Percy Zell Michener, 92, a master builder whose crowning...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 10, 1996

Percy Zell Michener, 92, a master builder whose crowning achievement in 40 years as a civil engineer was the 18-mile Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel, died Feb. 2 in Scottsdale, Ariz., where he lived.

Mr. Michener oversaw the $200 million project for nine years from its conception to opening day on April 15, 1964.

Mercer Ellington, 76, a trumpet player, arranger, composer and conductor who had led the Duke Ellington Orchestra after his father's death in 1974, died of heart failure Thursday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Isabel Kambert, 103, an opera singer who escaped Nazi Germany with liverwurst sandwiches stuffed with folded 10,000-mark notes, died Wednesday in Kingston, N.Y.

John H. Loudon, 90, who headed the Royal Dutch/Shell Group when it was the world's second largest oil company and guided it through times of turmoil in the Middle East, died last Saturday of respiratory failure in Haarlem, the Netherlands.

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