Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Darrell Hugh Winfield * One of the last of the Marlboro Men has died in Wyoming. Mr. Winfield was 85. He died Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) at his home in Riverton, Davis Funeral Home said.

The Marlboro Man was a macho cowboy whose image in advertising from the 1950s to the late 1990s made filtered cigarettes more appealing to men. Previously Marlboros were marketed to women.

Mr. Winfield's rugged good looks made him the face of Marlboro cigarettes in magazine and television ads from the late 1960s to the late 1980s.

Vernon B. Mountcastle * The first person to understand and describe how the cells in the higher regions of the brain are organized, and who was once dubbed "the Jacques Cousteau of the cortex," died Sunday (Jan. 11, 2015) at his home in Baltimore. He was 96.

A neurosurgeon by training, Dr. Mountcastle switched to physiology research shortly after serving in World War II and spent his entire career at Johns Hopkins University, which announced the death. The cause was complications from the flu, according to the university.

Walter Berns * The political scientist and philosopher, who rebuked liberalism with an impassioned conservative view of American democracy, constitutional government and patriotism, died Saturday (Jan. 10, 2015) at his home in Bethesda, Md. He was 95.

The cause was pulmonary failure, said his wife, Irene L. Berns.

Mr. Berns was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, the conservative think tank in Washington, and a former professor at Georgetown University. In 2005, President George W. Bush awarded him the National Humanities Medal.

William Phillips * The high-ranking member of the Philadelphia radical group MOVE, who was serving a decades-long sentence for killing a police officer in 1978, has died in prison, corrections officials said.

Mr. Phillips, known as Phil Africa, was 63. He died of natural causes Saturday (Jan. …

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