The Graveyard

The Lair Of Gary James

2009 – Deaths P-R

Posted by BigWords on January 1, 2010

Painting, Norman (O.B.E.) (April 24, 1924 – October 29, 2009) Times obit
Palaste, Onni (Onni Bovellan) (December 27, 1917 – July 1, 2009)
Palavecino, Sixto Doroteo (March 31, 1915 – April 24, 2009)
Palmer, Greg (May 1947 – May 8, 2009) Journalist WebsiteSeattle Times tribute
Parin, Paul (September 20, 1916 – May 18, 2009) IMDB
Parker, Barbara (January 28, 1947 – March 7, 2009) Website; Sun Sentinel obit; Washington Post obit; Penguin Group author page; Mystery Readers Inc tribute (blog); Bibliography
Parnov, Yeremey Ludovich (Еремей Иудович Парнов) (October 20, 1935 – March 18, 2009)
Parshchikov, Alexei Maximovich (Алексе́й Макси́мович Па́рщиков) (May 25, 1954 – April 3, 2009)
Paskov, Viktor Marinov (Виктор Маринов Пасков) (September 10, 1949 – April 16, 2009)
Pavić, Milorad (Милорад Павић) (October 15, 1929 – November 30, 2009)
Payne, Laurence (June 5, 1919 – February 23, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Peebler, Charles David (Jr.) (June 8, 1936 – April 18, 2009) “Got Milk?” ad creator New York Times obit; Sign On San Diego obit; Adweek obit
Penn, Irving (June 16, 1917 – October 7, 2009) Website; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Guardian obit
Penner, Mike (aka Christine Daniels) (October 10, 1957 – November 27, 2009) LA Times obit; NY Daily News obit; Huffington Post obit; NPR obit
Pepper, Sultan (1962 – October 20, 2009) Hollywood Reporter announcement; Variety obit; Ben Stiller dot Net tribute (blog)
Perenyi, Eleanor (January 4, 1918 – May 3, 2009) New York Times obit; Bibliography
Peters, Lenrie Leopold Wilfred (September 1, 1932 – May 28, 2009) Senegambia News obit; The Point tribute
Petersen, Gert Verner (August 19, 1927 – January 1, 2009) Journalist
Phillips, Eluned (October 27, 1914 – January 10, 2009) Independent obit
Piatigorsky, Alexander (Алекса́ндр Моисе́евич Пятиго́рский) (January 30, 1929 – November 25, 2009) Telegraph obit; Times obit
Picca, Luis María Aguilera (aka Luis Aguilé) (February 24, 1936 – October 10, 2009) Songwriter IMDB; ABC News announcement; CBS News obit; Latin American Herald Tribune obit; Momento24 obit; musicasfollows.com obit
Pinelli, Tullio (June 24, 1908 – March 7, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Screen Daily obit
Piquepaille, Roland (1947 – January 5, 2009) blog: Technology Trends; ZDNet tribute (blog)
Pivano, Fernanda (July 18, 1917 – August 18, 2009) Website (Italian)
Popović, Danko (1928 – August 7, 2009)
Porcel, Baltasar (Baltasar Porcel i Pujol) (March 14, 1937 – July 1, 2009)
Potupa, Alexander Sergeevich (Александр Сергеевич Потупа) (March 21, 1945 – June 1, 2009) Official Website (Russian); Personal Website
Pousseur, Henri (June 23, 1929 – March 6, 2009)
Powell, Vince (August 6, 1928 – July 13, 2009) IMDB; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Screen Online obit; Paul Burton tribute
Prabhakar, Vishnu (विष्‍णु प्रभाकर) (June 21, 1912 – April 11, 2009) The Hindu obit; Times Of India obit
Price, William Addison (April 20, 1915 – April 29, 2009) Journalist New York Times obit
Prophet, Elizabeth Clare (April 8, 1939 – October 15, 2009) Official biography; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Positive Liberty tribute; NNDB
Punchatz, Don Ivan (September 8, 1936 – October 22, 2009) Illustrator New York Times obit; Justin Shady tribute; Drawn! tribute; Larry Roibal tribute; Fanboy illustrated tribute; Kotaku tribute; lines and colors obit; bit-tech.net tribute
Purdy, James Otis (July 17, 1914 – March 13, 2009) IMDB; James Purdy Society; New York Times obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Color of Darkness (online text)
Purkhiser, Erick Lee (aka Lux Interior) (October 21, 1946 – February 4, 2009) Songwriter Website (The Cramps); LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Times obit; John Petkovic tribute (blog)

