“Rarely, if ever, in American history has a generation begun with higher ideals and experienced greater trauma than those who lived fully the short time from 1960 to 1968,” he wrote.
Perillo authored several collections of poetry, including “Inseminating the Elephant” in 2009, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and winner of the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress.
Her philosophy was to live life to the fullest. “I want to climb even more mountains,” she said in a 1991 interview with The Associated Press, 16 years after conquering Everest. “To think, ‘It was great,’ and then die.”
“He was very unorthodox and could throw punches from all kinds of angles with great hand speed,” said former Associated Press boxing writer Ed Schuyler Jr. “He was a great fighter, it’s too bad he didn’t have more fights.”
Jon Platt of Warner/Chappell said Temperton was the sole writer of “Thriller,” ”Off the Wall,” ”Rock with You” and other major hits. He said Temperton’s family is “devastated” and is planning a private funeral.
“We were always getting out of school to hop a train and meet our dad at a Chicago recording studio,” his daughter, Linda Bruun, recalled in the funeral home obituary.
“The Women of Brewster Place” is Naylor’s self-described “love letter” to a determined community of seven African-American women in a decaying housing project, the exact location unspecified. It was published in 1982 and praised by The New York Times as “emotionally satisfying and technically accomplished,” with Brewster Place itself the narrative’s star. “Brewster Place” won the National Book Award for best first fiction and was often likened to novels by Toni Morrison and Alice Walker among others as landmark books by black women.
“He was so different from his father. But I think that, in all fairness, I think he would not mind me saying that that was part of why he came to Alaska. He and my Mom, they put some actual miles between themselves and their parents on the East Coast,” Donaghy said.
David J Morrissey passed away in Denver Oct.30, 2015. He was 79
“There are few people who we share this world with, who change the course of human history, not just through their role in human events, but because they expand our moral imagination and force us to expect more of ourselves. My friend Shimon was one of those people,” said President Barack Obama