Henry W. Kendall, 72, a Nobel Prize winner for physics for...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 17, 1999

Henry W. Kendall, 72, a Nobel Prize winner for physics for his work on the building blocks of matter and a co-founder of the anti-war group Union of Concerned Scientists, died Monday during an underwater photography dive in Wakulla Springs (Fla.) State Park.

He was diving with a National Geographic magazine mapping team at the park when his body was found in shallow water, Wakulla County Sheriff's Capt. Gene McCarthy said. Investigators had not determined whether he died of a heart attack or encountered a problem in the water and drowned.

Mr. Kendall, with Jerome I. Friedman and Richard E. Taylor, worked for years starting in the late 1960s uncovering evidence that protons and neutrons, once thought to be basic building blocks of matter, were made up of smaller components called quarks. They shared the Nobel prize in 1990.

Gerald "Bounce" Gregory, 64, the bass singer who hit the distinctive low notes on the Spaniels' 1950s classic "Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight," died Friday in Gary, Ind.

While the doo-wop group didn't hit it big nationally, their signature song, written by lead singer James "Pookie" Hudson, was covered by several bands during the 1950s, notably the McGwire Sisters and Pat Boone.

Pub Date: 2/17/99

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