Lola Beltran, a popular singer and actress in Mexico for...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 26, 1996

Lola Beltran, a popular singer and actress in Mexico for more than four decades, died Sunday of a stroke in Mexico City. She was believed to be in her late 70s. Born Maria Lucila Beltran Alcayaga and known to her many fans as "Lola la Grande," she made more than 78 records.

Maggie Cavender, 77, former executive director of the Nashville Songwriters Association International, died Sunday of a stroke in Nashville, Tenn. She helped lobby Congress to pass the Copyright Law of 1978, which expanded the rights of

songwriters.

Louis Pataki,83, a former assistant postmaster in Peekskill, N.Y., who saw his son -- Gov. George Pataki -- elected to the highest office in the state, died Saturday at a nursing home in Hudson, N.Y., from complications after a heart attack.

He began his career with the Peekskill Post Office as a letter carrier during the Depression and, over the next 30 years, rose to become assistant postmaster before retiring. He simultaneously helped manage his family's farm.

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