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The week's passages
A roundup of the week's notable obituaries
Faye Allen, 90, remembered as warm, thoughtful and a faithful friend who loved reading, collecting and talking about books, a former UW library worker and fourth-grade teacher and the mother of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, died June 2 of complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Robert Bonnevie, 77, a French horn player beloved by Seattle Symphony audiences and music students, died May 29 after a battle with frontotemporal dementia in Seattle — the city where he had grown up before going on to a career that spanned several continents.
Hal Keller, 85, a former Major League player whose seven seasons as an executive with the Seattle Mariners included serving as general manager in 1984 and '85 and director of player development for four years before that, died in his sleep Tuesday in Sequim. He had esophageal cancer and had long battled diabetes.
Ray Bradbury, 91, a master of science fiction whose imaginative and lyrical evocations of the future reflected both the optimism and the anxieties of his own postwar America, died Tuesday in Los Angeles. More than 8 million copies of his books have been sold in 36 languages.
Richard Dawson, 79, the British actor who went from comedy co-star in the popular TV series "Hogan's Heroes" to his best-known role as the charming host of the TV-game show "Family Feud," died of esophageal cancer June 2 in Los Angeles.
Adolfo Calero, 80, a former Coca-Cola executive who led the largest anti-Sandinista Contra rebel force in 1980s Nicaragua and served as one of its most articulate lobbyists in Washington, but then found himself entangled in the Iran-contra scandal, died of lung disease June 2 in Managua, Nicaragua.
Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz, 69, a dissident theologian who spoke for those she considered the neglected spiritual core of Catholic church membership: Hispanic women like herself, died of cancer in New York on May 13.
Rosa Guy, 89, considered one of the 20th century's most distinguished writers for young adults and known for her unflinchingly direct novels about black life in urban America, died of cancer last Sunday in Manhattan.
Marion Sandler, 81, a billionaire philanthropist who with her husband transformed a two-office bank into one of the biggest savings and loans in the country, Golden West Financial, only to be accused of contributing to the financial crisis when they sold it in 2006, died Friday in San Francisco. No cause of death was provided.
Pedro Borbon, 65, a relief pitcher on the Cincinnati Reds teams that won World Series titles in 1975 and 1976, died of cancer Monday in Pharr, Texas.
Phillip Tobias, 86, an anthropologist internationally renowned as an authority on human evolution and remembered for his love of humanity, died Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a long illness.
Herb Reed, 83, the last surviving member of the five original Platters, vocalists who formed one of the top R&B groups of the 1950s (one of their No. 1 hits was "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes"), died Monday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Danvers, Mass.
Bob Welch, 66, a guitarist and singer whose work in the early 1970s for Fleetwood Mac set the stage for the band's multiplatinum success later in the decade, died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound Thursday in Nashville, Tenn.
Barry Unsworth, 81, considered one of the foremost historical novelists in English, who was known for rich, densely textured fiction that conjured lost worlds, died of lung cancer Tuesday in Perugia, Italy.
Cotton Owens, 88, of Spartanburg, S.C., a NASCAR pioneer who made his mark as a driver and owner and who was recently named to its Hall of Fame, died Thursday. The family did not release a cause of death.
Prince Tomohito, 66, a cousin of the Japanese emperor and sixth in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne, died of cancer Wednesday in Tokyo.
Vladimir Krutov, 52, a member of the Soviet Union hockey team's KLM Line in the 1980s, one of the most dominant in hockey history, died Wednesday of a stomach hemorrhage. He also played one season for the Vancouver Canucks.