George H. Ball, 96, a widely revered and influential Whitman College professor for whom an endowed chair in the humanities is named, died...

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George H. Ball, 96, a widely revered and influential Whitman College professor for whom an endowed chair in the humanities is named, died last Sunday. As a former Army chaplain with a doctorate in religion, he advised countless students on life, love and faith, and performed marriage ceremonies for many of them.

Keven Davis, 53, formerly of Mount Baker, a prominent Manhattan attorney who represented clients from Sir Mix-A-Lot to Serena and Venus Williams and who also shepherded talented young artists in the entertainment industry, died of brain cancer Dec. 23.

Gordon Hirabayashi, 93, a sociologist and Seattle native who was a young University of Washington student when he refused to get on a bus taking Japanese Americans to internment camps on the West Coast, saying he and his generation “were U.S. citizens. We had constitutional rights,” died Monday in Edmonton, Alberta. He was vindicated by a U.S. court four decades later.

John Radovich, 79, of Mercer Island, a prolific Seattle commercial real-estate developer who was also instrumental in the founding of Eastside Catholic School in Sammamish in 1980, died Dec. 27 of lymphoma.

Anthony “Tony” Savage, 81, a Seattle lawyer and a mentor to fellow defense lawyers across the region as well as a gigantic presence both in person (he was 6-foot-6) and inside the courtroom, where he represented many infamous clients, among them Green River killer Gary L. Ridgway and rapist/murderer Charles Campbell, died Tuesday of cancer.

Dave Tuttle, 85, a first-call player on Seattle’s jazz scene who played his trombone with Benny Goodman at Carnegie Hall and in the pit band for hundreds of shows in Seattle theaters, died of emphysema Dec. 20.

Keith Little, 87, one of the most recognizable of the remaining Navajo Code Talkers, the famed Marines who used their native language to confound the Japanese in World War II, died of melanoma Tuesday in Fort Defiance, Az.

Eve Arnold, 99, who came to be regarded as a grande dame of postwar photojournalism for her bold, revealing images of subjects as diverse as Marilyn Monroe and migratory potato pickers, died Wednesday in London.

Don Carter, 85, the bowling great who flourished as a genuine sports celebrity during the game’s golden age on TV, died of pneumonia Thursday in Miami.

Jerzy Kluger, 90, a Jewish businessman who was a sounding board and a go-between for his childhood friend as John Paul II pushed the Roman Catholic Church to heal relations with Jews, died Dec. 31 in Rome.

Frederica Sagor Maas, 111, a screenwriter of silent films and then “talkies” who left the industry in disgust after being falsely accused of being a communist, died Thursday in San Diego.

Bob Anderson, 89, fencing trainer to the stars, movie sword-fight choreographer and stunt double (he was Darth Vader in light-saber duels in two “Star Wars” films), died last Sunday in England of undisclosed causes.

Charles Waldo Bailey II, 82, co-author of the Cold War thriller “Seven Days in May,” died Tuesday in Englewood, N.J., of Parkinson’s disease.