Obituaries

Douglas Edward McEvoy, longtime City of Aurora employee, 89

Douglas Edward McEvoy, longtime City of Aurora employee, 89

Mr. McEvoy served in the U S Navy during World War II. He retired from the City of Aurora as the City Purchasing Agent. He met the challenges of a city that was rapidly growing with diligence and hard work. The employees of the city were like his second family

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

Peaches Geldof dies unexpectedly at age 25

Her father said in a statement Monday: "Peaches has died. We are beyond pain."

Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies

Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired — and dismissed — by presidents of both parties.

Comedian David Brenner, 'Tonight' favorite, dies

Comedian David Brenner, ‘Tonight’ favorite, dies

"In a nutshell, I couldn't work more than 50 nights a year (out of town) or I'd be an absentee father," he said. "That was when they were giving out the talk shows, the sitcoms."

'Ghostbuster' writer, actor Harold Ramis dies

‘Ghostbuster’ writer, actor Harold Ramis dies

"The best comedy touches something that's timeless and universal in people," Ramis told The Associated Press in a 2009 story about the 50th anniversary of Second City.

Janet J. Lovejoy, 66

Janet J. Lovejoy, 66

Mrs. Lovejoy is survived by her husband, Brian; nieces and nephews Cori, Elisa, Chris, Ginger, Wayne, Stephanie, Marsha, Sandy, and Michael.

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61

Devo guitarist Bob Casale dies at age 61

Devo founding member Casale said in a statement that his younger brother's death on Monday was "sudden" and "a total shock." No further details on Bob Casale's death were provided.

John Henson, son of Muppets creator, dies in NY

John Henson, son of Muppets creator, dies in NY

Cheryl Henson says her brother died of a "massive heart attack" at his home in Saugerties on Friday.

'Waltons' patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

‘Waltons’ patriarch Ralph Waite dies at 85

Ralph Waite, who played the kind-and-steady patriarch of a tight-knit rural Southern family on the TV series "The Waltons," died Thursday, his manager said. He was 85.

Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar

Stars react to death of comedy legend Sid Caesar

"He was a genius at everything." — Larry King on CBS radio.