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Alice Erickson (left) chatted with Diana O'Hara of Framingham inside the dining hall at Sandy Island Family Camp on Lake Winnipesaukee in 2013.

Alice Erickson, a summer camper at Lake Winnipesaukee for eight decades, dies at 96

Beginning in 1934 when she was 9, Mrs. Erickson attended Sandy Island camp in New Hampshire until 2019, when she was 94.

Earl Old Person, chief of the Blackfeet Nation, in 1998.

Blackfeet Tribal Chief Earl Old Person dies of cancer at 92

Elected to the Blackfeet Tribal Business Council in 1954, Earl Old Person served for over 60 years. He was chairman of the business council for over 50 years, the tribe said, making him the longest serving elected tribal official in the country.

A surfer holds a board at the Orofara surfing spot near Mahina, on April 30, 2020.

Tom Morey, inventor of wave-riding Boogie Board, dies at 86

One of Southern California's finest surfers of the 1950s and early '60s and, at the same time, a working jazz musician and an aeronautical engineer, nothing Tom Morey did made as big a splash as the 3 1/2-foot board he carved from a piece of foam in 1971.

Andrea Martin, R&B songwriter, dies at 49

A songwriter behind a string of R&B hits, including Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life” and Toni Braxton’s “I Love Me Some Him,” Andrea Martin was also a talented vocalist, initially finding work as a backup singer before signing a contract as a solo artist.

In this Jan. 14, 2009, file photo, civil rights leader and political activist Timuel Black spoke in his Chicago apartment.

Civil rights activist, historian Timuel Black dies at 102

Civil rights activist, retired Chicago professor, and historian Timuel Black has died. He was considered an authority on the migration of southern Blacks to the northern cities.

Mr. Demarco was hoisted by trainer Sammy Fuller following his unanimous 10-round decision over Vince Martinez at Fenway Park in 1956.

Tony DeMarco, who won the welterweight boxing title in 1955, dies at 89

Another of Mr. DeMarco's fights, with Carmen Basilio, was considered one of the all-time best bouts.

Mr. Moloney was one of the founders of the Chieftains

Paddy Moloney, Irish piper who led the Chieftains, dies at 83

The playful but disciplined frontman and bagpiper Paddy Moloney, of the Chieftains, a band that was at the forefront of the worldwide revival of traditional Irish music played with traditional instruments, died on Monday in Dublin. He was 83.

In this undated photo provided by the Sydney Jewish Museum, Holocaust survivor Eddie Jaku poses for a photograph in Sydney, Australia. Jaku, who last year published his best-selling memoir, “The Happiest Man on Earth,” has died in Sydney, a Jewish community leader said. He was 101.

Holocaust survivor-author Eddie Jaku dies in Sydney aged 101

“Eddie Jaku was a beacon of light and hope for not only our community, but the world,” New South Wales state Jewish Board of Deputies chief executive officer Darren Bark said in a statement.