Obituaries

  • Joseph Freedman, 84, Ephemera Collector

    Joseph Freedman, an ephemera enthusiast well respected for his knowledge and passion for collecting, died on January 31 at the age of 84.

  • Corning Museum Of Glass Mourns Former Director David Whitehouse

    CORNING, N.Y. — David Whitehouse, former executive director of the Corning Museum of Glass, died February 17, following a brief battle with cancer. He was 71. Whitehouse joined the museum in 1984 as chief curator. He became director in 1992, the...

  • Paul L. Fierberg; Maritime & History Buff

    WOODBURY, CONN. — Paul L. Fierberg, inveterate New Englander and lover of all things maritime, died on January 29. A passionate history buff, staunch Republican, char...

  • Rita Cook, 87 Enthusiasm For Antiques, Arts

    Rita Cook, 87 Enthusiasm For Antiques, Arts JACKSON, MISS. — I was first introduced to the world of antiques by my mother, as a boy gr...

  • James Gaudreau, Auctioneer Known As 'Smiling Jim'

    ROGERS, CONN. — Auctioneer James Edmond (“Smiling Jim”) Gaudreau, born September 17, 1937, died on December 25, at the age of 75 in his home, in which he was raised as an infant, with his loving family by his side. James was born in P...

  • Rachel ‘Rae’ Marks

    Rachel ‘Rae’ Marks, New York Antiques Dealer CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. — Rachel “Rae” Marks, a popular and highly respected antiques dealer, died September 20 in her home here after a brief battle with cancer.

  • Anthony 'Tony' Tenaglia, 55, Owner, Bristol Auction & Estate Treasures

    Tony Tenaglia Jr, 55, Owner, Bristol Auction & Estate Treasures DOYLESTOWN, PENN. — Anthony “Tony” Tenaglia Jr, 55, died on November 7, at Doylestown H...

  • Pedro Guerrero, 95, Architectural & Art Photographer

    FLORENCE, ARIZ. — Pedro Guerrero, who began his long career as a photographer at age 22 by walking up to Frank Lloyd Wright’s home Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz., and introducing himself, died September 13; he was 95 years old. Wright&rsqu...

  • Stephen Gray, 77, Arts & Crafts Collector

    Stephen Gray, 77, Arts & Crafts Collector, Scholar AVON, CONN. — Stephen Gray, 77, died peacefully at his home on October 27. He was the father of Jeffrey and Lowell; grandfather of Rebecca, Samantha, Josephine and Alexandra; brother of Franc...

  • Obituary Debbie Spiecker, 64, Americana Dealer

    Debbie Spiecker, 64, Americana Dealer   NORTH HAMPTON, N.H. — Americana dealer Debbie Spiecker, 64, died on November 5 after a 13-year battle with breast cancer. Debbie is survived by her loving husband, George,