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#310138 - 01/02/19 05:24 PM The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019
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#310139 - 01/02/19 05:25 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund Passes Away

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In his early days, “Mean Gene”, as he was named by fellow Minnesotan, Jesse “The Body” Ventura first came to prominence by interviewing the greatest stars of the AWA, including Ventura, Bobby “The Brain” Heenan and Hulk Hogan. In 1984, Okerlund made the move to WWE where he became a staple on national cable television by continuing to interview the biggest names in sports-entertainment like Hogan, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, The Ultimate Warrior and many more.

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#310150 - 01/02/19 10:58 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Dennis Dragon passed away last year and his older brother, Daryl Dragon, just followed him today, age 76.
Rest in power, Captain. I was lucky to know the both of you a lifetime ago.

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#310154 - 01/02/19 11:59 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Dennis Dragon passed away last year and his older brother, Daryl Dragon, just followed him today, age 76.
Rest in power, Captain. I was lucky to know the both of you a lifetime ago.


Did you know their father too?

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#310198 - 01/04/19 06:45 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Originally Posted By: Golem
Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas
Dennis Dragon passed away last year and his older brother, Daryl Dragon, just followed him today, age 76.
Rest in power, Captain. I was lucky to know the both of you a lifetime ago.


Did you know their father too?


I met the Dragons through two people:
Ronnie Sindoni was the druggie black sheep son of a famous and very wealthy movie and TV producer who ran his own low power radio station in Malibu called K-BU 91.9 FM.
Naturally, the entire surf community was a part of his little mini media empire, and if you lived in the world located 250 feet above Pacific Coast Highway and the Malibu-Topanga area, not only did the cliffs block the signal, you just didn't even know of its existence unless you were a regular down there.
Dennis Dragon was a member of The Surf Punks, and Daryl had his hitmaker machinery with Tennille.
Hal Jepsen made the surf movies, the ones with the REAL surfers in them.
Hal was dating the sister of Daryl and Dennis Dragon (Kathy) for about four years. And I worked for Hal and for K-BU. I was Hal's videotape editor guru and I shot video of Hal related stuff whenever he needed a cameraman. Hal only worked with motion picture film, he hated videotape.

I only met Carmen Dragon (the father) through my occasional visits to their palatial Malibu seaside home for parties or a little studio work here and there. I knew Dennis because he stopped by Hal's little beachside compound all the time and I wound up editing one of his music videos.
And from time to time Daryl and Tennille would show up with some wine to watch as a sneak peek audience for Hal's latest film clips, which Hal projected in his living room as a preview before taking them out on the road to show all over the surf film theater circuit.

It was a fantastic and wild world that I got to be a small part of, and it's all gone now. With Hal gone, Ronnie in prison for the rest of his life, with Dennis dead and now Daryl passing away, there's really not much left of the era anymore.


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#310205 - 01/05/19 08:09 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Steve Ripley - 1950-2019

Most widely known as the leader of the seminal band The Tractors, and for his 19-year ownership of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s The Church Studio, Steve Ripley was also a renowned guitar player, inventor, engineer, record producer, songwriter, recording artist, studio owner and radio host. He played guitar with Bob Dylan, produced and/or engineered projects for Leon Russell, JJ Cale, Roy Clark, Johnnie Lee Wills, and many others. He is also known for his line of Ripley guitars, and for the invention of the stereo guitar played by the likes of Eddie Van Halen, Ry Cooder, and Dweezil Zappa.

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#310295 - 01/10/19 11:02 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Verna Bloom, Actress in ‘Animal House,’ ‘High Plains Drifter,’ Dies at 80

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Verna Bloom, who appeared in “Animal House” and worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine, her rep confirmed to Variety. She was 80 years old.

The cause was complications of dementia, her family stated.

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#310298 - 01/11/19 02:04 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Damn, we're gettin old! The hot MILF in Animal House dies of old age troubles. We're screwed. frown

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#310301 - 01/11/19 02:57 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Phuck. It always happens. Please make it stop or otherwise delay..... Fat chance.

