Deaths in December - 2016

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Deaths in December - 2016

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1varielle
Dez 2, 2016, 6:56pm

Retired president of Lowes Inc., Leonard Herring died December 1 at the age of 89. He wrote My Link in the Chain.

2varielle
Editado: Dez 8, 2016, 4:10pm

Godspeed John Glenn. :'( Astronaut John Glenn died December 8 at the age of 95. He wrote John Glenn: A Memoir.

3varielle
Dez 10, 2016, 6:36pm

Irish poet John Montague died December 10 at the age of 87. His works include The Rough Field, The Dead Kingdom and Mount Eagle.

4varielle
Editado: Dez 12, 2016, 2:39pm

Nancy Mairs wrote about her own mental health and issues with MS. She died on December 3 at the age of 73. Her books include Waist-high in the world: A Life among the Nondisabled and Plaintext: Essays.

Adolf Burger was put into a Nazi concentration camp and forced to counterfeit British currency in an attempt to destabilize the pound. He died December 6 at the age of 99. His book about his experience was called The Devil's Workshop.

5varielle
Dez 12, 2016, 2:42pm

Danish Olympian Paul Elvstrom died December 7 at the age of 88. His books include Expert Dinghy and Keelboat Racing and Paul Elvstrom explains... the Yacht Racing Rules.

6Polite_Society
Dez 13, 2016, 10:57am

Guyanese author E.R. Braithwaite died December 12 at the age of 104. His most famous book is To Sir, With Love.

7varielle
Dez 13, 2016, 11:31am

Cultural critic A. A. Gill died December 10 at the age of 62. His books include The Angry island: Hunting the English, AA Gill is Away and Previous Convictions: Assignments from here and There.

8varielle
Editado: Dez 14, 2016, 8:18am

Actor Alan Thicke died December 13 at the age of 69. He wrote How Men Have Babies and How to Raise Kids who Won't Hate You.

9varielle
Dez 15, 2016, 10:55am

Novelist Shirley Hazzard died December 12 at the age of 85. Her books include The Great Fire and The Transit of Venus.

10varielle
Dez 15, 2016, 10:58am

Economist Thomas C. Schelling died December 13 at the age of 95. His books include Micromotives and Macrobehavior and The Strategy of Conflict.

11varielle
Dez 15, 2016, 11:02am

Photographer Rodney Smith died December 5 at the age of 68. His books include The Hat Book and In the Land of Light.

12varielle
Dez 15, 2016, 11:07am

Bishop Javier Echevarria died December 12 at the age of 84. His books include Getsemani, Paths to God and Eucaristia y Vida Cristiana.

13varielle
Dez 15, 2016, 12:38pm

Garden designer Marjorie Wyndham-Quin Marchioness of Salisbury, has died at the age of 94. Her books include The Gardens of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and The Gardens at Hatfield House.

14varielle
Dez 15, 2016, 12:42pm

Weather forecaster Ian McCaskill died December 10 at the age of 78. His books include Frozen in Time: The Worst Winters in History, Storm Force: Britain's Wildest Weather and Frozen Britain.

15varielle
Editado: Dez 15, 2016, 12:47pm

Investigative journalist Phillip Knightley died December 7 at the age of 87. His books include The First Casualty: From Crimea to Vietnam and The Second Oldest profession: Spies and Spying in the Twentieth Century.

16varielle
Editado: Dez 16, 2016, 8:45am

Colorful sports reporter Craig Sager died December 15 at the age of 65. He wrote Living Out Loud: Sports, Cancer, and the Things Worth fighting For.

Labor mediator W. J. Usery died December 10 at the age of 92. He wrote Laboring For America: Memoirs of Bill Usery.

Former Director General of W.H.O., Dr. Halfdan Mahler died December 14 at the age of 93. He wrote Tropical Diseases.

17varielle
Editado: Dez 18, 2016, 9:14am

Best known for the life saving procedure that bears his name, Dr. Henry J. Heimlich died December 17 at the age of 96. His books include Dr. Heimlich's Home Guide to Emergency Situations and Heimlich's Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation.

18elkiedee
Dez 18, 2016, 5:13pm

>6 Polite_Society: Sad to hear about E R Braithwaite, although I admit to not realising that he had still been alive up until so recently. At the same time, Then again, I wouldn't have thought he was so old (though it makes sense thinking about it....)

19varielle
Editado: Dez 18, 2016, 7:13pm

Socialite and actress Zsa Zsa Gabor died December 18 at the age of 99. Her books include One Lifetime is not Enough, How to Catch a Man, How to keep a Man, How to get rid of a Man and Zsa Zsa Gabor: My Story.

20varielle
Editado: Dez 19, 2016, 10:18am

Former mayor of Indianapolis, William H. Hudnut, III died December 18 at the age of 84. His books include Cities on the Rebound and Halfway to Everywhere.

Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns died December 14 at the age of 95. His books include Brasil: Nunca Mais, Da Esperanca a Utopia and Em favor do homem.

