obituaries


Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes, Historian of Russia and Reagan Aide, Dies at 94

Richard Pipes in his study in Cambridge, Mass., in 1959. He spent his entire academic career at Harvard.

Nancy Tuckerman, 89, Trusted Aide of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies

Nancy Tuckerman, 89, Trusted Aide of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Dies

Nancy Tuckerman, center, the personal assistant to Jacqueline Onassis, looked on in 1975 in New York as Mrs. Onassis tried her hand at Counterstrike, a board game, based on backgammon, invented by Roger W. Tuckerman, right, Ms. Tuckerman’s brother. At rear was Letitia Baldrige, who had preceded Ms. Tuckerman as social secretary to the first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

Donald McKayle, 87, Broadway and Modern Dance Choreographer, Dies

Donald McKayle, 87, Broadway and Modern Dance Choreographer, Dies

Donald McKayle in 1956. He was the first black man to choreograph and direct a Broadway musical (“Raisin”).

Eugene Pitt, Doo-Wop Singer With Staying Power, Dies at 80

Eugene Pitt, Doo-Wop Singer With Staying Power, Dies at 80

Eugene Pitt, seated, and the other members of the Jive Five in an undated publicity photo.

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

Amber Tatro was 8 years old when the United States Supreme Court was hearing her case seeking health care services from her school district, in Irving, Tex. The court rule unanimously in her favor.

Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies

Pegi Young, 66, Musician Who Started a School for Disabled, Dies

Pegi Young and Neil Young flanked their son, Ben, at the 29th annual Bridge School benefit concert in Mountain View, Calif., in 2015. Ms. Young helped found the school after growing frustrated with the special education programs available for Ben, who was born with cerebral palsy.

Bruce Kison, Winning Pitcher in ′71 Series, Is Dead at 68

Bruce Kison, Winning Pitcher in ′71 Series, Is Dead at 68

The Pirates pitcher Bruce Kison in Baltimore before Game 1 of the 1979 World Series between Pittsburgh and the Orioles was postponed because of rain. When the game was played the next night, Kison was the losing pitcher.

David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

David Douglas Duncan, 102, Who Photographed the Reality of War, Dies

The photographer David Douglas Duncan in 1969. He was among the most influential photographers of the 20th century, a Life magazine peer of Alfred Eisenstaedt, Margaret Bourke-White and Carl Mydans.

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Mathilde Krim, Mobilizing Force in an AIDS Crusade, Dies at 91

Dr. Mathilde Krim spoke about AIDS before the United Nations General Assembly in New York in 2011.

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

Dave Garcia, M.L.B. Manager and Minor League Mainstay, Dies at 97

In his first game as the Cleveland Indians’ manager, on July 24, 1979, Dave Garcia went over signs with second-baseman Duane Kuiper. (Cleveland won, 5-4, over the Milwaukee Brewers.)

Dan Talbot, Impresario of Art Films, Is Dead at 91

Dan Talbot, Impresario of Art Films, Is Dead at 91

Dan Talbot opened Lincoln Plaza Cinemas in 1981. It is scheduled to close on Jan. 28.

Alene Duerk, Navy’s First Female Rear Admiral, Is Dead at 98

Alene Duerk, Navy’s First Female Rear Admiral, Is Dead at 98

Rear Adm. Alene B. Duerk, director of the Navy Nurse Corps, in her office in 1974. She said of being the Navy’s first female rear admiral, “It was a lot to take on because when you are the first women in any high-profile role everyone is watching you.”

Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89

Vic Damone, Who Crooned His Way to Postwar Popularity, Dies at 89

Vic Damone during a rehearsal in Columbus, Ohio, in 1978.

Jack Costanzo, Musician Known as Mr. Bongo, Dies at 98

Jack Costanzo, Musician Known as Mr. Bongo, Dies at 98

Jack Costanzo, left, with Marlon Brando on the CBS program “Person to Person” in 1955.

Daniel Cohen, 82, Dies; Sought Justice for Pan Am Bombing Victims

Daniel Cohen, 82, Dies; Sought Justice for Pan Am Bombing Victims

Daniel and Susan Cohen in 2003 with a photograph of their daughter, Theodora, a college student who was killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland.

Nicanor Parra, Chilean Voice in an ‘Anti-Poet’ Movement, Dies at 103

Nicanor Parra, Chilean Voice in an ‘Anti-Poet’ Movement, Dies at 103

Nicanor Parra teaching in Santiago, Chile, in 1992. On the blackboard he had written: “Back to democracy for what? So the movie repeats itself? No.”


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