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IN MEMORIAM: Peter Matthiessen

Peter Matthiessen, Lyrical Writer and Naturalist, Is Dead at 86 By Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times Peter Matthiessen, a roving author and naturalist whose impassioned nonfiction explored the remote endangered wilds of the world and whose prizewinning fiction often placed his mysterious protagonists in the heart of them, died on Saturday [March 29, 2014] at his home in Sagaponack, N.Y. He …

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IN MEMORIAM: Arthur Anthony Chaves

Arthur Anthony Chaves, 84, of Avon, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving family by his side on April 3, 2014. He was born in Hartford, October 12, 1929, the son of Georgiana and Frank Chaves. Arthur is survived by his loving wife Joan (Guida) Chaves of 61 years and his five children; daughters Carol Chaves and her …

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IN MEMORIAM: James W.B. Benkard

James Benkard

James W.B. Benkard, a senior litigator with Davis, Polk & Wardwell who devoted himself to pro bono death penalty and criminal defense work as well as to leading and invariably improving an extraordinary number of civic and social organizations, died on April 1, 2014.  In addition to his distinguished litigation career, Mr. Benkard served as a leader of the Environmental …

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