Mary Foster, 68: Veteran Associated Press reporter who wrote about everything from New Orleans’ love affair with food, Mardi Gras and Saints football to Hurricane Katrina. Died Monday in New Orleans from complications of cancer.
Henry Champ, 75: Grew up on the Canadian prairie and became a distinguished broadcast journalist covering the Vietnam War and Washington and European politics, and whose interview with a fugitive terrorist sparked debate about the role of a free press. Died Sunday in Washington, D.C., of cancer.
Josephine Jimenez, 100: Los Angeles educator who broke through a glass ceiling to run a high school and become a leader and supervisor of principals. Died Sept. 15 of complications related to old age.
Joni Gordon, 75: Art world novice who bought a failing Melrose Avenue gallery, Newspace, 37 years ago and turned it into an incubator for Los Angeles’ contemporary art scene. Died Sept. 11 in Bend after a massive brain hemorrhage.
Mario Armond Zamparelli, 91: Artist who created logos, images and posters for reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes’ many companies. Died Sept. 8 in California of heart failure.