The week's passages
A roundup of the week's notable obituaries
Army Pfc. Jarrod A. Lallier, 20, from Spokane, stationed at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, died when his unit was attacked Monday by individuals in Afghan police uniforms in Kandahar province in Afghanistan.
Two Stryker Brigade soldiers from Joint Base Lewis-McChord were fatally wounded by an improvised bomb June 12 in Kandahar province, Afghanistan:
Spc. Trevor Pinnick, 20, of Lawrenceville, Ill., was on his first deployment. He died June 12.
Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Lilly, 25, of Flint, Mich., a combat engineer, had previously served nearly a year in Iraq. He died June 14.
Rodney King, 47, whose videotaped beating by Los Angeles police in 1991 sparked one of the nation's worst race riots, was found dead in his pool early last Sunday in Rialto, Calif. Authorities are treating it as an apparent drowning; there were no signs of foul play.
LeRoy Neiman, 91, a painter and sketch artist best known for evoking the kinetic energy of the world's biggest sporting and leisure events with bright quick strokes, who was the official painter of five Olympiads, died Wednesday in Manhattan.
Lillian Gallo, 84, a television producer who joined forces with screenwriter Fay Kanin to form one of the first female producing teams in Hollywood, establishing their own company in 1978, died of Alzheimer's disease June 6 in Los Angeles.
William S. Knowles, 95, of the St. Louis suburb of Chesterfield, Mo., a longtime chemist who shared the Nobel Prize for discoveries that led to a treatment for Parkinson's disease and various other medicines, died June 13 of ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Robert J. Kelleher, 99, a senior U.S. district judge and the oldest serving federal judge in the nation, who continued to hear cases into his 90s, died Wednesday in Los Angeles. He also captained the triumphant 1963 U.S. Davis Cup tennis team.
Bobby J. Rhay, 91, who grew up in Walla Walla and was superintendent of the Washington State Penitentiary there for 20 years, starting in 1957, died in Walla Walla last Sunday.
Judith S. Wallerstein, 90, a psychologist who touched off a national debate about the consequences of divorce by reporting that it hurt children more than previously thought, with the pain continuing well into adulthood, died Monday in Piedmont, Calif.
R.C. Owens, 77, a former wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers whose kangaroolike leaps above defenders to snag passes not only entered football lore but also introduced a new phrase to sports — alley-oop — died last Sunday in Manteca, Calif. The cause has not yet been determined.
Victor Spinetti, 82, an established British film star and comic actor who became famous as the only person besides the four Beatles to appear in all three of their movies, died of cancer Tuesday in London.
Richard Adler, 90, composer and lyricist who helped shape two of the most ebullient musicals of the mid-20th century, "Damn Yankees" and "The Pajama Game," died Thursday at home in Southampton, N.Y.
Dan Dorfman, 80, a journalist whose televised market reports could send a stock soaring or plummeting, but whose career was tarnished by accusations of insider trading, died of a heart condition June 16 in New York.