RICHARD's desk...: Each year we look back at those who have gone before us

Sadly, each year we look back and remember the people we have lost. Celebrities get the greater attention but the pain of loss is no less intense for those family and friends we lost and who do not have the famed stature of others.

May they rest in peace…

PENNY MARSHALL, actress, Laverne & Shirley, director

Ricky Jay, character actor, all will recall when they see him in a role

Hee Haw, country western music master, Yesterday when I was young.

STAN LEE, Marvel Comics, great escapism for many young people

BURT REYNOLDS, Smoky & the Bandit made trucking industry CBs alive

ARETHA FRANKLIN, the Queen of Soul

JOEL ROBUCHON, the king of haute cuisine in France.

ANTHONY BOURDAIN, culinary bad boy, renowned raconteur, chef

VERNE TROYER, a giant in overcoming gigantic obstacles in life

HARRY ANDERSON, Night Court

MILOS FORMAN, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

STEVE BOCHCO, Hill Street Blues as a start

STEPHEN HAWKING, discussions with God now

DAVID OGDEN STIERS, M.A.S.H. surgeon….and HOT LIPS

VIC DAMONE, Godfather’s Frank Sinatra

JOHN MAHONEY, Frazier

JERRY VAN DYKE, bro to Dick Van Dyke

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