Carl Clark, a California man who was recognized six decades after his bravery during World War II with a medal of honor that had been denied because he was black, died last week. He was 100.
Christy Mihos, 67; store magnate had storied rise and sordid fall
Mr. Mihos helped build his family’s business into a sprawling convenience store chain, and later ran twice for governor.
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Lawrence Murray, 77, of North Adams, who died March 10, was a longtime arts reviewer and blogger in the Berkshires who formerly was an arts promoter in Boston, including a decade running ARTS/Boston.
Bill Minor, whose courageous reporting helped open Americans’ eyes to everyday racial discrimination in the South in the 1960s and won him recognition as the “conscience of Mississippi,” died Tuesday in Ridgeland, Mississippi, outside Jackson. He was 94.
Dr. Amberry traveled the globe teaching players young and old, amateur and all-star, how to master the throw.
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Ahmed Kathrada, South African anti-apartheid activist; at 87
Mr. Kathrada spent 26 years in prison, many of them alongside Nelson Mandela, for resisting the white minority government.
Ingeborg Syllm-Rapoport, 104, Germany’s oldest doctorate recipient
Dr. Syllm-Rapoport earned the distinction almost 80 years after fleeing the Nazis.
Ann Regan, 93, a confidante to Boston’s powerful
Mrs. Regan was by the side of her son, George Regan Jr., as he built his public relations company.
Lola Albright, 92, sultry singer in ‘Peter Gunn’ series
Ms. Albright appeared in numerous B movies before being cast in the adult drama, which has become a cult classic.
Robert Silvers, 87; edited New York Review of Books
Mr. Silvers helped create a literary magazine of lasting influence.
Gershon Kekst, 82, leader in Wall Street public relations
For more than five decades, Mr. Kekst forged relationships with business moguls, as well as the bankers and lawyers who advised them.
Bronia Wheeler, 91, actor, director, and teacher
Among Ms. Wheeler’s strengths was an appreciation of writing that was informed by her childhood as the daughter of immigrants.
John Herbers, 93, journalist on front lines of civil rights reporting
Mr. Herbers wrote with urgency about church burnings and bombings in the south, and he later covered politics and urban affairs.
Morton Deutsch, 97, expert on conflict resolution
Mr. Deutsch’s principles provided a theoretical framework for various Cold War negotiations.
Chandler Robbins, 98, friend to birds and bird-watchers
Mr. Robbins, a Belmont native and a Harvard graduate, was revered as a father of modern ornithology.
Mother Divine, 91; former stenographer took over husband’s cult
Mother Divine, who led the International Peace Mission Movement, was a mysterious figure.
John W. Walsh, 68; fought for cure for lung disease
The disease killed Mr. Walsh’s mother and also afflicted his sister, twin brother, and him.
Sib Hashian, 67, former drummer for Boston
Mr. Hashian, of Lynnfield, went from playing in North Shore bands to touring the world while drumming for Boston’s first two albums.
Cardinal William Keeler, 86, leader of oldest US diocese
Cardinal Keeler, who had led the Baltimore archdiocese, devoted much of his clerical life to improving ties with people of other denominations.
Cardinal Miloslav Vlk; secretly aided Czechs
The Vatican in its tribute noted that Cardinal Vlk did hard farm work as a child in southern Bohemia.
Colin Dexter, 86, writer of the Inspector Morse series
Born in Stamford, central England, Mr. Dexter studied classics at Cambridge University and became a teacher and author of textbooks before turning to fiction.
Dallas Green, 82; fiery, towering manager was a fixture with Phillies
Mr. Green, who led the Philadelphia franchise to its first World Series title in 1980, also managed the Yankees and Mets.
Chuck Barris, 87; famed for creating ‘Gong Show’
Mr. Barris sought to add to his already eclectic résumé with a made-up — or was it? — story about being an assassin for the CIA.
Fiora Corradetti Contino, 91, opera professor, conductor
Dr. Contino founded her first opera company when she was only 27 and became an accomplished maestra who conducted for 50 years.
Jerry Krause, 77; built Chicago Bulls dynasty with Michael Jordan
Mr. Krause never played or coached basketball, but he was an astute judge of talent as a scout for Major League Baseball teams and for NBA organizations.
