Obituaries

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 1995 file photo, Diogo Freitas do Amaral, the incoming president of the United Nations General Assembly, gavels the assembly into session at UN Headquarters. Diogo Freitas do Amaral, a Portuguese conservative politician who played a leading role in cementing democracy after the country's 1974 Carnation Revolution and later became president of the United Nations General Assembly, has died it was announced Thursday, Oct. 3 2019. He was 78.(AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)
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October 03, 2019 - 12:46 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Diogo Freitas do Amaral, a conservative Portuguese politician who played a leading role in cementing the country’s democracy after its 1974 Carnation Revolution and later became president of the U.N. General Assembly, has died at 78. The Portuguese government announced his...
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In this undated photo provided by NOAA, William Lapenta poses at the Weather Prediction Center, in College Park, Md. Lapenta, a federal scientist who oversaw weather prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions died Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, after lifeguards pulled him from the surf in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. (NOAA via AP)
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October 02, 2019 - 3:13 pm
DUCK, N.C. (AP) — A top weather forecasting official, who oversaw the government’s prediction centers that track ocean, hurricane and even space conditions, has died in rough seas on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. William Lapenta, 58, died Monday after lifeguards pulled him from the surf off the...
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October 02, 2019 - 2:39 pm
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — William V. Bidwill, who owned the NFL’s Cardinals franchise in three cities, has died. He was 88. The team announced that Bidwill passed away Wednesday. A cause of death wasn’t immediately given. Reviled by fans at times for what they perceived to be his penny-pinching ways,...
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October 01, 2019 - 12:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian-born film producer Eric Pleskow, who was involved in the making of Hollywood hits including "Platoon," ''Rocky" and "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," has died at the age of 95. The Viennale film festival said on its website that Pleskow died Tuesday without providing further...
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September 30, 2019 - 10:57 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Kornel Morawiecki, the father of Poland's prime minister who was also the country's most senior lawmaker and a leading dissident during the communist era, has died. He was 78. Morawiecki died in a Warsaw government hospital Monday following a long illness. His son, Prime...
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A monk walks past by the coffin of late French President Jacques Chirac, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 at the Invalides monument in Paris. Jacques Chirac will lie in state Sunday during a public ceremony at the Invalides monument, where France honors its heroes. A memorial service and private funeral are planned for Monday. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
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September 29, 2019 - 11:29 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of mourners paid tribute Sunday to former French President Jacques Chirac, who died at 86. Chirac was lying in state Sunday afternoon inside the Invalides monument in Paris, where France honors its heroes, after he died Thursday. People were holding a moment of silence in...
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September 28, 2019 - 8:24 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Mark Zakharov, a renowned Russian theater and film director whose productions have been widely acclaimed and loved by several generations of Russians, has died. He was 85. Moscow's Lencom Theater, led by Zakharov for more than three decades, said he died in Moscow on Saturday. The...
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FILE - In this July 11, 2007 file photo, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Wilson, the diplomat who disputed pre-war intelligence on Iraq and endured retribution, has died. He was 69. Valerie Plame confirmed in a text message that Wilson died Friday of organ failure in Santa Fe, N.M. She called him a patriot with the heart of a lion. Wilson's denial of pre-war intelligence under the administration of President George W. Bush touched off retribution against Plame and a criminal cover-up. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
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September 27, 2019 - 6:44 pm
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Joseph Wilson, the former ambassador who set off a political firestorm by disputing U.S. intelligence used to justify the 2003 Iraq invasion, died Friday, according to his ex-wife. He was 69. Wilson died of organ failure in Santa Fe, said his former wife, Valerie Plame, whose...
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This Nov. 1982 photo shows Jack Edwards campaigning for Congress in Alabama. His family said through a spokesman that Edwards died Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 at his south Alabama home after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Edwards was a member of Congress from 1965 to 1985. He was among the first wave of Alabama Republicans as the party gained traction in the state.(Victor Calhoun/Press-Register via AP)
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September 27, 2019 - 3:33 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jack Edwards of Alabama, who served 10 terms in Congress and was in the first wave of Deep South Republicans, died Friday. He was 91. His family said through a spokesman that Edwards died at his home in Fairhope after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Edwards...
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FILE - In this June 16, 1995 file photo, leaders attending the G7 Summit in Halifax gather around French President Jacques Chirac, center, for a serious discussion outside just prior to a group photo. From left are; Japanese Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama, Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien; British Prime Minister John Major, an unidentified translator, President Clinton and German Chancellor Helmut Kohl. Jacques Chirac, a two-term French president who was the first leader to acknowledge France's role in the Holocaust and defiantly opposed the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, has died at age 86. (AP Photo/Martin Cleaver, File)
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September 26, 2019 - 5:30 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on former French President Jacques Chirac's death (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Parisians and visitors are writing messages in condolence books left outside Paris city hall to pay tribute to former President Jacques Chirac, who died Thursday at age 86. Paris Mayor Anne...
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