A roundup of notable obituaries from the week of Sept. 7-12.

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Stanton H. Patty, 89, who wrote for The Seattle Times for 34 years — writing a column about his native Alaska and serving, among other duties, as lead reporter on the 1962 World’s Fair — and after retiring as assistant travel editor in 1988 moved to Southwest Washington, died Wednesday of diabetes complications in Woodland, Cowlitz County.

Ben Kuroki, 98, a Japanese American tail gunner who overcame the military’s discriminatory policies to fly on 58 bombing missions over three continents during World War II, died Tuesday in Camarillo, Calif.

Sara Little Turnbull, 97, an innovative product designer and an influential, behind-the-scenes consultant to dozens of major companies, died Sept. 4 at her Seattle home.

Martin Milner, 83, an actor who achieved television stardom in “Route 66” and “Adam-12,” died of heart failure Sept. 6 in Carlsbad, Calif.

Brad Anderson, 91, the cartoonist who created “Marmaduke,” the one-panel comic about a mischievous but lovable Great Dane that appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide, died Aug. 30 in The Woodlands, Texas.

Eldon Johnson, 85, a longtime Republican state lawmaker hailed for battling to reduce cuts to human services during Oregon’s budget strife in the 1990s, died Sept. 4 in Medford, Ore., after a stroke.

Merv Adelson, 85, a real- estate and resort developer who pivoted to become one of television’s most successful producers in a roller-coaster life involving the mob, a marriage to Barbara Walters and a huge fortune made and lost, died of cancer Tuesday in Los Angeles.

William Grier, 89, a psychiatrist who co-authored the groundbreaking 1968 book “Black Rage,” which offered the first psychological examination of black life in the U.S., died Sept. 3 in Carlsbad, Calif., after suffering a brain lesion.

Judy Carne, 76, the peppy English actress who shot to fame as the “Sock it to me” girl on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” in the late 1960s, before her career was derailed by drug arrests and a near-fatal auto accident, died Sept. 3 in Northampton, England. The cause of death was not specified.

Dennis Greene, 66, a founding voice of the retro-rock/doo-wop group Sha Na Na who later became a movie-studio executive and law professor, died Sept. 5 after a brief illness in Columbus, Ohio.

Joaquin Andujar, 62, a Dominican right-hander who made four National League All-Star teams and pitched in two climactic World Series games for the St. Louis Cardinals, winning one and being ejected from the other, died of diabetes complications Tuesday in the Dominican Republic.

Karen Davey Stewart, 62, one of the founders of the World Extreme Skiing Championships in Valdez, Alaska (they ran 1991 to 2001), died Monday after an all-terrain vehicle accident outside the city.

Candida Royalle, 64, a former star of pornographic movies who became a filmmaker, creating erotica to appeal to modern women, died of ovarian cancer Monday in Mattituck, N.Y.

Andrew Kohut, 73, one of the nation’s leading public-opinion pollsters, a founding director of the nonpartisan Pew Research Center, died of leukemia Tuesday in Baltimore, Md.