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May 10, 1991
Philip Spiewak, 95, who ran I. Spiewak & Sons, died of heart failure Wednesday in Manhattan. The company developed assembly-line production for clothing and made leather and bomber jackets for the military during the world wars.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | March 4, 2014
A Glenn Dale woman died of an apparent heart attack after shoveling snow on Monday afternoon, according to Prince George's County Fire and EMS Department officials. Department spokesman Mark Brady said the woman, who was in her 60s, went into cardiac arrest after shoveling snow. She was transported to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Brady said. The exact cause of death will be determined by a chief medical examiner, Brady said. No other local jurisdictions have reported snow-related deaths from Monday's storm.
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June 12, 1993
May Davies Hopkins Martenet, 85, a novelist and short-story writer, died of complications stemming from lung cancer June 6 at the Westminster-Canterbury retirement home in Virginia Beach, Va., where she had lived since 1985.Frantz Casseus, 77, a guitarist and composer, died of heart failure June 3 at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.Marlo Lewis, 77, a TV producer who was co-creator of "The Ed Sullivan Show," died of heart failure Tuesday at a hospital in Palm Springs, Calif.Gabriel Preil, 84, the last of the generation of poets who revived Hebrew into a modern, living language, died in a Jerusalem hotelroom June 5.
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By Justin George, The Baltimore Sun | March 28, 2013
Heart disease killed a 64-year-old passenger on a cruise ship out of Baltimore, the FBI said Thursday, ruling out foul play and ending a brief mystery as to how the Virginia woman died last weekend. "It's considered a natural death," FBI Special Agent Rich Wolf said. The FBI identified the woman as Katherine Kennedy of Midlothian, Va. Kennedy and her husband were on a six-night, seven-day cruise that began March 18. Among 2,409 passengers, they were aboard Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas, a 989-foot ship with 11 decks that had stopped in Port Canaveral, Fla.; Nassau and CocoCay, Bahamas.
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October 8, 1990
Helen Davis Pepperdine, whose late husband founded Pepperdine University, has died of heart failure at age 87, officials said.Mrs. Pepperdine died Friday at Los Angeles Midway Hospital, said university spokesman Jeff Bliss in Malibu, Calif. "She was a grand lady loved by all who knew her," Pepperdine President David Davenport said.
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January 17, 2000
Herb Graff,74, who devoted most of his life to collecting, preserving and showing movies, died of heart failure Jan. 9 at his home in Manhattan. Graff began collecting movies as a teen-ager, buying one-reelers and even scraps of film discarded by film companies. His collection grew to several hundred features and more than 1,000 shorts, and his calling card read simply, "Film Resource." Estrongo Nachama, 81, who survived the Holocaust by singing for Nazi guards at Auschwitz and later employed his tenor to help revive Jewish life in Berlin, died Thursday of heart failure.
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September 12, 2006
James Di Virgilio, a retired educator who had been director of Howard County middle schools, died of heart failure Sept. 5 at a hospice in Cumming, Ga. The former Ellicott City resident was 81. Dr. Di Virgilio was born and raised in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and during World War II he served with the Navy Seabees in the Pacific. In 1950, he earned a bachelor's degree in education and subsequently a master's degree, both from Temple University. He returned to Temple to earn his doctorate in eduction in 1963.
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October 13, 1997
Thomas Whiteside,79, a writer who made a career of tackling extraordinarily complex topics -- from toxic chemicals to media conglomeration -- for the New Yorker, died of heart failure Friday at his home in West Cornwall, Conn.In 1970, his series on Agent Orange led to Senate hearings on the dangers of the substance, said Sen. Philip Hart, a Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on the Environment, who convened them.By the end of the hearings, the U.S. surgeon general had announced restrictions on use of the herbicide.
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January 26, 1992
George S. Odiorne, 71, developer of a management concept that became popular with businesses around the world, died Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla. He had drawn on his experience as a production-line foreman and on his postgraduate business studies to develop his management-by-objectives approach, which holds that enterprises operate best when managers and employees have clearly understood goals and the plans to achieve them. He was a business school professor and dean, a consultant, a corporate manager and the author of 300 articles and 26 books.
