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In Memoriam

In Memoriam: Phelps Dewey, 93

Phelps Dewey, CNPA president in 1989, died March 29, 2021, in Fort Bragg, his family informed CNPA. He was 93. Dewey, a Minnesota native, moved to the San Francisco...

In Memoriam: Charles Freeman, 81

Charles "Chuck" Freeman, former publisher of Century Group Media's Record Gazette in Banning, died March 31, 2021, the newspaper reports. He was 81 and had a lifelong battle...

In Memoriam: Jimmie Jones, 82

Jimmie Jones, former publisher of Media News Group's Times-Herald in Vallejo, died April 6, 2021, the newspaper reports. He was 82. Jones began as a copy boy at the...

In Memoriam: Norma Kostecka, 58

Norma Kostecka, publisher of Sonoma Media Investments' North Bay Business Journal, died March 31, 2021, the Business Journal reports. She was 58 and had breast cancer. Kostecka had been...

In Memoriam: Bob Ingle, 81

Bob Ingle, a former executive editor at the San Jose Mercury News who is credited with launching the online delivery of news, died March 16, 2021, at his Saratoga...

Jonathan Newhall, 79

Jon Newhall, a member of a California newspaper family, died Feb. 19, 2021, in Oakland following a pulmonary embolism, brother Tony Newhall reported. He was...

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