The Graveyard

The Lair Of Gary James

2009 – Deaths T-Z

Posted by BigWords on January 1, 2010

Takhtajan, Armen Leonovich (Армен Леонович Тахтаджян) (June 10, 1910 – November 13, 2009)
Tamir, Yosef (יוסף תמיר) (March 5, 1915 – August 10, 2009) Website; Cause Cast obit
Tanaka, Togo W. (January 7, 1916 – May 21, 2009) Boston Globe obit; LA Times obit
Tanvir, Habib (September 1, 1923 – June 8, 2009) IMDB; Times of India obit; Sify News obit; BBC News obit
Tavel, Ronald (May 17, 1936 – March 23, 2009) IMDB; Website; New York Times obit
Taylor, Robert E. Lee (Jr.) (June 8, 1913 – July 2, 2009) New York Times obit; Philly.com obit
Tellado, Corín (María del Socorro Tellado López) (April 25, 1927 – April 11, 2009) Website (Spanish); Mid Day obit
Tembo, Lily (November 20, 1981 – September 14, 2009) Songwriter Africa News obit; UK Zambians obit
Testa, Alberto (April 11, 1927 – October 19, 2009) Lyricist IMDB; Billboard obit
Thirgood, Simon (December 6, 1962 – August 30, 2009) editor: Journal of Applied Ecology Guardian obit; Independent obit; Telegraph obit
Thomas-Ellis, Aeronwy Bryn (March 3, 1943 – July 27, 2009) Translator; daughter of Dylan Thomas Times obit; BBC obit
Tioseco, Alexis (February 11, 1981 – September 1, 2009) Blog: Concentrated Nonsense; Website: Criticine; Rogue tribute; Critic After Dark tribute (blog); Jonathan Rosenbaum tribute (blog)
Tirnanić, Bogdan (September 14, 1941 – January 16, 2009) IMDB
Toulmin, Stephen Edelston (March 25, 1922 – December 4, 2009) New York Times obit; The Chicago Blog tribute
Tovik, Arne Olsen (1956 – June 9, 2009) Journalist
Towers, Harry Alan (aka Peter Welbeck) (October 19, 1920 – July 31, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Independent obit; Times obit; Variety obit
Townsend, Peter Brereton (April 6, 1928 – June 7, 2009) Guardian obit; Independent obit
Trinidad, Francisco Flores ‘Corky’ (Jr.) (May 26, 1939 – February 13, 2009) Cartoonist Website; Inquirer obit
Tripp, Irving ‘Bud’ (June 5, 1921 – November 27, 2009) Comic-book artist newsfromme tribute (blog); Lambiek
Tuohy, William (October 1, 1926 – December 31, 2009) Journalist LA Times obit
Turgeon, Charlotte Snyder (June 21, 1912 – September 22, 2009) New York Times obit
Tuska, George (April 26, 1916 – October 15, 2009) Comic-book artist newsfromme tribute (blog); Comics Reporter obit; Lambiek

Underdown, David E. (August 19, 1925 – September 26, 2009) Historian Guardian obit
Updike, John (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) IMDB; New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Guardian obit; Martin Amis tribute
Upward, Edward Falaise (September 9, 1903 – February 13, 2009) New York Times obit; Guardian obit; Telegraph obit; Socialist Worker obit; World Socialist Web Site obit
Usui, Yoshito (April 21, 1958 – September 11, 2009) Manga creator Japan Today obit

Vahabzadeh, Bakhtiyar (aka Bəxtiyar Vahabzadə) (August 16, 1925 – February 13, 2009)
Vail, Pyotr Lvovich (Пётр Львович Вайль) (September 29, 1949 – December 7, 2009) Bloomberg obit
van Sertima, Ivan Gladstone (January 26, 1935 – May 25, 2009)
Vindtorn, Triztán (Kjell Erik Larsen) (July 31, 1942 – March 4, 2009)
Vinkenoog, Simon (July 18, 1928 – July 12, 2009) Website; NL Planet tribute
Vitier, Cintio (September 25, 1921 – October 1, 2009) Latin American Herald Tribune obit
von Bothmer, Dietrich Felix (October 26, 1918 – October 12, 2009) New York Times obit; Times obit
Vrana, Sperantza (Σπεράντζα Βρανά) (February 6, 1926 – September 29, 2009) IMDB

