Leonard Shoen, 83, founder of U-Haul International Inc...

Deaths Elsewhere

October 06, 1999

Leonard Shoen, 83, founder of U-Haul International Inc., the nation's largest truck rental company, died in a traffic accident Monday in Las Vegas. He founded Phoenix-based U-Haul in 1945 and built it into the most recognized self-moving company in the nation with its signature orange and white trucks.

Francis Turner, 90, a one-time federal highway administrator who advised President Dwight D. Eisenhower on the interstate highway system and was considered its chief architect, died Saturday of cancer in Washington.

Doreen Valiente, 77, self-styled witch and a central figure in the revival of paganism in Britain, died Sept. 1 in London. She was the author of several books, including "The Rebirth of Witchcraft." Her verse and prose, such as "The Charge of the Goddess," is recited by pagans all over the world.

J. John Fox, 95, a retired judge and one of the leaders in the growth and development of the University of Massachusetts, died Monday in Boston. He is widely considered the father of the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester.

Tony Miller, 72, an actor and writer who began his career on Broadway and appeared in films including "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" and "Return to Peyton Place," died Sept 12 in Los Angeles from complications of cancer and Parkinson's disease.

Emil Schumacher, 87, one of postwar Germany's leading abstract expressionist artists, died Monday while vacationing on the Spanish island of Ibiza, German television ZDF reported.

Raymond Alf, 93, a teacher who inspired students with his unusual teaching styles and founded the Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology, died Monday in Claremont, Calif. He taught math and biology at Webb Schools, where he was known to swing from pipes to demonstrate evolution.

Pub Date: 10/06/99

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