Nissim Aloni,72, an author and playwright hailed for his...

DEATHS ELSEWHERE

June 16, 1998

Nissim Aloni,72, an author and playwright hailed for his keen observation of Israeli foibles, died Saturday in Tel Aviv after suffering a stroke.

Dr. Catherine F. Bontke,42, an international authority in the treatment of people with brain injury, died Thursday in Hartford, Conn., after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage.

Joe Dixon,81, a jazz musician who played with some of the genre's greatest bands during his 50-year career, died May 28 in Oceanside, N.Y. In 1936, he joined the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. He played with Bunny Berigan, Fred Waring's Pennsylvanians and Eddie Condon's band.

Theresa Merritt,75, a 1985 Tony Award nominee for her performance in "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," died Friday in New York.

John Nassikas,81, former chairman of the Federal Power Commission whose policies led to deregulation of the natural gas industry and the swing from gas to electric power, died of a heart attack June 9 in Washington.

John H. Richardson,84, a CIA station chief in Saigon in the early 1960s who briefly supported the regime of President Ngo Dinh Diem, died of lung cancer June 1 in Zapopan, a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Koichi Tsukamoto,77, a pioneer in Japan's undergarment industry, died of pneumonia Wednesday in Kyoto, Japan.

Pub Date: 6/16/98

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