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Eulogy for Elaine
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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Eulogy for Elaine

Dery Dyer - July 25, 2015

This is more of a eulogy than an obituary. An obit is mostly factual, objective and informative. A eulogy is mostly heartfelt praise. Elaine Fendell, who died…

Omar Sharif, the eternal ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ dies at 83
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Omar Sharif, the eternal ‘Doctor Zhivago,’ dies at 83

AFP - July 10, 2015

CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian-born film legend Omar Sharif, who has died aged 83, captivated audiences worldwide for more than half a century, but will forever be remembered as the…

B.B. King, 89, expanded blues audience
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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B.B. King, 89, expanded blues audience

Mark Schoifet | The Washington Post - May 15, 2015

B.B. King, who rose from poverty on a Mississippi Delta cotton plantation to become one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century and an ambassador…

Cynthia Lennon, who first married John Lennon, dies at 75
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Cynthia Lennon, who first married John Lennon, dies at 75

AFP - April 1, 2015

Cynthia Lennon, the British first wife of The Beatles' songwriter John Lennon, has died aged 75, the couple's son Julian said Wednesday. A message on the musician's…

Arts and Culture
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Remembering Rolf Ruge: Green architect leaves rich legacy

The Tico Times - January 22, 2015

[caption id="attachment_56595" align="aligncenter" width="659"] (Courtesy of the Ruge family)[/caption] When Rolf Ruge passed away this week, he left a profound legacy: the Feria Verde in Barrio Aranjuez,…

Adiós, Chespirito! Latin America’s beloved TV icon dies at 85
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Adiós, Chespirito! Latin America’s beloved TV icon dies at 85

AFP - November 28, 2014

Mexico's iconic television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero,…

The man saddened by statistics: In memory of Carlos Sojo
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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The man saddened by statistics: In memory of Carlos Sojo

Jaime Ordóñez - November 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Carlos Sojo, a renowned Costa Rican sociologist and former director of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Costa Rica, died on Nov. 15…

Pilot, pianist, entrepreneur expat Richard Johnson dies at 91
Business
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Business
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Pilot, pianist, entrepreneur expat Richard Johnson dies at 91

The Tico Times - July 28, 2014

The children of friends he used to visit in Escazú say he liked to drive backwards down the hill in his Cadillac. He loved to play Sinatra,…

Archive
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‘Lucky’ Industrial Pioneer Jack Harris Dies

Dery Dyer - August 8, 2008

Teacher, sailor, spy… … witch-hunt survivor, Costa Rican entrepreneur, development pioneer. The old children’s rhyming game could not possibly cover the myriad careers in the storied life…

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