Dave Stallworth, 75; overcame heart attack to win NBA title
Mr. Stallworth’s signature moment came at center, when he matched up against Wilt Chamberlain in the 1970 NBA finals.
Bill Walsh, 55, copy editor and witty authority on language
Mr. Walsh wrote three irreverent books about his craft, noting evolutions and devolutions of language.
James Cotton, 81, blues harmonica legend
Mr. Cotton worked with Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf and helped establish his instrument as an integral part of modern blues.
Hugh Hardy, 84; New York architect had a theatrical flair
Mr. Hardy breathed exuberant new life into some of the city’s storied theatrical landmarks, including Radio City Music Hall and New Amsterdam Theater.
Mary Maples Dunn, 85, former Smith College president who also led Radcliffe
Dr. Dunn guided Smith (1985-95) though difficult financial times en route to doubling its endowment.
Martin McGuinness, at 66; Irish revolutionary turned statesman
Mr. McGuinness fought to end British rule in Northern Ireland, negotiated a sweeping peace treaty, and climbed to the top of the province’s political system.
David Rockefeller, ‘business statesman’ and former Chase Manhattan chairman; at 101
Mr. Rockefeller traveled so widely to meet foreign leaders that Fortune magazine described him in 1977 as “the nation’s leading business statesman.”
Jimmy Breslin, 88, legendary New York City newspaper columnist
With brick-hard words, Mr. Breslin leveled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 years
Derek Walcott, 87, Nobel laureate whose poetry celebrated the Caribbean
Mr. Walcott portrayed the lush, complex region with a precise language that echoed the classics of literature.
Jimmy Breslin, voice of gritty New York journalism, dies at 88
Breslin was a fixture for decades in New York journalism and a character right out of his own work.
Chuck Berry, legend who formed the bedrock of rock ’n’ roll, dies at 90
How influential was Mr. Berry? John Lennon stated, “If you tried to give rock ’n’ roll another name, you might call it ‘Chuck Berry.’ ’’
Rev. J. Donald Monan, 92, former Boston College president
The Rev. J. Donald Monan was president of Boston College for 24 years and led the school through an unprecedented period of academic and financial growth.
Ed Burke, 76, longtime owner of Mission Hill nightclub
Mr. Burke, whose namesake club was named best neighborhood bar by Boston magazine in 1990, died of congestive heart failure March 9.
Igor Shafarevich, 93, eminent Russian mathematician
Dr. Shafarevich had a central role in the anti-Soviet dissident movement during the height of the Cold War but was later criticized as his writings became stridently nationalistic.
Royal Robbins; rock climber set standards
Mr. Robbins, who also founded the outdoor clothing company bearing his name, was known for his exploits on the rock face and the respect he brought to both the task and the setting.
Ed Whitlock; marathoner set records into his 80s
Mr. Whitlock had no coach, followed no special diet or medical regimen, and did no stretching except on race day.
Dan Lilley, 79; lawyer took on notorious Maine cases
Mr. Lilley was known as a tough, old-school defense attorney and was sometimes called a maverick in the courtroom.
Lloyd Conover, 93, inventor of tetracycline
Dr. Conover started his research at Pfizer in 1950, when pharmaceutical companies were racing to find new antibiotics.
Jay Lynch, 72, key figure in revolution
Mr. Lynch, who had a wry, deadpan sense of humor, held strong views about the importance of underground comics.
George Olah; earned Nobel for work on hydrocarbons
Dr. Olah’s advances in the understanding of hydrocarbons — molecules made of carbon and hydrogen — have been used in an array of applications.
Bob McKay, tireless advocate for more affordable housing
Mr. McKay “had a low-key way of getting things done,” said Dan Wuenschel, former executive director of the Cambridge Housing Authority.
Amy Krouse Rosenthal, 51; wrote with whimsy and, ultimately, poignancy
Ms. Rosenthal completed more than 30 books, including journals, memoirs, and best-selling picture stories ‘‘Uni the Unicorn’’ and ‘‘Duck! Rabbit!’’
Mark E. Josephson, 73, renowned Beth Israel cardiologist
Dr. Josephson‘s research led to new ways of diagnosing and treating irregular heartbeats.