Open main menu

Contents
← November December January →

The following is a list of notable deaths in December 2002.

Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

  • Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

December 2002Edit

1Edit

2Edit

3Edit

4Edit

5Edit

6Edit

7Edit

8Edit

9Edit

10Edit

11Edit

12Edit

13Edit

14Edit

15Edit

16Edit

  • Bill Hunter, 82, Canadian ice hockey player, general manager and coach, cancer.
  • Rolston James, 26, Trinidadian international football player, homicide.
  • Don Vesco, 63, American businessperson and motorcycle racer, prostate cancer.

17Edit

18Edit

19Edit

20Edit

21Edit

22Edit

23Edit

24Edit

25Edit

26Edit

27Edit

28Edit

29Edit

30Edit

31Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Edward L. Beach; Naval Captain, Author of 'Run Silent, Run Deep'". Los Angeles Times. December 2, 2002. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Omar Blebel, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-03-16.
  3. ^ Tien, Ping King. "C. Chapin Cutler 1914–2002" (PDF). National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  4. ^ Harry Dick, Sports-Reference / Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  5. ^ Armour, Mark. "Dave McNally". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  6. ^ "ANDREWS, Elizabeth Bullock, (1911 - 2002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  7. ^ "Sanford Atwood, 89; Head of Emory Backed 'God Is Dead' Professor". Los Angeles Times. December 10, 2002. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  8. ^ "Barney Berlinger". Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  9. ^ Honan, William H. (December 9, 2002). "Aileen Fisher, 96, Prolific Author of Children's Books". The New York Times. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  10. ^ LeMoine, Bob. "Jug Thesenga". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ben Wade". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Mal Waldron, 77; Pianist Played With Many Jazz Greats". Los Angeles Times. December 4, 2002. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  13. ^ McLauchlan, K.A. (December 1, 2004). "David Hardy Whiffen". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  14. ^ "Ex-W.Va. Police Chemist Fred Zain Dies". AP News. December 3, 2002. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  15. ^ Springer, Steve (December 11, 2002). "Chuck Davey, 77; Boxer With Clean-Cut Image Was Brief Sensation on Early TV". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  16. ^ Carter, Bill (December 6, 2002). "Roone Arledge, 71, a Force In TV Sports and News, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  17. ^ "Bob Berg, 51; Saxophonist in Davis' Jazz Fusion Band". Los Angeles Times. December 9, 2002. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  18. ^ "Prosper Boulanger, M.P." Parliament of Canada. Retrieved March 17, 2019.
  19. ^ Turnill, Reginald (December 20, 2002). "Ann Welch: Pioneering woman pilot who devoted her life to gliding sports". The Guardian. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  20. ^ Jerzy Adamski, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-03-09.
  21. ^ "Clarence Beers". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  22. ^ Lewis, Daniel (December 8, 2002). "Philip Berrigan, Former Priest and Peace Advocate in the Vietnam War Era, Dies at 79". The New York Times. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  23. ^ "Russell Blattner". Bio-Medicine.org. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  24. ^ Pearson, Richard (December 22, 2002). "R. Orin Cornett Dies". The Washington Post. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  25. ^ "DELLENBACK, John Richard, (1918 - 2002)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  26. ^ Wilmer, Val (January 2, 2003). "Clare Deniz". The Guardian. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  27. ^ "A huge influence on the visual arts". The Irish Times. December 14, 2002. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  28. ^ "Shigeru Chiba". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  29. ^ Nowlin, Bill. "Johnny Lazor". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  30. ^ "Warwick Charlton". The Telegraph, London. December 23, 2002. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  31. ^ Les Costello, Sports-Reference / Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-04-03.
  32. ^ "Earl Henry". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  33. ^ "Mike Kosman". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  34. ^ "Homer Spragins". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  35. ^ McLellan, Dennis (December 20, 2002). "Dolly Dawn, 86; Popular Big-Band Singer in '30, '40s". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  36. ^ Muzaffer Demirhan, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-04-05.
  37. ^ "Bob Loane". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  38. ^ Woo, Elaine (December 14, 2002). "Dee Brown, 94; 'Wounded Knee' Author Altered Perceptions of Frontier History". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  39. ^ Srikameswaran, Anita (December 21, 2002). "Obituary: Dr. Nancy Caroline / A leader in preparing nonphysicians to provide emergency medical care". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  40. ^ Rourke, Mary (December 14, 2002). "Brad Dexter, 85; Sinatra Pal Often Played Villains". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
  41. ^ "Maria Bjornson, 53; Designed Sets, Costumes for 'Phantom of Opera'". Los Angeles Times. December 18, 2002. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  42. ^ St. John, Kelly (December 22, 2002). "STELLA BROOKS 1910-2002 / Mercurial jazz singer of 1940s dies / Brooks moved in celebrity circles before retiring to S.F. studio". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  43. ^ "Ronald Butt". The Telegraph, London. December 18, 2002. Retrieved March 19, 2019.
  44. ^ Keepnews, Peter (December 17, 2002). "Zal Yanovsky, 57, Guitarist With Lovin' Spoonful in 60's". The New York Times. Retrieved April 22, 2019.
  45. ^ Lucien Zins. Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-04-21.
