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Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

Greenwich's Dr. Raymond Sackler, Maker Of OxyContin, Dies At 97

STAMFORD, Conn. – Dr. Raymond Sackler of Greenwich, a co-founder of the Stamford-based drug manufacturer Purdue Pharma, died July 17 after a brief illness. He was 97 1/2 years old.

Sackler was a philanthropist, physician, entrepreneur and business leader. With his brothers, they grew the Purdue Ph...

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Services Set For Stephen W. Shafer, 56, Mountain Biker From Bethel

Services Set For Stephen W. Shafer, 56, Mountain Biker From Bethel

BETHEL, Conn. — Services have been set for Friday for Stephen "Steve" W. Shafer, a 56-year-old from Bethel who died last week while mountain biking in a Danbury park.  Shafer, 56, died Tu...

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Westport's Frank Deford, Legendary Sportswriter, Dies At 78

Westport's Frank Deford, Legendary Sportswriter, Dies At 78

WESTPORT, Conn. — Legendary Sports Illustrated writer Frank Deford died Sunday in Key West, Fla., according to Sports Illustrated. He was 78. Deford, who lived in Westport, was a writer, ...

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Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

Easton's William 'Bill' Lane Jr., 72, Speechwriter For GE's Jack Welch

EASTON, Conn. — William "Bill" K. Lane Jr., of Easton, speechwriter for General Electric CEO Jack Welch and a Green Beret, died Wednesday May 10. He was 72.  He was the husband of Elizabe...

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Services Set For Newtown Woman, 27, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

Services Set For Newtown Woman, 27, Killed In Motorcycle Crash

NEWTOWN, Conn. — Friends of a 27-year-old Newtown woman who died in a motorcycle crash will say goodbye to her at services on Friday.  Jackie Schulz was killed Sunday afternoon while ridi...

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Former Star HS Athlete, 18, Grandson Of Danbury Woman

Former Star HS Athlete, 18, Grandson Of Danbury Woman

Westchester County native Sean Grogan, 18, a former standout athlete at Roy C. Ketcham High School in Wappingers Falls, died Thursday, April 13 after jumping in the path of an Amtrak trai...

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Funeral Services Set For Caitlin Nelson, 20-Year-Old SHU Student

Funeral Services Set For Caitlin Nelson, 20-Year-Old SHU Student

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — Funeral services have been set for Caitlin Mary Nelson, a 20-year-old Sacred Heart University student who died Sunday.  Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 7, ...

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Ridgefield Resident William Harold Eastman, 77

Ridgefield Resident William Harold Eastman, 77

Longtime Rye resident William Harold Eastman, 77, of Ridgefield, Conn., died on Wednesday, March 22 in the loving presence of his daughters. He was born in Port Washington on Oct. 30, 193...

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James Belote, 73, Retired Ridgefield Deputy Fire Chief, Teacher

James Belote, 73, Retired Ridgefield Deputy Fire Chief, Teacher

RIDGEFIELD, CONN. – Visiting hours for former Ridgefield firefighter and teacher James Belote, who died Thursday, March 9, have been set. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, March...

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South Salem Fire Department Mourns Loss Of Life Member Martin Donohue

South Salem Fire Department Mourns Loss Of Life Member Martin Donohue

Martin T. "Marty" Donohue, a life member of the South Salem Fire Department, died Thursday, Feb. 23 at his home in Warwick, Rhode Island. He was 83.Donohue was the husband of Maryanne T. ...

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