Barbara Ewing Ylvisaker, 66, a registered nurse who, in the 1960s, helped to create one of the nation's first federally financed neighborhood health centers, died Sunday of cancer at New England Baptist Hospital in Cambridge, Mass. Mrs. Ylvisaker, who lived in Cambridge, became a consultant on nutrition after working for several years at the Trenton, N.J., Neighborhood Health Center, which was financed by the Office of Economic Opportunity.
Cornelius Van Schaak Roosevelt, 75, a grandson of President Theodore Roosevelt and former Central Intelligence Agency official, died Aug. 2 of a heart attack. The New York native worked in China as an engineer and business executive, and was an art collector and amateur archaeologist. A Navy veteran, he traveled the world as a scuba diving instructor. He attended Harvard University and graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He joined the CIA in Washington in 1952, becoming chief of the agency's technical services division and later chairman of the technical surveillance countermeasures committee, whose role was to thwart electronic eavesdropping. He retired from the CIA in 1973.
Clifford Jahr, 54, a writer who specialized in the world of entertainment, died Tuesday at New York Hospital of acquired immune deficiency syndrome. After writing a number of newspaper and magazine profiles of entertainers, he collaborated with Cheryl Crane, the daughter of Lana Turner, in telling her life story in "Detour: A Hollywood Story." His profiles appeared in Ladies' Home Journal, Rolling Stone, People, Playboy, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times and the Village Voice. At the time of his death, he was working with Barbara