Irwin L. Kellner, who made economics lively, dies at 83

The Port Washington resident brought his expertise to business, journalism and academia.

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Suffolk Democratic election commissioner dies

Anita S. Katz, who served for 20 years, worked right up until her death.

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Former Newsday editorial board writer dies at 88

Jim Lynn was a "fine editor who always improved your writing," ex-colleague said.

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Mary Sheppard, wife of former Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard, dies at 95

Mary Sheppard was an elementary school teacher for 26 years

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Raymond Damadian, LI inventor of the MRI machine, dies at 86

Raymond Damadian was like the name of the first scanner he built in 1977, "Indomitable." He was the board chairman of Melville-based Fonar, the MRI scanner manufacturer and research company he founded in 1978.

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Tina Indenbaum, community theater producer and 'Jewish mother,' dies at 69

"She loved being around people," said Tina Indenbaum's husband, Gene. "There would be many times when we'd be in line in the grocery store and she would start a conversation with a complete stranger."

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Former Newsday columnist Barbara Klaus dies at 85

Ex-Rockville Centre resident also wrote for The New York Times and TV's "Roseanne."

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John Bingham, LI native, advocate for Catholic Charities, dies at 64

A life of advocacy for immigration and other causes began for Bingham decades ago when he left a life of Wall Street comfort to help refugees from Cambodia's "Killing Fields."

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Bill Russell, NBA great who transcended the game, dies at 88

A towering figure, his dominant yet team-oriented play was the foundation for the Boston Celtics dynasty. The 11-time champion also was the first Black coach in major sports and a voice for social justice.

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Longtime SBU philosophy professor dies at 86

Even after retiring, Marshall Spector was known to hold court at Starbucks, listening calmly to those with whom he disagreed about politics, religion and science.

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LI woman who turned home into mini Germany dies

"I feel she's with me," says son of Elsi Gerda Becerra, a former school kitchen manager.

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Longtime CEO of Lourdes Industries dies at 80

William Jakobsen rose through the defense supplier's ranks from chief engineer.

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J.P. Pelzman, former Newsday sports writer, dies at 57

Pelzman, a Lynbrook resident, covered many beats, including the Jets, Mets and his alma mater, Hofstra.

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Longtime Copiague wrestling coach Cipriano dies at 52

'Coach Cip' was a lifelong Copiague resident who had a knack for connecting with people of all ages

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Alicea, longtime Mets Spanish radio announcer, dies

Alicea joined the Mets organization in April 1969 and worked in a variety of roles

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Werner Reich, Holocaust survivor, dies at 94

The Smithtown resident recounted the Nazi atrocities to countless children and other audiences on Long Island and around the nation and globe.

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West Islip Fire District commissioner dies at 57

Mitch Lohan was honored by hundreds of mourners at his funeral services.

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Tony Capozzoli, St. Dominic High football star, dies at 64

An outstanding quarterback and kicker, Capozzoli went on to play at Penn State.

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Robert Gronenthal, longtime deacon in Diocese of Rockville Centre, dies at 84

"He was a gentle soul," said the Rev. Kevin Smith, the pastor at Our Lady of the Snow Roman Catholic Church in Blue Point, Gronenthal's longtime home parish.

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Renowned Stony Brook University professor dies

Norman Goodman, a department chair, was "one of the giants of the original faculty."

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James Caan, Oscar nominee for 'The Godfather,' dies at 82

The curly-haired tough guy known to movie fans as the hotheaded Sonny Corleone and to television audiences for "Brian's Song" and "Las Vegas" has died.

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Concrete entrepreneur who helped LI grow dies

Orlando Zeppieri was one of the largest ready-mix suppliers on Long Island.

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Former Hewlett High School teacher dies at 87

Joan Belilos also was a grandmother who went above and beyond for her family.

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Longtime Commack firefighter dies at 91

Fred "Mouse" Meuser's family has a plan to keep his memory alive at the fire department.

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WWII vet who used deception as a weapon dies at 99

As a member a special unit set up to fool the Nazis in World War II, Nicholas Leo, a Brentwood resident who died in May, helped set up phony radio networks and carry out deception over the airwaves in Europe.

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Longtime Wantagh HS soccer coach Tom O'Leary dies

He won two state championships in 34 years as the boys varsity coach.

