Obituaries

FILE - In this May 14, 1998, file photo, Washington Wizards general manager Wes Unseld announces the trade of Chris Webber to the Sacramento Kings for Mitch Richmond and Otis Thorpe at the MCI Center in Washington. Unseld, the workmanlike Hall of Fame center who led Washington to its only NBA championship and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in league history, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020, after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia. He was 74. (AP Photo/Brian K. Diggs, FIle)
June 02, 2020 - 10:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wes Unseld, the workmanlike Hall of Fame center who led Washington to its only NBA championship and was chosen one of the 50 greatest players in league history, died Tuesday after a series of health issues, most recently pneumonia. He was 74. Unseld’s family announced his death...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2005, file photo, former NCAA college football coach Pat Dye responds to a question during an interview in New York. Former Auburn coach Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, has died. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at the Compassus Bethany House in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, FIle)
June 01, 2020 - 4:02 pm
College Football Hall of Famer Pat Dye, who took over a downtrodden Auburn football program in 1981 and turned it into a Southeastern Conference power, died Monday. He was 80. Lee County Coroner Bill Harris said Dye died at a hospice care facility in Auburn from complications of kidney and liver...
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A limited amount of visitors admire paintings and Rembrandt's Night Watch, right, at the reopened Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, June 1, 2020. The Dutch government took a major step to relax the coronavirus lockdown, with bars, restaurants, cinemas and museums reopening under strict conditions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
June 01, 2020 - 8:59 am
The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Dutch masterpieces back on show as museums reopen to public...
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This circa 1984 photo provided by the family shows Phyllis Antonetz and her husband, Alexander. She died of COVID-19 at 103 on April 17, 2020. (Family photo via AP)
June 01, 2020 - 12:04 am
In her 80s, Phyllis Antonetz moved to a new state, quickly settling in and volunteering at a school. In her 90s, she was living on her own, keeping a busy calendar of classes and outings. In her 100s, still primly dressed and manicured, she held court as she made the rounds in her nursing home. Her...
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FILE - This Jan. 23, 2013 file photo shows artist Christo posing in front of his proposed "Over the River" project at the Metropolitan State University Center for Visual Art in Denver. Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects, has died. His death was announced Sunday, May 31, 2020, on Twitter and the artist's web page. He was 84. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, file)
May 31, 2020 - 9:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Christo, known for massive, ephemeral public arts projects died Sunday at his home in New York. He was 84. His death was announced on Twitter and the artist's web page. No cause was given. Along with late wife Jeanne-Claude, the artists' careers were defined by their ambitious art...
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FILE - In this April 1969 file photo, welterweight boxer Curtis Cokes trains for his fight against Joe Napoles in Los Angeles. Cokes, the Hall of Fame welterweight who became Dallas’ first world champion in 1966, has died. He was 82. Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at the Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday, May 29, 2020, after a week in hospice. (AP Photo, File)
May 31, 2020 - 8:37 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Curtis Cokes, the Hall of Fame welterweight who became Dallas’ first world champion in 1966, has died. He was 82. Erwin “Sparky” Sparks, Cokes’ partner at the Home of Champions gym, told The Dallas Morning News that Cokes died Friday after a week in hospice. Cokes took the World...
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FILE - In this August 1956 file photo, Herbert Stempel appears in New York. Stempel, a whistle blower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93. Stempel's former wife, Ethel Stempel, told The Associated Press on Sunday, May 31, 2020, that he died at a New York nursing home on April 7. She cited no specific cause of death. (AP Photo, File)
May 31, 2020 - 7:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Herbert Stempel, a fall guy and whistleblower of early television whose confession to deliberately losing on a 1950s quiz show helped drive a national scandal and join his name in history to winning contestant Charles Van Doren, has died age 93. Stempel's former wife, Ethel Stempel...
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Reverend William Taylor, top left, and local people standing with social distancing observe a 30 second silence during a remembrance event as they add the names of five people who recently died to the community "We Grieve" wall at Clapton Common, in London, Thursday, May 28, 2020. The "WE GRIEVE″ wall has become a focal point for people who gather Thursdays to remember those who have died during the coronavirus pandemic, and organizer Rev. William Taylor says that the community found that there was a need just to stand together to grieve.(AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 31, 2020 - 2:53 am
LONDON (AP) — It’s nothing flashy. But then, it’s not supposed to be. The plywood wall that surrounds a building site, painted with the words ``WE GRIEVE″ in massive letters, has become a focal point for people of the Stamford Hill neighborhood. It is there that they gather each Thursday to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1956, file photo, United States' Bobby Joe Morrow (55) crosses the finish line of the men's 100-meter race in 10.5 seconds, equaling an Olympic record, during the Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/File)
May 30, 2020 - 9:12 pm
SAN BENITO, Texas (AP) — Bobby Joe Morrow, the Texas sprinter who won three gold medals in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics while a student at Abilene Christian University, died Saturday. He was 84. Morrow's family said he died of natural causes at home in San Benito. Morrow won the 100 and 200 meters...
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FILE - In this 1988 file photo, Associated Press overnight supervisor at the time, Al Orton Jr., right, has an AP tie tack pinned to his tie by Columbus Chief of Bureau Jake Booher on Orton's 25th anniversary with the wire service in Columbus, Ohio. Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, died Wednesday, May 27, 2020, in Columbus, of a heart attack after experiencing several health problems, said his son, Andrew Orton. He was 84. (AP Photo/Gary Gardiner, File)
May 29, 2020 - 3:30 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Al Orton, a veteran Associated Press journalist who spent much of his career on the overnight shift, mentoring dozens of reporters along the way, has died in Ohio. He was 84. Orton, who used his full name of “Alvin Orton Jr.” in his byline, died Wednesday in Columbus of a...
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