Carlos Nunez Tellez, 39, the former Nicaraguan Nationa Assembly speaker who helped plot and direct the Sandinista revolution that overthrew dictator Anastasio Somoza Debayle, died yesterday in Havana of heart trouble. He gained fame as one of the nine Commanders of the Revolution of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, the masterminds who led the July 1979 overthrow of rightist President Somoza. The Somoza dynasty had ruled Nicaragua with an iron fist for 42 years.
Ruth Cheney Streeter, the first director of the Marine Corps Women's Reserve, died of heart failure Sunday at her home in Morris Township, N.J., two days before her 95th birthday. Mrs. Streeter made military history as the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Marine Corps in World War II when she was appointed head of the Women's Reserve in 1943. She retired from the Marines as a colonel after the war and was awarded the Legion of Merit for outstanding service. She was a delegate to New Jersey's constitutional convention in 1947. She was active in the New Jersey State Relief Council, the New Jersey Commission on Interstate Cooperation, the New Jersey Board of Children's Guardians and the New Jersey State Historical Sites Council. She helped in the restoration of her Episcopal parish and supported its social programs. The Bryn Mawr College graduate was married to Thomas W. Streeter, a lawyer and banker who died in 1965. Her survivors include 17 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Alice Parizeau, 60, an award-winning novelist who was the wife of Quebec opposition leader Jacques Parizeau, died Sunday in Montreal after a long battle with cancer. She was a member of the Polish resistance during World War II and a prisoner of war in Germany. The native of Krakow, Poland, moved to Quebec during the 1950s. A social worker, then a criminologist at the University of Montreal, she wrote many essays and 12 books, including the critically acclaimed "The Lilacs Are Blooming in Warsaw," which won the 1982 European Prize from the `f Paris-based Association of French-Language Writers.
Marion Rosenwald Ascoli, 88, a philanthropist who was a former chairwoman and president of the Citizens Committee for Children of New York, died Sunday in Tarrytown, N.Y. A daughter of Julius Rosenwald, Chicago department-store magnate, she devoted most of her adult life to charitable causes, many of them involving child welfare. She was the widow of Max Ascoli, the editor and publisher of The Reporter magazine, who died in 1978
Robert K. Greenleaf, 86, a management consultant who helped develop a humanistic philosophy for business people, died Saturday at his home in Kennett Square, Pa. He was the former director of management research for American Telephone and Telegraph and was described as "the conscience of AT&T." He retired in 1964. He lectured widely at universities, foundations and churches and was a consultant to the Ford Foundation, the R. K. Mellon Foundation, the Lilly Foundation and the American Federation for Management Research. He founded the Center for Applied Ethics Inc., now the Robert K. Greenleaf Center, in Indianapolis.