Tag: Obituaries

Misogynistic Dating Guru Kevin Samuels Reportedly Dies At 56

NewsOne Featured Video Kevin Samuels. | Source: Kevin Samuels/Facebook A self-proclaimed relationship guru and image consultant who is better known for divisive misogynistic commentary about Black women, in particular, has reportedly died. However, the reports of Kevin Samuels‘ death that flooded social media timelines everywhere offered no immediate verification that the 56-year-old died as his […]

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Nancy Ball Levinson

Nancy Ball Levinson Sept. 6, 1933-April 20, 2022 Nancy Ball Levinson was found deceased in her home on April 20, 2022, after a request for a wellness check. She was 88 years old. Nancy was born Sept. 6, 1933, in Wisconsin, where she grew up. She had an older brother, but he was so much […]

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Cynthia Pratt Cox

Cynthia Pratt Cox Oct. 2, 1940-March 12, 2022 Cynthia Pratt Cox was born Oct. 2, 1940, in Middletown, Connecticut, to Lawrence Pratt of Essex, Connecticut, and Florence Evelyn Wilson, originally from Castlederg, County Tyrone, in Northern Ireland. She aged 81 years and passed away peacefully with her son at her side in the Homer Senior […]

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Judith Elaine (Mead) Kukuchka

Judith Elaine (Mead) Kukuchka March 24, 1941-April 16, 2022 Sterling resident Judith Elaine (Mead) Kukuchka, 81, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022, at home with her family by her side after battling breast cancer. She will be laid to rest in a private family service at the Cooper Landing Cemetery. Judy was born March 24, […]

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Professor Emeritus Markus Zahn, who specialized in electromagnetic field interactions, dies at 75

Markus Zahn, professor emeritus within the MIT Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), died on March 13. He was 75 years old. Zahn was born in Bergen Belsen, Germany, in 1946, to Maria (Fischer) Zahn and Irving Zahn, each the sole survivor of their respective families during the Holocaust. The small family emigrated […]

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Professor Emeritus Leo Marx, influential scholar of American history, dies at 102

Leo Marx, internationally famed scholar of American history and founding member of MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), died on March 8 at his home in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston. He was 102. Respected and beloved as a scholar, teacher, colleague, and friend, Marx provided decisive leadership in giving the humanities […]

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Thomas Carpenter

Thomas O’Neil Carpenter Aug. 6, 1931-March 18, 2022 Thomas Carpenter, at the age of 90, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2022, surrounded by family. Tom was born in Salladasburg, Pennsylvania, on Aug. 6, 1931, the son of Henry J. and Annie E. Carpenter. He was preceded in death by his parents, […]

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Andrew M. Pullen

Andrew M. Pullen Nov. 6, 1977-March 13, 2022 Andrew “Andy” Michael Pullen, 44, of Trapper Creek, Alaska, died unexpectedly on March 13, 2022. His family is shocked and saddened by his loss. He has gone home to his Father God and will be forever missed. Andy was born Nov. 6, 1977 in Homer, Alaska, to […]

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Elaine L. Grantier

Elaine L. Grantier Sept. 9, 1929-Feb. 18, 2022 Elaine Lucille Grantier, 92, died of congestive heart failure on Feb. 18, 2022. She was at her home in Lake Havasu City, Arizona with her children by her side. Elaine was born Sept. 9, 1929, to Scoop and Lucille Borer. Her younger years were spent in Forsyth, […]

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Patrick Hale, former executive director of System Design and Management, dies at 72

Patrick “Pat” Hale SM ’84, former executive director of MIT System Design and Management, passed away on Feb. 4 at the age of 72 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Hale oversaw the progression of SDM from a small experiment to a renowned program in engineering and management. Hale served in the U.S. Navy […]

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Elizabeth A. Hubbard

Elizabeth A. Hubbard Aug. 19, 1921-March 12, 2022 Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Hubbard, born Aug.t 19, 1921, died peacefully on March 12, 2022, at her home with family in Anchorage, Alaska, at the age of 100. In December 1941, Betty married her high school sweetheart, Bob, in Seattle. Bob and Betty moved to Alaska to start […]

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Gary Lee Williams

Gary Lee Williams 1944 – Oct. 29, 2021 Gary Lee Williams died Oct 29, 2021, in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Gary wasn’t one to sit still, his family wrote. He regularly encouraged those he loved to “just keep moving.” He was always motivated to seek more: more knowledge and understanding, the next experience, the next career, […]

