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#304853 - 01/04/18 05:09 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018
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#304854 - 01/04/18 05:10 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Thomas S. Monson, Mormon church president, dead at 90

CBS/AP
January 3, 2018

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Thomas S. Monson, the president of the Mormon church -- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints -- died late Tuesday at the age of 90, the church announced...

A church bishop at the age of 22, the Salt Lake City native became the youngest church apostle ever in 1963 at the age of 36. He served as a counselor for three church presidents before assuming the role of the top leader of the church in February 2008.

Monson's job is expected to go to next longest-tenured member of the church's governing Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, Russell M. Nelson, per church protocol...

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The expected successor, Russell M. Nelson, is 93 years old.

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#304928 - 01/06/18 10:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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Jerry Van Dyke, long time TV star, died on Friday in Arkansas from unknown causes. He and his wife were involved in a car accident in 2015 that affected his health. He was 86.

Jerry Van Dyke Dies

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#304929 - 01/07/18 01:01 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Golem]
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That must have been a really bad car accident because the Van Dyke brothers were known for how much health and vitality they projected, even at an advanced age.
Dick Van Dyke is STILL confounding doctors as a song and dance man at AGE NINETY PLUS.
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#304932 - 01/07/18 06:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2018 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87 -Reuters.

I grew up during the height of the 'space race', and Young was a part of almost all of it. At each step of that exciting journey, I can remember his name being mentioned. "He flew into space twice during NASAís Gemini program in the mid-1960s, twice on the Apollo lunar missions and twice on space shuttles in the 1980s. He was the only person to fly on all three types of programs."
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