Obituaries

‘He would’ve loved it’: Obituary solicits donations for ‘Nationals Bullpen Fund’

As he usually did, Jake Killebrew watched last Monday’s Nationals game on TV with his dad, Patrick, in their Richmond home. “Here we go again,” Patrick, 25, recalled saying as Tanner Roark wasted an early 6-0 lead and forced Nationals Manager Dusty Baker to go to his bullpen in the third inning. …

Sports

Obituary of teen who killed herself calls out bullies

BEDFORD, Pa. — The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school …

‘Yes, Sadie Took Her Own Life’: Pennsylvania Mom Blames ‘Bullies’ for Her 15-Year-Old Daughter’s Death

A Pennsylvania family is mourning the loss of their 15-year-old daughter with a heartbreaking obituary.<p>Sadie Riggs took her own life on Monday after …

Celebrity Gossip

What’s more interesting — being a wife, or being a World War II code-breaker?

Regarding the obituary for Mary Woods, I was struck by the subheading used to describe her: “Foreign Service wife, librarian” [June 11]. I did not have the opportunity to know Woods, but I do find obituaries for individuals of note to be compelling. By reading the subheading, I gathered that she …

Opinion

HEARTLESS! ‘Obituary thieves’ invade elderly widow’s home while she attends husband’s funeral service

Thieves reportedly ransacked a California woman’s home as she attended the funeral for her husband of 66 years, according to <i>CBS Los Angeles</i>.<p>Beverly …

Crime

EILEEN A. GALLAGHER's Obituary on The Plain Dealer

GALLAGHER age 58. Beloved daughter of the late Rita (nee Pickett) and Francis Gallagher; sister of Fran, John, Patricia Sutton and Tom; aunt of Dan, …

Cleveland

TAYLOR AND KYLIE PIFER's Obituary on The Plain Dealer

TAYLOR, age 21 and KYLIE, age 18. Loving daughters of Brian (Sonya) and the late Suzanne Taylor. Cherished granddaughters of Robert (Shirley) Pifer …

Cleveland

OBITUARY: Richard Gilgun, 75, Army Veteran, enjoyed reading, traveling and playing cards

Richard F. Gilgun of Plymouth, formerly of Woburn and Arlington, died on May 21 at Boston Medical Center. He is the beloved husband of Sue …

OBITUARY: Selwyn Atherton, 87, banker, birder, tennis player

Selwyn Ives Atherton, 87, died May 5, 2017 at his home in Plymouth. A prominent banker for many years in Massachusetts, Atherton was also an …

San Mateo County

OBITUARY: Beulah Veautour, 96, dietician, past president of Manomet Women’s Club, enjoyed cooking

Beulah Veautour, 96, of Plymouth, died Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at Lifecare Center of Plymouth, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the …

The Muny Finds Full Company for THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for The Unsinkable Molly Brown, the fifth production of its 99th season, which plays July …

Best-Selling Author Jean Stein Dead at 83

Author Jean Stein died Sunday in New York City. She was 83.<p>Police say the best-selling author apparently jumped from the penthouse floor of a …

Entertainment

Athletics Farmhand Casey Thomas Dies

Casey Thomas, a 34th-round pick of the Athletics last June from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and the son of A’s pro scout Tom Thomas, died unexpectedly …

Baseball

Col. Bruce Hampton dies after heart attack on stage

Southern rock legend Col. Bruce Hampton collapsed on stage at the end of a 70th birthday concert in his honor on Monday night at the Fox Theatre in …

Judie Elenbaas, physics teacher, dies at 76

Judie Elenbaas showed students the practical applications of concepts in physics during two decades teaching the subject at Naperville North High School.<p>Elenbaas, 76, died of heart failure on March 27 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, said her husband of 53 years, Ronald. A longtime Wheaton …

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Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry has died

Former Washington Gov. Mike Lowry has died, according to a spokesman for Gov. Jay Inslee’s office. He was 78.<p>Gov. Lowry’s family informed Inslee’s …

Politics

Longtime Bellarmine teacher dies in car crash

A longtime Belllarmine Preparatory School teacher died Tuesday in a car accident, school officials said.<p>Tim Milnes, 60, was in his 29th year as a …

Car Crash

Diane Ragains-Slawin, singer and longtime music teacher at NIU, dies at 77

Diane Ragains-Slawin was a gifted soprano whose own singing talents translated into a remarkable ability to teach singing to others, which she did as a voice teacher at Northern Illinois University for about 40 years.<p>Ragains-Slawin sang with groups ranging from Chicago's Grant Park Chorus to …

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The woman who gave us ‘God Bless America’ was too busy winning to care about being fat-shamed

‘This is Kate Smith. Miss Smith is America.’<p>She gave us “God Bless America,” became one of radio’s biggest stars, and was awarded the Presidential …

Former ACT parliamentarian Jayson Hinder dies in motorcycle crash

Former ACT parliamentarian and Labor Member for Ginninderra Jayson Hinder has been killed in a motorcycle crash in Canada.<p>ACT Chief Minister Andrew …

Brisbane

Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest day 2

Performances by Maroon 5, the Alabama Shakes, and Usher & The Roots brought crowd-pleasing rock, blues and R&B to the second day of the New Orleans …

Festivals

Former Mayor Bob Ferraro dies at 81

Bob Ferraro, Boulder City’s first elected mayor and one of the longest continuously serving local public officials, died Saturday morning of natural …

Cities

Obituary: Miami learn-to-paint art legend Conni Gordon dies at 93

<i>Updated with services information below.</i><p>Conni Gordon taught so many people how to paint, the Guinness Book of World Records retired the category she …

Miami

Gone Too Soon: Famous Black Women Who Died Before 35

From Left Eye to Aaliyah, these 12 female stars left us too soon<p>Aaliyah<p>Brooklyn-born, Detroit-raised singer Aaliyah, who was affectionately known as …

Music

Jefferson Starship Guitarist Sues Ex-Bandmates Over Name Use

Craig Chaquico says the right to perform as Jefferson Starship died with Paul Kantner.<p>Jefferson Starship's lead guitarist says his former bandmates …

Entertainment

Culture stars who died in 2017: from Chris Cornell to Roger Ailes

Music

GENERAL HOSPITAL's Edward Quartermaine — His Complete Epic History!

Edward Quartermaine was the family patriarch for decades on GENERAL HOSPITAL, and even after his death, the man’s presence is still being felt. Most …

Soap Operas

Omaha woman who helped resettle persecuted Soviet Jews dies at 94

Shirley Goldstein kept red licorice near the door for visitors. She decorated statues outside her home for the holidays, and called each of her …

Religion

Longtime Red Wings team physician dies at 88

With a white coat and a warm smile, he helped his good friend Gordie Howe with a kidney stone and took out Steve Yzerman's tonsils; stitched up Mark …

Ice Hockey

Ray Perry, WWII tail gunner and father of U.S. energy chief Rick Perry, dies at 92 | Texas

Joseph "Ray" Perry, the 92-year-old father of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry, has died.<p>The former World War II tail gunner served nearly 30 years …

Texas