Deaths in December - 2017
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Illustrator and designer of corporate logos, Ivan Chermayeff died Decem ber 3 at the age of 85. His books include Fishy Facts, Feathery Facts and Furry Facts.
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ETA Guardian obit: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/dec/15/alan-sinfield-obituary
Times reporter Roy Reed died December 10 at the age of 87. His books include Faubus: The Life and Times of an American Prodigal and Looking For Hogeye.
Exiled Chinese poet Yu Guangzhong died December 14 at the age of 89. His work includes Xiao yao you and Impermeable Call Transition.
Diplomat Edward Rowny died December 17 at the age of 100. He wrote It Takes One to Tango and Smokey Joe & the General.
Lawyer Janet Benshoof died December 18 at the age of 70. She wrote Burma's Nuclear Strategy and Tipping the Scales: The Christian Right's Legal Crusade Against Choice.
Simonetta Puccini, granddaughter of the composer, died December 16 at the age of 89. She wrote The Puccini Companion.
Famed hockey goalie Johnny Bower died December 26 at the age of 93. He wrote The China Wall: The Timeless Legend of Johnny Bower.
Famed horse trainer Jack van Berg died Deceber 27 at the age of 81. He wrote Jack van Berg, Horseman - Owning and Training Thoroughbreds.
Mystery writer Sue Grafton died December 28 at the age of 77. She's know for her mystery alphabet series such as A is for Alibi and B is for Burglar.
Actress and Comedienne Rose Marie died December 28 at the age of 94. Her autobiography was called Hold the Roses.
Neuroscientist Ben A. Barres died December 27 at the age of 63. He wrote Purifying and Culturing Neural Cells .
Designer of Mazda's rotary engine, Kenichi Yamamoto died December 20 at the age of 95. He wrote Rotary Engine.
Advocate for sustainable agriculture, Calestous Juma died December 15 at the age of 64. His books include The New Harvest: Agricultural Innovation in Africa, Innovation and Its Enemies and The Gene Hunters.
Former German police commando who ended a 1977 hijacking, Ulrich Wegener died December 29 at the age of 88. He wrote GSG 9 - Stärker als der Terror.
Conductor Maurice Peress died December 31 at the age of 87. His books include Dvorak to Duke Ellington and The Birth of Rhapsody in Blue.
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