Brooklyn Obituaries

Brooklyn Obituaries

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  • 19 hrs ago | via CNN 

    Find out what famous people willed to their families

    More than 170 million pages of wills and estate documents are now available on Ancestry.com, which means you can find how some famous people dispensed with their earthly property. Paul Revere, for example, left $500 to each of his grandchildren except one -- who received just $1.

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  • Thursday | via Cleveland.com 

    Producer Cameron Mackintosh joins friends and collea...

    On Aug. 29, after learning that their friend and classmate, Broadway phenom Kyle Jean-Baptiste, had died in an accidental fall from a Brooklyn, New York fire escape, the 10 young artists he'd graduated with just months before reached out to Baldwin Wallace University, asking how they could launch a scholarship in his name. At the same time, the Mackintosh Foundation, the London-based philanthropic group created by legendary producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh, contacted the school in Berea with "the same idea beautiful idea," say BW officials - to establish an enduring legacy to honor the rising star.

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  • Wednesday | via The Baltimore Sun 

    Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka in a wheelchair, hooked to fe...

    Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is being charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino at an Allentown area motel. Wrestling legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is being charged with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the 1983 death of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino at an Allentown area motel.

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  • Wednesday Sep 2 | via The Westport Daily Voice 

    Joyce Clarke, 103, Westport Resident, Public Relatio...

    Clarke was born in Liverpool, England, on Feb. 11, 1912, to Katie and John Clarke, a merchant ship captain and member of the Royal Navy Reserve. She was raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., attended New Utrecht High School and earned a degree from Brooklyn College in 1932.

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  • Wednesday Sep 2 | via NorthJersey.com 

    Joseph A. LeMay dies at 82

    Born May 10, 1933 in Brooklyn, N.Y., he grew up in Brooklyn and later Paterson. Joseph was a veteran of the United States Navy, which he proudly served for 4 years after graduating from Bishop Loughlin High School.

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  • Wednesday Sep 2 | via The Medina Gazette 

    Tharon Nadine Blankenship

    Tharon Nadine Blankenship passed away Sunday, August 16, 2015, at the Hospice of Medina County facility. She was 88. Her daughter was by her side.

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  • Tuesday Sep 1 | via My Rye 

    Honorable Peter Lane, Rye City Judge, Dies at 76

    Peter Lane, a long-time Rye resident who served as Rye City Court Judge, died on August 29, 2015. He was 76. Peter was born on March 17, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to William Lane, an educator and school principal, and Helen Lane, a teacher.

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  • Tuesday Sep 1 | via DNAInfo.com 

    Broadway Star Who Died in Fall Remembered at Central...

    A budding Broadway star who fell to his death off a Brooklyn fire escape on Saturday was remembered by friends and family who gathered by Central Park's Bethesda Fountain Monday. Nearly 100 mourners who had been touched by Kyle Jean-Baptiste's passion came out to support one another, passed out sunflowers and roses and sang a chorus of "Do You Hear the People Sing" from "Les Misrables."

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  • Tuesday Sep 1 | via Billboard 

    'Les Miserables' Actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste Mourned...

    Dozens of friends, colleagues and former classmates of a rising Broadway actor who had already made history at just 21 years old gathered in Central Park on Monday to mourn his accidental death. Clutching flowers at Bethesda Fountain, the tearful group honored Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to play the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables on Broadway.

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  • Monday Aug 31 | via Cleveland.com 

    Hundreds gather at fountain in New York to remember ...

    Friends, cast mates and onlookers at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park to honor actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who died after falling from a fire escape in New York. Friends, cast mates and onlookers gather Monday at Bethesda Fountain in New York's Central Park to honor actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste, who died after falling from a fire escape.

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  • Monday Aug 31 | via Albany Times Union 

    Memorial held in New York for Broadway actor who die...

