Obituaries

In this photo taken July 22, 2002, Wayne Creelman, left, gives his view on a question as Bob Eleveld listens a the GVSU Eberhardt Center in Grand Rapids, Mich. Eleveld, 80, has published his own obituary and scheduled his own memorial service after stopping cancer treatment. He announced that he will host a "celebration of life" open house on Saturday, March 18, 2017, in lieu of a funeral. (Yuli Wu/The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
March 20, 2017 - 1:30 pm
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan lawyer and Republican activist has died, a day after hundreds of people responded to his published invitation to attend an open house to celebrate his life. Bob Eleveld died Sunday at age 80. He was too ill from cancer to attend the event Saturday at a Grand...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 1967, file photo, the five Rockefeller Brothers pose for photos in New York as they gather to receive gold medals from the National Institute of social sciences. From left are: David Rockefeller, President of the Chase Manhattan Bank; Winthrop Rockefeller, Governor of Arkansas; Frank Pace, President of the NISS; John D. Rockefeller 3rd, Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation; Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York; and Laurence Rockefeller, a conservation adviser to President Johnson. David Rockefeller, the billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the famously philanthropic Rockefeller family died. David Rockefeller was 101 years old. (AP Photo/File)
March 20, 2017 - 12:13 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Rockefeller was the last of his generation in a famous American family that taught its children that wealth brings great responsibility. Even as children, he and his siblings had to set aside portions of their allowances for charitable giving. That lesson lasted throughout his...
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March 20, 2017 - 10:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the famously philanthropic Rockefeller family has died. David Rockefeller was 101 years old. Rockefeller's spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel (sy-TEHL'), says he died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning at his home in...
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March 20, 2017 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A billionaire philanthropist who was the last of his generation in the famously philanthropic Rockefeller family has died. David Rockefeller was 101 years old. Rockefeller's spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel (sy-TEHL'), says he died peacefully in his sleep Monday morning at his home in...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2004, file photo, author-columnist Jimmy Breslin poses for a photo in his New York apartment. Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday, March 19, 2017. His stepdaughter said Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia. (AP Photo/Jim Cooper, File)
March 20, 2017 - 12:47 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jimmy Breslin scored one of his best-remembered interviews with President John F. Kennedy's grave-digger and once drove straight into a riot where he was beaten to his underwear. In a writing career that spanned six decades, the columnist and author became the brash embodiment of...
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David Gaule, from Springfield, Ill. drops off flowers at the statue of music legend Chuck Berry on the Delmar Loop, in University City on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Berry died earlier today at the age of 90. After hearing Berry died Gaule drove to St. Louis from Springfield to pay his respects. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
March 19, 2017 - 2:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Behind so many great rock bands and rock songs looms the music of Chuck Berry. Like the time a teenage Keith Richards ran into a childhood friend, Mick Jagger, at a train station in England and discovered they were musical soul mates. "You know I was keen on Chuck Berry and I...
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FILE - In this April 17, 1986, file photo, Jimmy Breslin of the New York Daily News, speaks to reporters after winning the Pulitzer prize for commentary, in the newsroom of the newspaper in New York. Breslin, the chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday, March 19, 2017. His stepdaughter said Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia. (AP Photo/Mario Cabrera, File)
March 19, 2017 - 11:57 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday. He was 88. Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia, his stepdaughter,...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:53 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the legendary street-smart chronicler of wise guys and underdogs, has died. He was 88. Breslin's stepdaughter, Emily Eldridge, said he died Sunday of complications from pneumonia. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and longtime New York Daily News...
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March 19, 2017 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Author-columnist Jimmy Breslin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning chronicler of wise guys and underdogs who became the brash embodiment of the old-time, street smart New Yorker, died Sunday. He was 87. Breslin died at his Manhattan home of complications from pneumonia, his stepdaughter,...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 1986 file photo, Chuck Berry performs during a concert celebration for his 60th birthday at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Mo. On Saturday, March 18, 2017, police in Missouri said Berry has died at the age of 90. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
March 19, 2017 - 9:19 am
Rock n' roll was more than a new kind of music, but a new story to tell, one for kids with transistor radios in their hands and money in their pockets, beginning to raise questions their parents never had the luxury to ask. Along with James Dean and J.D. Salinger and a handful of others in the...
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