Deaths of note from around the world:
Viron “Pete" Vaky, 87: A career diplomat who was the U.S. ambassador to three countries and was the State Department’s chief architect of Latin American policy in the late 1970s. Died Nov. 22 at Collington Episcopal Life Care Community, a retirement facility in Mitchellville, Md. He had pneumonia.
Marty Reisman, 82: A wizard at table tennis, the sport in which he captured national championships, won and lost fortunes on wagers and moved crowds to laughter — sometimes using a frying pan as a paddle — as an opening act for the Harlem Globetrotters. Died Friday in Manhattan.