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March 31, 1987 | From Times News Services
Conductor Eugen Jocum, founder of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, has died at his Munich home. He was 84. Known for his romantic interpretations of the works of composer Anton Bruckner and as a master of the German Romantic repertory in general, Jocum conducted orchestras throughout the world and made many recordings. He founded the Bavarian Radio Symphony in 1949 and led it until 1960. Jocum died Thursday after a long illness, according to Josef Othmar Zoller, director of Bavarian
October 5, 1996
Michael Eugene Bussey, 83, the last surviving member of the 1926 expedition to Brazil's treacherous River of Doubt. Bussey dropped out of high school and ran away to work as a ship's radio operator. He signed on with British explorer George Miller Dyott, whose 1926 research trip confirmed the observations made by Theodore Roosevelt on his expedition in 1914. Although Roosevelt had mapped the 900-mile-long river, most of his photographs and other records were destroyed in the river's rapids.
February 12, 1988
Eugene Aulicino, 60, who in 1982 was credited with discovering an old Union Army building in Wilmington, one of only two Civil War structures left in the Harbor area. Aulicino found the 20-by-20-foot brick and stone structure used to store black powder under the site of a rickety wooden building that was being torn down and notified the Los Angeles Police Department.
April 1, 1998
Retired warehouse worker Eugene L. Hernandez, a nearly 40-year Ventura County resident, died Saturday. He was 78. Hernandez was born June 5, 1919, in Bakersfield. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Hawaii during the attack on Pearl Harbor, his family said. Hernandez married his wife, Dorothy, in 1938. They met through friends in Bakersfield.
October 30, 1998
Eugene Rutherford of Ventura died Tuesday in a Moorpark long-term care facility after a lengthy illness. He was 72. Rutherford was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Siloam Springs, Ark. He moved from Arkansas to Ventura in 1940. Rutherford worked at Point Mugu Naval Air Station for 46 years and retired in 1985 as the superintendent of the base's refrigeration and air-conditioning department. Rutherford served in the Army for two years and also did a tour with the Merchant Marines.
Eugene Ionesco, the Romanian-born playwright who was considered the godfather of the theater of the absurd and wrote the genre's best-known work, "The Rhinoceros," died Monday. He was 81. Ionesco, who had recently suffered from bronchitis, died in his Paris home during a post-lunch nap, his wife, Rodika, said. For many years, he had had arthrosis, a disease of joint deterioration.
Eugene Vale, a versatile author, playwright and screenwriter best known for his first novel, "The 13th Apostle," has died. He was 81. Vale, whose 1959 book was a bestseller for more than 30 weeks, died Friday in his Los Angeles home.
October 8, 1998
Ventura resident Eugene B. Starzl died Tuesday at his home after a long illness. He was 51. Starzl was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Pasadena. Starzl's family moved to Ventura County in 1949. Starzl attended El Rio Elementary School and was a 1964 graduate of Oxnard High School. Starzl worked as a foreman at a Ventura County lemon company for several years. He enjoyed surfing, motorcycle riding and photography. He also had a private pilot's license.
June 5, 1986 | From the Associated Press
Eugene Leone, former owner and operator of the famed Mamma Leone's restaurant founded by his mother in New York's theater district, has died after a long illness. He was 88. Leone's daughter, Luisa Leone Mesereau, said in New York that her father died Saturday in Los Angeles. She said he had suffered a stroke, the last in a series dating back six years. Leone was born in Italy in 1898 and came to the United States shortly afterward.
January 6, 2002
In "How the Prize Changed Their Lives" (by Jeff Gottlieb, Dec. 2), Ernest Hemingway's famous words are quoted: "No son of a bitch that ever won the Nobel Prize ever wrote anything worth reading afterward." The most notable exception to Hemingway's rule, however, is Eugene O'Neill. No fewer than five of O'Neill's greatest plays--"The Iceman Cometh," "A Moon for the Misbegotten," "Hughie," "A Touch of the Poet" and his masterpiece, "Long Day's Journey Into Night"--were written after he had won the Nobel Prize.
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