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Leslie H. Gelb, 82, Former Diplomat and New York Times Journalist, Dies

Leslie H. Gelb, an iconoclastic former American diplomat, journalist and prodigious commentator on world affairs, died on Saturday at...

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Emma Kathryn Dittrich

EMMA KATHRYN DITTRICHAmana Emma Kathryn Dittrich, 102, of Amana, died Aug. 29, 2019, at Colonial Manor of Amana, where she had been a resident for several years. Funeral service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Middle Amana Church, with Elder Peter Hoehnle officiating. Burial will be in the Main…...

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Janet Fryrear Riley

JANET FRYREAR RILEYGranite Bay, Calif. Janet Fryrear Riley, 83, formerly of Cedar Rapids, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. Janet wished to be cremated with her ashes spread with her beloved husband of 41 years, Paul. A private service will be held at a later date.She is survived by her…...

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Ruth Seaba

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Dana Colton

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Valerie Harper, Who Won Fame and Emmys as ‘Rhoda,’ Dies at 80

Valerie Harper, who parlayed a sidekick role as the leading lady’s unprepossessing best friend on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” into a star turn of her own in the hit sitcom “Rhoda,”...

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Valerie Harper, ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’s’ self-deprecating and loyal Rhoda, dies at 80

Harper’s Rhoda was everybody’s best friend in the 1970s, the gal pal many faithful fans of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” wished they had....

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This week’s passages

Jessi Combs, 39, jet-car speed racer known by fans as the “fastest woman on four wheels,” died Tuesday in a crash in Oregon’s Alvord Desert while trying to break the Women’s Land Speed Record of 512 mph. She was widely known in the niche sport of jet-car racing and was…...

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