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Former Land Board chairman, WWII hero William Paty dies

Former state Land Board Chairman William Paty, a Hawaii native and onetime manager for the Waialua Sugar Plantation, died this week. Read More

Former Land Board chairman, WWII hero William Paty dies

Former state Land Board Chairman William Paty, a onetime manager for the Waialua Sugar Plantation, died on Sunday. He was 97. Read More

Captain held command of USS Missouri twice

Navy Capt. A. Lee Kaiss twice held command of the USS Missouri — the second time as the last battleship captain in the U.S. Navy. Read More

Ex-Hearst Newspaper chief Robert Danzig dies at 85

Robert J. Danzig, who overcame difficult beginnings as a foster child during the Great Depression to become the head of Hearst Newspapers, has died, the company said. He was 85. Read More

‘Facts of Life’ star Charlotte Rae dies at 92

Charlotte Rae, who played a wise and patient housemother to a brood of teenage girls on the long-running sitcom “The Facts of Life” during a career that encompassed many other TV roles as well as stage and film appearances, has died. Read More
 

Former media mogul, philanthropist H.F. Lenfest dies at 88

H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who made a $1 billion fortune in the cable industry and gave almost all of it away, supporting schools, museums, journalism and the arts in Philadelphia and beyond, has died, a family spokesman said. Read More
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Fallen ‘Hotshot’ from Hilo is honored in a Fresno procession and service

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Hundreds of colleagues, family and friends attended a memorial service Saturday in Fresno, Calif., for an elite firefighter from Hawaii who died in one of the state’s 17 major wildfires still burning. Read More

Actress, nightclub impresario Mai Tai Sing displayed refinement

Mai Tai Sing, a mainstay of Waikiki night life who started her career at the famed Forbidden City nightclub in San Francisco before appearing in numerous films and TV shows, died July 11. Read More
 

Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer-winning restaurant critic, dies at 57

Jonathan Gold, who became the first restaurant critic to win the Pulitzer Prize for criticism, has died. He was 57. Read More

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery, 35, drowns in Canada

Retired NHL goaltender Ray Emery, who helped the Ottawa Senators reach the final in 2007 and won the Stanley Cup with the Chicago Blackhawks in 2013, drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35. Read More

Nancy Sinatra Sr., first wife of singer Frank Sinatra, dies at 101

Nancy and Frank Sinatra had been dating as teenagers and married in 1939, just as Frank’s singing career was about to take off. Read More

Bradford Smith, who showed postcards from outer space, dies at 86

Bradford Smith, who extended humanity’s vision to look boldly where no eyes had ever looked as head of the camera team for the Voyager mission, hopscotching from one weird world to the next across the solar system and discovering prospects for alien life, died on July 3 at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was 86. Read More
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Actor Tab Hunter, star of ‘Damn Yankees,’ dies at 86

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Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was the heartthrob of millions of teenage girls in the 1950s, and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, died Sunday. He was 86. Read More

Producer, musician Richard Swift of The Shins dies at 41

Musician, singer-songwriter and producer Richard Swift, who has been in bands such as The Shins, The Arcs and The Black Keys, has died. He was 41. Read More

Manu Bentley, 87, danced hula and produced shows nationwide

Gloria Manu Kanemura Bentley, known in the entertainment community as Manu Bentley, was a show biz hyphenate: dancer, choreographer, producer, director and costume designer. She died in her sleep at home last month. Read More

Science fiction author Harlan Ellison dies at 84

Ellison was the author of “A Boy and His Dog,” and countless other stories that blasted society with their nightmarish, sometimes darkly humorous scenarios. Read More

Former poet laureate Donald Hall dies in New Hampshire

Donald Hall, a prolific, award-winning poet and man of letters widely admired for his sharp humor and painful candor about nature, mortality, baseball and the distant past, has died at age 89. Read More
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Conservative author Charles Krauthammer, 68, loses battle with cancer

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The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died. He announced a year ago he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and in early June revealed that he likely had just weeks to live. Read More

Casio’s Kazuo Kashio, who popularized pocket calculator, G-Shock watch, dies at 89

Kazuo Kashio, a marketing virtuoso whose family company, Casio Computer, popularized the pocket calculator, the shock-resistant wristwatch and the preview screen on digital cameras, died Monday at a hospital in Tokyo. He was 89. Read More

Keith Fahnhorst, 66, won 2 Super Bowls with 49ers

Keith Fahnhorst, a star tackle for the San Francisco 49ers who won two Super Bowl titles in the 1980s, has died. He was 66. Read More

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