The fraternity house shown in the aforementioned movie was located about two miles as the mynah bird flies from my house. It has since been torn down. And High Plains Drifter might be my most favorite Western of all time. Grim but good.

Verna was great. As with all of us that, and everything else, leaves before we even had a chance to say..... aloha.
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#310302 - 01/11/19 05:58 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Verna Bloom, Actress in ‘Animal House,’ ‘High Plains Drifter,’ Dies at 80

[quote]Verna Bloom, who appeared in “Animal House” and worked with the likes of Martin Scorsese, died Jan. 9 in Bar Harbor, Maine, her rep confirmed to Variety. She was 80 years old.



Mrs. Wormer? Awwww geez whiz, that is sad.
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#310382 - 01/15/19 08:08 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Mel Stottlemyre, RIP: Quietly monumental

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... [Yankees owner Dan Topping] ordered the call-up, from the Richmond farm, of a kid named Mel Stottlemyre, who’d grown up a Yankee fan despite living cross continent...

Stottlemyre would win nine of twelve starting decisions down the stretch including a five-start winning streak and two shutouts...

The Yankees won the pennant at almost the final minute. Their Series opponents, the Cardinals, won their pennant a little bit later than that. The Phillies’ infamous collapse threatened to send the National League to a three-way pennant tie before the Cardinals survived against the hapless Mets on a final weekend during which the Reds bumped the Phillies off once and for all.

Stottlemyre—who died Sunday at 77, after a long battle with multiple myeloma—went on to beat Bob Gibson handily in Game Two of the World Series. He faced Gibson in Game Five and came out in a 2-0 hole (the Yankees would go on to lose); he faced Gibson again in Game Seven and was done in in the fourth, when rookie infielder Phil Linz couldn’t avoid a takeout slide on what might have been an inning-ending double play, turning instead into a Cardinals three-run inning en route the 7-5 final for the Redbirds...

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#310399 - 01/16/19 04:44 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Navajo Code Talker Alfred K. Newman dead at 94

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Alfred K. Newman, one of the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers, died at the age of 94 on Sunday in New Mexico.

Newman, who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II by helping to create an uncrackable code, died at a nursing home in Bloomfield, New Mexico.

“Navajo Code Talker Alfred Newman was a hero, and he stood amongst giants,” tribal President Russell Begaye told the Arizona Republic. “We will be forever grateful for his contributions and bravery, as well as that of each and every one of our Navajo Code Talkers. They are national treasures.”

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#310402 - 01/16/19 06:15 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Eli Grba, the Original Angel, dies at 84

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Eli Grba, the first player to throw a pitch for the Angels, died Monday night in Florence, Ala., after a three-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84.

Grba, a bespectacled pitcher with a penchant for partying and a competitive spirit, was known as the Original Angel. With the opening selection of MLB’s first expansion draft in December 1960, Angels general manager Fred Haney made Grba the first addition to the Angels’ inaugural roster.

“I’m a trivia question until I die,” Grba said in a 2011 television interview. “I’m the first guy that’s ever been drafted — and the first Angel. You know, that’s kind of nice.”

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#310587 - 01/26/19 04:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Michel Legrand, Oscar-Winning Composer, Dies at 86

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Michel Legrand, three-time Oscar winner and composer of such classic film songs as “The Windmills of Your Mind,” “I Will Wait for You,” “You Must Believe in Spring” and “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?,” along with the groundbreaking musical score for “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” has died. He was 86.

Legrand died at his home early Saturday in Paris, his publicist told Agence France-Presse. His wife, French actress Macha Meril, was at his side.

His most recent film score was “The Other Side of the Wind,” composed for Orson Welles’ last film, which was finally completed and released in 2018. Decades ago, after their 1974 collaboration on “F for Fake,” the legendary director had asked for another Legrand jazz score. “I take it as a gift from Orson, through the clouds,” he said early last year.

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#310731 - 02/03/19 09:59 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Les Thornton dead at 84 (professional wrestler)

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The well-traveled Les Thornton, former NWA World junior heavyweight champion, has died. He was 84 years old. His wife, Terry, posted the news Facebook: "It is with great sadness we share that Les Thornton peacefully took his leave on February 1, 2019 at 11:15 am, with his devoted wife, Terry at his side." ...

