Bryan Marquard

Marquard has written obituaries since 2005 for the Globe , where he has worked since 2000. For more than 30 years he has been reporter and editor at publications including Newsday on Long Island and smaller newspapaers in New England, where he has lived most of his life.

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James P. Cawley Jr., 58; political activist and career specialist for disabled

By , Globe Staff

He was head of community relations for Work Inc., which finds jobs for the disabled, and formerly had been a researcher and album reviewer for the Globe.

Laura Ahlbeck, 57; oboist performed with BSO, others

By , Globe Staff

Ms. Ahlbeck, of Newton, also taught at the New England and Boston conservatories, and Boston University.

Mighty Sam McClain, 72; R&B singer who soared in later years

By , Globe Staff

He was an R&B singer who would rather dispense with genres, and who revived his career in his 50s with a series of well-received albums and performances.

Donald Featherstone, plastic pink flamingo creator, dies at 79

By , Globe Staff

Featherstone, who died Monday in Fitchburg, designed the first plastic pink flamingo in 1957.