21varielle
Dez 20, 2016, 8:43am

Dentist Dr. Esther Wilkins died December 12 at the age of 100. She set the standard for dental hygiene practices with her text book Clinical Practice of the Dental Hygienist.

22varielle
Editado: Dez 21, 2016, 11:47am

Muhammad Ali's photographer, Howard L. Bingham died December 15 at the age of 77. His work can be seen in Muhammad Ali: A Thirty Year Journey.

23varielle
Dez 22, 2016, 9:49am

Television priest Rev. Michael Manning died December 14 at the age of 75. His books include Pardon My Lenten Smile! and Questions and Answers for Today's Catholic.

24varielle
Editado: Dez 23, 2016, 9:00am

Playwright David Berry died December 16 at the age of 73. He wrote The Whales of August and G.R. Point.

Physicist Sidney D. Drell died December 21 at the age of 90. His books include Relativistic Quantum Mechanics and The Gravest Danger: Nuclear Weapons.

Editor of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani died December 22 at the age of 66. Her books include Dolce & Gabbana (Memoirs), A Noir: The Black Book and Kartell.

French actress Michele Morgan died December 20 at the age of 96. She wrote Pourquoi pas le bonheur ?.

Furniture designer Jens Risom died December 9 at the age of 100. He wrote Contemporary Furniture.

25varielle
Editado: Dez 25, 2016, 7:24pm

Singer George Michael , formerly of Wham, died December 25 at the age of 53. His autobiography was called Bare: George Michael His Own Story.

I can't seem to get the correct touchstone for him. Sorry working from a phone over the holidays.

26patchygirl
Editado: Dez 27, 2016, 6:36am

Actress Liz Smith died at 95 on 24th December. Author of a charming memoir, Our Betty.

27elkiedee
Dez 27, 2016, 2:45pm

Richard Adams. author of Watership Down. has died aged 96.

28varielle
Dez 27, 2016, 2:53pm

Actress Carrie Fisher died December 27 at the age of 60. Her books include Wishful Drinking and Postcards from the Edge. Farewell Princess, may the Force always be with you. 😪

29varielle
Editado: Dez 27, 2016, 6:15pm

Astronomer Vera C. Rubin died December 25 at the age of 86. She wrote Bright Galaxies Dark Matters and Large-Scale Motions in the Universe.

30varielle
Dez 28, 2016, 1:55pm

Mad Magazine contributor Don Edwing "Duck", died on December 26 at the age of 82. His books include Mad Bizarre Bazaar and Mad Variations.

31varielle
Dez 29, 2016, 7:41am

Actress Debbie Reynolds died December 28 at the age of 84, one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher. Her books include Unsinkable: A memoir and Debbie: My Life. :'(

32varielle
Editado: Dez 30, 2016, 12:24pm

German banker Hans Tietmeyer died December 27 at the age of 85. He wrote Inside the Bundesbank.

Physicist Edwin L. Goldwasser died December 14 at the age of 97. He wrote Optics, waves, atoms, and nuclei: An Introduction.

Former football coach for Brigham Young University, Lavell Edwards died December 29 at the age of 86. He wrote Lavell: Airing it Out and Achieving.

33varielle
Dez 30, 2016, 8:50pm

The Beatles' first manager, Allan Williams, died December 30 at the age of 86. He wrote The Man Who Gave the Beatles Away.

34varielle
Dez 31, 2016, 8:51pm

M*A*S*H actor William Christopher who played the beloved Father Mulcahy, died December 31 at the age of 84. His memoir was called Mixed Blessings.

35varielle
Editado: Jan 3, 2017, 12:44pm

Biographer Arthur H. Cash died December 29 at the age of 94. His books include John Wilkes: The Scandalous Father of Civil Liberty and Laurence Sterne: The Later Years.

French novelist Michel Deon died December 28 at the age of 97. His books include The Foundling Boy and Un Taxi Mauve.

Professor of theology and philosophy prolific Huston Smith died December 30 at the age of 97. His many works include The World's Religions and The Religions of Man.

Bambi artist Tyrus Wong died December 30 at the age of 106. His books include Water to Paper, Paint to Sky and Mid-Century Mandarin.

Historian Joyce Appleby died December 23 at the age of 87. Her books include Telling the Truth about History, The Relentless Revolution and Inheriting the Revolution.

36varielle
Jan 4, 2017, 3:31pm

Irish poet and novelist Anthony Cronin died December 28 at the age of 93. His books include Samuel Beckett: The last Modernist and No Laughing Matter: The Life and Times of Flann O'Brien.

37varielle
Jan 19, 2017, 2:53pm

Author on architecture James S. Ackerman died December 31 at the age of 97. His books include Palladio (Architect and Society), The Architecture of Michelangelo and The Villa.

38varielle
Fev 7, 2017, 9:07am

Economist and Yugoslavian dissident Ljubo Sirc died December 1 at the age of 96. He wrote Between Hitler and Tito: Nazi Occupation and Communist Oppression.

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