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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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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 6:10:31 AM

Norman Bridwell, author/illustrator of Clifford the Big Red Dog, has died. Truly sad.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2014 1:40:23 AM

She added the woo-woo-woo to Elvis Presley's "Blue Christmas" - as well as background vocals to many other classic songs.

Millie Kirkham - age 91
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2014 8:46:48 PM

Mary Ann Mobley, Miss America 1959, has died from breast cancer at age 75.
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2014 7:44:58 PM

Ken Weatherwax, who portrayed Pugsley on the 60s TV show "Tha Addams Family", has died of a heart attack at age 59.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Dec 5, 2014 7:22:53 AM

Damien Gurganious, season 7 Biggest Loser contestant.

[Edited by: Pard at 12/5/2014 7:23:29 AM EST]
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FULL OF FUN
Champion Author Ontario

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Message Posted: Dec 3, 2014 9:34:05 AM

Hockey great Jean Beliveau

died yesterday

[Edited by: FULL OF FUN at 12/3/2014 9:34:28 AM EST]
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CelticHeart
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Dec 2, 2014 11:11:04 PM

Bobby Keyes. He died today.

I can't believe it! :(

Amazing saxaphonist, performed with Joe Cocker and had a great influence on the music world.

RIP, bub...

[Edited by: CelticHeart at 12/2/2014 11:12:21 PM EST]
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Loree71
Champion Author San Bernardino

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Message Posted: Nov 27, 2014 10:15:25 AM

British crime novelist PD James has died at age 94.
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gas_too_high
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2014 8:25:57 PM

Former 4 term District of Columbia mayor and DC councilman Marion Barry, 78, died Sunday of hypertensive cardiovascular disease.

Long a populist fixture of DC politics, Barry became a national figure when in 1989, he was busted in a sting operation for possession of crack cocaine. His memorable quote, caught on tape, "B**** set me up." (The "b****" was one of many women he consorted with, including several marriages). But he came back from a jail sentence to win a fourth term as DC mayor, and was still a councilman at his death.

GTH



[Edited by: gas_too_high at 11/25/2014 8:28:20 PM EST]
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BabeTruth
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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 10:09:28 AM

Mike Nichols Oscar award winning director for 'The Graduate' with Dustin Hoffman, dead at 83.
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J Eric
Champion Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2014 4:46:04 AM

One of the earliest Japanese-Americans taken from her family home (in this case, a berry farm on Bainbridge Island, WA) to the Manzanar camp in California. A chance news photo captured the moment and led to her "rediscovery" many years later.Fumiko Hayashida, aged 103
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Nov 19, 2014 3:43:14 AM

She started out selling rhubarb by the side of the road at her family's farm. When they decided to turn it into a theme park - big things happened.

Marion Knott, a founder of Knott's Berry Farm, aged 92
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:22:59 PM

He gave up his medical practice to live on the beach in a trailer with his family and go surfing (and ran a surfing school to get some cash).

Doc Paskowitz, aged 93

[Edited by: J Eric at 11/18/2014 6:24:25 PM EST]
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bytebug
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Nov 16, 2014 1:41:37 AM

Really sorry to hear, CelticHeart. Deepest condolences to both you and your sister…
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BayleeBuggy
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 10:11:06 PM

Oh, CH and Pard, I'm so sorry to hear that. Hugs.
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CelticHeart
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 12:25:07 PM

My sister, GasBuddy "Pard," lost her hubby last Saturday. It was also her birthday.

RIP Brother-in-Law.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Nov 15, 2014 11:56:55 AM

Glen A. Larson

Glen A. Larson, Creator of TV’s 'Quincy M.E.,' 'Magnum, P.I.' and 'Battlestar Galactica,' Dies at 77
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cheapmonkee
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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 8:25:32 PM

Carol Ann Susi

Mrs. Debbie Walowitz wiki
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 3:15:26 PM

Diem Brown, 32, MTV Reality Star
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Nov 14, 2014 3:10:44 PM

Jane Byrne, 80, Fmr Mayor of Chicago.
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HELLRAZOR
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Message Posted: Nov 10, 2014 11:06:41 PM

Former Minnesota Vikings safety Orlando Thomas died Sunday night of complications from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He was 42.

"Nobody's ever fought a battle like Orlando fought, with so much dignity -- I never saw anything like it," Thomas' agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN's Adam Schefter. "It's just incredible. He never had a sense of self pity, never felt sorry for himself, he was always worried about everyone else. He was just the most incredible person I've ever been around."

Thomas played for the Vikings from 1995 through 2001, and led the NFL in interceptions during his rookie season with nine.

According to ESPN, around the time of his death, Thomas was almost 70 pounds lighter than his playing weight of 225 pounds.

Thomas, who had 22 interceptions in his seven-year career, revealed in 2007 that he had been diagnosed with ALS, a disease that afflicts several former NFL players.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 5:29:10 PM

He may have stolen the atomic bomb secrets, certainly typed or dictated them to be typed, and gave them to his sister Ethel Rosenberg:

[/L]David Greenglass of the Rosenberg Spy Case

[Edited by: J Eric at 11/4/2014 5:31:04 PM EST]
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gas_too_high
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Nov 4, 2014 9:18:21 AM

Tom Magliozzi, 77 one half of the "Car Talk" duo, the long-running NPR radio show, of complications of Alzheimers Disease.