Born in Salford, England, Thornton put in 34 years into the pro wrestling business.

"I broke in the business in 1957 and I didn't come to the States until 1970," he told this writer in 2004. Previous to that, he played professional rugby for 12 years. A few other colleagues went from rugby to wrestling, including Pete Viller, who worked as Pat Curry, and Tommy "Time Bomb" Murthy...

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#310736 - 02/04/19 04:52 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Julie Adams, Damsel in Distress in 'Creature From the Black Lagoon,' Dies at 92

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Julie Adams, the comely brunette with the cascading curls best remembered as the damsel in distress in the 1954 horror classic Creature From the Black Lagoon, has died. She was 92.

Adams died early Sunday morning in Los Angeles, her son Mitchell Danton, a TV editor, told The Hollywood Reporter.

In more than six decades in film and on television, Adams also starred with Donald O'Connor in Francis Joins the WACS (1954), played opposite Elvis Presley in Tickle Me (1965) and appeared with Dennis Hopper in The Last Movie (1971) and with John Wayne in McQ (1974).

Fans of Murder, She Wrote know Adams for playing the eccentric realtor Eve Simpson on the long-running Angela Lansbury starrer, and in the early 1970s, she portrayed Jimmy Stewart's wife in the legendary actor's first foray into starring on his own series.

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#310737 - 02/04/19 06:17 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Bob Friend, Pirates pitching legend, dies at 88

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Bob Friend, an ironman right-handed pitcher who never spent a day on the disabled list during his 16-year Major League Baseball career, died Sunday from a cardiac event in his sleep. He was 88.

“It was sudden and there were no warning signs,” his son, also Bob Friend, a longtime pro golfer,said. “He wasn’t suffering and went out quickly and was discovered by my mother [Pat Friend] this morning.”

The elder Mr. Friend, who lived in O’Hara, was a poster boy for the Pirates in the 1950s and 1960s. The 20-year-old was thrust into the starting rotation in 1951 and asked to ride out the storm. The pitiful Pirates lost more than 100 games in three of his four seasons; he had 50 losses to his name before age 24.

As the kid pitcher grew, so did the ballclub. In 1955, Mr. Friend became the first pitcher to have the league’s lowest earned run average, at 2.83, while playing for a last-place team. In 1958, he led the league with a career-best 22 wins. In 1960, the four-time All-Star became a World Series champion.

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#310802 - 02/07/19 08:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Frank Robinson, MLB's first black manager and civil rights leader, dead at 83

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Prolific slugger. Quintessential hard-ass player and manager. Baseball trailblazer.

Frank Robinson, who died in Los Angeles after a battle with bone cancer, was all of those things in a 60-year Hall-of-Fame career during which he hit (10th all-time) 586 home runs, was the only player in history to win Most Valuable Player awards in both leagues, became the first black manager in major league history, won the Triple Crown with the Orioles in 1966 and, as both a player and later-life MLB dean of discipline, was a vigorous proponent of how the game was supposed to be played. By the time he was done with the uniformed portion of his career, Robinson compiled a .294 average, a .926 OPS, 1,829 runs, 1,812 RBI and a 10th most all-time 198 hit-by-pitches. He also had 10 homers and 19 RBI in 35 postseason games with the Reds and Orioles, and in 1989 was named American League Manager of the Year with the Orioles.

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#310942 - 02/14/19 04:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Paperback pioneer Betty Ballantine dead at 99

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Betty Ballantine, half of a groundbreaking husband-and-wife publishing team that helped invent the modern paperback and vastly expand the market for science fiction and other genres through such blockbusters as “The Hobbit” and “Fahrenheit 451,” has died.

Ballantine died Tuesday at her home in Bearsville, New York, granddaughter Katharyn Ballantine told The Associated Press. She was 99 and had been in declining health.

