Elmer J. Nordstrom, 88, patriarch of the Nordstrom family...


April 06, 1993

Elmer J. Nordstrom, 88, patriarch of the Nordstrom family, died Sunday from complications of pneumonia at a Seattle hospital. He was co-chairman of Nordstrom Inc. with his late brothers, Everett and Lloyd, until the late 1960s, and was active in the family business until his death. The brothers built their shoe-store chain, founded by their father, John, in 1904, to 10 stores before they expanded into apparel. The brothers, who worked their way up in the business, purchased the shoe company from their father and his partner, Carl Wallin, in 1928. Today, there are 72 Nordstrom stores in 11 states, including Maryland. Mr. Nordstrom served as majority ownership representative for the Seattle Seahawks National Football League franchise from 1976 to 1982.

Alexander Mnouchkine, 85, who produced the movie "That Man From Rio" and headed the French film academy, died of heart failure Saturday at the American Hospital outside Paris, his family said yesterday. Mr. Mnouchkine began making movies in 1932 and created Ariane Films in 1945. During a career that spanned six decades, he produced several French classics, including Jean Cocteau's "L'Aigle A Deux Tetes" (The Eagle With Two Heads), and more than a dozen movies by Claude Lelouch. He also produced "Babette S'en Va-t'en Guerre" (Babette Goes to War), which helped launch Brigitte Bardot to international stardom.

Ludwig Jesselson, 82, a retired commodity trading executive who was chairman of the board of trustees of Yeshiva University, died Saturday in Jerusalem of a heart attack. He was the #F longtime chairman and chief executive officer of Philip Brothers, a New York-based commodity trading company that was one of the world's largest marketers of raw materials. He became chairman of Yeshiva University's board in 1989 after serving as a trustee since 1961.

Allen,Harley Allen, 63, a Grammy-nominated bluegrass singer, died Saturday of lung cancer in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Allen, whose career spanned four decades, was credited with originating the "high lonesome" style of harmony used in bluegrass music.

Joseph John Jova, 75, a retired foundation executive and former ambassador to Mexico and representative at the Organization of American States, died Wednesday at Washington Hospital Center from complications after surgery for a thoracic aneurysm.

Former Rep. Frederick D. Schwengel, 86, an Iowa Republican and founder and past president of the U.S. Capitol Historical Society, died of heart failure Thursday in Washington.

Anatoly Yatskov, a Soviet spy who helped steal U.S. atomic bomb secrets, has died at age 79. Born in Ukraine, he joined Soviet foreign intelligence in 1939 and spied in several European countries. He was posted in the United States during World War II and for an unspecified period after the war, ITAR-Tass said.

Gordon M. Metcalf, 85, who was chairman and chief executive of Sears, Roebuck and Co. from 1967 until his retirement in 1973, died March 29 at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Desert, Calif.

L. Arthur Larson, 82, a top aide to President Dwight D. Eisenhower and chief theoretician for moderate Republicanism in that era, died of heart failure March 27 at his home in Durham, N.C. In the 1950s, the law professor served in three posts in the Eisenhower administration. He was called its principal "egghead" for his books expounding New Republicanism.

Robert A. Rushworth, 68, a retired Air Force major general who test-flew the pioneering X-15 rocket plane, died March 17 of a heart attack at his home in Camarillo, Calif.

Veteran opera singer Italo Tajo, 77, died March 29 at a Cincinnati hospital of heart failure. The native of Pinerolo, Italy, made his operatic debut in 1935, and went on to sing more than 170 operatic roles in five languages.

Katherine Hynes de Groot, 88, an English-born theater and television actress, died of complications from a stroke March 27 at an Englewood, N.J., hospital.

Buddy Red Bow, 44, a Lakota country and western singer whose songs were popular in Indian country, died March 28 in Rapid City, S.D.

Jim Krueger, 43, a rock musician whose song "We Just Disagree" was a hit for partner Dave Mason in 1977, died March 29 in Manitowoc, Wis., from complications of pancreatitis. He also performed with or wrote songs for David Cassidy, StephenStills, Bob Dylan, and Phoebe Snow.

Opera singer Rolf Bjorling, 64, died of heart failure Wednesday at his home in Stockholm, Sweden. The younger Bjorling, a tenor, ** started his career in the United States in the 1950s. He sang with the German Opera in Berlin in the early 1960s, then joined the Royal Opera in Stockholm, where he worked for 20 years. Bjorling performed all the major operas in tours of Europe, Canada and the United States.

Rachel D. DuBois, 101, who developed a widely copied technique for promoting ethnic harmony, died March 30 in Salem, N.J. Her technique, Group Conversation or Livingroom Gatherings, brought together people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds to discover what they had in common and learn more about each other.

Jose Maria Lemus, 72, former president of El Salvador, died at his home in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday; he had been ailing for several years and confined to a wheelchair.

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