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December 17 - December 30, 2004


In Memoriam

Unlike in our past nine years, many contributors to POH died in a single year.  We also got notice of the death of one print issue subscriber.

  • Indiana Black Expo president Rev. Charles R. Williams, 56, died July 12 of prostate cancer.  He contributed, “My Fight Against Prostrate Cancer,” in the Nov 2003 - Jan 2004 print issue.
  • Robert S. Beale Jr., a prominent diet doctor who, with his daughter, contributed, “The Black Diet Doctor's Solution for Black Women,” in the August 2004  to November 2004 print issue, died November 13 in a traffic accident.  He was 62.
  • Deanwood Pharmacy owner Talmadge Eugene Smith died October 16.  He was 75.   Deanwood Pharmacy was one of the last pharmacies in Washington, D.C. owned by descendants  of the former enslaved.  Smith was one of POH’s first advertisers.  Before opening his own operation, the Howard University graduate was one of the first Blacks to work for a White-owned pharmacy.
  • Richard S. Grey, (Gary) Post-Tribune North Lake editor and columnist, died November 26 from heart complications.  He was 53.  Grey supported Port Of Harlem by providing the quarterly print issue coverage in Northwest Indiana’s leading daily newspaper.  [Our print issue is available in all Gary Public Libraries, Lake Street Gallery, and S&C Snacks in the Adam Benjamin Transportation Center].
  • Print issue subscriber Dorothy Winters of Gary, IN died March 19.  She was 85.

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