* Benjamin Weiss, 82, a New York investor and art...


October 28, 1992

* Benjamin Weiss, 82, a New York investor and art collector, died Friday at New York Hospital. He was 82 and lived in Manhattan. Mr. Weiss had been associated with the firm of Allen & Co. since 1979 and remained an investment consultant until his death. Mr. Weiss made his mark about three decades ago as the broker in the acquisition by a group of investors of a small Mexican-based developer of hormones, Syntex Corp.

* Wilson Whitley, 37, who played football for the Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Oilers, died Sunday of an apparent heart attack. At the University of Houston, Mr. Whitley won the 1976 Lombardi Award as college football's best lineman. He played for the Bengals from 1976 to 1982 and ended his pro career with the Oilers in 1983.

* Tommy Macaione, 84, an artist and political eccentric known as El Diferente, died Monday. He was known for his vibrant landscapes, which he described as a combination of Impressionist and Expressionist traditions. ran as a write-in candidate for president in 1988 and for governor in 1986 and 1990.

* James E. Bristol, 80, a former minister imprisoned during World War II as a conscientious objector, died Monday of heart disease. Mr. Bristol was held in prison for 18 months while he was pastor of Grace Lutheran Church of Camden, N.J., where he served from 1935 to 1943. He later joined the American Friends Service Committee and became director of the Quaker International Centre in India, organizing a 1959 tour of the country for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Later, he was director of the AFSC's Anti-Draft Program and the Peace Committee of Philadelphia Friends Yearly Meeting.

* Raymond P. Kurshan, 69, for many years a leading figure in the computer industry, died of cancer Friday at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan. Mr. Kurshan was a former chairman and chief executive of Management Assistance Inc., which in the 1970s and early 1980s was a leading maker of computers for small businesses. He took over as chief operating officer in 1971 and led the company to a top position in the computer field. He resigned in 1984.

* Jerome Andrews, 84, an American dancer and choreographer who taught modern dance in France after moving there in 1952, died Monday in Paris. Mr. Andrews was born in Plaistow, N.H., and studied at the Cornish School of the Arts in Seattle. Although in France he saw himself as a disciple of Mary Wigman, he had studied earlier with the leaders of American modern dance, including Ruth St. Denis, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey and Hanya Holm, who had been a Wigman student. Mr. Andrews appeared in both ballet and modern dance troupes before World War II and danced at Radio City Music Hall from 1931 to 1937. In 1953, he formed a company, Les Compagnons de la Danse, and in 1964 he established the Jerome Andrews Dance Company.

* Arnold Eagle, 82, a documentary photographer in the 1930s and '40s who later worked as a cinematographer for Robert Flaherty and Hans Richter, died Sunday at St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center in Manhattan. In 1932, he joined the Film and Photo League, an organization devoted to documentary photography and newsreels, and two years later he undertook a study of Orthodox Jews on the Lower East Side. "At Home Only With God," a collection of his pictures from this project, is to be published shortly by Aperture.

* Ralph Rosenborg, 79, an abstract painter whose career spanned more than five decades, died of complications from a stroke Thursday at a nursing home in Portland, Ore. Mr. Rosenborg was born in Brooklyn in 1913 and studied painting with Henriette Reiss, a student of the Russian Modernist painter Wassily Kandinsky. He was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists group, which was formed in 1937; in the late 1930s he also exhibited with the Ten, a group of painters that included Adolph Gottlieb, Mark Rothko and Milton Avery.

* Avard E. Fuller, 76, a former chairman and president of Fuller Brush Co. and a son of Alfred C. Fuller, the company's founder, died Sunday in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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