NYT > Obituaries

Stanley Cavell, Prominent Harvard Philosopher, Dies at 91
Professor Cavell, an expert in so-called ordinary language philosophy, found deep thoughts in popular areas like movies and plays.
06/21/2018 01:14 AM
Peter Thomson, 88, Australian Golfer With 5 British Open Wins, Dies
Thomson emerged in the 1950s as a leading player at a time when Australians had made little impact on international golf.
06/20/2018 03:54 PM
Kazuo Kashio, a Founder of Casio Computer, Dies at 89
One of four brothers who organized the company in postwar Japan, he marketed the mini-calculator, the G-Shock watch and other innovations.
06/20/2018 09:11 PM
Bonaldo Giaiotti, Stalwart Operatic Bass, Dies at 85
Mr. Giaiotti, known for his a resonant, majestic sound, appeared on the Met stage more than 400 times in his 30-year-career.
06/19/2018 11:32 PM
Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88
He was best known for his work with the Blues Brothers, but he had established himself as a mainstay of the Chicago scene long before then.
06/20/2018 06:48 PM
Frances Walker-Slocum, 94, Pioneering Pianist and Teacher, Dies
The first black woman granted tenure at Oberlin College, she was a champion of black composers as well as a celebrated concert performer.
06/20/2018 11:31 PM
Richard Valeriani, Veteran NBC News Correspondent, Dies at 85
A familiar presence on the “Nightly News,” he covered the civil rights movement, the assassination of John F. Kennedy and Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy.
06/20/2018 11:43 PM
Dr. Adel Mahmoud, Who Was Credited With HPV and Rotavirus Vaccines, Dies at 76
As president of Merck Vaccines, Dr. Mahmoud overcame doubts in developing vaccines against two threats to women and babies: HPV and rotavirus.
06/19/2018 11:57 PM
Myrtle Allen, Who Elevated Irish Cooking, Dies at 94
Using local ingredients, she defined modern Irish cuisine at a restaurant she created in an imposing Georgian house on a 300-acre farm in County Cork.
06/18/2018 10:22 PM
Overlooked No More: An Artist Known as the Indian Frida Kahlo
With her paintbrush, Amrita Sher-Gil explored the sadness felt by people, especially women, in 1930s India, giving voice and validity to their experiences.
06/21/2018 02:00 AM
Walter Bahr, a Star of a World Cup Upset, Is Dead at 91
Later a successful college coach, in 1950 he was a key to what many consider the greatest upset in the history of international soccer.
06/19/2018 04:01 PM
James H. Tully Jr., Former New York State Tax Chief, Dies at 87
He signed a tax pact with Connecticut, sued New Jersey and oversaw New York City’s sales tax revenue in the depths of the fiscal crisis.
06/18/2018 09:13 PM
Gennady Rozhdestvensky, a Leading Russian Conductor, Dies at 87
Mr. Rozhdestvensky was a tireless promoter of Shostakovich, Schnittke, Gubaidulina and others at home and abroad as one of the best-known Russian conductors.
06/18/2018 03:32 PM
Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Serpico,’ Dies at 92
Mr. Bregman was a personal manager to stars like Barbra Streisand and Al Pacino. Later, he worked with the directors Sidney Lumet and Brian De Palma.
06/18/2018 03:23 PM
Reinhard Hardegen, Who Led U-Boats to America’s Shore, Dies at 105
“We were the first to be here, and for the first time in this war a German soldier looked upon the coast of the U.S.A.”
06/19/2018 05:05 AM
Clemens Kalischer, 97, Refugee Photographer of Humanity, Dies
He escaped war-torn Europe, had a lucky break in New York and then defined himself by remaining invisible behind the camera.
06/18/2018 07:53 PM
William Reese, Leading Seller of Rare Books, Is Dead at 62
For nearly 40 years, Mr. Reese shaped tastes, cultivated collectors and advised museums and libraries from his by-appointment-only store in New Haven.
06/18/2018 03:54 PM
George N. Leighton, Lawyer Who Fought Segregation, Dies at 105
Mr. Leighton overcame systemic discrimination to serve as a state and federal judge, eventually becoming a fixture in Chicago’s legal community.
06/15/2018 11:32 PM
Stephen Reid, Gentleman Bank Robber Turned Writer, Dies at 68
Mr. Reid, a member of the Stop Watch Gang, later found success as a writer, but he was never able to fully leave his past behind.
06/16/2018 04:00 AM
Yvette Horner, France’s Star Accordionist, Is Dead at 95
She came to fame entertaining in the caravan that accompanies the Tour de France. In recent decades she achieved a kitschy cool.
06/15/2018 09:12 PM
Leslie Grantham, ‘EastEnders’ Villain, Is Dead at 71
As the unscrupulous, adulterous Dirty Den Watts, Mr. Grantham provided the long-running British soap opera with many of its most dramatic plots.
06/19/2018 02:19 PM
Ed Sadlowski, Fiery Steelworkers Insurgent, Dies at 79
The Chicagoan became leader of a local when he was 26 but failed to defeat the union brass to win the organization’s national presidency.
06/15/2018 02:03 PM
Anne Donovan, a Power in Women’s Basketball, Dies at 56
A dominating college player in the early 1980s, she went on to win championships as a coach in the W.N.B.A. and the Summer Olympics.
06/14/2018 11:25 PM
D.J. Fontana, 87, Elvis Presley’s Longtime Drummer, Is Dead
He was the first drummer in Presley’s band, helping to shape the early sound of rock ’n’ roll, and played with him for 14 years.
06/15/2018 12:57 AM
Dorothy Cotton, Rights Champion and Close Aide to King, Dies at 88
Ms. Cotton was a leading campaigner for voting rights in the Deep South and was with Dr. King in Memphis during his final hours.
06/15/2018 12:47 PM