Maurice Mann economist, banker and a former aide to...

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November 11, 1990

Maurice Mann economist, banker and a former aide to President Richard M. Nixon, died of a heart attack Wednesday aboard an airplane returning to California from Florida. He was 60 and lived in San Francisco. For three years until he left the post in January, he was chairman and chief officer of the Pacific Stock Exchange. He was considered a principal spokesman for the West Coast financial community.

Elwood Ingledue founder of Hotel and Travel Index, a listing of hotel rates and services, died Monday at his home in Glendale, Calif. He was 91. He started his index in 1928, expanding it over the years to a quarterly publication with 45,000 international listings. He also published the International Golf Directory.

Sylvan Geismar 97 retired chairman of Manhattan Shirt Co., died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan. He began as a messenger for the company in 1907 at the age of 14.

Dr. Margaret W. Poe, 93, a retired dentist with a medical degree from the University of Vienna in Austria whose celebrity patients in New York included Lillian Gish, Eugene Ormandy and Van Johnson, died Nov. 3 in Plantation, Fla.

Johannes Eerdmans, 85, retired president of Jaguar Cars North America, died of bone cancer Monday in Manchester, N.H. He was 85. In 1953, at the request of Sir William Lyons, head of Jaguar in England, he started a New York company importing Jaguar and Daimler automobiles into the United States. The native of the Netherlands continued to oversee Jaguar's United States activities after the company merged with British Leyland in 1968. He retired in 1970.

Robert Jay Misch, 84, a writer on food and wine for more than four decades, whose weekly syndicated column, "Eat, Drink and Be Merry," was carried by more than 100 newspapers, died Wednesday in New York. His articles appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Saturday Review and other magazines. He was an officer of the Chevaliers du Tastevin and was a founder and longtime chairman of the New York Wine and Food Society.

Vito Russo a film historian and critic and a prominent advocate of homosexual rights, died of acquired immune deficiency syndrome Wednesday at New York University Medical Center in Manhattan. He was 44. He was the author of "The Celluloid Closet," an analysis of the depiction of homosexuality in the movies published in 1981 and revised in 1987.

Rodrigo Moynihan painter, teacher and co-editor of Art and Literature: An International Review, died Tuesday in London at the age of 80. He became known in the 1930s as a pioneer of English abstract painting. He later was an associate member of the Euston Road School in London and excelled as a painter of still lifes. Serving in the British army from 1940 to 1943, he was appointed an official war artist after being injured. After the war, he taught at the Royal College of Art and was much in demand for his portraits.

John Fuller playwright, documentary film producer and author known for his many books about unidentified flying objects, the occult and near-disasters, died of lung cancer Wednesday in Norwalk, Conn. He was 76. His book, "The Ghost of Flight 401," published in 1976, was made into a television movie starring Ernest Borgnine.

Lemuel Ricketts Boulware who devised management's one-offer formula for labor negotiations that became widely known as "Boulwarism," died at age 95 Wednesday at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. He took charge of employee relations for General Electric Co. n 1947, a year after the company had gone through a devastating strike. Under Boulwarism, GE would listen to union demands, compare wages and benefits at other companies and make an offer from which it would not budge during further negotiations. The policy flowered in the 1950s and '60s but fell out of favor after GE was hit with a nationwide strike in 1969 and several court rulings that went against Boulwarism.

Hugh MacLennan one of Canada's foremost authors, died Wednesday at his Montreal home. He was 83. His seven novels included "Two Solitudes," whose title became a byword symbolizing the tensions between French and English Canadians.

Howard Cady, 76 who during a 50-year publishing career edited books by Rex Harrison, William Saroyan, Sophia Loren, Leon Uris, Barry Goldwater, Norman Vincent Peale and Baltimorean Walter Lord, died of cancer Nov. 4 in Middlebury, Vt. He retired as a senior editor at William Morrow & Co. in 1985. "He was a creative editor," said Mr. Lord. "He rarely touched my copy, but he made valuable suggestions about things that should be added or subtracted from the manuscript. Authors usually accepted his advice because they weren't the kinds of things that offended."

Erich Heller, 79 a noted scholar and writer on German philosophers and literary figures of the last three centuries and a professor emeritus of the humanities at Northwestern University, died Monday at a retirement home in Evanston, Ill.

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