    Brandyn Day, center, talks about his best friend during a memorial gathering for Kyle Jean-Baptiste, Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, at Bethesda fountain in New York's Central Park. Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" on Broadway, died after falling from a fire escape over the weekend, according to a show spokesman.

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  • Monday Aug 31 | via Playbill 

    Broadway Community Gathers for Tearful Farewell to K...

    Almost 200 people gathered around the Bethesda Fountain in New York's Central Park Aug. 31 to lay flowers, sing, and honor the life of Kyle Jean-Baptiste , the youngest and first African American performer to play Jean Valjean on a Broadway stage. Baptiste died tragically Aug. 29 after falling from a Brooklyn fire escape.

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  • Monday Aug 31 | via Newsday 

    Young actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste remembered in service...

    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the first African-American and youngest person to ever play the role of Jean Valjean in "Les Miserables" on Broadway died Aug. 28, 2015 after falling from a fire escape, according to a show spokesman. He was 21. Newsday's obituary for Kyle Jean-Baptiste Photo Credit: The Publicity Office, 2015 Friends and fans of the young Broadway actor and "Les Miserables" star who died over the weekend in Brooklyn gathered in his honor Monday afternoon at Central Park's Bethesda Fountain.

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  • Monday Aug 31 | via Guide To Retirement LIving 

    Forever Dancing

    When family and friends reflect on Ava Marie Kennedy's life, one word comes to mind: dance. "She loved dancing," said her daughter, Lynne Kennedy.

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  • Sunday Aug 30 | via Cleveland.com 

    Baldwin Wallace University to hold vigil for Broadwa...

    Students, faculty and friends of Baldwin Wallace University will gather Sunday night to mourn the untimely death and celebrate the life of BW grad and Broadway talent Kyle Jean-Baptiste. Jean-Baptiste, who made history in July as the first African-American actor to take the Broadway stage as Jean Valjean in the mega hit "Les MisA rables," died early Saturday morning after falling from a fourth-floor fire escape at his mother's home in Brooklyn, New York.

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  • Saturday Aug 29 | via Patch.com 

    Kyle Jean-Baptiste, 21-Year-Old Broadway Star, Dies ...

    Jean-Baptiste, from Bed-Stuy, was the youngest actor to play Les Miserables' Jean Valjean on Broadway - and the first black actor to do so. Brooklyn resident and Broadway actor Kyle Jean-Baptiste died on Friday night when he fell off his mother's fire escape, according to a report on BroadwayWorld.com.

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  • Thursday Aug 27 | via Patch.com 

    12 Urban Planting Tips From a Gardener on the Greene...

    Outside the stunning old Bed-Stuy brownstone she bought 19 years ago on Bainbridge Street - back when the Notorious B.I.G. still roamed the neighborhood, and crime was at its peak - a weeping cedar dips its tentacles into a sea of flower pots. In a vase on her dining-room table, a bouquet of lilies, a gift from her "sweetheart," fills the room with fragrance.

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  • Wednesday Aug 26 | via Sedona Red Rock News 

    Susan Gwen Salit

    Susan Gwen SalitSept. 4, 1942 - Aug. 19, 2015 Susan Gwen Salit, 72, of Sedona, died Aug. 19 in Cottonwood.Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was a resident of Sedona for 15 years.She is survived by her husband, Murray Salit of Sedona; sons David [Amy Liebesman] Abramson of Larchmont, N.Y. and Joshua [Janice Young] Salit of White Plains, N.Y.; ... (more)

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  • Monday Aug 24 | via Los Angeles Times 

    Al Sharpton, still polarizing but no longer a politi...

    The Rev. Al Sharpton speaks at a rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., on July 18 commemorating the one-year anniversary of the death of Eric Garner.

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  • Saturday Aug 22 | via The Star Press 

    Susie A. Clark

    Susie A. Clark, 82, of Bonita Springs, FL passed away peacefully on Monday, August 17, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Susie was born January 26, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY a daughter of the late Jacob and Laura Bonshire.

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