Ballantine was just 20 and attending school in England, in 1939, when she met and married 23-year-old Ian Ballantine, an American at the London School of Economics. Using a $500 wedding gift from Betty’s father, the Ballantines started out as importers of Penguin paperbacks from England and founded two enduring imprints: Bantam Books and Ballantine Books, both now part of Penguin Random House.


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#310986 - 02/16/19 10:22 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in Downfall, dies aged 77

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Bruno Ganz, who played Hitler in the 2004 film Downfall, has died aged 77.

The Swiss actor died at home in Zurich on Friday night, his management said.

Ganz was well-known in German-language cinema and theatre and also had roles in English-language films including The Reader and The Manchurian Candidate.

His most famous role, however, was as Adolf Hitler in Downfall. One particular scene depicting Hitler in apoplectic fury became a meme and spawned thousands of parodies online.

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#311182 - 02/24/19 04:38 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Morgan Woodward, Mirrored-Sunglasses Boss in 'Cool Hand Luke,' Dies at 93

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Morgan Woodward, the silent, menacing mirrored-glasses boss dubbed "The Man with No Eyes" in Cool Hand Luke, has died. He was 93.

Woodward died Friday morning at his home in California, the Fielder House Museum in Arlington, Texas, confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. They house a large portion of his film and television memorabilia in their "Woodward Room."

A stalwart of the Western genre, he guest-starred in a record 19 episodes of Gunsmoke (and its 1992 television movie), 12 episodes of Wagon Train, across nine seasons on Dallas as oil-man Marvin "Punk" Anderson and as Hugh O'Brian's deputy on 80 episodes of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp.

His prolific television career also included Bonanza, The Waltons, The Lucy Show (with John Wayne guest-starring), Hill Street Blues, MGM's series Logan's Run and Star Trek, on which he was the first victim of Mr. Spock's telepathic "Vulcan mind meld."

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#311385 - 03/05/19 05:52 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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#311427 - 03/08/19 04:31 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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The Destroyer Dick Beyer dies (great professional wrestler)

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Dick Beyer, who left an incredible legacy as The Intelligent, Sensational Destroyer, as former AWA World champion Doctor X, and as a coach, died today, March 7, just after noon eastern time in his home just outside Buffalo, New York. He was 88.

His son, Kurt Beyer, posted the news:

"It is with a very heavy heart to let you know that Dad -- aka The Destroyer, aka Doctor X, aka Dick Beyer, aka Coach -- passed away shortly past Noon today. He was in bed at home, and was surrounded by all of his children and wife as he slipped peacefully away. I will have more to share later, but wanted you to hear this sad news from me first. Thoughts and prayers are most welcome at his time. Peace."

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#311480 - 03/11/19 09:55 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Harry Howell, Star Defenseman With Rangers for 17 Years, Dies at 86

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Harry Howell, the Hall of Fame defenseman who became one of hockey’s most durable figures, playing with the Rangers for 17 seasons in a career that spanned 24 seasons in two leagues, died on Saturday in Ontario. He was 86...

When Howell joined the Rangers in October 1952, he was among 14 rookies with the team that season. Most didn’t stick around too long, but Howell went on to play in 1,160 regular-season games as a Ranger, a still-standing team record...

Howell won the Norris Trophy as the N.H.L.’s leading defenseman in the 1966-67 season and he was a seven-time All-Star...

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#311607 - 03/17/19 05:15 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Longtime Los Angeles TV Personality Tom Hatten Dies at 92

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Los Angeles actor, writer and television host Tom Hatten, whose long and diverse career included hosting "Family Film Festival" on KTLA, died Saturday at age 92, according to longtime friend and former KTLA producer Joe Quasarano.

Hatten was a fixture on Los Angeles television since the 1950s as an announcer, actor, singer, producer, writer and television host...

He delighted children with his "Popeye and His Friends" show from 1976 to 1988, and hosted KTLA's "The Family Film Festival" from 1978 to 1992...

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#311609 - 03/17/19 05:43 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Beast Wars Writer Larry DiTillio Passes Away At Age 79

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Writer J. Michael Straczynski has reported that his friend Larry DiTillio has died at the age of 79...

