obit: ex President of Iran Ali Rafsanjani

Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Tehran in 2005. Credit James Hill for The New York Times  Ayatollah Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, a former president of Iran and a founder of the Islamic republic, who navigated the opaque shoals of his country's theocracy as one of its most enduring, wiliest and wealthiest leaders, died on … Continue reading obit: ex President of Iran Ali Rafsanjani

Obit RC Father Daniel J. Berrigan has reposed at 94

The Rev. Daniel J. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest and poet whose defiant protests helped shape the tactics of opposition to the Vietnam War and landed him in prison, died on Saturday in the Bronx. He was 94.  His death, at Murray-Weigel Hall, the Jesuit infirmary at Fordham University, was confirmed by the Rev. James Martin, … Continue reading Obit RC Father Daniel J. Berrigan has reposed at 94

Patty Duke reposes age 69

Patty Duke, an Oscar-winning actress renowned at mid-century as a child star of stage, film and television, who, amid public struggles with bipolar disorder, went on to cultivate a respected career in adulthood as an actress and mental-health advocate, died on Tuesday at a hospital near her home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was 69. … Continue reading Patty Duke reposes age 69

Architect Donald Wexler reposes, 89

I like Wexler's work. I try to highlight notable Americans obituaries, that last gasp into someone's life, for inspiration and edification.  Donald Wexler, died on Friday, June 26, 2015, at his Palm Desert home.  He is probably the last, if not last  American steel and glass architect.   He was 89. His son Gary confirmed his … Continue reading Architect Donald Wexler reposes, 89

My Cousin, Tim

   ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS EXPRESSES CONDOLENCES for the Family of Tim Maniatis  NEW YORK – Timothy (Tim) J. Maniatis, Archon Exarchos and longtime consultant with the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America fell asleep in the Lord, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014.  (Correction:  his Greek name is not Timothy but Euthymius). Mr. Maniatis was a well-known organizer and … Continue reading My Cousin, Tim

Rockford files Jim Garner has reposed

James Garner, best known as the amiable gambler Bret Maverick in the 1950s western “Maverick” and the cranky sleuth Jim Rockford in the 1970s series “The Rockford Files,” died on Saturday night at his home in Los Angeles. He was 86 and had had a major stroke  years ago. the Polaroid commercials One of his … Continue reading Rockford files Jim Garner has reposed

Update on Kinkade

Wife of 'Painter of Light' Thomas Kinkade seeks restraining order against his girlfriend The brother of Thomas Kinkade says the renowned painter's alcohol relapse may have contributed to his sudden death. NBC's Mike Taibbi reports. There's a new twist in the aftermath of the death of Thomas Kinkade, the artist called the "Painter of Light." … Continue reading Update on Kinkade

Thomas Kinkade, dies.

The painter of light dies.  Age 54. Thomas Kinkade, the "Painter of Light" and one of the most popular artists in America, died suddenly Friday at his Los Gatos home. He was 54.  His family said in a statement that his death appeared to be from natural causes. "Thom provided a wonderful life for his … Continue reading Thomas Kinkade, dies.

Barbara Pasecka Johnson of Johnson & Johnson has reposed

Barbara Piasecka Johnson, Maid Who Married Multimillionaire, Dies at 76Keith Meyers/The New York TimesBarbara Piasecka Johnson in 1986 at her 140-acre estate.By BRUCE WEBERPublished: April 3, 2013Barbara Piasecka Johnson, whose rags-to-riches tale — an immigrant maid marries a multimillionaire and inherits all of his money, fending off the furious claims of his children — was at … Continue reading Barbara Pasecka Johnson of Johnson & Johnson has reposed