Doris M. Drury,72, the first woman to head the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, died Tuesday. Ms. Drury, a longtime professor at the University of Denver and Regis University, also was a pioneer in helping women get bank loans.
Patrick Heron,79, Britain's foremost abstract painter, died yesterday, the director of London's Tate Gallery said. The Tate Gallery held a retrospective exhibition of Mr. Heron's work last year. He was a principle member of the St. Ives group of artists.
Marian Searchinger,81, New York theatrical agent who represented actors Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee and Jane Alexander, died Monday in Santa Barbara, Calif.
G. B. Van Dusen,84, founder of Van Dusen Air Inc., a worldwide distributor of aircraft supplies and airport services, died Monday in Minneapolis.
Tofilau Eti Alesana,74, former prime minister of American Samoa, died Friday at his home in Apia.
Elizabeth Paisley Huckaby,93, an English teacher who kept a diary of the tumult that surrounded the racial integration of Little Rock's (Ark.) Central High School in the late 1950s, died of heart failure Thursday. During the upheaval, she wrote a book, "Crisis at Central High," based on her diary, and the work was later turned into a television movie, starring Joanne Woodward.
A. Doak Barnett,77, one of the nation's foremost scholars and advisers on China who pushed for renewed relations with the Asian country, died Wednesday. Born in Shanghai to missionaries, Mr. Barnett went on to author or edit more than 20 books on China and to play an influential role in shaping U.S. policy in the 1960s.
Bob Cato,75, who helped turn record album covers into a form of contemporary art and won two Grammy awards for his designs, died Friday due to complications of Alzheimer's disease. His cover designs for Barbra Streisand's "People" (1964) and "Bob Dylan's Greatest Hits" (1967) won him Grammy awards from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.
Wilbur L. Pritchard,75, a radio satellite pioneer who also helped develop the first microwave oven as an engineer for the Raytheon Corp. died Thursday of lung cancer.
Dr. Gerhard Herzberg,94, winner of the 1971 Nobel Prize in chemistry for research into the structure of molecules, died March 3 at his home in Ottawa.
Walter Decker Scott,84, a former NBC chairman who led the network when it committed itself to color programming in the mid-1960s, died March 12 of complications from pneumonia in Carmel, Calif.
Jaime Sabines,72, considered to be among the top Spanish-language poets, died Friday in Mexico City. Mr. Sabines' writings were considered sparse and stark and vivid in imagery.
He wrote mostly about love and death, but focused on other subjects as well, such as a small ode to Johann Sebastian Bach.
Ray Russell,a prolific horror and fantasy writer and a former executive editor of Playboy magazine, died Monday in Los Angeles from complications from a stroke.