Saturday, February 24, 2018

Obituaries of Note

John Mahoney, who played cranky dad on ‘Frasier,’ dies at 77

John Mahoney, who played cranky dad on ‘Frasier,’ dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — John Mahoney, who as the cranky, blue-collar dad in Frasier" played counterpoint to pompous sons Frasier and Niles, has died. Mahoney was 77. The actor died Sunday in Chicago after a brief hospitalization, Paul Martino, his manager for ...
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Nazi past followed Ikea founder to his death

Nazi past followed Ikea founder to his death

In 1943, Ingvar Kamprad was a 17-year-old budding entrepreneur selling udder balm, picture frames and other small-town wares from his home in rural Sweden. That year, he founded a mail-order company called Ikea, initials taken after his name and that...
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Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

Naomi Parker Fraley, the real Rosie the Riveter, dies at 96

Unsung for seven decades, the real Rosie the Riveter was a California waitress named Naomi Parker Fraley.Over the years, a welter of American women have been identified as the model for Rosie, the war worker of 1940s popular culture who became a femi...
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Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Cranberries, dies at 46

Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer of the Irish rock band the Cranberries, died Monday in London. She was 46.Her death was announced by her publicist, who did not specify the cause."Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in Lo...
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Rebellious Jesuit John Kaack, who forged lifelong relationships with students, dead at 73

Rebellious Jesuit John Kaack, who forged lifelong relationships with students, dead at 73

TAMPA — John Kaack was known to curse in public and enjoy a beer.At sporting events, when calls didn’t go his team’s way, his was among the loudest voices in the crowd, often with harsh words for the referee.Kaack was also a Jesuit priest who, in par...
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Gene Smith, St. Pete’s ‘9th council member,’ dies at 68

Gene Smith, St. Pete’s ‘9th council member,’ dies at 68

ST. PETERSBURG— They called him the "ninth council member" around city hall. He leaves behind colorful memories that do not face any term limits.Gene Smith, 68, was found dead in his Fifth Street N apartment on Monday morning, according to St. Peters...
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