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Conservative author Charles Krauthammer, 68, loses battle with cancer

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

Former islander wrote musicians’ biographies

Jerry Hopkins, an early music writer for Rolling Stone magazine whose many books included biographies of Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix — as well as a memoir of his affair with a Polynesian transsexual prostitute in Honolulu’s Chinatown — died June 3 in a hospital in Bangkok. He was 82. Read More

Culinary program director considered industry linchpin

Conrad Nonaka, a chef, restaurateur and longtime supporter of the local culinary industry, died the morning of June 2 at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. He was 68. Read More

Kahua Ranch scion dedicated life to land, community service

Herbert Montague “Monty” Richards Jr., the plainspoken rancher whose passion to preserve Kahua Ranch in Kohala eventually led to family conflict in court, died Monday at age 88. Read More

Jerry Maren, 99, was last surviving ‘Wizard of Oz’ munchkin

Jerry Maren, the last surviving munchkin from the classic 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” and the one who famously welcomed Dorothy to Munchkin Land, has died. He was 99. Read More

Alan Bean, 86, was fourth human to set foot on the moon

Alan Bean, who became the fourth man to walk on the moon and turned to painting years later to tell the story of NASA’s Apollo missions as they began receding into history, has died. He was 86. Read More

Bill Mallory, 82, was head football coach at Indiana, Colorado

Bill Mallory, who led Colorado to the Orange Bowl and became the winningest football coach in Indiana history, has died from a brain injury suffered in a recent fall. He was 82. Read More

Militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, 90, was a former CIA operative

Former CIA operative and militant Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles, who was accused of organizing a string of 1997 Havana hotel bombings and a 1976 Cuban airline bombing that killed 73 people, has died. Read More

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died tonight at age 85. Read More

David Weinlick, 48, was married 19 years after arranged marriage at Mall of America

David Weinlick knew he would get married on June 13, 1998. He just didn’t know who his bride would be. Weinlick remained married to Elizabeth Runze for nearly 20 years, until he died from colon cancer last weekend. Read More

Ex-LPGA Tour golfer Carol Mann, 77, won 38 titles

Carol Mann, a two-time major champion who won 38 LPGA Tour titles, has died. She was 77. Read More

Windward auto dealer Mike McKenna known for folksy ads

Retired Kailua auto dealer Mike McKenna, who appeared in newspaper and TV ads with his beloved golden retriever Hana Girl, has died. Read More

Film editor Anne V. Coates, 92, worked on ‘Lawrence of Arabia,’ ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Oscar-winning film editor Anne V. Coates, widely considered one of the greatest in her field whose many credits include such disparate works as “Lawrence of Arabia,” ”The Elephant Man” and “Fifty Shades of Grey,” has died. She was 92. Read More

‘Statehood Boy’ Errol Aquino was symbol of Hawaii history

Eroll Wendell Aquino, one of two “Statehood Boys,” whose likenesses in a 1959 Honolulu Advertiser photo helped to capture the joy and excitement of Hawaii’s new status as the 50th state, has died at the age of 68. Read More

Visitor industry saddened by tourism pioneer’s death

Members of Hawaii’s tourism industry are remembering entrepreneur Rick Wall as an innovator and good friend. Read More

Navy vet Ed Carter instrumental in bringing ‘Mighty Mo’ to Hawaii

World War II veteran Ed Carter helped spearhead efforts to move the iconic World War II warship USS Missouri to Hawaii, bringing the 887-foot battlewagon to Pearl Harbor in 1998 and turning it into a nonprofit museum. Read More

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