Leonard Garment, a Wall Street litigator who was a top adviser to President Richard M. Nixon at the height of the Watergate scandal and who went on to flourish as one of the capital’s most powerful and garrulous lawyers, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.
Jerome Karle, who shared the 1985 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with a former college classmate for creating what is now an essential tool in the development of new drugs, died on June 6 at a hospice in Annandale, Va. He was 94.
Jean Stapleton, the stage-trained character actress who played Archie Bunker’s far better half, the sweetly naive Edith, in TV’s groundbreaking 1970s comedy All in the Family, has died. She was 90.
Neil Smith, who has died aged 58 of liver failure, brought a new dimension to geography by exploring the relationship between cities, the wider world and capitalism. If we want to understand the economic system’s workings, he argued, then we have to understand the spaces that make its existence possible. And if we want to live in a saner environment – natural and built – we need to revolutionise the ways in which it is produced.
Millie. Millie Hartman, math wizard, devoted wife and mother extraordinaire, passed away on September 14th in Glen Cove, NY, after a long illness. Born on March 29th, 1928, Millie Levenson grew up with her brother Manny in Brooklyn, NY, and was the link to the world for her beloved immigrant parents, Charles and Yetta.
Sitar maestro and Oscar winner Ravi Shankar, dubbed the “godfather of world music” by George Harrison, who helped popularize North Indian classical music in the West, died today at San Diego’s Scripps Hospital, where he was admitted last week after complaining of shortness of breath. He was 92.
Ulrich Franzen, a German-born architect whose fortresslike buildings seemed to buttress the interior landscape of New York City during the shaky 1970s, and who gave it some buoyance, too, with skywalks, died on Oct. 6 in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 91. His death was confirmed by his wife, Josephine.
Jay Levy, who worked with his father, then his son, to publish an economics-forecasting newsletter, now in its seventh decade, that predicted the collapse in housing and latest recession, has died. He was 90.
Martin E. Segal, whose puckish warmth and old-fashioned ways belied his power and influence as one of the city’s leading cultural figures, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 96.
Camilla Williams, believed to be the first African-American woman to appear with a major U.S. opera company, has died. She was 92.