  46. ^ Riechers, Carl. "Hank Arft". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  47. ^ "Ray Wietecha". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  48. ^ Kozinn, Allan (December 17, 2002). "John Crosby, 76, Dies; Started Santa Fe Opera". The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  49. ^ "Charles E. Fraser, 73; Influential Developer of Hilton Head Island". Los Angeles Times. December 23, 2002. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  50. ^ Finkel, Jan. "Dick Stuart". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  51. ^ "Colin Clark". The Telegraph, London. December 19, 2002. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  52. ^ Saxon, Wolfgang (December 21, 2002). "John A. Davis, 90, Advocate In Major Civil Rights Cases". The New York Times. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  53. ^ Mahmoud Fayad, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-04-16.
  54. ^ "Saul Amarel, 74; Scientist Pioneered Artificial Intelligence". Los Angeles Times. December 22, 2002. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  55. ^ "Earl Audet". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  56. ^ Kelley, Tina (December 19, 2002). "Wayne Owens, Ex-Congressman, Is Found Dead". The New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  57. ^ Costello, Rory. "Claude Crocker". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  58. ^ "Bob Rinker". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  59. ^ Gaydos, Steven (January 15, 2003). "Roger Webb: British film and TV composer". Variety. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  60. ^ Stafford, Eoghan W. (January 6, 2003). "Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist Dies at 95". The Harvard Crimson. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  61. ^ Hedley, Philip (January 8, 2003). "Joanne Campbell". The Guardian. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  62. ^ Santora, Marc (December 23, 2002). "Sonny Carson, 66, Figure in 60's Battle for Schools, Dies". The New York Times. Retrieved March 21, 2019.
  63. ^ Jeu van Bun, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  64. ^ Axford, W. Ian; Quest, Kevin B.; Rickett, Barnaby J.; Coles, William A. "In Memoriam: Jules Andrew Fejer". The University of California. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  65. ^ Koch, Ed; Odierna, Judy (December 23, 2002). "Gaming pioneer Bennett dies". The Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  66. ^ Roper, Michael (January 24, 2003). "Professor Ian Craib". The Independent, London. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  67. ^ Oliver, Myrna (December 27, 2002). "Susan F. Marx, 94; Widow of Comedian Harpo Marx". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  68. ^ Kirkup, James (December 27, 2002). "Gabrielle Wittkop: Free-thinking writer of scabrous wit". The Independent. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  69. ^ Ponsonby, Robert (January 1, 2003). "Anthony Besch". The Guardian. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
  70. ^ "George Bullard". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  71. ^ Stuart-Smith, Stephen (December 26, 2002). "Alan Clodd". The Independent, London. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  72. ^ Goldstein, Richard (January 13, 2003). "Ward Cuff, 90, Ex-Giants Back Who Was an All-Pro in the 40's". The New York Times. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  73. ^ McLellan, Dennis (December 31, 2002). "Mohammed al-Fassi, 50; Sheik Known for Garish Estate, High-Stakes Divorce". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  74. ^ Barker, Dennis (December 27, 2002). "James Ferman". The Guardian. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  75. ^ "Erroll Fraser". Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  76. ^ "Arch Wilder". Sports Reference / Hockey-Reference.com. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  77. ^ Martin, Douglas (January 13, 2003). "Gabriel A. Almond, 91, Political Scientist". The New York Times. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
  78. ^ McLellan, Dennis (December 28, 2002). "William Orr, 85; Had Hit TV Shows in 1950s, '60s for Warner Bros". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  79. ^ "Davina Whitehouse dies at 90". The Telegraph. December 25, 2002. Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  80. ^ "Brigadier General Paul P. Douglas Jr". United States Air Force. Retrieved April 6, 2019.
  81. ^ Omoth, Gregg. "Frank Reiber". Society for American Baseball Research. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  82. ^ Pace, Eric (December 31, 2002). "Armand Zildjian, 81, Head Of Family of Cymbal Makers". The New York Times. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  83. ^ "Bill Chipley". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  84. ^ Van Gelder, Lawrence (December 28, 2002). "George Roy Hill, Director Of 'The Sting,' Dies at 81". The New York Times. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  85. ^ "Vladimir Chuyan". Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  86. ^ "Meri Wilson: 'Telephone Man' singer". Variety. January 2, 2003. Retrieved May 2, 2019.
  87. ^ "Al Babartsky". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
  88. ^ Billy Brown, Sports-Reference / Olympic Sports. Retrieved 2019-03-18.
  89. ^ Barker, Nicolas (January 4, 2003). "John Dreyfus". The Independent, London. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  90. ^ "Foster Watkins". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  91. ^ Woo, Elaine (January 4, 2003). "Mary Brian". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 18, 2019.
  92. ^ Bach, Deborah (December 30, 2002). "Retired jurist Durham had distinguished career". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  93. ^ Benton, Gregor (April 21, 2003). "Wang Fanxi: Chinese Trotskyist influential among students in Britain". The Guardian. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  94. ^ Wright, Daphne (January 1, 2003). "Mary Wesley". The Guardian. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  95. ^ "D.J. Enright: British poet". Encyclopædia Britannica. Retrieved April 9, 2019.