He was a wine connoisseur, mastered French, and golf.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - Poet Galway Kinnell, 87, who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, died Tuesday at his home in Sheffield, Vt. He had leukemia, said his wife, Bobbie Bristol.
Sara "Sally" Berlin, 97, of Center City, a tiny public relations dynamo who pushed to expand and strengthen the Police Athletic League of Philadelphia, died Saturday, Oct. 25, at her home.
James "Jim" Moffatt, 80, of Riverton, N.J., a longtime Inquirer copy editor and much-beloved journalism professor at Rutgers University, died Sunday, Oct. 26, at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden.
Michael Parrington, 70, of Burlington City, a former commercial archaeologist who unearthed rare artifacts on construction sites from Britain to the Jersey Shore and from Philadelphia and Manhattan, died Saturday, Oct. 18, at home of progressive supranuclear palsy.
Filmmaker L.M. "Kit" Carson, 73, who helped write Paris, Texas and played a central role in launching the careers of fellow Texans Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson, died Oct. 20 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Marcia Strassman, 66, who played Gabe Kaplan's wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter, died Friday at her Sherman Oaks, Calif., home after battling breast cancer for seven years, said her sister, Julie Strassman.
Bob Carroll, 48, one of the most respected tap dancers of his generation, was killed Oct. 13 in a traffic accident in Pueblo, Colo. He had been in declining health.
He retired to Florida and was active in civic affairs.
Stanley M. Nowacki, 104, a longtime doctor in Pottstown who received a Bronze Star for his work saving blood during World War II, died Wednesday, Oct. 22, in Lexington, Va., of renal failure.
Betty White Bohlen, 94, a writer and longtime resident of the Quadrangle in Haverford, died Thursday, Oct. 16, of respiratory failure at home.
Andrew K. Touchstone, 51, of Gladwyne, a Philadelphia lawyer and small-game hunter who loved to work his bird dogs in the marshes of Delaware, died of a heart attack Tuesday, Oct. 21, at his home.
He grew up poor in Northern Liberties.
Frank Mankiewicz, 90, the son of a Hollywood legend who made his mark in the grittier worlds of Democratic politics and broadcast media, serving as press secretary to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, presidential campaign manager for Sen. George S. McGovern and chief of National Public Radio during its bumpy rise to prominence, died Thursday at a hospital in Washington, D.C.
Clark McEntire, 86, the father of country music star Reba McEntire, died Thursday in Coalgate, Okla.
LONDON - Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.
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William H. Annesley Jr., 89, formerly of Gladwyne, a retired ophthalmologist, died Friday, Oct. 24, at Beaumont at Bryn Mawr of pneumonia and complications from a stroke he had suffered earlier.