Victor Mills, 100, who was called the grandfather of the...


November 13, 1997

Victor Mills, 100, who was called the grandfather of the disposable diaper for his invention, which was later called Pampers, died Nov. 1 in Tucson, Ariz. As a chemical engineer at Procter & Gamble Co., he helped invent or improve such household products as Tide laundry detergent, Duncan Hines cake mixes, Jif peanut butter, Pringles potato chips and Ivory soap.

William Alland, 81, a movie producer and radio actor who appeared as a shadowy reporter in the film "Citizen Kane," died Monday in Long Beach, Calif.

Charlie Fourstar, 9, who attracted national attention when she underwent a five-organ transplant in Pittsburgh in 1992, died Tuesday of heart failure in Billings, Mont.

Hollis G. Gerrish, 90, owner and president of Squirrel Brand Co., manufacturer of Nut Zippers candies, died Sunday of a stroke in Cambridge, Mass.

Kimball H. Moore, 79, former San Diego city manager credited by many with the redevelopment of San Diego's downtown, died of a stroke Tuesday in San Diego.

Lillian Adele Rogers Parks, 100, a former White House maid and seamstress who in her retirement wrote three behind-the-scenes books, died Nov. 6 in Washington of a heart attack.

Tommy Tedesco, 67, a guitarist who played on recordings by Phil Spector, the Beach Boys, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald, died of lung cancer Monday in Los Angeles. He also played theme music for such television shows as "Bonanza," "M*A*S*H*," "Batman" and "Green Acres." His movie soundtrack work included "The Deer Hunter," "The Godfather" and "Field of Dreams."

Pub Date: 11/13/97

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