Dr. Mary D. Ainsworth, 85, a developmental psychologist whose work revolutionized the understanding of the bond between mothers and infants, died March 21 in Charlottesville, Va.
Her research contributed significantly to attachment theory, which emphasizes the importance of intimate human relationships, or attachments, in shaping children's development.
Red Norvo, 91, who performed with such greats as Charles Mingus and Frank Sinatra and is credited with introducing the xylophone to jazz, died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif.
Robert E. Webb, 100, believed to be the Navy's oldest retired chief petty officer, died April 1 in Bremerton, Wash.
Deil Gustafson, 67, a former owner of Summit Banks in Minneapolis and St. Paul and the Tropicana Hotel and Casino, a Las Vegas complex with a history of ties to organized crime, died Friday in Cannon Falls, Minn.
Ambroise Roux, 77, an influential business leader who was a close adviser to President Georges Pompidou of France, died Sunday in Montfort-L'Amaury, France. He was a former chief executive officer of one of France's largest companies, the Compagnie Generale d'Electricite.
Pub Date: 4/08/99