Retired Lt. Col. Jay R. Jensen,66, a prisoner of war who...

Deaths Elsewhere

June 08, 1998

Retired Lt. Col. Jay R. Jensen,66, a prisoner of war who was released in 1973, six years after being shot down over Vietnam, died of a heart attack May 29 in Salt Lake City. He was also a high priest in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Angel South,55, lead guitarist with the early '70s band Chase, who later wrote novelty songs such as "The Job That Ate My Brain" and "I Got a Receipt for Playing the Blues," died in Placerville, Calif., on Thursday of prostate cancer. Born Lucien Gondron in Port Arthur, Texas, he grew up playing in bands with Janis Joplin, Johnny and Edgar Winter and B. J. Thomas.

David Walsh,52, founder of troubled Bre-X Minerals Ltd., which attracted thousands of investors with tales of the greatest gold find this century, died Thursday in Nassau, Bahamas. He suffered a stroke May 31, two days after the Bahamas Supreme Court froze his assets at the request of trustees handling the bankruptcy of his Canadian company.

Leon Lianides,81, who owned the Coach House restaurant in Greenwich Village, died June 1 in New York. The success of his restaurant, founded in 1949, brought Mr. Lianides credit for helping to make American cuisine an experience in fine dining when French food held pre-eminence.

Joseph "J. R." Russo,67, a reputed organized-crime captain and convicted murderer, died of throat cancer June 1 in a federal prison hospital in Springfield, Mo. He was serving a 16-year sentence for gunning down hit-man-turned-FBI-informant Joseph "the Animal" Barbosa in San Francisco in 1976. He was convicted in 1992.

Sheik Saeed Shaaban,69, the firebrand Sunni Muslim cleric who led an armed militia during the civil war and advocated Islamic rule in Lebanon, died in Beirut on June 1 after a heart attack.

Dorothy Stickney,101, who originated the role of the mother in the Broadway play "Life With Father," died Tuesday in New York. The 1939 play, which ran for seven years, was the longest-running nonmusical play in Broadway history.

William Abrahams,79, who edited the works of some of the nation's leading authors, died Tuesday in Hillsborough, Calif. He edited more than 350 books, first for Atlantic Monthly Press, then for Holt, Reinhart and Winston and Dutton. The writers he edited included Lillian Hellman, Pauline Kael, Thomas Flanagan, William Inge and Joyce Carol Oates.

Frank Motley Jr.,74, a trumpeter who played with Charlie Parker and Count Basie, died last week in Durham, N.C. He earned the nickname "Dual Trumpeter" for his unique skill of being able to play two trumpets simultaneously.

Anne Kraus,73, who was inspired by the plight of her firstborn to devote herself to those with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, died last week of leukemia in New York.

Ted Dunbar,61, a jazz guitarist who performed with and taught leading musicians, died last week in New Brunswick, N.J., of complications from a stroke. He emerged on the national scene as a substitute for guitarist Wes Montgomery in the 1960s. In the early 1970s he worked with Gil Evans and was part of the group Tony Williams'Lifetime.

He became a professor at Rutgers University in 1972, where he taught guitarist Kevin Eubanks and also wrote books on guitar technique and jazz harmony.

Pub Date: 6/08/98

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