Category: obituaries

News Summary for Week of July 02, 2020

8/02/2020 0700 HST Global Covid Cases: 18,134,406 Global Covid Deaths: 690,787 New Deaths: 40,065 average of 5724 per day – this is down slightly from last week’s 6235 US Covid Cases: 4,783,757 US Covid Deaths: 158,094 New Deaths: 8537 average of 1,220 per day, up significantly from last week’s...

Mr. Roarke is dead!

There will be no more fantasies. Ricardo Montalban, the Mexican-born actor who became a star in splashy MGM musicals and later as the wish-fulfilling Mr. Roarke in TV’s Fantasy Island and the title character in Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, died Wednesday morning at his home. He was...

News from Sacramento, Portland, Oahu

This catches my eye as I arrive in Sacramento: George Francis, the nation’s oldest man, who lived through both world wars, man’s first walk on the moon and the election of the first black president, has died. He was 112. and here is some of that vibe I didn’t...

Mountains that shouldn't be there.

We like to think that science can give us all the answers but sometimes we don’t know as much as we think we do. Take the huge range of mountains that goes across Antarctica and the fact that scientists can’t explain why they are there, they can explain why...

Unhappy Birthday for Americans- even The Optimists

This is a long article and I am posting it in full below. On another sad note, Larry Harmon, aka Bozo the Clown died on July 3rd. Once my brother and I subsisted on Larry Harmon peanut butter and bread plus coconut rum when we were marooned in the...

Woman who lived for 58 years in Iron Lung dies during power outage

I post this not because it is sad or ironic, although it is both, but because of the amzing quality of the story. This woman spent all of her life since she was three years old living in this contraption and still managed to graduate high school, take college...

'Father' of LSD dies at 102

NEW YORK (AP) — Albert Hofmann, father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery grew into a notorious “problem child,” died Tuesday. He was 102. Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann, in 1998, long maintained that LSD had many medical uses. Hofmann died of a heart attack at his home...

Edward Lorenz, Father of Chaos Theory- RIP

NEW YORK (AFP) – Edward Lorenz, a meteorologist who became the father of the modern field of chaos theory, died Wednesday of cancer in Massachusetts aged 90, MIT announced Thursday. A professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lorenz was the first to identify chaotic behavior in the...

RIP – The Omega Man – Charlton Heston

I’ve always been a big fan of Charlton Heston. One of my all time favorite movies is The Omega Man, a much more campy and fun version of the recent piece of crap “I am Legend”. Maybe I only disliked Legend so much because of my love for Omega...

'Killing Fields' journalist dies

A Cambodian-born US journalist whose enslavement and escape from the Khmer Rouge became the subject of the famous film, The Killing Fields, has died. Dith Pran died at a hospital in New Jersey from pancreatic cancer at the age of 65, according to his former New York Times colleague,...