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September 8, 2010
A public memorial service for Paul Conrad, the Times editorial cartoonist who died Saturday at 86, is planned for 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Fisher Catholic Church, 5448 Crest Road, Rancho Palos Verdes.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 17, 2010
Funeral services for Jefferson Thomas, one of nine black students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., in 1957, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holman United Methodist Church, 3320 W. Adams Blvd., Los Angeles. Thomas, who spent much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sept. 5 at 67.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 2012
A celebration of life for Willis Edwards, a civil-rights activist and Democratic political operative who died July 13 at 66, is planned for 2:30 p.m. Saturday at First AME Church, 2270 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles. The public is welcome.
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March 13, 2010 | Times Wire Reports
Brian Pitman, the banker who led Lloyds TSB to become one of Europe's largest financial groups, died in London on Thursday following a heart attack earlier in the week. He was 78. Pitman joined Lloyds Bank in 1952 and served as chief executive from 1983 to 1997, moving up to chairman from 1997 to 2001. He built Lloyds from a small bank to one of Europe's largest through acquisitions and the merger with TSB Bank PLC in 1995. Pitman was conservative in his approach, shunning investment banking and giving up on international expansion after losses in a sovereign debt crisis in Latin America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2013
Former Rep. Lindy Boggs, 97, a plantation-born Louisianian who used her soft-spoken grace to fight for civil rights during nearly 18 years in Congress after succeeding her late husband in the House, died Saturday of natural causes at her home in Chevy Chase, Md., according to her daughter, ABC News journalist Cokie Roberts. Boggs served three years as ambassador to the Vatican during the Clinton administration. Her years in Congress started with a special election in 1973 to finish the term of her husband, Thomas Hale Boggs Sr., whose plane disappeared over Alaska six months earlier.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2011
RYNE DUREN All-Star pitcher with Angels, Yankees had blazing fastball Ryne Duren, 81, an All-Star pitcher who joined the Los Angeles Angels during their first season and whose blazing fastball, occasional wildness and thick glasses provided the ingredients for an intimidating but unpredictable career, died Thursday at his winter home in Florida, his family said. No cause was given. Duren, who was primarily a relief pitcher, helped the New York Yankees reach the World Series in 1958 and 1960.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2012
Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had also suffered a series of strokes over the last seven years. Bass was born in 1940 into a family with deep musical roots. Her mother was gospel singer Martha Bass, one of the Clara Ward Singers. Her younger brother, David Peaston, had a string of R&B hits in the 1980s and 1990s.
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March 30, 2010
Franklin D. Burgess Hoops star became federal judge Franklin D. Burgess, 75, a U.S. district judge and college basketball star who led the nation in scoring at Gonzaga University, died Friday of cancer at a hospice in Tacoma, Wash. He led the nation in scoring in 1960-61, averaging 32.4 points per game during his senior season at Gonzaga. His No. 44 jersey is one of two retired by the university; the other belongs to NBA great John Stockton. Franklin Douglas Burgess was born March 9, 1935, in Eudora, Ark. He spent one year at what is now the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff and served in the Air Force before going to Gonzaga in 1958.
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March 26, 2011 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Geraldine A. Ferraro, the savvy New York Democrat who was embraced as a symbol of women's equality in 1984 when she became the first woman nominated for vice president by a major party, died Saturday at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She was 75. The cause was complications from multiple myeloma, her family said. Ferraro was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, an incurable form of blood cancer, in 1998. She did not disclose her illness publicly until 2001, when she went on NBC's "Today" show and said she had beaten the cancer into remission with thalidomide, the once-banned drug that had proven effective with some end-stage cancers.
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December 1, 2012
Inder Kumar Gujral Former prime minister of India Former Indian Prime Minister Inder Kumar Gujral, 92, who gave a new impetus to improving India's relations with its neighbors during a term in office that lasted less than a year, died Friday in New Delhi after a yearlong illness, said Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Gujral had been hospitalized earlier in November with a lung infection. Born Dec. 4, 1919, in the Punjab region of what is now Pakistan, Gujral joined India's freedom movement in the early 1940s and was imprisoned in 1942 for opposing British colonial rule.
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