Here are the philosophers whose passing in 2009 was noted on the blog: William Alston, Brian Barry, Myles Brand, G.A. Cohen, Marjorie Grene, Leszek Kolakowski, Neil MacCormick, Edward Mahoney, Benson Mates, Julius Moravcsik, Arne Naess, David Pears, John L. Pollock, John E. Smith, Steven Strange, Stephen Toulmin. Please scroll through the "Philosophy Updates" category for more details and links to memorial notices.
I will try to run such annual summaries of the memorial notices in future years. For those who are interested, a list of those philosophers whose passing was noted for the prior three years is below the fold.