William Curry Moloney, 91, who studied and treated blood...


November 17, 1998

William Curry Moloney, 91, who studied and treated blood diseases before hematology became a medical specialty, died Nov. 3 in Boston at Brigham and Women's Hospital, where he had once been a director of hematology. He was one of the first to use chemotherapy to treat leukemia and lymphoma.

John F. "Silky" Sullivan, 64, who helped found the veterans' rights group Swords to Plowshares, died yesterday in San Francisco.

Mr. Sullivan joined the Navy in 1950 and served on an aircraft carrier. He was disabled in a car accident in San Diego while on active duty. He suffered brain injuries, lost an arm and was paralyzed on his right side.

He founded Swords to Plowshares in 1974 with three other volunteers dissatisfied with outreach programs for Vietnam veterans.

Paula Kissinger, 97, the mother of former Secretary of State pTC Henry A. Kissinger, has died in New York.

Mrs. Kissinger, who held the Bible at the 1973 White House ceremony in which her first-born son assumed the country's highest Cabinet post, died Sunday at Manhattan's Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

Fleeing the Nazis in Germany, Mrs. Kissinger arrived in the United States in 1940 with her husband and two young sons. She quickly learned the language and became a cook and caterer to supplement the family's income.

She returned to Germany a few times, once to see her son awarded an honorary degree.

"First you get chased away, and then you get treated like royalty," she said.

Werner Seligmann, 68, an internationally known architect and university professor, died in Syracuse, N.Y., Thursday of lymphoma. This year the American Institute of Architects and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture jointly presented him with the highest prize for excellence in teaching, the Topaz Award.

Pub Date: 11/17/98

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