The Graveyard

The Lair Of Gary James

2009 – Deaths S

Posted by BigWords on January 1, 2010

Safire, William Lewis (December 17, 1929 – September 27, 2009) IMDB; LA Times tribute; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; New York Times biography; Economist obit; Times obit; Language Log tribute
Sahabi, Mehdi (1943 – November 9, 2009) Translator Payvand Iran News obit; Press TV obit; Tehran Times obit
Sales, Soupy (Milton Supman) (January 8, 1926 – October 22, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; NY Daily News tribute; Independent obit; Telegraph obit
Saltzman, Philip (1928 – August 14, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; Ed Robertson tribute (blog); Classic TV History tribute (blog)
Samuelson, Paul Anthony (May 15, 1915 – December 13, 2009) New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; MIT News obit
Sanderson, Martyn (February 24, 1938 – October 14, 2009) IMDB; Hawkes Bay obit; NZ Herald obit; NZ On Screen biography
Sankrityayan, Kamala (कमला सांकृत्यायन) (August 15, 1920 – October 25, 2009) Darjeeling Times obit
Sardana, Sharat (August 20, 1968 – January 27, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit; Asians In Media tribute
Saville, John (John Stamatopoulos) (April 2, 1916 – June 13, 2009) Guardian obit; Organized Rage tribute (blog)
Savona, Virgilio (January 1, 1920 – August 27, 2009) IMDB
Saylors, Scott (July 28, 1947 – March 7, 2009) AW username: Popeyesays; published as Erica Steele; Blog: Making It Up as You Go – The art of fiction
Schaub, Mary Hunter (1943 – September 25, 2009) Locus obit; SFWA notification
Schevill, James (June 10, 1920 – January 30, 2009) SFGate obit
Schillebeeckx, Edward (Edward Cornelis Florentius Alfonsus Schillebeeckx) (November 12, 1914 – December 23, 2009) Edward Schillebeeckx Foundation
Schneer, Charles H. (May 5, 1920 – January 21, 2009) IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Cinemafantastique obit; Variety obit
Schroeder, Aaron (September 7, 1926 – December 2, 2009) Songwriter IMDB; New York Times obit; Times obit; UPI obit
Schroth, Thomas Nolan (December 21, 1920 – July 23, 2009) Journalist Boston Globe obit; New York Times obit
Schulberg, Seymour Wilson (March 27, 1914 – August 5, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; Hollywood Reporter obit; Telegraph obit
Schur, Sylvia (June 27, 1917 – September 8, 2009) Boston Globe obit; New York Times obit
Schwartz, Jacob T. (January 9, 1930 – March 2, 2009) Website (tribute); New York Times obit; David Levin tribute (blog)
Scott, Bob (May 11, 1938 – March 26, 2009) Guardian obit; Times obit
Scott-James, Anne Eleanor (Lady Lancaster) (April 5, 1913 – May 13, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Seals, Danny Wayland (February 8, 1948 – March 25, 2009) Website; Dallas News obit; New York Times obit; Music Row obit; Legacy.com
Seaver, Richard Woodward (December 31, 1926 – January 6, 2009) Publisher / founder: Arcade Publishing; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Independent obit; Huffington Post tribute
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky (May 2, 1950 – April 12, 2009) New York Times obit; Guardian obit; David Shankbone tribute (blog); The Notion tribute; Cathy Davidson tribute
Seligman, Daniel (September 25, 1924 – January 31, 2009) New York Times obit
Shaffy, Ramses (August 29, 1933 – December 1, 2009) Website; Website; IMDB; NRC obit
Sharp, Colin (September 5, 1953 – September 7, 2009) IMDB
Shaw, Ray (1934 – July 19, 2009) Journalist New York Times obit; Huffington Post obit; Chris Rousch tribute
Shelley, Rex Anthony (November 27, 1930 – August 21, 2009) The Straits Times obit
Shewalkar, Ram Balkrushna (राम बाळकृष्ण शेवाळकर) (March 2, 1931 – May 3, 2009) Times of India obit; DNA obit