GTH
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 2:25:16 PM

... That should be 1993 - 2004 for the Mayor ...
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:47:32 AM

Thomas Menino, 71, Boston Mayor from 1993 - 2014

[Edited by: Alex9990 at 10/30/2014 11:48:06 AM EST]
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Alex9990
Champion Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Oct 30, 2014 11:46:00 AM

Elizabeth Norment, 61, actress - currently on House of Cards on Netflix
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2014 11:27:17 AM

Former Oakland Raider linebacker, and current coach of the West Charlotte (NC) HS football team, Mo Collins, dies of kidney failure at age 38.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 10:03:21 PM

Washington school shooter, still a mystery why he even brought a gun to school.

Jaylen Ray Fryberg

[Edited by: J Eric at 10/26/2014 10:05:09 PM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 9:03:32 PM

St. Louis Cardinal outfielder Oscar taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. He was 22.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2014 5:56:37 PM

Marcia Strassman, 66, actress
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:45:28 PM

Legendary bassist and singer for the rock group Cream Jack Bruce has died at age 71.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2014 1:41:15 AM

Tim Mockler, a musician I knew from the late 70's and 80's died of liver failure in Colorado. He played with local L. A. bands The Skunks, Windjammer and Failsafe, among others. Tim's the first friend of my generation (as opposed to persons older than I) to pass.

Brief Mention of Tim Mockler . . .helped me record my first album
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I75at7AM
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:11:53 PM

Famed Elvis photographer Alfred Wertheimer dies

"LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alfred Wertheimer, the photographer whose portraits of Elvis Presley documented the birth of a music legend, has died."

"Wertheimer was 26 when he was assigned to photograph the unknown 21-year-old singer. He traveled with Elvis from New York to Memphis by train and produced a series of now famous black and white portraits that were the subject of exhibits at the Smithsonian Institution and the Grammy Museum."
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wildcat659
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 11:01:31 PM

Ben Bradlee, top editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 93.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2014 4:23:06 PM

Killed when his private plane collided with a snowplow in Russia:

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of Total Oil

[L=http://news.yahoo.com/text deleted de Margerie, CEO of Total Oil[/L]

(Apparently the link didn't survive it, either.)Read it in Bloomberg. . .



[Edited by: J Eric at 10/21/2014 4:26:47 PM EST]
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:33:49 PM

Joanne Borgella, 32, model, singer.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 11:32:12 PM

Oscar De La Renta, 82, Fashion Designer
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FULL OF FUN
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Message Posted: Oct 20, 2014 7:48:07 AM

Lynda Bellingham actress after a long battle with cancer my other half knew her when they were kids they lived in the same village courageous lady
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2014 6:25:30 AM

Manhattan Transfer founding member tim Hauser has died. He was 72.

[Edited by: Loree71 at 10/17/2014 6:26:10 AM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:43:19 PM

Actress Elizabeth Pena has died at age 55.
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2014 10:41:59 PM

American Olympic fencer Kamara James has died of unspecified causes at age 29.
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Pard
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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2014 7:28:16 PM

Jan Hooks, 57, star of SNL
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 12:43:46 PM

I saw Paul Revere in Rosemont a few years ago. My guess is his son will get the Mustang keyboard.
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BabeTruth
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 11:19:12 AM

Dr. Guinter Kahn the inventor of Rogaine (minoxidil) hair growth formula has died at the age of 80.

"He had to fight for years, even as his own hair fell out, but North Miami Beach dermatologist Dr. Guinter Kahn will be remembered as the man who helped countless men regrow hair on bald heads.

In 1986, after much back-and-forth for 15 years between Kahn with his medical assistant, Dr. Paul Grant, against the giant Upjohn, Co., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office added Kahn’s name to the first patent granted for a baldness remedy, minoxidil, which would be sold under the familiar name Rogaine."
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Pard
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2014 2:43:57 AM

One of the very first records I ever bought was by Paul Revere and the Raiders. Wow, RIP, Paul.

[Edited by: Pard at 10/6/2014 2:44:22 AM EST]
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Loree71
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 9:36:10 PM

RIP, Paul Revere. And that WAS his real name.
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2014 4:19:00 PM

Paul Revere (Dick), 76, lead of the band "Paul Revere and the Raiders"
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2014 12:57:23 PM

Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier, 63, former dictator for Haiti along with his father, Francois Duvalier.
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ldheinz
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2014 12:18:49 PM

Geraldine Mock, the 1st Female Pilot to Circle the Globe, Dies at 88.
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J Eric
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2014 1:45:51 AM

An aside -- I remember going on a talent audition for Skip E. Lowe, who was trying to put together a weekend live variety show in Hollywood. This was back in the late 70's or early 80's. I played a song or two and he was singularly unimpressed. I should have done a standup routine, spouting off L. A. gas station prices instead!
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Alex9990
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Message Posted: Sep 27, 2014 6:54:27 PM

James A. Traficant, Jr, 73, former U.S. congressman

[Edited by: Alex9990 at 9/27/2014 6:55:57 PM EST]
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