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Roach Ring Death Was Accidental, Medical Examiner Gonzales Says; Investigations of Boxing Commission and the District Attorney Reveal Fighter Had Been Examined 6 Times Before Fatal Bout 20 Witnesses Questioned Kept on Fighting, Says Rival


hearing; death called accidental by med examiner

Jazzfest: Drum Battles and a Tribute to Max Roach


There’s ample precedent for the festival-enabled drum battle: at the early Newport Jazz Festivals, for instance, where Buddy Rich duked it out with Philly Joe Jones and others. Here at the jazz tent Saturday afternoon, a tribute to Max Roach featured three drumsets onstage, manned by Jason Marsalis, Herlin Riley and Shannon Powell. But the exchange had more to do with camaraderie than competition.

Max Roach, Master of Modern Jazz, Dies at 83


Max Roach was a founder of modern jazz who rewrote the rules of drumming in the 1940s and spent the rest of his career breaking musical barriers.

Max Roach, a founder of modern jazz, dies at 83


Max Roach, a founder of modern jazz who rewrote the rules of drumming in the 1940's and spent the rest of his career breaking musical barriers and defying listeners' expectations, died early Thursday in New York. He was 83.

Max Roach, a Founder of Modern Jazz, Dies at 83


Max Roach rewrote the rules of drumming in the 1940’s and spent the rest of his career breaking musical barriers.

Paid Notice: Deaths ROACH, DAVID J. III.


ROACH--David J. III. 76 of Huntington. US Navy Veteran of WWII and the Korean conflict. Member of the US Naval Institute and National Maritime Historical Society. Loving husband of Betty. Beloved father of David IV (Valerie), Mary (Stephen) Wylong, Patrick (Nancy), Linda (Russell) Sodaro, and John (Maureen). Cherished grandfather of Katelyn, David V, Christine, Sean, Kyle, Juliane, Jane, John Patrick, and Liam. Dear brother of Justine Roach, Linda Fitzsimons, Erin Russell, James Roach and the la ...

Paid Notice: Deaths ROACH, STEPHEN L.


ROACH-Stephen L. Of Verona, formerly of Upper Montclair. Husband of Isabel. Father of Stephen L. Jr., Eileen and Mackenzie. Son of Richard and Lian Roach. Brother of Mary Joan Roach, Catherine Mullen, Richard Roach, Geraldine Frey and Patricia Sullivan. Son-inlaw of Louis and Mariana Blanco. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Hugh M. Moriarty Funeral Home, 76 Park St, Montclair, on Thursday from 3-8. A Mass for the Celebration of Life will be offered on Friday at 4 PM at Immacu ...

Paid Notice: Deaths BISSELL, EDITH (NEE ROACH)


BISSELL-Edith (nee Roach). Age 62 of Chester Township, NJ, on Wednesday, February 25, 1998. Wife of Elliston Perot Bissell III of Morristown, NJ; mother of Elliston P. IV of Seattle, WA, Rolin P. of Chestnut Hill, PA and Ann P. of London, England. Sister of Lloyd B. Roach of West Chester, PA, Peter Roach of Chicago, IL and Ann Hoover of Coconut Grove, FL. She is also survived by her father, Isaac Roach, of Vero Beach, FL and five grandchildren. A memorial mass will be offered on Tuesday, March 3 ...



PECK-Gladys Roach Otto. On January 19, 1998, at age 96. Wife of the late David W. Peck, a past Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division of the New York Supreme Court, and partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell. Survived by twin daughters, Mary Ann Otto Ormes and Nancy Otto Heller, her stepsons, David W. Peck, Jr. and M. Scott Peck, 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held in New York, and a burial service at a later date in Crawfordsville, In ...

Paid Notice: Deaths ROACH, PETE


ROACH-Pete. The New York Times records with deep sorrow the passing of Pete Roach, associated with The Times from 1946, until retiring in 1983.

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He first attracted attention with the band Television, a fixture of the New York punk rock scene. But his music wasn’t so easily categorized.

Billy Packer, Straight-Talking College Basketball Analyst, Dies at 82

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 01:45:49 +0000

With partners on NBC and then CBS, and with a rapid, opinionated style, he was heard during every N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament from 1975 to 2008.

Alfred Leslie, Artist Who Turned Away From Abstraction, Dies at 95

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 00:07:48 +0000

“The virtual banishment of figuration and narrative from the vocabulary of so many thoughtful artists was one of the legacies of the modernists,” he said. “I never accepted this.”

George Zimbel, Photographer of Marilyn Monroe and J.F.K., Dies at 93

Sat, 28 Jan 2023 15:04:12 +0000

He preferred to take pictures of ordinary people. But in events separated by six years, he took indelible pictures of two people who transcended celebrity.

Yoshimitsu Yamada, Who Brought Aikido to the U.S., Dies at 84

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 23:55:15 +0000

He emphasized the basics of the Japanese martial art, and he encouraged his students to develop their own interpretations of it.

Jerry Blavat, D.J. Who Channeled the Soul of Philadelphia, Dies at 82

Fri, 27 Jan 2023 22:03:57 +0000

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