Warfield, Sandra (Flora Jean Bornstein) (June 8, 1921 – June 29, 2009) New York Times obit
Washington, Elsie B. (December 28, 1942 – May 5, 2009) Boston Globe obit; New York Times obit; SORMAG’s Blog tribute
Wasserman, Dale (November 2, 1914 – December 21, 2008) IMDB; Website; New York Times obit
Waterhouse, Keith Spencer (February 6, 1929 – September 4, 2009) IMDB; Guardian obit; Times obit
Weiler, Derek Xavier (October 4, 1968 – April 12, 2009) Publishers Weekly tribute; Quill & Quire obit
Weinberger, Rebecca Jane Dalton (March 29, 1918 – July 12, 2009) Bangor Daily News obit; LA Times obit; New York Times obit
Weiskopf, Kim (April 10, 1947 – April 22, 2009) Blog: Remembering Kim Weiskopf; IMDB; LA Times obit
Wells, Steven (May 10, 1960 – June 24, 2009) NME obit; Billy Bragg’s Blog tribute; The Guardian Sport Blog tribute; Philadelphia Weekly obit
Welton, Norman (1928 – July 1, 2009) Journalist ABC News obit
Wentong, Chen (Liang Yusheng) (April 5, 1926 – January 22, 2009)
Werner, Gösta (May 15, 1908 – July 20, 2009) IMDB; Independent obit
White, Norval (June 12, 1926 – December 26, 2009) New York Times obit; Lost City tribute (blog)
Wickrematunge, Lasantha Manilal (April 5, 1958 – January 8, 2009) dbsjeyaraj.com tribute; Voice of Humanitarianism; Sunday Leader editorial (predicting his assassination)
Wilke, John (1954 – May 1, 2009) Boston Globe obit; Wall St. Journal obit; Joe Nocera tribute
Wilkes, Thomas Edward (July 30, 1939 – June 28, 2009)
Wilkins, Robert Gene (April 11, 1932 – January 7, 2009) IMDB; Website; Blog: Blog Wilkins; Sacramento Bee obit
Williams, Paul O. (January 17, 1935 – June 2, 2009) SFWA tribute; Tobacco Road tribute (blog)
Wilson, Helen Charis (May 5, 1914 – November 20, 2009) New York Times obit; Guardian obit
Wiszniewicz, Joanna (March 18, 1947 – January 31, 2009)
Wolff, Sula (March 1, 1924 – September 21, 2009) Times obit
Wood, Robert Paul ‘Robin’ (February 23, 1931 – December 18, 2009) Contributing editor: Cineaction; IMDB; Boston Globe obit; SCMS obit
Woolfson, Eric (March 18, 1945 – December 2, 2009) Songwriter Website; Times obit
Wright, Barbara (1915 – March 3, 2009) Translator Times obit
Wright, Sarah Elizabeth (December 9, 1928 – September 13, 2009) New York Times obit

Yamada, Murasaki (Mitsuko Shiratori) (1948 – May 5, 2009) Anime News Network notice
Yang Xianyi (January 10, 1915 – November 23, 2009) Translator Guardian obit; Independent obit; Times obit
Young, Margaret B. (1921 – December 5, 2009) New York Times obit
Young, Otha (Robert O. Young) (194? – August 6, 2009) Songwriter Reuters obit; LA Times obit
Young, Wayland Hilton (2nd Baron Kennet of the Dene) (August 2, 1923 – May 7, 2009) Times obit

Zadek, Peter (May 19, 1926 – July 30, 2009) IMDB
Zagorin, Perez (May 20, 1920 – April 26, 2009) Washington Post obit; Telegraph obit
Zahrebelnyi, Pavlo Arhypovych (Павло Архипович Загребельний) (August 25, 1924 – February 3, 2009) ForUm notification
Zeeman, Michaël (September 12, 1958 – July 27, 2009) Journalist
Zimmerman, Eduard (February 4, 1929 – September 19, 2009) IMDB
Zinkhan, George Martin (III) (February 17, 1952 – May 9, 2009) Atlanta Metro News story; CNN story
Zion, Sidney E. (November 14, 1933 – August 2, 2009) New York Times obit; Washington Post obit; Suite 101 obit
Ziprin, Lionel (November 20, 1924 – March 15, 2009) Website; New York Times 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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