THIS WEEK'S OBITUARIES, COMPILED BY USA TODAY'S NATIONAL NEWS NETWORK, ARE A CROSS SECTION OF DEATHS IN THE USA. ALABAMA: Ray Crowder, 64, of Gadsden, founded The Bridge, state's largest drug abuse treatment center; wrote Iwo Jima Corpsman about work as WWII medic. Stroke, Monday in Gadsden. ALASKA: Charles Mellick, 72, of Anchorage, elementary teacher; founded local Special Olympics. Heart disease, Friday in Anchorage. ARIZONA: Stephen Mayer, 75, of Tucson, headed toiletries firm MEM Co., maker of English Leather cologne; spoke five languages; WWII Army Air Corps vet. Stroke, Wednesday in Tucson. ARKANSAS: H. King Wade Jr., 71, of Hot Springs, doctor headed state Medical Society, regional American Urological Society; WWII, Korean War vet; avid golfer. Brain tumor, Sunday, in Hot Springs. CALIFORNIA: Edward J. Allen, 82, of Santa Ana, ex-police chief; became abortion rights foe, jailed for blockading clinic. Heart attack, Saturday in Orange ... Georgie Auld, 70, of Palm Springs, self-taught saxophonist played with Benny Goodman sextet, Artie Shaw; taught Robert De Niro how to hold saxophone for movie Mew York, New York. Cancer, Monday in Palm Springs. COLORADO: Temple H. Buell, 94, of Englewood, considered father of modern shopping center; ``literally designed face of our nation.'' Tuberculosis, contracted in WWI gassing, Friday in Englewood. CONNECTICUT: Archibald Tunick, 82, of Greenwich, ex-lawmaker, prosecutor, judge. Heart failure, Sunday in Greenwich. DELAWARE: John Reed, 64, of Newport, bakery owner gave baked goods to needy. Internal hemorrhage, Monday in Newport. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Virginia Cooke Woodward, 75, of Washington, on Child Health Development Board of Children's Hospital; civic activist; world traveler. Stroke, Tuesday, in Washington. FLORIDA: Spurgeon ``Spud'' Chandler, 82, of St. Petersburg; 1943 American League MVP when pitched N.Y. Yankees to World Series title; four-time All Star. Kidney failure, Tuesday in St. Petersburg. GEORGIA: Maston O'Neal Jr., 82, of Bainbridge, ex-principal; congressman, solicitor general. Heart disease, Tuesday, in Bainbridge. HAWAII: Napua Stevens Poire, 71, of Kaneohe; hosted TV show Napua's Kitchen; fashion, etiquette columnist; began hula dancing at 11; Hawaiian culture expert. Heart attack, Sunday in Kailua. IDAHO: Alison Joy Baker, 12, of Boise, 1986, 1987 state Muscular Dystrophy Poster Child; 1988 state Youth Wheelchair Sports Camp's Most Inspirational Athlete. Muscular dystrophy, Friday in Boise.
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