In addition to his work on Beast Wars, DiTillio also wrote for He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe, The Real Ghostbusters, and Straczynski's Babylon 5...

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#311613 - 03/17/19 08:15 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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BULLETIN: RIP Dick Dale, ‘King of the Surf Guitar’ Passes Away at 82

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Dick Dale, known as “King of The Surf Guitar,” has passed away, sources said on Sunday.

Dale, who had been quietly suffering health issues for many years, was considered a leader in the surf guitar genre. Dale was 82.

Born Richard Anthony Monsour, his famous songs, like “Miserlou,” and many others have become part of the American music fabric.

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#311620 - 03/18/19 02:25 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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I got to see him once over in Tampa.
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#311621 - 03/18/19 02:53 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Greger]
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I got to see him once over in Tampa.


I used to "know" him because I saw him all the time in Malibu when I was working for surf filmmaker Hal Jepsen. They were pretty good friends. Dale used to rag on Hal about his drinking...A LOT.
Dale was a straight-edge kind of guy, no booze and no dope.

Dick Dale was a sweet soul, a bit badass and fiery at times but I call it passion. He had a big heart and just wanted to be the cool Daddy-o that spread the love around.
I don't know if The Malibu Inn is rightly referred to as his home base but the man probably lit that place up more than two hundred times in his career. He battled rectal cancer, kidney failure and diabetes for the last twenty years.

My heart goes out to Lana, his darling wife. She's an MS-er just like my Karen.
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#311628 - 03/19/19 02:40 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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How is Karen these days? Is she still Relapsing-Remitting? Tecfidera and D3 is working really well for me. I seem to be in remission, with no new symptoms at all.

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#311631 - 03/19/19 05:05 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: pondering_it_all]
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Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
How is Karen these days? Is she still Relapsing-Remitting? Tecfidera and D3 is working really well for me. I seem to be in remission, with no new symptoms at all.


Mizz Karen ain't been RR for eighteen years...she was on the tail end of the RR when we first got together.
She was on all the miracle drugs at one point or another, or a bunch of them. But it turns out it was too late, the damage had been done and she was well on the way to Primary Progressive, which is where she is at now, albeit sort of "plateau" territory.

It's no longer her MS symptoms aside from spasms and paralysis, it's her bum kidney, her wrecked bladder, her brittle paralytic leg bones, roughly in that order.

We spend most of our time and energy dealing with her kidney issues more than anything else. It is a constant battle to keep her plumbing infection free and her kidney stone free.

The MS is an echo, she can't walk or stand and hasn't done so in years, that is about the extent of it. She is pretty much medication free except for her tiny dose of Zoloft, and an Amantidine pill every day to give her some pep and mental clarity.
Cannabis for the spasticity.

The big bummer is, her leg bones are prone to fractures and this time around she got something she had never gotten in the whole twenty years we have been together, a PRESSURE SORE right on her ischeal region (where the pelvis meets the seating area by the femur head) and she is at Stage 4 and awaiting surgery.
She's been trapped in bed for a month and is going stir crazy, and post surgery means another month in the VA hospital.

El Sucko Grande. cry
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#311634 - 03/19/19 03:30 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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"Nature Boy" Roger Kirby dies

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"Nature Boy" Kirby, one of pro wrestling's greatest heels from the 1960s to the early 1980s, known for his great physique, blond hair, and handlebar mustache or beard, died on Monday, March 18. He was 79 years old.

During his career, he took on every world champion from Pat O'Connor on up. He made his mark in territories like Georgia, Florida, Oregon, Minnesota, and Kansas City.

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#311696 - 03/24/19 07:05 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Larry Cohen, Writer-Director of 'It's Alive' and 'Hell Up in Harlem,' Dies at 77

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He thrived making low-budget horror and blaxploitation films after creating the 1960s TV series 'Branded' and 'The Invaders.'

Larry Cohen, the avant-garde writer and director who made his mark in the horror and blaxploitation genres with such innovative cult classics as It's Alive, God Told Me To, Black Caesar and Hell Up in Harlem, has died. He was 77.

