Helen Haje, 74, a founder of the National Association of...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 16, 1998

Helen Haje, 74, a founder of the National Association of Arab-Americans, died of congestive heart failure Monday in Washington, D.C.

Frank P. Lamendola, 48, a co-founder of the Journeywell organization for caregivers of seriously ill patients, died of AIDS complications Sunday in Minneapolis.

Nando Ricci, 86, a retired master potter whose pieces are sought by collectors and exhibited in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, died Sunday in Quincy, Mass.

Sam Bartolotta, 70, who crafted fireworks displays for the Statue of Liberty's 100th birthday and the reopening of San Francisco's cable car system, died Sunday of cancer.

Dr. Frederic Kavaler, 71, whose studies of heart-cell contractions furthered heart disease research, died Jan. 4 of stomach cancer.

George Khoury, 89, a veteran record producer who produced the song "Sea of Love," died Friday in Lake Charles, La., where he operated Khoury's Records.

Mark Gautier, 67, the television executive who gave NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw his first full-time job, died Saturday of a respiratory ailment in Omaha, Neb. Mr. Brokaw started his television career under Mr. Gautier in 1962 at KMTV in Omaha.

Richard Graff, 60, a vintner who co-founded the American Food and Wine Institute, died Friday after flying his private plane into a power pole in Salinas, Calif. In 1991, he founded the institute with chef Julia Child and fellow winemaker Robert Mondavi.

John Wells, 61, the British satirist who amused millions with his portrayal of Margaret Thatcher's husband as henpecked, golf-mad and gin-loving, died of cancer Sunday in London. His play "Anyone for Denis?" in which he played Mr. Thatcher, was a hit in London's West End.

Pub Date: 1/16/98

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