Lionel Wilson,82, the first black mayor of Oakland...


January 30, 1998

Lionel Wilson,82, the first black mayor of Oakland, Calif., died of cancer Jan. 23 in Oakland. When he was elected in 1977, he became the leader of the most integrated city in the United States.

John. H. Gillis,74, who was the Michigan Court of Appeals' longest-serving judge, died Sunday in Detroit of heart failure caused by leukemia.

Tamio Kageyama,50, whose novels dealt with fantasy and the supernatural, died early yesterday after a fire at his Tokyo home.

Mario Schifano,63, a prominent Italian painter who helped establish the 1960s pop art scene in Rome, died Monday in Rome.

Attila Zoller,70, a renowned jazz guitarist, died Sunday of colon cancer in Townshend, Vt.

Pub Date: 1/30/98

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