Saturday, 1 September 2012

This Week's Interesting Obits

Neil Armstrong,  of course.  Use the label to see my entries and links to the obits.

Sydney Knowles (d. 31 Jul 2012), the diving partner of Cdr Lionel 'Buster' Crabb, whose disappearance in 1956 during a covert mission to examine a Russian warship carrying Nikita Khrushchev remains shrouded in mystery.

Jerry Nelson (d. 23 Aug 2012), muppeteer.
Daily Telegraph 27 Aug 2012
Independent 30 Aug 2012

Tony North (d. 7 Jun 2012), V&A arms and armour expert .

Ron Stephens, the last surviving crew-member of HMS Tarana, a vessel used during WWII for MI9 operations.
Guardian 28 August 2012


Professor Gerard Turner (d.19 Jul 2012), an authority on the history of the microscope and other scientific instruments.

And should we mention the man who, wanting to fake Bigfoot sightings, put on a camouflage suit and stood in the middle of the road?  Yes, I think we shall.   'He probably would not have been very easy to see at all,' said Trooper Jim Schneider of the Montana Highway Patrol.

One for the Darwin Awards, I'm sure.

Not yet obituarised, but 'the Welsh Rosa Parks' died recently.  If nothing turns up next week, I'll blog.

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