A roundup of notable obituaries from the week ending Jan. 29.
Wolf Bauer, 103, of San Juan Island, an accomplished mountaineer and environmentalist with a passion for teaching and sharing, whose work influenced generations of skiers, climbers and kayakers and led to protection of shoreline areas, died Jan. 23.
Paul Kantner, 74, guitarist and vocalist, co-founder of the group Jefferson Airplane and the architect of its blues-based, psychedelic style, died Thursday of multiple organ failure and septic shock.
Marvin Minsky, 88, a revered computer science educator at MIT who laid the foundation for the field of artificial intelligence, died of a cerebral hemorrhage Jan. 24 in Boston.
Abe Vigoda, 94, a stage actor who found fame in the 1970s as the earnest mobster Tessio in “The Godfather” and the worn-out Detective Phil Fish on the hit TV sitcom “Barney Miller,” died Tuesday in Woodland Park, N.J.
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Henry Worsley, 55, the British adventurer whose attempt to be the first person to cross Antarctica on foot, unassisted and unsupported, ended 30 miles from the finish, died of peritonitis Jan. 24 in Punta Arenas, Chile, where he was flown after illness forced him to request a rescue.
Bobby Wanzer, 94, the Hall of Famer who led the Rochester Royals (now the Sacramento Kings) to their only NBA championship, in 1951, died Jan. 23 outside Rochester, N.Y.
Dr. Herbert L. Abrams, 95, a radiologist at Stanford and Harvard Universities and a founder of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for its work in publicizing the health consequences of atomic warfare, died Jan. 20 in Palo Alto, Calif.
Concepcion Picciotto, about 80, who for some 30 years occupied a peace vigil encampment behind the White House — considered the longest political protest in American history — died Monday in her Washington apartment not far from her Lafayette Square tent, which she had vacated just a few days before. Cause of death is undetermined; she had been in poor health.
Marvin Lipofsky, 77, a founder of the studio-glass movement, in which blown glass became a fine-arts medium, died of diabetes complications Jan. 15 in Oakland, Calif.
Thornton Dial, 87, a self-taught artist whose paintings and assemblages found their way to the permanent collections of major museums, died Monday at home in McCalla, Ala.
Cecil Parkinson, 84, who held senior posts in the British government under Margaret Thatcher but was forced to resign amid a sex scandal with his former secretary, died of cancer Jan. 22.