Shlain, Dr. Leonard (August 28, 1937 – May 11, 2009) Blog: Leonard Shlain; SFGate obit; LA Times obit
Shneidman, Edwin S. (May 13, 1918 – May 15, 2009) LA Times obit; New York Times obit; SPNAC tribute; AAS tribute
Shōno, Junzō (February 9, 1921 – September 21, 2009) Japan Times obit (English link); Times obit
Short, Robert L. (1932 – July 6, 2009) Chicago Tribune obit; Legacy.com; HarperCollins author page
Shotten, Sheila (April 28, 1937 – December 14, 2009) Globe And Mail obit
Shrake, Edwin A. (Jr.) (September 6, 1931 -May 8, 2009) IMDB; Dallas news obit; Washington Post obit
Shvedova, Natalie Yulievna (Наталья Юльевна Шведова) (December 25, 1916- September 18, 2009) Lexicographer; bio (Russian text)
Sicard, Jean (aka Yann Brekilien) (December 11, 1920 – March 12, 2009) ABP obit (French text)
Simmel, Johannes Mario (April 27, 1924 – January 1, 2009) New York Times obit; USA Today obit; MSNBC obit
Singer, Loren (March 5, 1923 – December 19, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit
Simons, Dave (December 14, 1954 – June 9, 2009) Comic-book artist Website; 20th Century Danny Boy obit (blog); The Hero Initiative tribute; Lambiek bio; The Beat (PW) Heidi MacDonald tribute
Sims, Naomi Ruth (March 30, 1948 – August 1, 2009) Website; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Sindayen, Nelly (April 7, 1949 – April 4, 2009) Journalist Inquirer obit; Maranao Online tribute
Sirnes, Tollak B. (October 17, 1922 – October 15, 2009) Editor: Sinnets Helse (Norwegian)
Sizer, Theodore Ryland (June 23, 1932 – October 21, 2009) New York Times obit; Coalition of Essential Schools tribute
Skylar, Sunny (Selig Shaftel) (October 11, 1913 – February 2, 2009) Songwriter IMDB; Times obit
Slaton, Nelle Becker (August 31, 1921 – December 1, 2009) LA Times obit
Slone, Verna Mae (October 9, 1914 – January 5, 2009) Lexington Herald-Leader obit; WKYT tribute
Smith, Geoffrey (March 23, 1928 – February 27, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Smith, John Edwin (May 27, 1921 – December 7, 2009) Boston Globe obit; New York Times obit
Snyder, Blake (October 3, 1957 – August 4, 2009) Website; IMDB; Santa Barbara Independent obit; Jaci Stephen tribute; Hollywood Reporter obit
Soliño, María Amelia López (December 23, 1911 – May 20, 2009) Blogger CNN obit; Huffington Post obit; Times obit
Solters, Lee (June 23, 1919 – May 18, 2009) Press Agent IMDB; LA Times obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Variety obit
Sonnenfeldt, Richard W. (1923 – October 9, 2009) Boston Globe obit; SFGate obit; New York Times obit; Telegraph obit; Times obit
Sontag, Frederick Earl (October 2, 1924 – June 14, 2009) Pomona College announcement
Sørum, Anne Christine ‘Kiki’ (January 16, 1939 – August 30, 2009)
Sosa, Mercedes (July 9, 1935 – October 4, 2009) Songwriter Guardian obit
Springer, Frank (December 6, 1929 – April 2, 2009) Comic-book artist Lambiek; 20th Century Danny Boy (blog interview)
Sproat, Ronald (November 2, 1932 – November 6, 2009) IMDB; Variety obit
Squadritto, Alfonso Calderón (November 21, 1930 – August 8, 2009) Latin American Herald Tribune obit
Stanton, Graham Norman (July 9, 1940 – July 18, 2009) Guardian obit; Telegraph obit
Steinberg, Michael (October 4, 1928 – July 26, 2009) Boston Globe obit; SFGate obit; Guardian obit
Stitt, Milan (February 9, 1941 – March 12, 2009) New York Times obit; Playbill obit
Strömstedt, Folke Lars-Olov (May 23, 1935 – July 4, 2009)
Surayya, Kamala (aka Madhavikutty) (March 31, 1934 – May 31, 2009) The Hindu tribute
Symons, Scott (July 13, 1933 – February 23, 2009) Globe and Mail obit; Xtra 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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