As I wasn’t able to post for a few Fridays, I’ve been storing these up. I’ve marked (*) the stories of the lives I find particularly fascinating:
Thomas Morgan, a Journalist and Activist, 56.
Steven T. Florio, Executive Who Expanded CondÃ© Nast, 58.
Hugh Massingberd, 60, Laureate for the Departed.*
Allan BÃ©rubÃ©, 61, Historian of Gays in Military.
Richard Leigh, 64, Writer Who Challenged â€˜Da Vinci Code.â€™
Michael Tetherow, 65, Abstract Symbolist Artist.
Diane Wood Middlebrook, Biographer, 68.
Evan Jenkins, 72, Retired Editor at The Times.
Douglas Morgan, a Collector of Typefaces, 75.*
Jane Rule, Canadian Novelist, 76.
John Strugnell, Scholar Undone by His Slur, 77.
Douglas Kneeland, Former Reporter for The New York Times, 78.
Sylvan Fox, 79, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist.
Gerald Astor, 81, Writer on Americans in Combat.
George MacDonald Fraser, Author of Flashman Novels, 82.
Michael Goldberg, 83, Abstract Expressionist.
David H. Shepard, 84, Inventor of Optical Reader.*
H. Wiley Hitchcock, Who Edited Dictionary of Music, 84.
Stephen Radich, Owner of Controversial Art Gallery, 85.
Jaan Kross, Estonia’s best known writer, 87.*
Ruth Wallis, Singer-Writer of RisquÃ© Songs, 87.
John A. Garraty, Historian and Trailblazing Biographer, 87.
Leonard B. Meyer, Scholar of Musicâ€™s Meaning, 89.
Thomas P. Whitney, Solzhenitsyn Translator, 90.
Ettore Sottsass, Designer, 90.*
Laura Huxley, Her Husbandâ€™s Biographer, 96.
Julien Gracq, Iconoclastic French Surrealist Writer, 97.
Herman Rose, 98, Painter of Cityscapes.
Jack Zander, Animator of Early TV Commercials, 99.