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Officials: Ex-Hauppauge fire chief dies during Suffolk training drill

Stephen A. Feron, 49, became an assistant chief in 2015 and was named chief of department in 2018, a position he held for a year, according to Ken Furuno, the current chief of department.

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Former aide to Gov. Mario Cuomo dies

Martin Steadman of Garden City had careers in journalism and public relations.

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Longtime Whitman football coach Rich Cariddi dies at 74

Cariddi, who coached the Wildcats for 25 years, led the team to an improbable Suffolk title in 1984.

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Geraldine Shanahan, longtime journalist at Newsday and New York Times, dies at 76

As an editorial assistant, Geraldine Shanahan and a team of Newsday reporters received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for public service for a three-year investigation of secret land deals and zoning manipulations by public officials in Suffolk County.

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Carol M. Baldwin, actors' mom, dies at 92

The acting clan's matriarch helped build a breast cancer research center and fund.

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Bishop Emil Wcela, leading figure in LI Catholic Church, dies at 91

Bishop John Barres, head of the diocese, called Emil Wcela "a humble man, fine Scripture scholar, faithful pastor and dedicated bishop," noting that he served the diocese for more than 65 years.

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LI man who loved portraying Teddy Roosevelt dies

James W. Foote was in demand for reenactments and appearances.

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Zoologist and retired NYU professor dies at 89

Thomas Pushpamangalam came to the U.S. from India to study at NYU, where he later taught.

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Ex-prosecutor, lawmaker, Baldwin 'champion' dies

Joseph Scannell, a longtime Nassau legislator, was dedicated to constituents.

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Philanthropist, longtime matriarch of Modell's, dies

Shelby Modell's "whole life was dedicated to helping people," her son said.

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Ruth Elizabeth Knutson, mainstay of Cold Spring Harbor, dies at 95

Ruth Elizabeth Knutson, a well-known cornerstone of the Cold Spring Harbor community and mother of 11 chldren, died April 16 at age 95.

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Viorel Florescu, former Newsday photographer and Pulitzer winner, dies

He documented war, terrorism and everyday life in New York City and on Long Island.

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Viorel Florescu, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Newsday alum

Some of the many images from Viorel Florescu, winner of two Pulitzer Prizes and a Newsday alum who died on April 30.

In death, a teacher's life mission to be kind inspires foundation to help children

Rachel Quinn died unexpectedly last June, weeks before giving birth. Through their grief and shock, her family and fellow educators have established the foundation. "I knew this was something that would make Rachel proud of me," her husband said.

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Husband creates charity in honor of late wife

After Rachel N. Quinn, a teacher at Bretton Woods Elementary School in Hauppauge, died, her husband Nathan Quinn wanted a way to honor her memory so he created the Rachel Quinn Children's Foundation.

Holocaust survivor who lived in Shanghai Ghetto dies at 91

Evelyn Pike Rubin fled Germany for China, living among Jewish refugees in an enclave known as the Shanghai Ghetto. She told her story often, both in a book about her experiences and in lectures.

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Richie Moran, lacrosse coach at Cornell for 29 years, dies at 85

Moran, who was from New Hyde Park and coached at Manhasset and Elmont, built the Cornell men's lacrosse team into a natonal power

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Longtime Newsday employee dies at 84

James "Jimmy" McBride was a platemaker for 43 years and a dedicated union member.

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Billy McCall, former Nassau EOC leader, dies at 84

Billy McCall fought for civil rights and wasn't afraid to speak up against injustice, his family and friends said.

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'She had a force about her': LGBTQ advocate Rose Walton dies 

Walton successfully headed the quest to bring HIV/AIDS care to eastern Long Island and was an early champion for gay rights. 

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Former Giants RB Gary Brown dies at 52

Brown, who rushed for 1,063 yards with the Giants in 1998, was NFL, college coach.

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A tireless advocate for change, Delores Quintyne dies at 88

She fought against racial discrimination in housing in Nassau County and pushed for better conditions for migrant workers in Suffolk County.

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Kings Park High School principal dies, superintendent says

Karen Lessler, 65, spent two decades as an educator in the Middle Country Central School District and served as both a member and president of the school board.

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Longtime Franklin Square fire commissioner dies

Joseph Torregrossa, who had 9/11 cancers and died of COVID-19, was generous with his time.

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