* David K. Eckert, 47, a decorated Air Force pilot who...


October 30, 1992

* David K. Eckert, 47, a decorated Air Force pilot who became a minister and an advocate for gay and lesbian military veterans, died of non-Hodgkins lymphoma Sunday at the David Grant Medical Center at Travis Air Force Base near Sacramento, Calif. In his 20-year Air Force career, Mr. Eckert won medals flying medical planes in the Vietnam War. Later, he was the commander of a WC-135 jet, a version of the Boeing 707, monitoring atmospheric radioactivity as part of enforcing a nuclear weapons ban. At his death, he was a retired lieutenant colonel.

* William T. Carroll, 90, a Democrat who served as Connecticut state treasurer, lieutenant governor and a three-term mayor of Torrington, died Sunday at the Valerie Manor Health Care Center in Torrington. A former city treasurer, he held the state treasurer's post from 1945 to 1946 but was defeated for re-election. He ran successfully for lieutenant governor in 1948 as Chester Bowles' running mate but, like Mr. Bowles, was defeated in 1950 when the Republicans narrowly reclaimed the statehouse with John Davis Lodge as chief executive. Mr. Carroll lost out for a U.S. Senate seat in 1952 and for the governorship in 1954. He served as Torrington's mayor from 1953 to 1957. One night in August 1955 he made a frantic call to Gov. Abraham Ribicoff to report that Torrington, like other areas along the East Coast, was being flooded by heavy rains in the aftermath of Hurricane Diane. Governor Ribicoff called out the National Guard. The early warning gave Connecticut's emergency services a solid head start over other states similarly struck.

* William Ward Foshay, 82, a leading corporate lawyer, professional golf official and philanthropist, died after a long illness Tuesday at his home in Hobe Sound, Fla.

* Dr. E. Stanley Crawford, 70, who helped develop new techniques in cardiovascular surgery, died of respiratory failure, from the effects of a stroke suffered in 1990, on Tuesday at the Methodist Hospital in Houston. A professor at the Baylor College of Medicine since 1956, Dr. Crawford was part of a group of specialists at that institution who individually and together made advances in heart surgery and the treatment of heart disease. His longtime colleagues included Dr. Michael E. De Bakey, Dr. William S. Fields, Dr. Denton A. Cooley and Dr. George C. Morris Jr. Dr. Crawford developed new techniques for the treatment of extensive aneurysm disease of the aorta, the main artery of the body. He was a co-inventor of the Baylor Rapid Autologus Transfusion System, a machine that recycles a patient's red blood cells during surgery, which reduces the number of transfusions needed during chest and aneurysm surgery. His textbook, "Diseases of the Aorta," is a widely used reference source in the field.

* David Bohm, 74, a quantum physicist and author who sought to explain the discipline to a broader audience, died Tuesday of a heart attack. The American-born Mr. Bohm was a professor of theoretical physics from 1961 to 1983 at the University of London and previously taught at Princeton University, the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, at Bristol University and at the Technion in Haifa, Israel. In addition to the book "Wholeness and the Implicate Order," Mr. Bohm wrote "Causality and Chance in Modern Physics" and "Wholeness and Order: Cosmos and Consciousness."

* Dorothy Dunbar Lawson, 90, who appeared in silent movies in the 1920s, died Oct. 23. As Dorothy Dunbar, she starred in about a dozen silent films. She had roles in "The Amateur Gentleman" in 1926, "Flaming Crisis" in 1924, "Masquerade Bandit" in 1926, and "Lightning Lariats" in 1927. She also played Jane in "Tarzan and the Golden Lion" in 1926, serving as the fourth Jane in the series of movies based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' books. She was once married to boxing champ Max Baer.

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