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Those Who Have Left Us in 2003
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JUNE
Sunday, 1 June
Johnny Hopp, major-league baseball player (St. Louis Cardinals), 86.

Monday, 2 June
Freddie Blassie, pro wrestler, of heart failure, 85.
Richard Cusack, actor ("My Bodyguard"), of pancreatic cancer, 77. He was
the father of actors John and Joan Cusak.

Tuesday, 3 June
George D. McCarthy, political figure (D-Montana), 80.
Felix de Weldon, sculptor (Iwo Jima Marines statue), 96.

Wednesday, 4 June
Jack Jacob Goodman, newspaper columnist (Salt Lake Tribune), 89.

Thursday, 5 June
Manuel Rosenthal, French conductor, 98.

Friday, 6 June
Dave Rowberry, keyboardist (The Animals), possibly from heart problems, 62.

Sunday, 8 June
Hector Cabrera, Venezuelan singer, of cancer, 71.
Tom Gettys, U.S. Congressman (D-SC, 1965-75), 90.
Trevor Goddard, actor (Lt. Cmdr. Michael Brumby on "JAG"), from a drug overdose (suicide), 37.
Larry LaMotte, CNN news correspondent, accidental drowning,  60.

Monday, 9 June
Art Cooper, GQ magazine editor, after a stroke, 65.

Tuesday, 10 June
Scott Jernigan, rock drummer (Karp), in a boating accident, 28.
Donald T. Regan, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (Reagan admin.), of cancer,84.
Bernard Williams, British philsopher, cause not reported, 73.

Wednesday, 11 June
David Brinkley, newscaster, of complications from a fall, 82.
David Towell, U.S. Congressman (R-NV, 1973-75), from an illness, 66.
William Marshall, actor ("Blacula"), of Alzheimer's disease, 78.

Thursday, 12 June
Thomas Oliver Marshall Jr., judge (Georgia Supreme Court), after complications from surgery, 82.
Gregory Peck, actor ("To Kill a Mockingbird"), 87.
Sam Schulman, NBA basketball team owner (Seattle Supersonics), of complications from a blood disease, 93.
Shirley Witherspoon, jazz singer, of heart failure, 61.

Friday, 13 June
Robert A. Good, bone marrow surgeon, 81.
Tony Roma, restaurateur (Tony Roma's), of lung cancer, 78.
Harold Ashby, jazz saxophonist, following a heart attack, 78.

Saturday, 14 June
Pete Wysocki, NFL football player (Washington Redskins), of cancer, 55.

Sunday, 15 June
Hume Cronyn, actor ("Cocoon"), of cancer, 91.
Elsa Kopp, frozen custard maker (Kopp's Frozen Custard), 92.
Gordon Mills, journalist (Vermont), 81.
Esmond Patterson, religious broadcaster (Atlanta), of pneumonia, 75.
Philip Stone, actor ("The Shining"), of cancer, 79.

Monday, 16 June
Asa Baber, columnist ("Playboy"), of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, age 66.

Wednesday, 18 June
Larry Doby, major-league baseball player for the Cleveland Indians, of cancer, 79.

Thursday, 19 June
W. E. "Smiley" Adams, racehorse trainer (Master Derby), cause not reported, 69.
Laura Sadler, British actress, of complications from a fall, 22.

Friday, 20 June
Raymond Serra, actor (typically portrayed mobsters and goons), cause not reported, 71.
Bob Stump, U.S. Congressman (R-AZ, 1977-2002), from a blood disorder, 76.
Fielder Cook, screenwriter ("The Homecoming"), after a stroke, 80.

Saturday, 21 June
George Axelrod, playwright ("The Seven Year Itch"), of heart failure, 81.
Roger Neilson, NHL hockey coach, of bone and skin cancer, 69.
Richard A. Gump Sr., attorney (Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld), 85.
Leon Uris, author/screenwriter ("Exodus"), of heart and kidney failure, 78.


Sunday, 22 June
Leonard Koppett, baseball writer ("The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball"), ofa heart attack, 79.
Mort Viner, Hollywood agent, of a heart attack, 72.

Monday, 23 June
Charles O. "Chuck" Carroll, college football player (University ofWashington), 96.
Maynard Jackson Jr., mayor of Atlanta (1973-81, 1989-93), after a collapse,65.
Max Manning, professional baseball player (Negro Leagues), 84.
Vic Taylor, reggae singer ("Heartaches"), of cardiac arrest, 56.

Tuesday, 24 June
Alex Gordon, film producer ("The She-Creature"), of cancer, 80.

Wednesday, 25 June
Lester Maddox, governor of Georgia (1967-71), of complications from a fall,87.
Austin Knowlton, NFL football executive (Cincinnati Bengals), 93.
Terry Parks, aka "Larry", cartoonist ("Punch"), cause not reported, 75.

Thursday, 26 June
David Newman, screenwriter ("Superman"), from complications of a stroke, 66.
Denis Thatcher, husband of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, 88.
Strom Thurmond, U.S. Senator (R-SC, 1954-2003), 100.

Friday, 27 June
John Stokes, British Member of Parliament (Cons., 1970-92), 85.
Floyd Fithian, U.S. Congressman (D-IN, 1975-83), cause not reported, 76.
Gay Lane, NFL football referee, cause not reported, 60.

Saturday, 28 June
Kevin Belcher, NFL football player (New York Giants), cause not reported, 42.
George E. Shipley, U.S. Congressman (D-FL, 1958-79), of lung cancer, 76.

Sunday, 29 June
Rod Amateau, film & TV director ("The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis"), from acerebral hemorrhage, 79.
Mario "Yo-Yo" Giannelli, NFL football player for the Philadelphia Eagles, 82.
Katharine Hepburn, actress ("On Golden Pond"), 96.

Monday, 30 June
Buddy Hackett, actor ("The Love Bug"), cause not reported, 78.
Joseph C. "Duke" Marhefka, NFL football player (Pottsville Maroons), 101.
Robert McCloskey, childrens' author ("Make Way for Ducklings"), after a longillness, 88.