Deaths in December - 2015
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Founder of Williams-Sonoma, Chuck Williams died December 5 at the age of 100. A few of his many books include Williams-Sonoma Simple Classics Cookbook and The Williams-Sonoma Cookbook and Guide to Kitchenware.
Kenyan author Marjorie Oludhe Macgoye died December 1 at the age of 87. Her books include Coming to Birth, Present Moment (Women Writing Africa) and A Farm Called Kishinev.
Curator Charles S. Moffett died December 10 at the age of 70. His works include The New Painting: Impressionism 1874-1886, Impressionists in Winter and Manet, 1832-1883 : Galeries nationales du Grand Palais.
Journalist Ian Bell died December 10 at the age of 59. His books include Dreams of Exile: Robert Louis Stevenson: A Biography and Once Upon a Time: The Lives of Bob Dylan.
Scholar and expert on southeast Asia, Benedict Anderson died December 13 at the age of 79. His many books include Imagined Communities and Under Three Flags.
Sportswriter Phil Pepe died December 13 at the age of 80. His books include Unhittable: Reliving the Magic and Drama of Baseball's best-pitched Games, The Wit and Wisdom of Yogi Berra and Talkin' Baseball.
Nice guy. I'm sorry he's gone.
The King of Torts, Texas lawyer Joe Jamail died December 23 at the age of 90. He wrote Lawyer: My Trials and Jubilations.
Peggy Say who fought a long campaign to obtain her captive brother's release died on December 23 at the age of 74. She wrote Forgotten: A sister's Struggle to Save Terry Anderson.
U.S. Federal Court Judge Arlin M. Adams died December 22 at the age of 94. He wrote A Nation Dedicated to Religious Liberty.
Co-founder of the Campus Crusade for Christ, Vonette Bright died December 23 at the age of 89. Her many books include The Sister Circle and 'Round the Corner.
Scholar Lewis M. Dabney died December 22 at the age of 83. His books include Edmund Wilson: A Life and The Edmund Wilson Reader.
Best known for Logan's Run, science fiction writer George Clayton Johnson died December 25 at the age of 86.
Former star pitcher for the Reds, Jim O'Toole died December 26 at the age of 78. He wrote Echoes of the Cincinnati Reds: The Greatest Stories Ever Told.
Former player for the Harlem Globetrotters, Meadowlark Lemon died December 27 at the age of 83. He wrote Meadowlark and Trust Your Next Shot: A guide to a Life of Joy. :'(
Chef Gina DePalma died December 29 at the age of 49. She wrote Dolce Italiano: Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen.
Linguistics expert John Holm died December 28 at the age of 72. He wrote An Introduction to Pidgins and Creoles.
Newspaper historian Dennis Griffiths died December 24 at the age of 82. His books include The Encyclopedia of the British Press, 1422-1992.
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