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Abe Vigoda, 94; portrayed ‘Barney Miller’ detective

NEW YORK – Abe Vigoda, 94, a character actor whose leathery, sad-eyed face made him ideal for playing the over-the-hill detective Phil Fish in the 1970s TV series Barney Miller and the doomed Mafia soldier in The Godfather, died Tuesday. Mr. Vigoda’s daughter, Carol Vigoda Fuchs, said that Mr. Vigoda…

M. Minsky, computer visionary

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Marvin Minsky, 88, a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who saw parallels in the functioning of the human brain and computers, died Sunday of a cerebral hemorrhage at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Minsky viewed the brain…

Thornton Dial | Self-taught artist, 87

Thornton Dial, 87, a self-taught artist who transformed discarded junk into sculpture and painted in bright colors and bold lines, died Monday at his home near Birmingham, Ala. Born in 1928 to sharecroppers in rural west Alabama near the Mississippi line, Mr. Dial made things from materials he found for…

Mary Scheetz, 98, socialite, volunteer

Mary Augusta Biddle Scheetz, 98, of Gladwyne, a mother, socialite, and civic volunteer, died Friday, Jan. 15, at Dunwoody Village in Newtown Square. Known as “Dusty,” Mrs. Scheetz was born in Riverton, Burlington County, the daughter of Henry Canby Biddle and Margaret Seton Fleming Biddle. She was a descendant of…

David T. Hanahan

David T. Hanahan, of Meadville, formerly of Sharpsville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, at 12:40 p.m. at Wesbury, in Meadville, after a brief illness. He was 69. David was born in Pittsburgh on July 21, 1946, the son of the late Thomas Francis and Eva Mary (Robbins) Hanahan.…

Mary Alice Corliss

LINESVILLE — Mary Alice Corliss, 49, of Linesville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at her residence. She was born May 25, 1966, in Meadville, the daughter of John L. Hamilton and Peggy M. Calladine Hamilton. Mary Alice was married to Brian J. Corliss and have spent 22…

Cleo F. Troyer

Cleo F. Troyer, 81, of Meadville, passed away in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016. He was, and is, a beloved father, grandfather and brother. He was born Sept. 16, 1934, in Milford, Neb., to Perry and Elsa Roth Troyer. The family moved to Pennsylvania in 1938; Cleo spent…

Geraldine A. (Judy) Leslie

SPRINGBORO — Geraldine A. (Judy) Leslie, 76, of Springboro, passed away on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, at Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville. She was born Oct. 6, 1939, in Blooming Valley, the daughter of the late Donald E. Merritt and Meta Houy Merritt. She had married Clifford Waterhouse. She subsequently…

Nola Jean Mosier Gosnell

HERMITAGE — Nola Jean Mosier Gosnell, 91, of 1059 Greenfield Road, Hermitage, Lackawannock Township, passed away at the residence on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016, at 3:50 p.m. after a brief illness. Born in Mosiertown on Oct. 20, 1924, she was a daughter of Guy Mosier and Bertha Frontz Mosier. She…

William Y. Smith | Four-star Air Force general, 90

William Y. Smith, 90, a four-star Air Force general who flew combat missions in Korea, wrote a book about the Cuban missile crisis and retired as deputy commander of U.S. forces in Europe, died of congestive heart failure last Tuesday at his home in Falls Church, Va. In retirement, Gen.…

John Jay Hooker Jr. | Lawyer and politician, 85

John Jay Hooker Jr., 85, a Nashville political figure who spent his last days fighting to make physician-assisted suicide legal in Tennessee, died Sunday, a family friend said. Political strategist Tom Ingram said he received a message from one of Mr. Hooker’s daughters that he had died in hospice. He…

Siraj Sharma, 87, a leader in occupational therapy

Siraj Sharma, 87, of Plymouth Meeting, a native of Hyderabad, India, whose influence in the field of occupational therapy was felt here and abroad, died Tuesday, Jan. 12, of interstitial lung disease at home. A pioneer in her field, Mrs. Sharma was a member of one of the first graduating…

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