Cohen died Saturday night in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, his friend, actor and publicist Shade Rupe, told The Hollywood Reporter.

The older brother of late Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen — she got her start promoting his early films — Cohen began his career by writing for television in the late 1950s, and he created the Chuck Connors-starring Branded for NBC and the cult sci-fi drama The Invaders, starring Roy Thinnes, for ABC.

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#311737 - 03/27/19 04:18 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Ranking Roger (born Roger Charlery, 21 February 1963 – 26 March 2019) was a British musician. He was a vocalist in the 1980s two-tone band The Beat (known in North America as The English Beat) and later General Public. Later he headed up a reformed Beat lineup.

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(Roger is the natty-dressed black guy. smile )
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#311763 - 03/29/19 04:36 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: pdx rick]
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Joe Bellino, Navy's first Heisman Trophy winner, dies at age 81

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Navy football lost one of its legends Thursday when Joe Bellino died in his home state of Massachusetts at the age of 81. Bellino, the 1960 Heisman Trophy winner as a standout halfback for the Midshipmen, had been in failing health for some time.

Bellino was nicknamed the “Winchester Rifle” – a reference to his hometown and high school as well as his explosive running style. He was described by one newspaper reporter as “the player who was never caught from behind.”

He starred at Navy from 1958-1960 under head coach Wayne Hardin, rushing for 1,664 yards on 330 carries and scoring 31 touchdowns during his three-year career. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound speedster was also a dangerous return man and amassed 577 yards on kickoffs and 256 yards on punts...

A unanimous All-America selection, he was awarded the Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Trophy in 1960. It was an era when football players went both ways and Bellino was also an outstanding defensive back, recording an end zone interception to preserve Navy’s narrow victory over Army that year.

Bellino was the first of two Heisman Trophy winners at Navy, preceding quarterback Roger Staubach by three years...

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#311799 - 04/02/19 05:01 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Science Fiction Author Vonda N. McIntyre, Official Obituary

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Award-winning Seattle science fiction author Vonda N. McIntyre died April 1, 2019, of pancreatic cancer. She was 70.

McIntyre wrote novels, short stories and media tie-in books, edited a groundbreaking anthology of feminist SF, and founded the Clarion West Writing Workshop. She won the Hugo, Nebula and Locus awards for her 1979 novel Dreamsnake, and won the Nebula again for her 1996 novel The Moon and the Sun. Her short stories were also nominated for awards. In media fiction, she will probably be most remembered as the author who gave Ensign Sulu a first name (Hikaru) in her Star Trek novel The Entropy Effect: that name was later written into one of the Star Trek films. With Susan Janice Anderson, McIntyre edited one of the first feminist science fiction anthologies (Aurora: Beyond Equality, 1976). She was a participant in the Women in Science Fiction Symposium edited by Jeffrey D. Smith (Khatru #3/4, 1975 – reprinted with additional material as by Jeanne Gomoll, lulu.com, 2008) with Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, Ursula K. Le Guin, Samuel R. Delany, James Tiptree Jr. and others. Her Nebula-winning fantasy novel The Moon and the Sun has been made into an as-yet-unreleased film, The King’s Daughter, starring Pierce Brosnan. Much of the film was shot in Versailles, and McIntyre delighted in telling how kind Brosnan was to her when she visited the set.

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#311847 - 04/09/19 08:32 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

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He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies.

Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84.

Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

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#311849 - 04/09/19 09:33 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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It's not unusual that some old movie star dies whom I've never heard of. What strikes me odd about this is that I've also never heard of any of the people or movies he was associated with. Maybe if I clicked on a link and looked at a picture....

alzheimers huh? That's a shame.
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#311850 - 04/09/19 10:09 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Seymour Cassel, Familiar Face in Cassavetes Films, Dies at 84

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He earned an Oscar nomination for 'Faces,' was Moskowitz to Gena Rowlands' Minnie and appeared in three Wes Anderson movies.

Seymour Cassel, the Oscar-nominated John Cassavetes regular whose wily glint, weathered look and versatile talent made him an admired character actor, has died. He was 84.

