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Obituary: Deniz Kocaoglu remembered as fearless, genuine
Deniz Kocaoglu died Oct. 6 after suffering complications related to acute myeloid leukemia. She was 21 years old. She will be remembered for her humor, sincerity, charisma and talent./ Photo courtesy of Deniz Kocaoglu, Facebook

Obituary: Deniz Kocaoglu remembered as fearless, genuine

“She was one of the most pleasant people you could ever meet. She was super stylish and funny — greeting everyone with the brightest smile,” said Paola Agramonte, a third-year music industry major and one of Kocaoglu’s friends. “Whichever path she chose to follow in life, she was going to make it her own and fun.”

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Jack Grinold, who worked as Northeastern's sports information director for 50 years, died April 21. He was 81 years old. / Photo courtesy Matt Houde, Northeastern Athletics
Jack Grinold, who worked as Northeastern's sports information director for 50 years, died April 21. He was 81 years old. / Photo courtesy Matt Houde, Northeastern Athletics

Obituary: Jack Grinold was “the encyclopedia of Northeastern Athletics”

Jack Grinold, 81, who made a home on Huntington Avenue for over half a century as Northeastern University’s sports information director and was recognized both nationally and locally for his pride and dedication to the institution, died April 21 after years of declining health.

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Obituary: Jake Thompson, 18, remembered as kind, genuine
Jake Thompson, 18, was a freshman at Northeastern University. He is remembered for his charm and sincerity. Photo courtesy Pavan Reddy

Obituary: Jake Thompson, 18, remembered as kind, genuine

“His ability to befriend everybody was almost supernatural,” said Pavan Reddy, Thompson’s friend.

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Obituary: Robert “Bobby” Peterson remembered as empathetic, enthusiastic

Obituary: Robert “Bobby” Peterson remembered as empathetic, enthusiastic

Robert Peterson, a senior at Northeastern best known for his enthusiasm, sincerity and passions in gaming and music, died unexpectedly on Feb. 10.

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Obituary: Hope Lewis, Northeastern law professor, remembered as passionate human rights scholar

Obituary: Hope Lewis, Northeastern law professor, remembered as passionate human rights scholar

Hope Lewis, a celebrated human rights scholar and Northeastern law professor, died Dec. 6 after suffering complications related to a long-term illness.

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Obituary: Mohamed Bazzi remembered as generous, a prankster and a born leader

Obituary: Mohamed Bazzi remembered as generous, a prankster and a born leader

Friends and family mourned the passing of rising third-year Northeastern student Mohamed Bazzi this past week, his loss resonating across campuses and continents. Bazzi died in a canoeing accident on the night of Saturday, July 2 in Littleton, Mass., local authorities reported. He was 21.

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Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring

Obituary: Alexandra Johnson remembered as genuine, outgoing, caring

Alexandra Valentine Johnson, remembered by loved ones as a scholar, activist, volunteer and committed friend, passed away on June 18 after suffering complications relating to a seizure. She was 19.

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Obituary: Bailey Putnam, 21, remembered as the voice of the voiceless

Obituary: Bailey Putnam, 21, remembered as the voice of the voiceless

By Olivia Arnold and Isaac Feldberg, news staff Bailey Putnam, a rising junior at Northeastern University widely admired for his good-natured sense of humor, sharp wit and insatiable passion for journalism, died by suicide  on Thursday, June 9. He was 21. Putnam, of Weymouth, was pursuing a degree in media […]

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Obituary: Ryan Shaw remembered as charismatic, talented and kind

Obituary: Ryan Shaw remembered as charismatic, talented and kind

Ryan Shaw passed away suddenly on May 9 two weeks shy of his 19th birthday, after contracting bacterial meningitis. He was 18.

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Obituary: Dennis Njoroge remembered as bright, empathetic

Obituary: Dennis Njoroge remembered as bright, empathetic

Dennis Michael Njoroge, 21, a fourth-year media arts major and film aficionado at Northeastern University, was found dead in the Charles River on Dec. 31, according to the Boston Globe.

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