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Al Arbour, who coached the N.Y. Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships, dies at 82
The Canadian-born Arbour — nicknamed “Radar” — ranks as the NHL’s second-most winningest coach.
 
Józef Wesolowski, high-ranking papal diplomat accused of sexual abuse, dies at 67
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2015; 1:15 PM)
 
Paul Royle, Australian POW who took part in the ‘Great Escape,’ dies at 101
(The Washington Post, August 28, 2015; 12:46 PM)
 
Wilton Dillon, who led Smithsonian seminars on humanities and sciences, dies at 92
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 7:29 PM)
 
Darryl Dawkins, NBA player dubbed ‘Chocolate Thunder’ for his dunks, dies at 58
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 7:25 PM)
 
Augusta Chiwy, ‘forgotten’ African nurse of Battle of the Bulge, dies at 94
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 7:24 PM)
 
Jacob Bekenstein, towering theoretical physicist who studied black holes, dies at 68
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 5:55 PM)
 
Anna Kashfi, actress and first wife of Marlon Brando, dies at 80
(The Washington Post, August 27, 2015; 5:03 PM)
 
Frank Petersen Jr., first black Marine Corps pilot and general, dies at 83
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2015; 10:35 PM)
 
Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104
(The Washington Post, August 26, 2015; 7:54 PM)
 
Michael Kitzmiller, veteran Capitol Hill tactician, dies at 84
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2015; 6:42 PM)
 
Robert M. Beavers Jr., executive with McDonald’s, dies at 71
(The Washington Post, August 25, 2015; 5:54 PM)
 
Merl Reagle, crossword creator for The Washington Post, dies at 65
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 9:50 PM)
 
William Jay Smith, former U.S. poet laureate, dies at 97
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 7:11 PM)
 
George M. Houser, organizer of an early Freedom Ride, dies at 99
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 6:51 PM)
 
Ieng Thirith, a leader of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime, dies at 83
(The Washington Post, August 22, 2015; 11:12 AM)
 
Egon Bahr, West German statesman who helped improve ties with East, dies at 93
(The Washington Post, August 21, 2015; 8:37 PM)
 
Herbert Striner, a business school dean at American University, dies at 92
(The Washington Post, August 20, 2015; 4:32 PM)
 
Bud Yorkin, innovative TV producer and director, dies at 89
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2015; 7:16 PM)
 
Yvonne Craig, actress who portrayed Batgirl in 1960s TV series, dies at 78
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2015; 11:04 AM)
 
Louis Stokes, first black U.S. congressman from Ohio, dies at 90
(The Washington Post, August 19, 2015; 9:59 AM)
 
Bob Johnston, music producer of Dylan and Cash, dies at 83
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2015; 5:30 PM)
 
Susan Newhouse, philanthropist and publishing magnate’s wife, dies
(The Washington Post, August 18, 2015; 4:36 PM)
 
Frederick Payne Jr., Marine Corps ace of World War II, dies at 104
(The Washington Post, August 17, 2015; 3:55 PM)
 
Julian Bond, charismatic civil rights figure, dies at 75
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2015; 2:03 PM)
 
Hamid Gul, Pakistan spy chief with anti-American views, dies at 78
(The Washington Post, August 16, 2015; 12:00 PM)
 
Rogelio Livieres Plano, ousted bishop in Paraguay, dies at 69
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2015; 7:55 PM)
 
Jerome Miller, revolutionized juvenile justice, dies
(The Washington Post, August 15, 2015; 1:53 PM)
 
John Nerud, trainer whose horses won more than 1,000 races, dies at 102
(The Washington Post, August 14, 2015; 1:53 PM)
 
Winthrop Adkins, psychologist who promoted life-coping skills, dies at 82
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2015; 9:33 PM)
 
Richard S. Ross, a leader of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, dies at 91
(The Washington Post, August 13, 2015; 7:39 PM)
 
Ann McGovern, author of ‘Stone Soup’ and other children’s books, dies at 85
(The Washington Post, August 12, 2015; 8:00 PM)
 
Johanna Quandt, philanthropist and widow of industrialist, dies at 89
(The Washington Post, August 11, 2015; 12:40 PM)
 
Steven Kreseski, a top aide to former Md. Gov. Robert Ehrlich, dies at 58
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2015; 1:06 PM)
 
Buddy Baker, Nascar racer and commentator, dies at 74
(The Washington Post, August 10, 2015; 12:42 PM)
 
Frank Gifford, star on the gridiron and in the announcers’ booth, dies at 84
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2015; 11:00 PM)
 
Elsie Hillman, philanthropist and GOP power in Pennsylvania, dies at 89
(The Washington Post, August 9, 2015; 5:39 PM)
 
Louise Suggs, Hall of Fame golfer and a founder of the LPGA, dies at 91
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2015; 11:04 PM)
 
Gen. Manuel Contreras, leader of Chile’s feared spy agency, dies at 86
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2015; 4:21 PM)
 
Billy Sherrill, influential country music producer, dies at 78
(The Washington Post, August 8, 2015; 12:11 AM)
 
Maryan Stevens, dietitian and wife of Supreme Court justice, dies at 84
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2015; 5:50 PM)
 
Frances Oldham Kelsey, FDA scientist who kept thalidomide off U.S. market, dies at 101
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2015; 12:53 PM)
 
Charlotte Holloman, concert singer and voice teacher, dies at 93
(The Washington Post, August 7, 2015; 8:02 AM)
 
Robert Conquest, historian who chronicled Stalin’s crimes, dies at 98
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2015; 7:48 PM)
 
Tyler Drumheller, CIA officer who exposed U.S. reliance on discredited Iraq source ‘Curveball,’ dies at 63
(The Washington Post, August 6, 2015; 6:48 PM)
 
Forrest Bird, inventor of medical respirators, dies at 94
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2015; 4:20 PM)
 
Donald L. Rasmussen, physician with focus on black lung disease, dies at 87
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2015; 2:11 PM)
 
Jemera Rone, dogged human rights researcher in conflict zones, dies at 71
(The Washington Post, August 5, 2015; 1:33 PM)
 
Benton L. Becker, negotiator of Ford’s pardon of Nixon in 1974, dies at 77
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2015; 7:50 PM)
 
Coleen Gray, doe-eyed beauty of film noir, dies at 92
(The Washington Post, August 4, 2015; 7:46 PM)
 
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