obituaries


Thom DeVita, 85, Dies; Revolutionized the Art of Tattooing

Thom DeVita, 85, Dies; Revolutionized the Art of Tattooing

Thom DeVita at his home in Newburgh, N.Y., in 2014. “His work was original and expressionist, full of this kind of crazy vitality that was very different from the contained and careful look of tattoos,” one expert said.

Simplicity by Amsale

Simplicity by Amsale

Amsale Aberra in the wedding dress she designed for her own ceremony in 1985.

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade, Dancer in Reinhardt’s ‘Dream,’ Dies at 102

Nini Theilade during her stint with Leonide Massine’s Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo.

Ed Schultz, Blunt-Spoken Political Talk-Show Host, Dies at 64

Ed Schultz, Blunt-Spoken Political Talk-Show Host, Dies at 64

Ed Schultz hosting his nightly MSNBC program, “The Ed Show,” in 2009, the year he was hired.

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos, U.S. Treasurer Under Nixon, Dies at 92

Romana Acosta Bañuelos in 1971 in Washington with President Richard M. Nixon and John B. Connally, the treasury secretary.

William Bain Jr., 80, Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies

William Bain Jr., 80, Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies

William Bain Jr., right, and Mitt Romney in an undated photograph at Bain & Company’s offices in Boston. “It’s hard for me to imagine my life and career without Bill Bain’s mentoring,” Mr. Romney said

Jerome Lefkowitz, a Force in New York Labor Law, Dies at 86

Jerome Lefkowitz, a Force in New York Labor Law, Dies at 86

Jerome Lefkowitz, left, and his son Jay in a family photo showing them in front of the United States Supreme Court in 2013 after the younger Mr. Lefkowitz, also a lawyer, had argued a case there.

Lindy Remigino, Olympic Champion Runner, Is Dead at 87

Lindy Remigino, Olympic Champion Runner, Is Dead at 87

The photo finish of the 100-meter dash at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki, Finland. Lindy Remigino, third from the top, beat Herb McKenley of Jamaica, second from the top. The judges concluded that Remigino’s right shoulder had beaten McKenley’s chest by an inch.

Nancy Barbato Sinatra, 101, an Idol’s First Wife and Lasting Confidante, Dies

Nancy Barbato Sinatra, 101, an Idol’s First Wife and Lasting Confidante, Dies

Frank and Nancy Barbato Sinatra in Hollywood in 1949. They were married in 1939 and divorced in 1951, but they remained close.

Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Serpico,’ Dies at 92

Martin Bregman, Producer of ‘Scarface’ and ‘Serpico,’ Dies at 92

Al Pacino, left, and Martin Bregman at a party in 2003 marking the 20th anniversary of the release of “Scarface.”

Oksana Shachko, a Founder of Feminist Protest Movement, Dies at 31

Oksana Shachko, a Founder of Feminist Protest Movement, Dies at 31

Oksana Shachko in 2011 during a protest in Kiev. “Oksana fought for justice, she fought for equality, she fought for herself and all women as a hero,” the group she helped found said.

Ella Brennan, Grande Dame Restaurateur of New Orleans, Dies at 92

Ella Brennan, Grande Dame Restaurateur of New Orleans, Dies at 92

Ella Brennan, center, during a dinner and cocktail party at her home in New Orleans in 2016.

Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53

Constance Adams, Architect of Space Habitats, Is Dead at 53

Constance Adams with a prototype of TransHab, a module containing living space for space travelers. She helped design it. It would have been attached to the International Space Station but was never deployed because of a lack of funding.

George N. Leighton, Lawyer Who Fought Segregation, Dies at 105

George N. Leighton, Lawyer Who Fought Segregation, Dies at 105

George N. Leighton in 1976, when he was a United States District Court judge for the Northern District of Illinois.

Judith Leiber, 97, Dies; Turned Handbags Into Objets d’Art

Judith Leiber, 97, Dies; Turned Handbags Into Objets d’Art

Judith Leiber in her shop on Madison Avenue in 1996.

Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX,’ Dies at 90

Bernice Sandler, ‘Godmother of Title IX,’ Dies at 90

Dr. Bernice “Bunny” Sandler in an undated photo. She was a driving force in the creation of Title IX, which opened doors and established protection for women in education.


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