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Leon A. Gorman, Who Made L. L. Bean a Household Name, Dies at 80

2015-09-04T02:40:42+0000

Mr. Gorman, a grandson of L. L. Bean’s founder, led the company for 34 years and oversaw the beginning of its online operations.


Cleon and Leon Boyd, Vermont Twins Tied to the Land, Die at 64

2020-05-18T19:53:58+0000

They boiled sap at the family farm, groomed the ski slopes and played country music. The brothers died of the novel coronavirus, which also sickened many in their extended family.


Leon Cooper, Who Carried on a Battle for Tarawa, Dies at 98

2017-12-01T23:47:55+0000

A veteran of the fight to take a Pacific atoll in World War II, he fought for the return of Marines’ remains and to restore a beach as “hallowed ground.”


Paid Notice: Deaths GUZMAN, FORBES, LEON ARD

2002-09-22T05:00:00+0000

GUZMAN - FORBES - Leon ard. 75, passed away August 3rd. Born in NYC, raised in New Rochelle, resident of Brooklyn. Retired after 25 years with Social Services. A Renaissance man who participated in the arts and politics. A member of the Sons of the Revolution, W.W. II army veteran, and graduate of Columbia and Fordham. Survived by longtime companion, Cecil Kimberley and brother Robert. Cremation and burial at sea.


Paid Notice: Deaths KLEIN, LEON

2006-12-15T05:00:00+0000

KLEIN--Leon, of Boynton Beach, Florida, passed away December 13, 2006 after a long and valiant fight against Parkinsons disease. Beloved husband of Alice, devoted and beloved father of Ted, Doreen (David) and Adam, loving grandfather of David, Alyssa, Alison and Lauren.


Leon Fleisher, 92, Dies; Spellbinding Pianist Using One Hand or Two

2020-08-02T23:43:14+0000

Unable to use his right hand, he performed pieces written for left hand only, conducted and taught. Years later, he made a triumphant two-handed comeback.


Cleon and Leon Boyd, Vermont Twins Tied to the Land, Die at 64

2020-05-18T19:53:58+0000

They boiled sap at the family farm, groomed the ski slopes and played country music. The brothers died of the novel coronavirus, which also sickened many in their extended family.


Leon Kossoff, 92, Who Painted Portraits of Urban Life, Dies

2019-07-22T20:03:24+0000

His primary subjects were his family and friends, the many glories of London, and old master paintings in the National Gallery.


Leon Redbone, Idiosyncratic Throwback Singer, Is Dead at 69

2019-05-30T20:27:10+0000

He drew songs from Tin Pan Alley, the Delta blues and other sources. In the late 1970s, he introduced them to the “Saturday Night Live” crowd.


Leon Lederman, 96, Explorer (and Explainer) of the Subatomic World, Dies

2018-10-03T17:08:20+0000

A Nobel laureate who deepened science’s understanding of the building blocks of matter, he was called “the best ambassador of physics to the general public since Einstein.”



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Jimmy Van Eaton, Purveyor of the Sun Records Beat, Dies at 86

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 21:25:59 +0000

His drumming lent spontaneity and imagination to the unfettered sound of seminal rock ’n’ roll records by Jerry Lee Lewis and others.

Lefty Driesell, Basketball Coach Who Put Maryland on the Map, Dies at 92

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 20:53:35 +0000

He built Maryland into a national powerhouse and became the first coach to win more than 100 games at each of four major college programs.

Damo Suzuki, Singer Who Ignited the Experimental Band Can, Dies at 74

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:07:28 +0000

His free-spirited music ignored genre boundaries. “If you’re a creative person,” he once said, “it’s important to break rules.”

Ameen Sayani, Pioneering Radio Star in India, Dies at 91

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 14:20:00 +0000

One of the first voices heard on the airwaves in Asia, he became recognized by generations of listeners in India over 42 years of broadcasting Bollywood music.

Charles V. Hamilton, an Apostle of ‘Black Power,’ Dies at 94

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 20:08:03 +0000

He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.

William Beecher, Who Revealed Secret Cambodia Bombing, Dies at 90

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 01:18:37 +0000

His New York Times scoop enraged the Nixon White House, which ordered a tap on his phone. He later won a Pulitzer Prize for The Boston Globe.



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