Obituaries Archive

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"Simpsons" co-creator, philanthropist Sam Simon dies

Sam Simon, a creative force behind “The Simpsons” who left the show after its fourth season in a lucrative arrangement that allowed him to spend much of the rest of his life giving his money away, has died. He was 59.

Bob Simon of CBS News dead after car crash in N.Y.

Bob Simon, a longtime "60 Minutes" correspondent and CBS News reporter died in a car crash in New York tonight, according to CBS News. He was 73 years old.

World War II news correspondent Hottelet dies at 97

Richard C. Hottelet, who covered the D-Day invasion of Normandy and the Battle of the Bulge for CBS and became the last survivor of the “Murrow Boys,” the network’s pioneering World War II radio newsmen who worked under Edward R. Murrow, died on Wednesday at his home in Wilton, Connecticut. He was 97. His granddaughter, Maria Hottelet Foley, confirmed the death.

Man who took Trader Joe's national dies at 82

John Shields, a longtime retail executive who expanded the quirky California grocery chain Trader Joe's across the nation in the 1990s, making it one of the most popular and most profitable niche retailers in the country, died Oct. 31 in Southern California. He was 82. His death was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. The cause and other details were not immediately available.

Oscar de la Renta, fashion designer, dies at 82

Oscar de la Renta, the Dominican-born fashion designer who reshaped the public image of first ladies, society muses and red-carpet regulars with grand evening wear that celebrated Latin sensuality, European refinement and American versatility, died Monday at his home in Kent, Conn. He was 82.

Longest serving York County administrator dies

YORK COUNTY James O. "Mac" McReynolds, the county administrator, has died. McReynolds was appointed acting county administrator in January 2001 and officially appointed to the position in May that same year, according to a news release posted on the county's website. He held the position longer than any of his predecessors.

David Greenglass of Rosenberg spying case dies

It was the most notorious spy case of the Cold War — the conviction and execution of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg for passing atomic secrets to the Soviet Union — and it rested largely on the testimony of Ethel Rosenberg’s brother, David Greenglass, whose name to many became synonymous with betrayal.

"Saturday Night Live" veteran Jan Hooks dead at 57

Jan Hooks, an actress whose flair for comedy and ability to inhabit a character was showcased during her five years on “Saturday Night Live,” died Thursday. She was 57.

Months after her husband, Betty G. Doumar dies

NORFOLK Four months after her husband Albert, Betty G. Doumar of Norfolk has died. She was 77 years old. The longtime owner of Doumar's Cones & Barbecue died May 14 at 92 after two years with bladder cancer. His wife of more than 50 years died Saturday, surrounded by her children, a granddaughter, friends and neighbors, according to her obituary.

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