Toots Mansfield, 84, a seven-time world champion calf roper and a charter member of the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame, died of pneumonia Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. He took up rodeo to make money during the Depression.
Carlos Foster, 76, a cowboy who taught riding to city children and promoted the role of blacks in the development of the Old West, died in New York on Dec. 12 of heart failure.
Robert Johnston, 85, an engineer known for designing foundations for some of New York City's most important buildings, died Dec. 4 at his home in Millbrook, N.Y. His excavation and foundation construction plans were used for the United Nations, the former Chase Manhattan bank headquarters and the 92-acre landfill that became Battery Park City.
Alfred Wolf, 75, who worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II and helped improve medical diagnostic techniques while a chemist at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, died XTC Thursday in Port Jefferson,, N.Y. His 50 years of research in organic radiochemistry was crucial to the development of PET scanning, used to diagnose diseases and study the brain.
Pub Date: 12/20/98