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Tammy Jones

Tammy Jones Tammy Jones passed away peacefully the first week in March 2022 at the age of 63 after a very extended non-COVID-19 related illness. She was with her family at her home in Halibut Cove where she had resided for many years. Tammy was born in the town of Yreka, California, and grew up […]

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Professor Emeritus Peter Griffith, a pioneer in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, dies at 94

Peter “Pete” Griffith ScD ’56, professor emeritus of mechanical engineering at MIT and a pioneer in heat transfer and fluid mechanics, passed away at age 94 on Saturday, March 5. Griffith was born on Sept. 23, 1927, in London but was raised in Huntington, Long Island. He spent a lot of his time in the […]

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Billy D. Butler

Billy D. Butler July 10, 1934-Feb. 23, 2022 Billy Dean Butler was born on July 10, 1934, and died on Feb. 23, 2022, at the age of 87. Bill was born in Minnesota to Dean and Nevella Butler. The family moved to, California, then Olympia, Washington. He graduated from Irene S. Reed High School in […]

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Terence W. Lord

Terence W. Lord March 19, 1945-Feb. 20, 2022 Terence (Terry) Wentworth Lord passed away on Feb. 20, 2022 in Georgetown, Texas after a 7-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was one month shy of his 77th birthday. Born in Waco, Texas on March 19, 1945, to Robert W. and Gloria Mavrakos Lord, Terry traveled […]

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Anthony James Gilliam

Homer resident, Mr. Anthony James Gilliam, 60, died Monday, Jan. 31, 2022, at his residence in Homer. Anthony served in the United States Marine Corps as a Mortarman. In his journey through life, he decided to move to Alaska in 1991. He was employed as a hydraulic repairman and as a gun smith. He loved […]

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Howard Grevenberg

Howard Grevenberg July 15, 1951-Feb. 9, 2022 Howard Grevenberg moved to Homer in October 1995. He fell in love from the first day. In November 2021, he broke his arm. An X-ray showed he had advanced bone cancer in his bones and other areas. He was kept pain free and comfortable at home until his […]

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Billy Butler

Billy Butler July 10, 1934 – Feb. 23, 2022 Homer resident Mr. Billy Butler, 87, died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2022 in Homer, Alaska. A Memorial Service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Faith Lutheran Church, 1000 Soundview Ave., Homer, Alaska 99603. Arrangements are with Peninsula Memorial Chapel & Crematory. Homer News

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Cherry Lyon Jones

Cherry Lyon Jones Feb. 9, 1938 – Feb. 7, 2022 Cherry Lyon Jones, most recently of Homer, Alaska, passed peacefully from this world surrounded by her family on Feb. 7, 2022, after a brief illness. Born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, she attended Colorado College, where she was the only woman in the geology program. […]

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Diane Frost Wick

Diane Frost Wick Nov. 30, 1929 – Feb. 15, 2022 Diane Frost Wick, age 92, of Homer, Alaska, passed away Feb. 15, 2022 in South Peninsula Hospital in Homer after a brief battle with leukemia. Diane was born on Nov. 30, 1929 in Pasadena, California, the daughter of Katherine D. and Jerome S. Frost. She […]

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Charles Richard Plante

Charles Richard Plante May 21, 1940 – Jan. 26, 2022 Charles Plante, 81, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022 at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska after having spent the day surrounded by his family and his wife of 60 years, Elaine. Charlie was born May 21, 1940 in Northbridge, Massachusetts, the son […]

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Shirley Ann Henwood

Shirley Ann Henwood Feb. 16, 1933 – Jan. 25, 2022 Longtime Homer resident Shirley Ann Henwood passed away Jan. 25, 2022 at Aspen Creek Senior Living in Kenai. Shirley was born in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on Feb. 16, 1933 to Ruby and Tony Blando. The family moved to Spearfish, South Dakota, where she grew up […]

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2019 Miss USA And ‘Extra’ Host Cheslie Kryst Dies At 30 From Suspected Suicide, Family Expresses ‘Devastation And Great Sorrow’

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Dia Dipasupil / Getty Sunday evening news broke of the tragic passing of Extra host and attorney Cheslie Kryst. Born Cheslie Corrinne Kryst in Jackson, Mich., she was a growing influence in entertainment and beauty news and commentary. The 2019 Miss USA also finished in the top 10 in the Miss Universe […]

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Where The Party At? Black Voters Are All Dressed Up With Nowhere To Go

NewsOne Featured Video People attend a Black Voters Matter event at Tougaloo College on June 19, 2021 in Jackson, Mississippi. | Source: The Washington Post / Getty My mother is a ‘Delta Dear’ – which means she’s been a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc for over 50 years. Most of the women in […]

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