I posted a short note about the death of Harold Garfinkel a couple of weeks or so ago, which I picked up from another blog – that post seems to have been getting lots of hits from people searching for further information/confirmation – so here is a link to the NY Times obit.
Iddo Tavory, a very promising microsociologist, wrote a beautiful piece on Garfinkel for DeliberatelyConsidered. I asked him to write it after I read your note about G’s death. Strange it took the Times so long to publish something. http://www.deliberatelyconsidered.com/2011/04/in-memoriam-harold-garfinkel/