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Post Mortem: January 3, 2010 - January 9, 2010

Washington psychotherapist Jerilyn Ross dies at 63

Jerilyn Ross, 63, a psychotherapist who overcame her own phobia of heights to help hundreds of other phobics conquer their own fears, died Jan. 7. She had cancer. Ms. Ross had many clients throughout the years who said she had helped them live more peaceful lives. One of those would...

By T. Rees Shapiro  |  January 9, 2010; 5:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Ugly American' author dies

William J. Lederer, the coauthor of "The Ugly American," a 1958 novel that influenced U.S. foreign policy and was credited with helping to inspire the Peace Corps, has died at age 97. The phrase "the ugly American" has come to personify a certain species of boorish, self-interested American traveling abroad,...

By Matt Schudel  |  January 8, 2010; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Was Kenneth Noland D.C.'s greatest painter?

Kenneth Noland died Jan. 5 at his home in Port Clyde, Maine, at the age of 85. He and Morris Louis were the founders of the Washington Color School, an influential branch of abstract painting that flourished as one of the most important artistic movements of the mid-20th century. It...

By Matt Schudel  |  January 7, 2010; 11:25 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. Crossword-puzzle creator Dan Naddor has died at age 53. About 120 of his constructions have been published since he took up the craft five years ago, after he was diagnosed with cancer. Willie C. Perkins, whose Milwaukee soul food restaurant attracted the hungry and honored alike, died Monday...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 7, 2010; 8:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning. Sorry for the late posting; our blog software went kablooey and everything's been delayed. A woman so committed to peace that she walked across the U.S., Theresa Marie Gandhi campaigned for environmental causes on Washington's Whidbey Island and Puget Sound, crafted a "Bill of Rights for Planet Earth"...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 6, 2010; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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Rummaging in the Government's Attic

A press release that might be of interest to those intrigued by obituaries and history comes to us from GovernmentAttic.org, a nonprofit web site. The National Personnel Records Center has released a list of some 3,000 prominent former military service men and women whose service records may be obtained under...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 5, 2010; 2:26 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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The Daily Goodbye

Good morning, obit readers. Catholic feminist theologian Mary Daly, who taught at Boston College for 33 years, died. She was one of the most influential voices of the radical feminist movement through the later 20th century, says the National Catholic Reporter. A tri-lingual singer who was compared to Edith Piaf,...

By Patricia Sullivan  |  January 5, 2010; 8:24 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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