Posts Tagged Obituaries

Versatile 49ers player Gordon Soltau dies at 89

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Gordon Soltau, a wide receiver and kicker who played nine NFL seasons with San Francisco, has died. He was 89.

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Former Detroit pitcher Robinson dies at age 52

DETROIT (AP) — Jeff Robinson, who helped the Detroit Tigers to an AL East championship as a rookie in 1987 and went on to pitch in the major leagues through 1992, has died. He was 52.

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Former Raider lineman Mo Collins dead at 38

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The West Charlotte high school athletic director says former Oakland Raiders offensive lineman and the school’s football coach Mo Collins died Sunday. He was 38.

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Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

FILE  - This May 31, 2014 file photo shows St. Louis Cardinals' Oscar Taveras smiling after the Cardinals' 2-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in St. Louis. Authorities say, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, Taveras has died in a car accident in the Dominican Republic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, file)

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said Monday he was stunned by the death of 22-year-old outfielder Oscar Taveras in a car accident and his players were struggling with deep anguish after losing a young teammate.

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‘Welcome Back, Kotter’ star Marcia Strassman dies

This photo provided by Julie Strassman, shows her sister actress Marcia Strassman. The actress who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970's sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died at age 66. Strassman’s sister, Julie, said the actress died at her Sherman Oaks, Calif., home on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, after a long battle against breast cancer. (AP Photo/Courtesy Strassman Family, Randi St. Nicholas)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marcia Strassman, who played Gabe Kaplan’s wife, Julie, on the 1970s sitcom “Welcome Back, Kotter,” has died. She was 66.

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