Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Deaths Elsewhere

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Floyd Carter Sr. * The Tuskegee Airman, who was awarded a Congressional Gold Medal, died March 8, 2018, at age 95, according to the New York Police Department.

In addition to his service with the fabled Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, Mr. Carter spent 27 years with the NYPD, where his duties included guarding visiting heads of state, including Cuban leader Fidel Castro and Soviet head Nikita Khrushchev, the Daily News reported.

David S. Wyman * The leading scholar of the U.S. response to the Holocaust, whose "The Abandonment of the Jews" was a provocative, best-selling critique of everyone from religious leaders to President Franklin Roosevelt, died Wednesday (March 14, 2018) at age 89.

The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies announced that Mr. Wyman died at his home in Amherst, Mass., after a lengthy illness. Mr. Wyman was a professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Kate Wilhelm * The award-winning science fiction writer has died at 89. Her son Richard Wilhelm said in a Facebook post that his mother died March 8, 2018, in Eugene, Ore., after a brief illness.

Ms. Wilhelm wrote more than 60 works in science fiction, fantasy and mystery, including the Hugo Award-winning novel "Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang." Ms. Wilhelm was also known for writer workshops she established with her late husband, Damon Knight. Ms. Wilhelm and Knight are both members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Bernard Victor 'Lefty' Kreh * The famed fisherman, who reeled in 126 species of fish and new generations of fishing enthusiasts, died in his sleep of congestive heart failure on Wednesday (March 14, 2018). He was 93.

A member of three fishing halls of fame, Mr. Kreh cast his line on every populated continent, fishing alongside presidents, Ernest Hemingway, Fidel Castro and greats of other sports.

In addition to writing 32 books and columns for The Miami Herald and The Baltimore Sun, he designed a fly celebrated on a U. …

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