Major Ricardo Antonio Crocker, USMC

RICARDO ANTONIO CROCKER by Katharine Blossom Lowrie 1966 to 2005 [EDITOR’S NOTE: All too soon those who gave their lives for our country vanish in a sea of casualty statistics, their character, bravery and humanity lost to all but family, friends and battle...

Gary Gygax

GARY GYGAX July 27, 1928 to March 4, 2008 By Bill Jordan Hundreds of millions know his name A legendary character, whose name will forever ring out in hearty toasts in the festive mead halls of the imagination, joins other demigods in having his image raised into a...

Heath Andrew Ledger

HEATH ANDREW LEDGER April 4, 1979 to January 22, 2008 By Katharine Blossom Lowrie A complex inner life He had a somewhat lumpy face, a bit of a goofy smile and an undistinguished nose.  Yet, something transformative happened when he spoke in that rich baritone, when...

Irv Letofsky

IRVIN MYLES LETOFSKY 1931 to 2007 By Katharine Blossom Lowrie In the company of an apostle at the LA Times Journalists who worked for Irv Letofsky during his fifteen years as editor of The Los Angeles Times Sunday Calendar were forever changed—in their personal lives...

F.W. Stark, Jr.

FREDERICK WILLIAM STARK, JR. September 4, 1935 to May 24, 2007 by Katharine Blossom Lowrie He drew so many, especially “the chicks” An unparalleled mentor and friend, Frederick William Stark, Jr. (“Willie” or “Bill” to most) departed this earth on May 24, 2007—in his...
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