A friend recalled Dr. Smith's "deep affection" for India and Sri Lanka. "He brought those themes into our community as well," the friend said.
His "Jack the Ripper" course in philosophy at Drexel's Honors College drew students who then learned about inductive reasoning.
Jo Walker-Meador, 93, a matriarch of country music who led the Country Music Association for nearly three decades, died Tuesday in Nashville, according to a statement from the CMA.
Vern Ehlers, 83, a research physicist and moderate Republican who represented a western Michigan congressional district for 17 years, died late Tuesday at a Grand Rapids nursing facility, Melissa Morrison, funeral director at Zaagman Memorial Chapel, said Wednesday.
Robert Yancy, 39, the only child of singer Natalie Cole and grandson of crooner Nat King Cole, was found dead Monday night at his home in Los Angeles after authorities were contacted to make a welfare check.
Richard Gordon, 95, a British anesthesiologist who left the medical profession for a five-decade career as a writer, mining his memories of arrogant surgeons and hard-drinking doctors to comic effect in the popular 1952 novel Doctor in the House and more than a dozen sequels, died Aug. 11.
He helped build the Charming Shoppes company from the ground up and despite being color-blind, chose the merchandise for the stores.
"He was a very nice, intelligent person," said his niece, Toi Snipes. "If anybody needed help, he would stop, and turn on a dime, and help them."
The Westminster Arch apartments in Logan Square, one of Mr. Goldner's projects, was hailed as "an enduring example of visionary adaptive reuse."
"Carter" and "Dudy," as they were called, were devoted to one another. Their love was nurtured by the hour they spent each day, talking alone.
Ms. Campisi was among the very first female reporters hired at the Daily News. She died of congestive heart failure and pulmonary fibrosis.
Virginia Bouvier, 58, the chief of operations in Colombia for the U.S. Institute of Peace who played a vital role in reaching a 2016 peace treaty between rebel guerrillas and the government, died July 29 at a Washington hospital. She lived in Silver Spring, Md.
Alan Peckolick, 76, an innovative painter and graphic designer whose creations included the bold, underlined logo for General Motors and typefaces for Pfizer and Revlon, has died.
She never sought recognition for her good works. "I'm doing it from my heart," her niece said Ms. Alexander told her.