Obituaries

Obituaries

Carol Channing, actress

The actress Carol Channing, who has died at 97, delighted Broadway audiences across nearly 5,000 performances as the scheming Dolly Levi in the 1960s musical, Hello, Dolly.

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Phil Masinga

Phil Masinga, footballer

Philemon Masinga, or Phil as most knew him, was the lesser in footballing terms of a South African pairing signed by Leeds United in 1994. But his larger-than-life character made its own impression in England.

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Fr Dominic Milroy

Fr Dominic Milroy, monk

Father Dominic Milroy, who has died at 86, had been a Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey in North Yorkshire for nearly 70 years, and served as headmaster of Ampleforth College throughout the 1980s.

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Mark Crowther

Mark Crowther, councillor

Mark Crowther, who has died at of 54, was the leader of Wakefield’s Conservative group at a time when it controlled 24 of the district’s 63 seats – ore than at any time in the current century.

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Eric Kirby

Eric Kirby, referee

Eric Kirby, who has died at 82, was a football referee who devoted his life to his beloved Sheffield Wednesday, establishing a supporters’ organisation for the over-50s called the Wise Old Owls.

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Deborah Holmes

Deborah Holmes, businesswoman

Deborah Holmes, who has died at 56, following a cancer diagnosis, was the daughter of a Grimethorpe miner and a care home cook, who rose to become a successful businesswoman, helping to create thousands of jobs and regenerating often run down areas of the North as award-winning retail developments.

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June Whitfield

June Whitfield, actress

It was another veteran of light entertainment, the Leeds-born writer and performer Barry Cryer, who christened June Whitfield the “Duracell of comedy”.

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Jim Iley (extreme right, middle row) with Sheffield United's team of 1957-58

Jim Iley, footballer

Jim Iley, who has died at 82, was a Sheffield United footballer in the 1950s, who went on to manage Barnsley and three other teams and whose league career extended to nearly 550 appearances.

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Bill Sellars

Bill Sellars

Bill Sellars, who has died at 93, was a television producer at the BBC whose seminal work was the 1970s adaptation of James Herriot’s books about a vet in the rural North Yorkshire of the 1930s, All Creatures Great and Small.

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Wilf Staton during the Second World War

Wilf Staton, war veteran

Wilf Staton, who has died at 95, was one of Doncaster’s last surviving Second World War veterans, who had taken part in the Normandy landings with the Royal Army Medical Corps. 
Originally from Bentley, he joined the Home Guard in 1939 at 17, and was put to work as a fire watcher in the Woodlands area.

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