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March 14, 1999
Garson Kanin,a prolific playwright for Broadway and in Hollywood, died yesterday. He was 86. Mr. Kanin died of heart failure at his Manhattan home after a long illness, said his assistant, Martha Wilson.Mr. Kanin wrote and directed the classic "Born Yesterday," the oft-revived play that made Judy Holliday a star of the theater in 1946 and won her an Oscar for the movie version in 1950. He also was the author or director of numerous stage and movie hits, including some of the celebrated screen pairings of Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | February 23, 2013
UPDATE (Feb. 23, 4:42 p.m.): Terrel Dishon Taylor, aka Smash, was discovered dead due to congestive heart failure in his Baltimore home 5:30 p.m. Friday, according to a family press release. Funeral arrangements are not yet set, but there will be a vigil on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at City of Gods (1118 Hollins St.) from 6-10 p.m. Donations to the family can be mailed to 8420 Governance Bradford Lane, Ellicott City, Md. 21043. ------------- Baltimore rapper Smash, born Terrel Taylor and also known as T-Mac, died Friday due to heart failure, according to his aunt, Arlette Thomas-Fletcher and long-time manager Swen Brock.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | March 26, 2012
Owen Daly II, who served in the Navy during two wars and was a top executive at two Baltimore-based banks, died Thursday of heart failure at his Lutherville home. He was 87. Mr. Daly was born in Denver, Colo., and attended the Gilman School in Baltimore, where he graduated in 1943. His father had graduated from Gilman. After graduation, Mr. Daly attended a Navy program at the University of Pennsylvania, after which he served as an assistant gunnery officer in the Pacific theater for three years during World War II. He would later serve in the Korean War for two years and left the Navy as a lieutenant.
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By Nicole Fuller | nicole.fuller@baltsun.com | April 6, 2010
A 64-year-old inmate at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center died late last month of an apparent heart attack while serving jail time for drunken driving, jail officials said Monday. Joseph Powell, of Severn, entered the Ordnance Road facility in Glen Burnie on March 25 to serve the third of five two-day sentences for a drunken-driving conviction. On March 27, Powell was set to be released, "when it appeared he had an upper respiratory episode," said Brenda Shell Eleazer, the correctional facility administrator of the Jennifer Road Detention Center in Annapolis.
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June 26, 2007
Born in Baltimore and raised near Patterson Park, he was a 1935 Polytechnic Institute graduate. He enlisted in the Marine Corps after the attack at Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific. He fought in the invasion of Guadalcanal, where he contracted malaria. He worked for Monumental Millwork before founding Village Contractors Inc., a residential building and remodeling company, in 1961. He worked primarily in White Marsh and Harford County. He later sold home care products. Mr. Gibson was active in the civil rights movement in the 1960s and participated in the 1963 March on Washington, at which the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke.
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By HEATHER A. DINICH | May 23, 2007
Former Maryland men's basketball forward LaRon Cephas died last month of an enlarged heart, or dilated cardiomyopathy, the Baltimore Medical Examiner's office confirmed yesterday. Cephas died unexpectedly at his Cape St. Claire home the morning of April 16 while he was getting ready for work. He was 29. The cause of death was ruled "natural," meaning there was nothing suspicious about it. Cephas, a native of Wilmington, Del., was a reserve forward who averaged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds as a senior in 2000-01.
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April 27, 2007
Dr. Jones was born and raised in South Bend, Ind., and earned his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Manchester College in North Manchester, Ind., in 1957. He earned both his master's and Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 1963 from Purdue University. He joined the faculty of what was then Western Maryland College in 1963, and was chairman of its chemistry department from 1976 to 1982. In 1967, he founded and served as first president of the Middle Atlantic Association of Liberal Arts Chemistry Teachers and also held various offices with the National Science Foundation.
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By Medical Tribune News Service | August 4, 1992
Heart-disease deaths in the United States dropped 24 percent from 1980 to 1988, a sign that Americans are eating better, smoking less and receiving better treatment after heart attacks.Deaths from heart disease in people age 35 and over dropped from 588 per 100,000 people in 1980 to 448 per 100,000 people in 1988, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.The death rate declined faster for men than for women, and faster for whites than for African-Americans, the CDC said."It's clear that we're preventing the occurrence of heart attacks and lowering mortality," said Dr. Charles Hennekens, a professor of preventive medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston.
NEWS
August 6, 1997
Frank Ellis Smith,79, a six-term congressman who lost his seat after being branded a liberal during the battle over segregation, died of heart failure Saturday in Jackson, Miss.Jerry Collins,89, a dog-track owner and former Florida state legislator who gave millions of dollars to colleges and universities, died Sunday in Sarasota, Fla.Narendra Kumar,55, India's top emissary to Guyana, died Sunday in Georgetown, Guyana, after suffering a heart attack.Ruth Adler,87, who chronicled the stories behind the articles on the pages of the New York Times during 33 years as editor of the paper's in-house journal, died Friday in New York.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,SUN REPORTER | April 20, 2007
Connor Bryce Smith had tried his hand at karate and a couple seasons of soccer, but the 6-year-old truly loved to run. On Wednesday, the Glenelg kindergartner was running in Westminster with his mother, Donna, in his fourth Fun Run, when he collapsed and died of what apparently was an undiagnosed heart abnormality. The police were alerted shortly after 7 p.m. and found Connor undergoing cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the tailgate of a pickup truck at East Main and North Court streets, said Maj. Ronald Stevens of the Westminster Police Department.
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