that has since mushroomed into Grandmothers for a Brighter Future.
Beginning in 1977, Mr. Onyeabor recorded nine albums featuring heavy bass and slinky synthesizer lines.
Mr. Hilliard was the Oregonian’s first black reporter; its first black executive editor, in 1982; and its first black editor-in-chief, in 1987.
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Kevin Starr, prolific chronicler of California’s history; at 76
Mr. Starr’s eight-volume work traced the promise and the perils of his native state.
Vlado Trifunovic, 78; general defied Serb orders to fight
Mr. Trifunovic’s treason conviction became a symbol of the senselessness of the 1990s Balkan conflict.
Wayne Barrett, 71, tenacious NYC reporter who followed Trump
Mr. Barrett, an investigative reporter at the Village Voice, was a scourge of New York City power brokers.
Roberta Peters, 86, soprano with a dramatic entrance
Ms. Peters, who sang with the Met 515 times over 35 vigorous years, was internationally renowned for her high, silvery voice.
Miguel Ferrer, 61, ‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star
Mr. Ferrer brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’s hit and, before that, to NBC crime drama “Crossing Jordan.”
George Beall, 79; led prosecution of Spiro Agnew
Mr. Beall, who served as the federal prosecutor for Maryland, died Jan. 15 at his home in Naples, Fla.
Huston Smith, 97, author and explorer of faiths
Professor Smith taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, among other universities.
‘NCIS: Los Angeles’ star Miguel Ferrer dies at 61
Miguel Ferrer, who brought stern authority to his featured role on CBS’ hit drama “NCIS: Los Angeles” has died.
Jim Mouradian, 66; with heart and skill, he cared for guitarists’ sound
A virtuoso of musical repairs, Mr. Mouradian died during a performance with Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters.
Dick Gautier, 85; comic actor, Tony Award nominee
For more than 50 years Mr. Gautier was primarily a scene-stealing supporting player on sitcoms.
Nicodemo ‘Little Nicky’ Scarfo, 87, brutal mob boss in Philadelphia
Mr. Scarfo’s reign over the Philadelphia Mafia in the 1980s was one of the bloodiest in its history.
Buddy Greco, 90; seen as the ultimate lounge singer
Mr. Greco mixed talent, tenacity, and a hot temper in a career that lasted more than 80 years.
Leslie W. Dunbar, 95, white civil rights leader in the 1960s
Dr. Dunbar used his influence to support black voter registration in the South and antipoverty programs.
Norman Zuk, 63, State Police investigator on high-profile cases
Lieutenant Zuk, of Danvers, led the detective division in Essex County.
Antony Armstrong-Jones, 86, former husband of Princess Margaret
A society photographer, the Earl of Snowdon continued to mix in royal circles even after his divorce.
Eddie Long, 63, megachurch pastor embroiled in scandal
The Rev. Long‘s reputation was tarnished after former congregants accused him of sexual misconduct.
Oliver Smithies, 91, tinkerer transformed genetics and won a Nobel
Dr. Smithies discovered a powerful tool for identifying the roles of individual genes in health and disease.
Gene Cernan, 82, last astronaut to walk on the moon
Mr. Cernan, commander of Apollo 17, set foot on the lunar surface in December 1972.
William Peter Blatty, 89, author of ‘The Exorcist’
Mr. Blatty’s book spent more than a year on The New York Times fiction bestseller list and later inspired the popular movie.
Dr. Kamala Dansinghani, 44; wrote of her anorexia struggle
Dr. Dansinghani was valedictorian of her Dartmouth College class and a Harvard Medical School graduate.
Robert I. Sperber, 87, innovative leader of Brookline schools
In later years, Dr. Sperber was a special adviser to the president of Boston University.
Zhou Youguang, 111; created system of written Chinese
Mr. Zhou’s Pinyin vastly increased literacy throughout the country and eased the classroom agonies of foreigners studying Chinese.
Peter Nowell, 88; revolutionized cancer research by accident
Dr. Nowell helped uncover the first clear sign of a genetic cause of cancer in the simple process of cleaning slides bearing leukemic cells.
Steven McDonald, 59, gun victim and peace advocate
Detective McDonald, paralyzed by a teenage shooter’s bullet, became an international voice for peace.
Jeremy Stone, 81; worked to advance arms control
Mr. Stone cajoled scientists and foreign-policy experts about the wisdom of limiting missile defense systems.
Roy Innis, 82; led Congress of Racial Equality and battled Al Sharpton
Mr. Innis tussled with other activists during a decadeslong tenure at the helm of the Congress of Racial Equality.
Tommy Allsup, 85; guitarist’s life turned on a coin flip
Mr. Allsup became a renowned backup player for Bob Wills, Kenny Rogers, and hundreds of other entertainers.
Michael Chamberlain, 72, father of baby killed by dingo
Mr. Chamberlain waged a decades-long battle to prove that, in fact, the dingo ate his baby.
Roman Herzog, 82, German president famed for ‘malaise’ speech
Mr. Herzog called for “confidence and joie de vivre” during a time of economic woes in Germany.
Clare Hollingworth, 105, daring war reporter for decades
Ms. Hollingworth, the undisputed doyenne of war correspondents, broke news that Germany was ready to invade Poland in 1939.
Chip Harkness, 99, last living founder of The Architects Collaborative
“We were on a mission to make a better world after the war,” Mr. Harkness told the Globe in 2002.
Willie Evans, 79, was barred from a bowl game because he was black
Mr. Evans’s teammates elected to boycott the Tangerine Bowl, instead of playing in the game.
Bud Lilly, 91, fly-fishing legend, catch-and-release pioneer
Mr. Lilly, whose clients included former President Carter and Tom Brokaw, also was an ambassador for his home state of Montana.
Barbara Scannell, 89, famously forgave drunk driver who left son in coma
Mrs. Scannell hugged the driver who had injured her son, speaking words of kindness to put his mind at ease.
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, 82, pragmatic Iranian leader
Mr. Rafsanjani navigated the opaque shoals of his country’s theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest, and wealthiest leaders.
Nat Hentoff, a jazz critic, free speech advocate, and ‘Boston Boy’ memoirist, dies at 91
His was a life of improvisation, provocation, and dedication to free speech, rooted in a rebellious upbringing in Roxbury.
D. Reid Weedon Jr., 96; helped lead MIT, Museum of Science
As a consultant, Dr. Weedon kept tabs on how well American corporations were treating black workers in South Africa.
Om Puri, 66, Indian character actor
Mr. Puri worked in critically acclaimed films at home and abroad, collecting a slew of awards.
Sam Lovullo, 88, producer and cocreator of ‘Hee Haw’
Mr. Lovullo’s son Torey formerly was the bench coach for the Red Sox.
Mario Soares, 92, Portugal’s former president
Mr. Soares helped steer his country toward democracy after a 1974 military coup.
Tommie Ferguson, at 86; former bat boy was among last links to Boston Braves era
Mr. Ferguson was the bat boy when the team won the 1948 National League pennant, its final championship during its Boston era.
Dewey Daane, member of Fed Reserve, Vanderbilt professor
Before joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in 1974, Dr. Daane had 35 years of combined government service in the Federal Reserve System and at the US Treasury Department.
George Kosana; was sheriff in ‘Night of the Living Dead’
‘‘It seemed to fit his personality,’’ a longtime friend recalled, describing Mr. Kosana as ‘‘cantankerous, amusing, blustery and sincere.’’
Georges Prêtre, 92, conductor known for improvisation
Mr. Prêtre led many of the world’s leading orchestras during a remarkable 70-year career that lasted through October.