Obituaries

“He may never have laced up his sneakers, but few have done more to advance the game, in the NBA or Philadelphia basketball, than Harvey,” Sixers CEO Scott O’Neil said. “He did what he loved until the end, and shared that love of statistics and basketball with his family, who we remember at this difficult time.

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 1987 file photo, actor Dick Van Patten is photographed in Los Angeles. Van Patten, the genial comic actor best known as the patriarch of TV’s “Eight is Enough,” died of complications from diabetes on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, in Santa Monica, Calif., according to his publicist Daniel Bernstein. He was 86. (AP Photo/Mark Terrill, File)

“Every day on set he was a happy, jovial person, always generous and ready to play, tease and always keep us all laughing,” said Buckley. “He was the consummate professional, a wonderful actor, master of comedy, and a kind and generous human being.”

FILE - In this Thursday, June 25, 1998 photo, Don Featherstone, creator of the original plastic pink flamingo, sits surrounded by many of the plastic creatures at Union Products, Inc. in Leominster, Mass. Featherstone died Monday, June 22, 2015, at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Mass., according to his wife, Nancy. He was 79. (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

“He was the nicest guy in the world,” Nancy Featherstone said. “He didn’t have a selfish bone in his body. He was funny and had a wonderful sense of humor and he made me so happy for 40 years.”

FILE - In this July 27, 2004 file photo, outgoing White House chef Walter Scheib greets chefs from around the world at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Searchers found the body of former White House chef Walter Scheib Sunday night, June 21, 2015, near a hiking trail in mountains in the Taos, N.M. area, the New Mexico State Police said. Scheib had been missing for more than a week after going hiking in the New Mexico mountains, authorities said. (AP Photo/Matt Houston, File)

“Walter used his immense talents not only to represent the very best of American cuisine to visiting leaders, but to make a difference in people’s lives across the country through his support of numerous charities,” Clinton said.

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1967, file photo, San Francisco 49ers' John David Crow (44) grinds out 18 yards against the New Orleans Saints during the third quarter of an NFL football game at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.  Crow, the bruising running back who won the 1957 Heisman Trophy with Texas A&M before a Pro Bowl career in the NFL, died Wednesday night, June 17, 2015, surrounded by his family, Texas A&M said.  He was 79. (AP Photo/File)

“The one thing you knew without reservation was John David Crow was loyal to Texas A&M,” current Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin said. “He has always been supportive of me and our football program. He was always willing to do whatever we asked and that meant a great deal.”

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