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James Lipton, longtime host of Inside the Actor’s Studio, dies

March 19, 2020

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James Lipton, who hosted the Inside the Actors Studio on the Bravo channel for 23 seasons, has died. He was 93. Lipton interviewed about 275 actors, writers and directors. In the first season alone his guests included Paul Newman, Alec Baldwin, Neil Simon, Sally Field, Dennis Hopper and Sidney Lumet. His later years included one-on-ones [...]

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Robert Joseph Hudome

March 19, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Rob lost his battle with cancer on Saturday, February 8 at the age of 62. He will be greatly missed by many. Born on September 10, 1957 in Philadelphia, Pa. to Harry and Mary Hudome, Rob spent his early childhood in Sanford, Fla., where he attended All Souls Catholic School. After moving to Virginia [...]

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Jacob Cohen

March 19, 2020

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Norfolk—Jacob Cohen, 94, known lovingly as Jack, was a native of Norfolk, Virginia and was the son of the late Julius and Celia Shulman Cohen and was preceded in death by his son, David Millison and his brothers, Sol Cohen and Ramon Cohen. Jack was the middle child of five and grew up on Shirley [...]

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Jonny Ileene Blondin

March 19, 2020

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Hopkinsville, Kentucky—It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Jonny Ileene Blondin, born in Madisonville, Tennessee, who passed away on January 23, 2020, at the age of 84, leaving to mourn family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents, John Doolittle, Sr. and Bessie Mae Doolittle (Tegethoof); her husband Edward A. [...]

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Stephan Ross, survivor who founded New England Holocaust Memorial

February 27, 2020

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BOSTON (JTA)—Stephan Ross, a prominent Boston-area Holocaust survivor who founded the New England Holocaust Memorial, has died. Ross died Monday, Feb. 24 at the age of 88, though the destruction by the Nazis of documents in his native Poland makes it impossible to determine the exact year of his birth, according to the Boston Globe. [...]

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Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who kept the peace with Israel for 30 years, dies

February 27, 2020

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JERUSALEM (JTA)—Hosni Mubarak, who as president of Egypt for 30 years kept his nation’s “cold peace” with Israel, died on Tuesday, Feb. 25. Mubarak was ousted and jailed in 2011 following massive street protests. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released a statement of condolence on behalf of the citizens and government of Israel. “President Mubarak, [...]

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Larry Tesler, inventor of copy and paste functions

February 27, 2020

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Larry Tesler, the American computer scientist whose many personal computing innovations included the now ubiquitous copy and paste functions, has died. Tesler died Sunday, February 15 at his home in California. He was 74. Tesler created the function with Timothy Mott when he worked for Xerox in the 1970s, enabling users to highlight a piece [...]

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Sy Sperling, not just Hair Club for Men president, but also a client

February 27, 2020

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Sy Sperling, the Jewish son of a Bronx plumber who became famous for his hair loss treatment commercials, died at 78. In the 1960s, Sperling opened a salon in New York where he offered services for men suffering from hair loss. But he became nationally famous two decades later with commercials that always ended with [...]

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Sarita Rebe Sachs

February 27, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Sarita Rebe Sachs, 87, the wife of Judge Leonard B. Sachs, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2020. Sarita was born in Havana, Cuba. She and her family arrived in Norfolk, Va. in 1944. She graduated from Maury High School and attended Old Dominion University. Sarita started her career as a bookkeeper who [...]

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Irwin Stanley Sacks Ph.D.

February 27, 2020

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Virginia Beach—Dr. Irwin Stanley Sacks, age 81, passed away peacefully at home on February 22, 2020. He is survived by his loving wife Betty Sacks; children David (Kathy) Sacks, Steven Sacks, and Elisa (Chris) Luck; sister-in-law Maryann Sacks; and nephew Jonathan Sacks. He is preceded in death by his parents Maurice and Elizabeth Sacks and [...]

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