Joseph Frederick Traub was born on June 24, 1932, in Karlsruhe, Germany, the only child of Leo Traub and the former Mimi Nussbaum. Leo Traub was a banker in Karlsruhe, but after the Nazis seized the bank in 1938, the family fled and arrived in New York in 1939. Joseph attended the Bronx High School of Science and earned an undergraduate degree in math and physics from City College of New York.
Sally Gross, a leading avant-garde dancer and choreographer whose minimalist works helped propel the postmodern dance movement, died on Monday in Sag Harbor, N.Y. She was 81.
Charles Winick, a professor of anthropology and sociology who wrote a book bemoaning the blurring of lines between the sexes and who challenged prevailing views about the dangers of drug abuse, died on July 4 in Manhattan. He was 92.
Jack Rollins, a producer and a sharp-eyed talent manager who saw more than a shy gag-writer in Woody Allen and believed that the manic improvisations of Robin Williams would crack up audiences, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 100.
Allen Weinstein, a historian who wrote a provocative book about accused Cold War spy Alger Hiss, was an early Western advocate for Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, and served as the ninth archivist of the United States, died June 18 at a nursing home in Gaithersburg, Md. He was 77.
Actually, the most telling tribute to her amazing and ground-breaking career is that, by the end of her life this week at age 96, she no longer was.
Gertrude Schimmel, a trailblazing NYPD cop who became its first woman sergeant and opened the door for generations of others, died Monday of natural causes. She was 96.
Louis Nuñez, a champion of educational and economic opportunity for Puerto Ricans for more than three decades, died on April 30 at his home in Rockville, Md. He was 83.
Harvey R. Miller, one of the country’s pre-eminent corporate bankruptcy lawyers, who shepherded clients as diverse as Continental Airlines, Lehman Brothers and General Motors through Chapter 11, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 82.
Lisa Simon, a 20-time Daytime Emmy Award-winning director and producer for Sesame Street who began with the PBS children’s show at the start and worked through its current 45th season, has died. She was 64.