Race, Steve (O.B.E.) (April 1, 1921 – June 22, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Radziwiłł, Anna (April 20, 1939 – January 23, 2009) Historian
Rama Rau, Santha (शान्ता राम राव) (January 24, 1923 – April 21, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit
Ramage, Roger (dates unavailable) The Naked Leader tribute; Hold The Front Page tribute
Rankin, Kenny (February 10, 1940 – June 7, 2009) Songwriter Website; IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Huffington Post obit; Legacy.com obit; Rolling Stone tribute; Mack Avenue tribute
Reid, Whitelaw (July 26, 1913 – April 18, 2009) Journalist New York Times obit
Rendra, Willibrordus Surendra Broto (November 7, 1935 – August 6, 2009) IMDB; Inside Indonesia obit; Jakarta Globe obit; The Star Online obit
Rhone, Trevor Dave (March 24, 1940 – September 15, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Guardian obit; Times obit
Riahi, Mohammad-Amin (1923 – May 15, 2009)
Rickards, Richard Barrie (1938 – November 5, 2009) Times obit
Ridler, Vivian (October 2, 1913 – January 11, 2009) Publisher Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Rittakol, Bhandit (บัณฑิต ฤทธิ์ถกล) (March 21, 1951 – October 1, 2009) IMDB
Ritts, Mark (June 16, 1946 – December 7, 2009) Website; IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Variety obit; Read Junk tribute (with video)
Robertson, William Maxwell (August 28, 1915 – Noember 20, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Robertson, Nan C. (July 11, 1926 – October 13, 2009) Journalist New York Times obit
Robertson, Robert William (February 18, 1933 – July 31, 2009)
Robertson, Stanley (June 8, 1940 – August 2, 2009) Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Robertson, Stuart (1944 – September 23, 2009) CBC News obit; Montreal Gazette obit
Rodney, Lester (April 17, 1911 – December 20, 2009) Sportswriter New York Times obit; SFGate obit
Rohn, Jim (September 17, 1930 – December 5, 2009) Website; Darren Hardy tribute (blog)
Rondthaler, Edward (June 9, 1905 – August 19, 2009) Typographist New York Times obit; MyFonts bio
Ronne, Edith (October 14, 1919 – June 14, 2009) Website; LA Times obit; Washington Post obit; From Heels To Mukluks (online text)
Rosemont, Franklin (October 2, 1943 – April 12, 2009) Silliman’s Blog (tribute); Reading The Maps tribute (blog)
Rosen, Joe (December 25, 1920 – October 12, 2009) Comic-book letterer The Comics Reporter obit; Todd Klein tribute
Ross, Michael (Isidore Rovinsky) (August 4, 1919 – May 26, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit
Rota, Anthony Beltram (February 24, 1932 – December 13, 2009) Antiquarian bookseller & friend of authors Independent obit
Rowe, Alick (1940s – October 30, 2009) IMDB; Hereford Times obit; Diversity obit
Rowley, Laurence Peter (July 30, 1941 – August 16, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Chortle tribute
Rózsa-Flores, Eduardo (March 31, 1960 – April 16, 2009) Website
Rúfus, Milan (December 10, 1928 – January 11, 2009)
Russell, George (June 23, 1923 – July 27, 2009) Guardian obit; All About Jazz tribute
Ryan, John (John Gerald Chsristopher) (March 4, 1921 – July 22, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; BBC News obit; Lambiek page
Rybiński, Maciej (March 5, 1945 – October 22, 2009) Journalist
Ryton, Royce Thomas Carlisle (September 16, 1924 – April 14, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; The Stage obit

Any addictions, corrections and links to original sources appreciated. There are conflicting resources available for some of those listed here, and it has been a struggle to cut through to the facts. I’ll ask you to keep all comments relevant, and – if possible – supply more information to complete the list.

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