Obituaries

FILE - In this Thursday, May 21, 2015 file photo, Jeralean Talley, born on May 23, 1899, is honored at the Inkster, Mich. district office of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Jeralean Talley, a 116-year-old woman deemed the world's oldest person, died Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at her home in the Detroit suburb of Inkster. The Gerontology Research Group considered Talley to be the world's oldest person, based on available records,  (Elisha Anderson/Detroit Free Press via AP, File)

“People asked her, ‘How do you feel about being the oldest person in the world?'” Holloway said of her mother. “She said, ‘I still feel the same. That’s God’s work, not mine.’ … She enjoyed life as long as she was here.”

Allegra Mae Voss

Allegra Mae Voss, of Ann Arbor, Mich., born on June 16, 1926, passed away June 12, 2015, at the age of 89 after a very long battle with both lung and breast cancer. Allegra survived her husband, James, who passed away just a few weeks ago after his long battle with brain cancer.  Allegra leaves behind […]

This undated photo provided by the Monica Lang Archive shows, actress Monica Lewis, left, and actor Ronald Reagan, at Ciro's in Los Angeles. The actress' former manager, Alan Eichler, says she died at age 93, on Friday, June 12, 2015, of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles area. Lewis started her career as a vocalist with Benny Goodman's orchestra and went on to record several jazz hits in the 1940s, and in 1950, she hit Hollywood, signing an exclusive contract for music and movies with MGM. (Monica Lang Archive via AP)

LOS ANGELES | Actress, singer and voice of the Chiquita Banana cartoon character Monica Lewis has died. Her former manager, Alan Eichler, says Lewis died Friday of natural causes at her home in the Los Angeles area. She was 93. Lewis started her career as a vocalist with Benny Goodman’s orchestra and went onto record several […]

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, file photo, U.S. jazz legend Ornette Coleman plays the sax during his only concert in Germany at the philharmonic concert house in Essen, Germany. Coleman, the visionary saxophonist who pioneered "free jazz" and won a Pulitzer Prize in 2007,  died, on Thursday, June 11, 2015 in New York. He was 85. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

“I want everyone to have an equal relationship to the results,” Coleman told the AP in a 2007 interview. “I don’t tell them what or how to play. … Sometimes the drum is leading, sometimes the bass is leading. … I don’t think I’m the leader, I’m just paying the bills.”

“Margaret Juntwait was the soul of the Met’s radio broadcasts,” said Met General Manager Peter Gelb. “She will be sorely missed by her loving colleagues here at the Met, as well as the countless opera stars who she so deftly interviewed over the years, and by the millions of devoted fans who listened to her mellifluous hosting of our broadcasts three or four times a week, season after season.”

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