Notable deaths in 2018 – Materials and a printed list are available on the Adult Display shelves on the 2nd Floor.

Jan 11 – Edgar Ray Killen
Murderer, Freedom Summer Murders 1964
The Freedom Summer Murders Don Mitchell
Jan 20 – Wendell Castle
Artist, Furniture maker, father of “furniture art”
20th Century Design The definitive illustrated sourcebook by Judith Miller
Jan 20 – Naomi Parker Fraley
Credited as the inspiration for the Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter by Christine Petersen
Jan 20 – Jim Rodford
Musician The Kinks and The Zombies
God Save The Kinks: A biography by Rob Jovanovic
Jan 22 – Ursula K. Le Guin
American novelist, Fantasy and Science Fiction
Tales from Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin
Jan 27 – Ingvar Kamprad
Founder IKEA
The IKEA Edge: building global growth and social good… by Anders Dahlvig
Feb 7 – John Perry Barlow
Poet, Cyber Activist, lyricist for The Grateful Dead
Mother American Night: My life and crazy times by John P. Barlow
Feb 21 – Billy Graham
Baptist Minister, spiritual adviser to U.S. Presidents
Where I Am: Heaven, eternity, and our life beyond the now by Billy Graham
Mar 10 – Hubert de Givenchy
Fashion designer, dressed Jacqueline Kennedy and others
For Audrey with Love: Audrey Hepburn and Givenchy by Philip Hopman
Mar 14 – Stephen Hawking
Theoretical Physicist, recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom
My Brief History by Stephen Hawking
Mar 14 – Lefty Kreh
American fly fisherman
Lefty Kreh’s Modern Fly Casting method, for Mastering the Essential Casts by Lefty Kreh
Mar 15 – Robert Grossman
American political cartoonist
The Art of Controversy: political cartoons and their enduring power by Victor S. Navasky
Mar 25 – Linda Brown
Central figure in landmark Civil Rights case on school segregation
Brown v. Board of Education: A fight for simple justice by Susan Goldman Rubin
Apr 02 – Winnie Mandela
South African Politician, anti-apartheid activist
The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela
Apr 15 – R. Lee Ermey
Sgt. USMC retired, Actor

Full Metal Jacket
Gunny’s Rules: How to get squared away like a Marine by R. Lee Ermey
Apr 17 – Barbara Bush
Wife of  Pres. George H.W. Bush, mother of Pres. George W. Bush
Barbara Bush: A memoir by Barbara Bush
Apr 18 – Bruno Sammartino
WWF Professional Wrestler
Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 years of headlocks, body slams, and piledrivers by Tim Hornbaker
Apr 28 – Larry Harvey
American artist, founder of Burning Man
Burning Man: Art in the desert by A. Leo Nash
May 14 – Tom Wolfe
Author, Journalist
The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe
May 19 – Bernard Lewis
Historian, author, scholar of Islam
The crisis of Islam: Holy war and unholy terror by Bernard Lewis
May 21 – Philip Roth
Novelist, Pulitzer Prize Winner
Novels & Stories, 1959-1962 by Philip Roth
May 26 – Ted Dabney
Founder Atari gaming system
The Comic Book Story of Video Games by Jonathan Hennessey
May 26 – Alan Bean
Astronaut aboard Apollo 12
Mission Control, this is Apollo: The story of the first voyages to the moon by Andrew Chaikin
Jun 1 – Jill Ker Conway
Author, first woman president Smith College
True North: A memoir by Jill Kerr Conway
Jun 2 – Nick Meglin
American writer and artist, editor of Mad magazine
Mad (magazine)
Jun 7 – David Douglas Duncan
American combat photojournalist, author
War Without Heroes by David Douglas Duncan
Jun 8 – Anthony Bourdain
Chef, Author, TV Personality
No Reservations: Around the world on an empty stomach by Anthony Bourdain
Jun 21 – Charles Krauthammer
Author, Pulitzer Prize winning columnist
Things That Matter: Three decades of passions, pasttimes, and politics by Charles Krauthammer
Jun 23 – Donald Hall
14th American Poet Laureate
Essays After Eighty by Donald Hall
Jun 25 – Richard B. Harrison
Businessman, Reality TV star on History Channel’s Pawn Stars
License to Pawn: Deals, steals, and my life at the Gold & Silver by Rick Harrison
Jun 27 – Joe Jackson
Manger, Father, patriarch of the Jackson family and The Jackson 5
The Jacksons: Legacy by The Jacksons
Jun 28 – Harlan Ellison
Science Fiction writer
Slippage: Precariously poised, previously uncollected stories by Harlan Ellison
