The Norman Transcript

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January 4, 2014

Goodbye to those we lost in 2013

(Continued)

NORMAN —

John Tavener, 69. British composer often remembered for the elegiac song performed as Princess Diana’s coffin was carried out of Westminster Abbey. Nov. 12.

Glafcos Clerides, 94. Former president who guided Cyprus into the European Union and dedicated most of his 50 years in politics to trying to reunify the ethnically split island. Nov. 15.

Barbara Park, 66. Former class clown who channeled her irreverence into the million-selling mishaps of grade-schooler Junie B. Jones. Nov. 15.

Doris Lessing, 94. Nobel Prize-winning, often-polarizing author of “The Golden Notebook” and other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire. Nov. 17.

Merrell Williams Jr., 72. Onetime paralegal who took on Big Tobacco as a whistleblower who leaked internal documents exposing health risks and the addictiveness of cigarettes. Nov. 18.

Diane Disney Miller, 79. Walt Disney’s daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park. Nov. 19.

Frederick Sanger, 95. British biochemist who twice won the Nobel Prize in chemistry and has been called the father of the genomic era. Nov. 19.

Joseph Paul Franklin, 63. White supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980. Nov. 20. Executed.

Sylvia Browne, 77. Psychic who made frequent appearances on programs such as “Larry King Live” and “The Montel Williams Show.” Nov. 20.

Michael Weiner, 51. Labor lawyer who took over as head of the baseball players’ union four years ago and smoothed its contentious relationship with management. Nov. 21. Brain tumor.

Fred F. Scherer, 98. Painter who created vivid dioramas of animals and birds in natural scenes for the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Nov. 25.

Jane Kean, 90. Performer who got her start in musical theater but was known as Trixie alongside Jackie Gleason on a TV revival of “The Honeymooners.” Nov. 26.

Paul Walker, 40. Star of the “Fast & Furious” movie series. Nov. 30. Car crash.

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