Alfred Charles Buck, 80, developer of the folding Buck Hunting Knife, died of cancer Sunday at his home in El Cajon, Calif. Mr. Buck learned to make hunting knives from his father, Hoyt Heath Buck, and together they began a business behind their San Diego home in 1948. Buck Knives Inc. has since become one of the world's premiere manufacturers of knives, employing about 400 people in El Cajon and doing about $40 million a year in business.
Bishop Walter McCollough, 76, leader for three decades of the United House of Prayer for All People, Rock of the Apostolic Faith, died March 21 at Howard University Hospital in Washington after a long illness. He had succeeded United House of Prayer founder "Sweet Daddy" Grace.
Bishop Zgon Der Hagopian, 86, former primate of the Armenian Catholic dioceses of Baghdad, Iraq, and Milan, Italy, died March 25 in the Bronx, N.Y., where he lived. His entire family was lost during World War I when vast numbers of Armenian civilians died at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. In 1930 he was ordained a priest after graduating from a seminary in Jerusalem, where he also taught.