Jean-Pierre Bosze, a 13-year-old leukemia victim whose father sought unsuccessfully to have the boy's twin half siblings tested as potential bone marrow donors, died Monday in Chicago. The boy's father, Tamas Bosze, had sought a court ruling to force Nancy Curran, his former girlfriend and the mother of his 3-year-old twin son and daughter, to have the children tested as possible donors of potentially life-saving bone marrow. Ms. Curran opposed the testing, saying it could be painful and risky. The Supreme Court in September affirmed a lower court's ruling in her favor.
David Lloyd Kreeger, 81, former chairman of Geico Insurance Co. and longtime patron of the arts in the Washington area, died of cancer at his home in Washington Sunday. He was a private lawyer, with Geico as a client, when he formed a group to buy shares in the insurer in 1948. In 1957, Mr. Kreeger gave up his law practice to become a Geico vice president. He was chairman and chief executive from 1970 until his retirement in 1974. Mr. Kreeger served as president of the National Symphony Orchestra from 1970 to 1978 and gave his name to three buildings financed with the help of his donations at area cultural institutions -- the Kreeger Theater at Arena Stage, the Kreeger Music Building at American University and the Kreeger Auditorium at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. He was president and chairman of the Corcoran for 20 years.