The only names on this list are those that ring a bell with me. Thousands of people who were notable in their fields of endeavor but were unknown to me have been excluded.
I’ve also excluded personal acquaintances of mine and local luminaries so as to avoid the embarrassment of missing a few.
The deaths are listed in roughly chronological order, beginning with Jan 1, 2012:
Fred Milano, doo-wop singer.
Jim Huber, sports commentator.
Charles Bailey, novelist.
Don Carter, bowler.
Frank James McGarr, federal judge.
Ed Derwinski, American politician.
Robert Hegyes, actor.
Mike Current, football player.
Johnny Otis, R&B singer....