Cassel died Sunday in Los Angeles of complications from Alzheimer's disease, his son, Matt, told The Hollywood Reporter.

Cassel also was a favorite of Wes Anderson, who cast the irascible actor in Rushmore (1998), The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) and The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004).

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Seymour Cassel used to be friends with my first wife Linda, back when she was still married to Barry Beckerman.
I still have a few postcards mailed from Seymour to "Linda Beckerman" at her old address in the Hollywood Hills.
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#311855 - 04/10/19 03:47 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Charles Van Doren, a Quiz Show Whiz Who Wasn’t, Dies at 93

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Charles Van Doren, a Columbia University English instructor and a member of a distinguished literary family who confessed to Congress and a disillusioned nation in 1959 that his performances on a television quiz show had been rigged, died on Tuesday in Canaan, Conn. He was 93.

He died at Geer Village, a retirement community, near his home in Cornwall, Conn., where he had lived for several years, his son, John, said.

In the heyday of quiz shows in the 1950s, when scholarly housewives and walking encyclopedia nerds battled on “The $64,000 Question” and “Tic-Tac-Dough,” Mr. Van Doren was a rare specimen: a handsome, personable young intellectual with solid academic credentials, a faculty post at a prestigious university and an impressive family pedigree.

His father was Mark Van Doren, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, literary critic and professor of English at Columbia. His mother, Dorothy Van Doren, was a novelist and editor. And his uncle, Carl Van Doren, had been a professor of literature, a historian and a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. Charles himself had bachelor’s and master’s degrees, a $4,400-a-year position at Columbia and an honest look about him.

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#311909 - 04/14/19 09:17 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Bibi Andersson, Luminous Presence in Bergman Films, Dies at 83

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Bibi Andersson, the luminous Swedish actress who personified first purity and youth, then complexity and disillusionment, in 13 midcentury Ingmar Bergman films, died on Sunday in Stockholm. She was 83...

Her emotionally complex role in “Persona” (1966), the film that made her acting reputation, was one of the great stereotype reversals in film history, a definite departure for the thirtyish Ms. Andersson, who had begun acting in her teens. Before that film, Bergman had given her roles “symbolizing simple, girlish things,” she told The New York Times in 1977. “I used to be called a ‘professional innocent.’” ...

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#311913 - 04/15/19 05:12 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Author and Grand Master Gene Wolfe, 1931-2019

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The science fiction and fantasy community has lost a beloved icon. We are extremely sad to report that author and SFWA Grand Master Gene Wolfe passed away on Sunday, April 14, 2019 after his long battle with heart disease. He was 87.

Gene Wolfe was born in New York on May 7, 1931. He studied at Texas A&M for a few years before dropping out and fighting in the Korean War. After his return to the US he finished his degree at the University of Houston. He was an engineer, and worked as the editor of the professional journal Plant Engineering. He was also instrumental in inventing the machine that cooks Pringles potato chips. He pursued his own writing during his editorial tenure at Plant Engineering, but it took a few years before one of his books gained wider notice in the sci-fi community: the novella that eventually became The Fifth Head of Cerberus.

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#312053 - 04/26/19 05:56 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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John Havlicek, one of the greatest Celtics ever, dies at 79

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John Havlicek, the understated superstar who transformed an off-the-bench role into a Hall of Fame career and became the all-time leading scorer with the Boston Celtics, died on Thursday in Jupiter, Fla. He was 79.

Every one of Mr. Havlicek’s 16 seasons was spent in a Celtics uniform, 13 of them as an all-star. Throughout, he set league records for games played (1,270) and consecutive 1,000-point seasons (all 16), as he played across Celtic dynasties. He was known for his huge lungs and an epic work ethic, constantly hustling the floor quarter after quarter and honing his skills long beyond when other basketball players hit the point of retirement...

Fellow Hall of Famer Bill Russell, who played alongside Mr. Havlicek for seven years before handing over the captaincy to him, simply said, “He is the best all-around player I ever saw.” ...

