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Originally published February 18, 2012 at 6:02 AM | Page modified February 18, 2012 at 9:32 PM

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The week's passages

Charles Brenner, 92, the last surviving co-founder of the family business Brenner Brothers Bakery and Delicatessen, in Seattle's Central Area and then in Bellevue, from the 1950s until 1996, died Tuesday of natural causes.

William T. Gough, 84, a staff reporter at The Seattle Times for about three decades who was known for his graceful writing and carefully crafted stories, died Feb. 6 in Seattle after a brief illness.

Rob Marshall Hill, 30, swim coach at Federal Way's Decatur High School and at Valley Aquatics Swim Team in Federal Way, as well as a flight instructor for AcuWings, died early Wednesday in a plane crash on Little Si, near North Bend.

Seth Dawson, 31, Rob Hill's friend and a swimming coach at Kentlake High School and at Valley Aquatics Swim Team, was also killed in the plane crash, as was another friend, Liz Redling, 29, of Federal Way.

Anthony Shadid, 43, a New York Times correspondent who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of Iraq, died Thursday of an apparent asthma attack while on a reporting assignment in eastern Syria.

Gary Carter, 57, the slugging catcher known as "Kid" for the sheer joy he took in playing baseball, who entered the Hall of Fame as a Montreal Expo but who most famously helped propel the New York Mets to their dramatic 1986 World Series championship, died Thursday of brain cancer in West Palm Beach, Fla.

David Kelly, 82, the Irish character actor who played Grandpa Joe in "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and who motorcycled naked in "Waking Ned Devine," died last Sunday in Dublin after a career on stage, film, TV and radio that spanned a half-century. The cause of death was not announced.

Freddie Solomon, 59, who gave up his dream of being a professional quarterback to become an outstanding receiver for the Miami Dolphins and a San Francisco 49ers team that won two Super Bowls, died Monday in Tampa, Fla. He had colon and liver cancer.

Dory Previn, 86, an Oscar-nominated songwriter who collaborated with then-husband Andre Previn throughout the '60s and then had a solo singing-songwriting career, died Tuesday in Southfield, Mass.

Dr. Stephen M. Levin, 70, who played a leading role in bringing attention to the medical needs of thousands of firefighters, police officers and other rescue workers who breathed in the caustic dust from the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, died of cancer Tuesday in Upper Grandview, N.Y.

Charles Anthony, 82, a stalwart tenor who in 57 seasons at the Metropolitan Opera appeared with the company more often than any other solo artist, died of kidney failure Wednesday in Tampa, Fla.

John Fairfax, 74, a former big-game hunter and cigarette smuggler who achieved international celebrity in 1969 for being the first person in recorded history to row alone across the Atlantic Ocean, died Feb. 8 in Henderson, Nev., after an apparent heart attack.

Lillian Bassman, 94, a magazine art director and fashion photographer who achieved renown in the 1940s and '50s with high-contrast, dreamy portraits of models, then re-emerged in the '90s as a fine-art photographer, died Monday in New York.

Adam Adamowicz, 43, a concept artist whose paintings of exotic landscapes, monsters and elaborately costumed heroes and villains formed the visual foundation for two of the most popular single-player role-playing video games of all time, "Fallout 3" and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim," died Feb. 9 in Washington, D.C., of lung cancer.

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