Elizabeth Holdridge Dos Passos,89, who worked to preserve...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 31, 1998

Elizabeth Holdridge Dos Passos,89, who worked to preserve the writings and art of her husband, novelist John Dos Passos, died Sunday in Warsaw, Va. She was instrumental in having her husband recognized as a painter and historian as well as a novelist from the post-World War I "Lost Generation" of writers and expatriates in Europe.

Elias Freij,80, the mayor of Bethlehem for 25 years and a confidant of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died of kidney and heart failure Sunday in Amman, Jordan.

Mr. Freij, a Greek Orthodox Christian, retired in May.

Otto Loepfe,62, former chief executive of the Swiss national carrier Swissair, died Sunday after a long illness, airline spokesman Erwin Schaerer said yesterday in Zurich, Switzerland. No cause of death was given.

Rainer Pawkowicz,54, who led Austria's far-right party to its strongest showing in Viennese elections, has died, the state news agency APA reported yesterday. He died late Saturday or early Sunday from a brain tumor, state-owned Radio Wien reported. He had been hospitalized in the city of Graz.

Under the leadership of the Vienna native, the party won 27.9 percent of the vote in Viennese elections in 1996.

Pub Date: 3/31/98

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