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bytebug

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Message Posted: Jan 1, 2014 4:11:44 PM

…a place to bid farewell to those who pass in 2014.
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diva katan
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 1:57:00 PM

Carlo Bergonzi, 90
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J Eric
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 30, 2014 2:48:58 AM

Famous for "Up The Down Staircase," she maintained her wit to the end, saying recently that the good thing about growing so old was that she was the last person on earth who personally knew Sholem Aleichem (her grandfather).



Bel Kaufman, aged 103
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BayleeBuggy
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 9:41:17 PM

Theodore VanKirk has died at age 93. Known as "Dutch", he was the 24-year old navigator on the Enola Gay when it dropped the first A-bomb on Hiroshima. He was the last urviving crew member.
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Pard
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 8:17:49 PM

Shame about Johnnie Winter.
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:43:20 PM

NPR Radio correspondent and reporter Margot Adler, 68
Longtime on NPR
She was on
Pacifica also.
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 29, 2014 1:14:08 PM

James Shigeta, 81, actor
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 8:46:40 PM

Child star Skye McCole Bartusiak, who starred as Mel Gibson's youngest child in "The Patriot", has died at age 21. The cause of death has not yet been determined, but the actress had a history of epileptic seizures and so the cause is suspected to be epilepsy-related.
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cheapmonkee
Champion Author Portland

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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2014 1:09:31 AM

Former Oregon Governor Vic Atiyeh dies.
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m6gm
Champion Author Kentucky

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 4:13:42 PM

"The Rockford Files" was one of my favorite shows. R.I.P. Mr. Rockford.
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 1:34:57 PM

Skye McCole Bartusiak, 21 actress
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HELLRAZOR
Champion Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 12:57:00 PM

I like James Gardner in the movie "The Notebook"
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BayleeBuggy
Champion Author Toronto

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 12:23:10 PM

That is very sad news. I've been watching old Maverick episodes on DVD and they still stand up - he did a great job. This leaves only Roger Moore of the original cast.
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dakine
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 9:26:04 AM

I really liked James Garner.
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WES03
Champion Author Maryland

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 7:58:55 AM

RIP Bret Maverick.
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 6:38:57 AM

James Garner, Actor, 86
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jul 20, 2014 3:36:14 AM

Lionel Ferbos, oldest living jazz trumpeter, dies in New Orleans just days after his 103rd birthday.

[Edited by: Loree71 at 7/20/2014 3:37:10 AM EST]
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J Eric
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 19, 2014 4:03:38 AM

From the Saturday Evening Post to Playboy to the New Yorker, his hound dogs and other drawings made us laugh. And now I'm sad.

CBarsotti

[Edited by: J Eric at 7/19/2014 4:07:31 AM EST]
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:42:59 PM

Johnny Winter, 70, blues guitarist
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FULL OF FUN
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2014 2:09:45 PM

Elaine Stritch age 89 broadway legend RIP funny lady
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 12:11:15 PM

Nadine Gordimer, 90, Nobel laureate from South Africa

[Edited by: Alex9990 at 7/14/2014 12:11:30 PM EST]
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J Eric
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Jul 14, 2014 1:53:46 AM

Musician and the best conductor . . . since copper.

Lorin Maazel, aged 84

[Edited by: J Eric at 7/14/2014 1:55:50 AM EST]
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 12, 2014 9:50:24 AM

Tommy Ramone, 62, founding member of The Ramones
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 9:10:46 PM

Rosemary Murphy, 89, actress
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:31:16 PM

Dave Legeno, 50, Actor.

Legeno played the werewolf Fenrir Greyback in three “Harry Potter” films
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:30:21 PM

Charlie Haden, 76 Jazz Bassist for the Ornette Coleman Quartet.


[Edited by: Alex9990 at 7/11/2014 8:34:04 PM EST]
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 8:29:36 PM

Eileen Ford, 92, Founded Ford Models (Ford Modeling Agency)
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 11, 2014 2:47:19 PM

John Seigenthaler, 86, Tennessee Journalist
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dakine
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2014 10:41:53 AM

Hastings lived a long life at 89.
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BabeTruth
Champion Author New York

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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 1:15:00 PM

I just read Zamperini's book last year. What a remarkable man and a remarkable story.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 12:35:41 PM

Character actor and former co-star of Mc Hale's Navy, Bob Hastings,has died at 85.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jul 4, 2014 12:34:37 PM

In tribute to Zamperini, the Rose Parade officials have decided not to select a replacement Grand Marshall for 2015. Instead, they will leave the position open.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Jul 3, 2014 8:27:11 PM

Athlete, famous World War II hero who survived Japanese POW camps, and slated to be the Grand Marshal for the 2015 Rose Bowl Parade . . . alas, that won't happen. But he had the pleasure of knowing he had been selected.

Louis Zamperini, aged 97
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jul 2, 2014 2:20:41 PM

Bob Hastings, 89, Lt. Carpenter on "McHale's Navy"
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2014 9:56:27 PM

Paul Mazursky, director, 84 "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice"
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2014 2:22:47 PM

Co-founder of Southwest Airlines, whose logo he supposedly drew on a napkin.

Rollin King
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HELLRAZOR
Champion Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 2:48:02 PM

Former Auburn tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen was killed in a car accident early Sunday morning. He was just 23.
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2014 7:50:32 AM

Meschach Taylor, 67, actor, "Designing Women"
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jun 28, 2014 12:16:29 AM

The body of Mike Herdman, the Arcadia firefighter who had been missing for two weeks, was found early today.
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 9:21:35 PM

Legendary soul singer Bobby Womack dies at 70
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diva katan
Champion Author Dallas

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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 2:33:22 PM

Julius Rudel, the maestro and the impresario, the principal conductor and the director of New York City Opera for 22 years (1957-79)
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leemun
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Message Posted: Jun 27, 2014 9:42:24 AM

Mary Rodgers, the daughter of Broadway legend Richard Rodgers, who found her own fame as a composer and author, has died. She was 83.
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2014 3:32:22 PM

Howard Baker, 88, Fmr Senator from Tennessee and Ronald Reagan's chief of staff.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jun 25, 2014 3:37:47 AM

Actor Eli Wallach, dies at age 98.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 11:03:29 PM

Jazz pianist and composer Horace Silver has died at his home in New Rochelle, NY
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2014 10:42:07 AM

Stephanie Kwolek, 90, inventor of KEVLAR

[Edited by: Alex9990 at 6/21/2014 10:42:22 AM EST]
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2014 4:21:32 AM

Former husband and songwriting partner of Carole King, Gerry Goffin has died at age 75.
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dakine
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jun 19, 2014 9:12:52 AM

Tony Gwynn was too young to die. Great person and unbelievable baseball and basketball player.
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:52:51 PM

Forget my last post---Borgnine died in 2012. For some reason, the link I posted about his death just showed up on my news feed in another site, and I totally forgot he'd been gone two years.
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Jun 18, 2014 6:41:43 PM

Actor Ernest Borgnine has died at 95.
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magpie2013
Champion Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Jun 16, 2014 9:38:11 PM

Casey Kasem will be missed by all of us who listened to the radio, he was a great entertainer and now he won't have to suffer any more. He will be missed God Bless him for the love he gave us!
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