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Walter E. Williams, 84, Dies; Conservative Economist on Black Issues


Skeptical of antipoverty programs, he was a scholar who reached a wide public through a newspaper column and books, and as a fill-in for Rush Limbaugh.

Carter Williams, Who Unshackled Nursing Home Residents, Dies at 97


By closely describing the inner lives of older people, Ms. Williams altered legal regulations and clinical standards applied to nursing homes.

Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88


Leading Ann Richards in 1990, he was undone by a spate of blunders. He was the last Republican to date to lose a race for governor of Texas.

Dudley Williams, Eloquent Dancer Who Defied Age, Dies at 76


Mr. Williams was an East Harlem prodigy who dazzled Alvin Ailey company audiences as a leading dancer for more than four decades, performing into his 60s.



DUKEHART--Sybil Kane Williams. Died Tuesday at her home in Maryland. She was 87. Born Sybil Kane Williams, she attended the Chapin School and St. Timothy's School, in Catonsville, MD. Later, she sang in the Junior League Chorus and Octet, studied at the Diller Quaile School of Music and studied piano with Carl Ulrich Schnabel. After her marriage to Dr. James Patton Miller, in 1942, she moved to Maryland. Dr. Miller died in 1959. In 1965, she married Edward Comegys Dukehart, a realtor and travel ...



TOBIN-Janet Williams (formerly Janet Williams Medina), 85. Of Delray Beach passed away peacefully on Monday, March 25, 2002. She was born in NYC, daughter of the late Herbert D. and Nina Williams. Mrs. Tobin had been President of the Board of Trustees of The Spence School, the first woman on the Board of the Legal Aid Society of NY, and served on the Boards of the YWCA of the City of NY, the Grosvenor Neighborhood House & many others. She & her late husband, Harold R. Medina, Jr. moved to the Co ...

Warren Murphy, Writer and Creator of Remo Williams, Dies at 81


Mr. Murphy, who co-authored the gritty thriller “Created the Destroyer” with Dick Sapir in 1963, wrote many more novels and had credits for movies like “Lethal Weapon 2.”

Jeannette Williams-Parker, Nurse in a Virus Hot Spot, Dies at 48


She was the first nurse in West Virginia to die of Covid-19. “She just never thought it would happen to her,” her mother said.

Patrick Williams, 79, Composer as Heard on TV (and Beyond), Is Dead


Mr. Williams, whose approach blended jazz, classical and pop elements, provided music for film, television and his own award-winning records.

Clayton Williams, Oilman Whose Gaffes Cost an Election, Dies at 88


Leading Ann Richards in 1990, he was undone by a spate of blunders. He was the last Republican to date to lose a race for governor of Texas.

Latest NY Times Obituaries

Beverly Willis, 95, Dies; Architect and Advocate for Women in the Field

Tue, 03 Oct 2023 01:29:50 +0000

With her own firm in San Francisco and a foundation in New York, she made it her mission to recognize the work of her female predecessors and contemporaries.

Alice Shalvi, Hailed as a Mother of Feminism in Israel, Dies at 96

Mon, 02 Oct 2023 19:12:06 +0000

She was an often defiant, galvanizing force in pressing for equal treatment for women in marriage, employment, education and more.

Tim Wakefield, Pitcher Who Helped Boston Break the Curse, Dies at 57

Tue, 03 Oct 2023 15:53:19 +0000

After surrendering a homer that ended the Red Sox run in 2003, he played a critical role in the team’s World Series victory a year later.

Evelyn Fox Keller, Who Turned a Feminist Lens on Science, Dies at 87

Sat, 30 Sep 2023 18:07:45 +0000

Trained as a physicist and biologist, she argued that science had become gendered, with a narrow masculine framework that distorted inquiry.

Chris Snow, Hockey Executive Who Faced A.L.S., Dies at 42

Mon, 02 Oct 2023 18:14:42 +0000

The assistant general manager of the Calgary Flames, he was given a year to live in 2019. He and his wife used the time to document life with the disease.

Robert Day, Financier and Philanthropist, Dies at 79

Tue, 03 Oct 2023 17:43:35 +0000

An heir to an oil fortune, he built his own empire with TCW Group and was an influential California donor, including to his alma mater, Claremont McKenna College.

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