Barry Bishop, 62, a National Geographic Society official and member of the first American team to reach the summit of Mount Everest, was killed Saturday in an auto accident in Bozeman, Mont. He recently retired as chairman of the society's committee on exploration and research. He was the official glaciologist and climatologist on Sir Edmund Hillary's 1960-1961 Himalayan expedition.
Teddy Buckner, 85, a jazz trumpeter who emulated the style of his idol, Louis Armstrong, died Thursday in Los Angeles. His music was especially popular in France, where he often recorded.
Paul C. Echols, 50, an expert in medieval music who directed the opera program and early music ensemble at the Mannes College of Music, died of a brain tumor Sunday in New York. He directed fTC the Mannes Camerata, the school's resident early music ensemble, and developed the school's early music program.
Thomas H. Smith, 63, associate director of the New York State Writers Institute and an English professor at the State University of New York at Albany, died Monday. In 1988, he became host of the institute's Public Radio Book Show, interviewing writers for an audience of more than 40 U.S. Public Broadcasting Network stations and about 400 stations in 140 countries on the Armed Forces Network.