The week's passages
Sgt. 1st Class Patrick L. Huntley, 31, of Portland, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Monday of injuries suffered when his Stryker...
Sgt. 1st Class Patrick L. Huntley, 31, of Portland, based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, died Monday of injuries suffered when his Stryker vehicle rolled over during training at the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. He had been deployed twice to Iraq. He had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Achievement Medal.
Roscoe Bass, 85, a civil-rights activist and longtime educator who was principal at Garfield High School and later retired as principal at Sharples Alternative High School but never stopped contributing to the Seattle education community, died Tuesday of natural causes while on a trip to Kansas City to visit family.
Joe Frazier, 67, the son of a South Carolina sharecropper who punched meat in a Philadelphia slaughterhouse before Rocky, won Olympic gold, and beat an undefeated Muhammad Ali to become one of the all-time heavyweight greats, died of liver cancer Monday in Philadelphia.
Andy Rooney, 92, the humorist who last month retired from his longtime seat on the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," died Nov. 4 of complications after minor surgery.
Bil Keane, 89, who since 1964 served up a daily cartoon of homespun humor in "The Family Circus," published in nearly 1,500 newspapers, died Tuesday in Paradise Valley, Ariz. His son and collaborator, Jeff, will continue the cartoon.
Francisco Blake Mora, 45, Mexico's secretary of the Interior, President Felipe Calderón's No. 2 and his point man in its deadly war on organized crime, died Friday along with seven other officials in a helicopter crash in a mountainous area of Mexico state on the way to a prosecutors' meeting.
Katherine Siva Saubel, 91, an elder of the Cahuilla Indian tribe of Southern California, one of the last fluent speakers of its language, who worked to produce a dictionary and grammar book, helped launch a museum, worked to bring electricity to the Los Coyotes Reservation, where she was born and served as tribal chairwoman, died Tuesday at her home on the Morongo Reservation near Banning, Calif.
Dwight Myers, 44, the charismatic and rotund rapper known as Heavy D who had chart-topping hits in the 1980s and 1990s before embarking on careers as an actor and influential record executive, collapsed Tuesday outside his home and died at a Los Angeles hospital.
Norman F. Ramsey, 96, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist whose work with atoms, nuclei and electromagnetic radiation spurred great progress in such areas as the measurement of time and the development of medical-imaging devices, died Nov. 4 in Wayland, Mass.
H. Gobind Khorana, believed to be 89, who rose from poverty in rural India to become one of the world's leading biochemists and who shared the Nobel Prize for helping unravel how genetic information in a cell is used to make proteins vital for human life, died Wednesday in Concord, Mass.
Theadora Van Runkle, 83, a longtime, successful and self-taught costume designer known for designs for movies and television shows that combined Hollywood glamour with historical fealty, died of lung cancer Nov. 4 in Los Angeles.
Ed Macauley, 83, or Easy Ed, one of the NBA's first big stars, who won a championship with the St. Louis Hawks and was traded by the Boston Celtics for Bill Russell, died Tuesday in a St. Louis, Mo., retirement home.
Alan Mootnick, 60, a self-taught primate specialist who rose to become a leading authority on gibbon biology and conservation, died Nov. 4 in Los Angeles of complications after heart surgery.
Barbara Grier, 78, a founder of Naiad Press, once the world's largest publishing house of literature about gays and lesbians, died of cancer Thursday in Tallahassee, Fla.
Hal Kanter, 92, an Emmy-winning comedy writer, director and producer known for creating "Julia," the first television series to center on the life of a black professional woman, died last Sunday in Encino, Calif.
Ed Pauls, 80, whose frustration at running on ice-slick Minnesota roads led him to develop the cross-country skiing simulator known as the NordicTrack machine, died of Alzheimer's disease Oct. 9 in Montrose, Colo.
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