Robert G. Neumann, 83, an expert in international affairs...

Deaths Elsewhere

June 25, 1999

Robert G. Neumann, 83, an expert in international affairs and former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia, died in Bethesda of cancer June 18.

John E. "Jack" Skuce, 69, a pioneer of the National Endowment for the Arts, died Sunday in Shepherdstown, W.Va. He traveled the country in 1965 urging communities to match funds with the federal program to offer home-grown arts programs.

Dr. Louis Robert Wasserman, 88, an international authority on blood disorders, died Monday in Danbury, Conn.

Kanha Kiangsiri, 88, one of Thailand's most prominent novelists, died Wednesday in Bangkok. She had been bedridden since 1987 after suffering a stroke. Writing under the pen name K. Surangkhanang, her biggest selling novel was "Baan Sai Thong," or "House of Golden Sand," which was adapted for the screen and turned into a television soap opera.

Dr. Juan del Regato, 90, an internationally renowned physician regarded as a pioneer in the use of radiation therapy to treat cancer, died June 12 in Traverse City, Mich., after surgery for injuries he suffered in a fall. He lived in Tampa, Fla., and had been visiting his daughters in Michigan.

Henry Bennett, 86, a civil rights leader, died Tuesday in Gary, Ind. He headed the Gary chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for 12 years until 1992, building its membership to the largest in the state. When he lost his vision in 1993, he championed rights for the blind. His teaching experiences led him to create the African-American Superbowl, an academic competition.

Robert C. Guthrie, 93, who helped develop pulse radar, died Monday in Laurel, Mont. His long career at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington included a key role in the development of pulse radar. He was the first superintendent of the laboratory's Radar Division.

Kamal El-Din Hussein, 77, the former Egyptian vice president who was one of the army officers who helped Gamal Abdel Nasser topple Egypt's monarchy in 1952, died Saturday in Cairo from complications of liver cancer.

Walter E. Maloney, 88, a nationally known admiralty lawyer for many years, died June 14 at a nursing home in Chatham, N.J. Mr. Maloney, whose specialty involved the law of the sea, served as chief attorney for the American Merchant Marine Institute from 1942 to 1952 and was its president and chairman of the board from 1952 to 1955.

Pietro Deiro Jr., 85, an accordion player and music publisher, died Saturday in New York. His publishing house, Pietro Deiro Publications, had a catalog of almost 10,000 works, including educational pieces, music in different national styles and serious concert works by American composers.

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