Jun 29 – Steve Ditko
creator of Spider-man and Doctor Strange
Doctor Strange (Graphic Novel)
Jul 8 – Robert D. Ray
Politician, Governor of Iowa
Robert D. Ray, an Iowa Treasure: by Robert D. Ray
Jul 16 – Madeleine Kamman
French chef, cook book author
When French Women Cook: A gastronomic memoir by Madeline Kamman
Aug 7 – Stan Mikita
Canadian Ice Hockey player
Hockey: then and wow! by Sam Page
Aug 11 – V.S. Naipaul
British Novelist, Nobel Prize in Literature recipient
The World is what it is: The authorized biography of V.S. Naipaul by Patrick French
Aug 16 – Aretha Franklin
1st female Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Civil rights activist
Respect: the life of Aretha Franklin by David Ritz
Aug 18 – Kofi Annan
Secretary General of the U.N., Nobel Peace Prize recipient
Kofi Annan: A man of peace in a world of war by Stanley Meisler
Aug 22 – Ed King
Lead guitarist and basist Lynyrd Skynyrd
Lynyrd Skynyrd by Ida Walker
Aug 25 – John McCain
War Hero, US Senator, Presidential candidate
The Restless Wave: Good times, just causes, great fights, and other appreciations by John McCain
Aug 26 – Neil Simon
Playwright, Tony & Pulitzer Prize winner, screenwriter
Rewrites: A memoir by Neil Simon
Aug 29 – Marie Severin
American comic artist, Marvel
Superman Adventures (Graphic Novel)
Aug 31 – Amanda Kyle Williams
American crime writer
Don’t Talk to Strangers by Amanda Kyle Williams
Sept 6 – Burt Reynolds
Actor Smokey and the Bandit and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
But Enough About Me: A memoir by Burt Reynolds
Sept 10 – Adam Clymer
American journalist, author
Drawing the Line at the Big Ditch: The Panama Canal Treaties…by Adam Clymer
Sept 12 – Walter Mischel
Austrian-American psychologist, author
The Marshmallow Test: Mastering self-control by Walter Mischel
Sept 18 – Robert Venturi
American architect
Learning from Las Vegas by Robert Venturi
Oct 10 – Raye Montague
African-American female naval engineer
The Girl with a Mind for Math: The story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca
Oct 15 – Paul Allen
Microsoft co-founder
Idea Man: A memoir by the co-founder of Microsoft by Paul Allen
Oct 23 – Tony Hoagland
Poet, National Endowment for the Arts honor
Application for Release from the Dream: Poems by Tony Hoagland
Oct 27 – Ntozake Shange
African American playwright, poet, feminist
Some Sing, Some Cry by Ntozake Shange
Oct 30 – JamesWhitey” Bulger
American organized crime boss, FBI informer
Whitey Bulger: America’s most wanted gangster and the manhunt…by Kevin Culen
Nov 12 – Stan Lee
Comic book writer, editor, publisher
Stan Lee: the man behind Marvel by Bob Batchelor
Nov 16 – William Goldman
Screenwriter, novelist, winner two Academy Awards
The Princess Bride : S. Morgenstern’s classic tale… by William Goldman
Nov 26 – Stephen Hillenburg
Teacher, cartoonist/creator “SpongeBob Squarepants”
SpongeBob Rocks! by Kelli Chipponeri
Nov 30 – George H.W. Bush
41st American President
The China Diary of George H.W. Bush: The making of a global president by George Bush
Dec 9 – William Blum
Author, journalist, historian
Rogue state: A guide to the world’s only superpower by William Blum
Dec 8 – Roger
Australian viral sensation, 6’ 7” 200lb. red kangaroo
Red Kangaroo: The world’s largest marsupial by Natalie Lunis
Dec 3 – Justin Cartwright
British-South African author
Up Against the Night by Justin Cartwright
Dec 3 – Fred I. Greenstein
American political scientist, author
The Presidential Difference: Leadership style from FDR to Clinton by Fred Il Greenstein
Dec 17 – Penny Marshall
Actor Laverne & Shirley, director Big
My Mother was Nuts: A memoir by Penny Marshall
Dec 19 – Raven Wilkinson
African-American ballerina
Trailblazer: The story of ballerina Raven Wilkinsonby Leda Schubert 
Dec 26 – Nancy Roman
“Mother of the Hubble” telescope
The Universe in a Mirror : the saga of the Hubble Telescope…by Robert Zimmerman
Dec 26 – Lawrence Roberts
Founding father of the Internet
How the Internet happened : from Netscape to the iPhone by Brian McCullough
Dec 26 – Sister Wendy Beckett
British nun, art history TV host
Sister Wendy’s American Collection by Sister Wendy Beckett