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#312087 - 04/30/19 05:52 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Gino Marchetti, Baltimore Colts legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, dies at 93

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He was rugged, rangy and relentless in his pursuit of quarterbacks. For 13 years during their heyday, the Baltimore Colts were defined by a slab of a man known simply as Gino.

No Colts player epitomized the club — or the city — better than Gino Marchetti, the Hall of Fame defensive end who died Monday of pneumonia. Marchetti, 93, passed away at Paoli Hospital in Paoli, Pa.

“I kissed him and he knew me and smiled,” said Joan Marchetti, his wife of 41 years. “That was Gino’s way of saying goodbye.”

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#312194 - 05/12/19 05:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Peggy Lipton, star of 'Mod Squad' and 'Twin Peaks,' dead at 72

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Peggy Lipton, a Golden Globe award winning actress and star of the hit television show "Mod Squad," has died. She was 72...

She also starred as Norma Jennings on the television series "Twin Peaks."

Lipton was married to renowned music producer Quincy Jones from 1974 to 1990. The couple share daughters Kidada Jones and Rashida Jones, who is known for her roles on the comedy series "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation." ...

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#312195 - 05/13/19 04:25 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Doris Day (1922–2019)

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#312201 - 05/14/19 05:28 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Tim Conway (1933–2019)

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#312202 - 05/14/19 05:50 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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#312256 - 05/17/19 04:48 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Herman Wouk, Author of 'The Caine Mutiny' and 'The Winds of War,' Dies at 103

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Many of his novels, including 'Marjorie Morningstar,' lived beyond the page on the big screen, on Broadway or as highly rated miniseries.

Herman Wouk, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Caine Mutiny that became a Broadway hit and then a Columbia Pictures classic that starred Humphrey Bogart in a career-defining performance, has died. He was 103.

Wouk died Friday in his sleep at his home in Palm Springs, his literary agent Amy Rennert told the Associated Press.

Wouk also wrote The Winds of War and War and Remembrance, two historical novels about World War II that were published in 1971 and 1978, respectively, and transformed into ratings-grabbing 1983 and 1988 ABC miniseries that featured Robert Mitchum as U.S. Navy Captain Victor "Pug" Henry.

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#312268 - 05/18/19 07:01 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Boy, 103 years old, living in his own home in Palm Springs, and died peacefully in his sleep. He must have done something right! Way to go, Herman.

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#313161 - 08/03/19 10:13 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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D.A. Pennebaker, gone at 94.

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D.A. Pennebaker, a director and cinematographer known for his documentaries, including the classic “Don’t Look Back” (1967), “Monterey Pop” (1968) and “The War Room” (1993) and “Elaine Stritch at Liberty” (2002), died Thursday night of natural causes, Variety has confirmed. He was 94.


Pennebaker was pretty much the very first person to adapt movie cameras specifically for "run and gun" style filmmaking.
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#313354 - 08/10/19 02:41 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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And now the news we dreaded:

Kenneth L. Williams III, aka "Golem", passed away on June 2, 2019.
The obituary was just that brief, just the facts, ma'am.

Ken was a conservative fish out of water at the somewhat "liberal" Rant but always thoughtful, gentle, accommodating and open to other points of view.
Ken also ran a regular feature which might sound morbid to some, but to us Ranters, was a gentle reminder to honor those who had carved a path and lit the way.
The Passing Parade was a place where we honored those who had gone on before us.
And now with the news of Ken's passing, in addition to noting how much he will be missed by The Rant, I will add a note to honor him there.
It is sad to hear of his passing but we at the Rant also knew how grief-stricken he was at the loss of Estelle. We knew how much he treasured that amazing woman.
I pray he has been brought together with her for eternity and I offer my profound sympathy to his wonderful family and friends.

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#313355 - 08/10/19 03:53 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Golem]
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Rest in Peace Golem Bow
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#313356 - 08/10/19 04:12 AM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Golem defended me on some freaky right-wing site years ago. Took a lot of heat for it. He was about the only Conservative I knew who had real principles and was thinking for himself.
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#313368 - 08/10/19 02:59 PM Re: The Passing Parade: Obituaries: 2019 [Re: logtroll]
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He will be sorely missed.

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