Paul N. Ylvisaker, 70, who championed cities and the urban...

Deaths elsewhere

March 22, 1992

Paul N. Ylvisaker, 70, who championed cities and the urban underclass as a planner, government official, foundation executive and educator, died Tuesday at George Washington University Hospital in Washington. The resident of Cambridge, Mass., headed President Lyndon B. Johnson's Task Force on Cities and helped forge his model-cities program. As the Ford Foundation's public affairs director, he funneled money to social

programs predating the federal war on poverty.

Bernard J. Lasker, 81, a former chairman of the New York Stock Exchange and fund-raiser for prominent Republicans such as former President Richard M. Nixon and former Mayor John V. Lindsay of New York City, died Thursday at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.

Michael A. Feighan, 87, a 14-term Democratic congressman from Ohio who was chief architect of the 1965 Immigration Act that abolished the system of quotas by national origin, died Thursday of a brain tumor at a hospital in Washington. He was 87 and had homes in Washington and Cleveland. He represented parts of Cleveland and its suburbs in Congress until 1971.

Gracie Lantz, 88, who conceived the Woody Woodpecker cartoon character and gave the bird its contemptuous "Heh-heh-heh-HEHHHH-heh" laugh, died of spinal cancer Tuesday in Burbank, Calif.

Caroline A. Penney, 96, a philanthropist and the widow of the legendary merchandiser James Cash Penney, died Tuesday at her home in New York City. During their 45-year marriage, Mrs. Penney actively supported her husband's business activities. She often accompanied him in his travels and appearances as he built J. C. Penney into one of the world's largest retail chains. After his death in 1971, she served as president of the J. C. Penney Foundation for eight years. She also was a patron of the Metropolitan Opera and its guild, was on the boards of the Parsons School of Design and American Mothers Inc. and was a member of the Young Women's Christian Association World Service Council. Mrs. Penney's survivors include Mary Frances P. Wagley, a daughter living in Baltimore.

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