Pierre Aliker, a politician who fought for independence from French rule for his native Caribbean island of Martinique for over half a century, has died at age 106.
When he last golfed in November, James C. Henry Jr. scored 85, two strokes below his age. Twice after he turned 80, Mr. Henry, heir to E.P. Henry Corp., hit holes-in-one.
British jazz pianist and composer Stan Tracey, 86, died Friday, his son Clark said. He had cancer.
Fred Waters, 86, a longtime Associated Press photographer who covered everything from the Korean and Vietnam Wars to construction of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, died Wednesday in Gulf Breeze, Fla., after several years of failing health, his daughter Karen Wiley said Thursday.
John H. Deane, 80, of West Chester, a drug company executive, died Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Chester County Hospital of a heart ailment.
Sister Helen Clare Kline, 90, a longtime nun and educator also known as Sister Mary Samuel, and a sister of the late Philadelphia City Councilwoman Joan Krajewski, died Sunday, Dec. 1, at St. Joseph Villa, a retirement community in Flourtown.
Nelson Mandela, 95, battled apartheid and emerged from prison to become the president of South Africa.
Josephine Louisa Redenius Baker, 93, of Wayne, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, of cardiovascular disease at Sunrise of Paoli.
A devoted churchman, he enjoyed racing motorcycles and doing bike stunts.
Edward R. Morgan III, 68, formerly of Havertown, a self-made businessman, died Monday, Dec. 2, of pneumonia at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Ricky "Sugarfoot" Wellman, 57, the funk drummer who helped innovate the rhythms of go-go music with Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers and later toured with trumpeter Miles Davis and guitarist Carlos Santana, died Nov. 23 at his home in Newport News, Va. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said a cousin, Steve Coleman.
Martha Frayde Barraque, 93, a founder and leading figure of Cuba's human-rights movement and a sharp critic of the Fidel and Raul Castro governments for decades, died Wednesday in Madrid.
Judy Rodgers, 57, the award-winning chef-owner of San Francisco's Zuni Cafe, died Monday. She had cancer of the appendix.
Andre Schiffrin, 78, who gave readers Art Spiegelman, Michel Foucault, and Studs Terkel before he was forced out of commercial publishing in a defining battle between profits and literature, died Sunday in Paris of pancreatic cancer.
His idol was B.B. King and he performed at many blues venues over four decades.
He loved old movies, knew the cast members, and the lyrics of popular songs.
Martin H. Lorber, 93, of Cherry Hill, co-owner of J. Lorber Co., a plumbing supply firm, died of heart failure Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Cadbury at Cherry Hill, a retirement community.
Pegram A. Johnson, 62, of Wayne, a biochemist and life-sciences product manager, died Monday, Nov. 25, of liver failure at her home.
Marcena Moore, 91, of Philadelphia, whose zest for music and astronomy was equaled only by her love of travel, died Sunday, Dec. 1, of respiratory failure at her home.
Janis Plostnieks, 80, of Blue Bell, a corporate chemist and executive at Johnson & Johnson for many years, died Friday, Nov. 29, of cancer at Holy Redeemer Hospital.
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Phillips Simkin, 69, a Philadelphia artist who created installations using his humor and off-the-wall artistic vision, died Tuesday, Nov. 26, of congestive heart failure at his home.
Joseph P. "Reds" McAfee, 91, an elusive running back who played in one of the most famous upsets in college football history, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, of heart failure at the Solana Horsham development. He had lived in Horsham for many years.
Wes Pedersen, 91, a former Foreign Service officer and U.S. Information Agency writer who prided himself on forecasting world events with an acumen that eluded his higher-ups, died Dec. 4 at the Carriage Hill Bethesda (Md.) nursing home. The cause was a heart ailment, said his son, Eric Pedersen.
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