Alfred Charles Buck, 80, developer of the folding Buck...

Deaths elsewhere

April 05, 1991

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.

Sol C. Chaikin, 73, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union from 1975 until 1986 and, more recently, acting head of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, died of heart failure

Monday at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park, Queens. He was 73 and lived in Great Neck, N.Y.

Coral Lansbury, 61, an author, dean of the Graduate School of English at Rutgers University-Camden and a prolific Victorian scholar, died Tuesday of cancer at her home in Philadelphia. Ms. Lansbury, a native of Australia, began writing fiction seven years ago when her cousin, actress Angela Lansbury, asked her, "Darling, are you going to go on all your life writing those dreary academic books that nobody reads?" The author responded with four critically acclaimed, bawdy novels, "Sweet Alice," "Ringarra," Felicity" and "The Grotto." She had just finished a fifth novel, "Opium," that will be published by Alfred A. Knopf.

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