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Hope Ryden, Wildlife Protector and Photographer, Dies at 87

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 01:43:19 GMT

Hope Ryden developed a passion for photography during breaks abroad as a Pan Am flight attendant in the 1950s.Mr. Ryden developed a passion for photography during breaks abroad as a flight attendant, and became a full-time naturalist and animal-rights advocate.

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Samuel V. Wilson, Ex-Director of Defense Intelligence Agency, Dies at 93

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:11:30 GMT

Lt. Gen. Samuel V. Wilson in 1976. Mr. Wilson was a member of the National Guard, a professor and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.A decorated military man, Mr. Wilson helped develop wartime practices that emphasize understanding the culture of the countries where fighting is taking place.

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Dr. John Sarno, 93, Dies; Best-Selling Author Tied Pain to Anxieties

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:22:17 GMT

Dr. John Sarno in “All the Rage,” a documentary film about him that was released Friday.Dr. Sarno was both hailed and dismissed for his contention that most chronic pain could be traced to deep within the psyche.

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Elias Burstein, Pioneer in Semiconductors, Dies at 99

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:59:49 GMT

Elias Burstein, who died this month in Bryn Mawr, Pa., was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators.Mr. Burstein was one of the first scientists to use lasers to do research on semiconductors and insulators, and held patents for a method to increase the semiconducting capacity of silicon.

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Paulus Berensohn, a Dancer Who Pivoted to Pottery, Dies at 84

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 23:28:50 GMT

Paulus Berensohn making pottery in the 1990s.Mr. Berensohn argued for a slower, quieter and more mindful approach to pottery.

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Marion Goldin, Award-Winning ‘60 Minutes’ Producer, Dies at 76

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 03:43:19 GMT

Marion Goldin with Mike Curzan at the Palm Springs Film Fest Gala in January 2016. From 1972 to 1988, Ms. Goldin produced more than 50 stories for “60 Minutes.”Ms. Goldin, a trailblazer as a TV newswoman, was long paired with Mike Wallace on memorable investigative pieces.

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Hans Breder, Who Broke Artistic Boundaries, Dies at 81

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:56:38 GMT

An undated portrait of Hans Breder.The German-born Mr. Breder left New York for the University of Iowa to establish the first interdisciplinary art program of its kind.

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Frank Kush, Hall of Fame Coach of Arizona State, Dies at 88

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:03:26 GMT

Arizona State’s Frank Kush, right, with Penn State Coach Joe Paterno at the Fiesta Bowl luncheon in 1977. Kush, who was named national coach of the year in 1975, led the Sun Devils to six bowl victories.Kush led the Sun Devils to six bowl victories, but his career was derailed in an assault investigation.

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Gabe Pressman, a Dean of New York TV Journalism, Dies at 93

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 14:47:55 GMT

Gabe Pressman in the newsroom of the NBC building in Rockefeller Plaza in December 2010.To generations of mayors, governors and ordinary New Yorkers, Mr. Pressman, WNBC’s senior correspondent, seemed always on the scene.

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Pete Flynn, Mets Groundskeeper for Almost 50 Years, Dies at 79

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:36:29 GMT

Pete Flynn, then the Mets’ head groundskeeper, preparing the pitching mound at Shea Stadium before a team workout in 1981.Mr. Flynn helped tend three homes of the Mets — the Polo Grounds, Shea Stadium and Citi Field — beginning with the club’s founding in 1962.

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Edit DeAk, a Champion of Outsider Artists, Dies at 68

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 00:00:39 GMT

Edit DeAk in October 1981.Ms. DeAk was a critic and a player on the downtown Manhattan scene in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Frédérick Leboyer, Who Saw Childbirth Through Baby’s Eyes, Dies at 98

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:56:31 GMT

Frédérick Leboyer in 1976. In his 1974 book, he argued that the modern delivery room bowed to the needs of doctors, women and procedures while often overlooking those of a primary player in the birth: the baby.Mr. Leboyer, a French physician, advocated natural birth methods that focused on easing suffering for the baby.

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Robert Campeau, Flamboyant Canadian Who Owned Bloomingdale’s, Dies at 93

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:58:08 GMT

Robert Campeau in 1986 in New York at Brooks Brothers, part of the Allied Stores chain, which he had just bought. His empire quickly drowned in debt.Mr. Campeau, a developer, built a department store empire in the United States in the 1980s, but it swiftly drowned in a sea of debt.

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Phyllis Kravitch, Judge Who Opened Doors for Herself, Dies at 96

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:37:02 GMT

Judge Phyllis A. Kravitch in 1977.Judge Kravitch embarked on her legal career in Savannah, Ga., her hometown, in 1944, more than a decade before women were allowed to sit on juries in the state.

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Dr. Lawrence Weed, Pioneer in Recording Patient Data, Dies at 93

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 23:10:56 GMT

Dr. Lawrence L. Weed, who created a system for organizing patient information that is used all over the world, at a lecture in 1971.Dr. Weed created a system for organizing medical data that is used all over the world, and helped develop a computerized method for aiding diagnosis and treatment.

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Jerry Nelson, Designer of the Segmented Telescope, Dies at 73

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 19:29:57 GMT

Jerry Nelson peering into a mirror at the Lick Observatory. Mr. Nelson, an astronomer, helped design a telescope that has become a model for many advanced modern-day telescopes.Mr. Nelson’s design, made decades after the size limit was thought to have been reached, allowed scientists to peer farther into the universe than ever before.

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Carla Fendi, Fashion Pioneer in a Female Dynasty, Dies at 79

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 02:26:14 GMT

Carla Fendi in 1987. She was the mastermind of her family company’s commercial and marketing strategies as it transformed into a global luxury powerhouse and made fur a contemporary trend.Part of fashion’s best-known sister act, Ms. Fendi was an instrumental force in the evolution of her small family business into a luxury powerhouse.

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Paul Zukofsky, Prodigy Who Became, Uneasily, a Virtuoso Violinist, Dies at 73

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:57:20 GMT

Paul Zukofsky in 1988 conducting at Juilliard, one of the many places he worked. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from the school by the time he was 21.Mr. Zukofsky, a musician of immense talent and exacting standards, had a life marked by strained relationships.

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Tony DiCicco, Popular Coach of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team, Dies at 68

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:16:47 GMT

Tony DiCicco at a World Cup practice in July 1999. The Americans defeated the Chinese in the final on penalty kicks.DiCicco, an easygoing and accommodating presence, led the team to a gold medal at the 1996 Olympics and a victory in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final.

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Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dies at 42; Forged Sound of New York Rap

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:28:10 GMT

Prodigy, the rapper from Queens who helped define the sound of New York hip-hop as one-half of Mobb Deep, has died at 42.Half of the duo Mobb Deep, Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, had been hospitalized in Las Vegas suffering from complications of sickle-cell anemia.

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