Abner W. Sibal, 78, a former two-term Republican member...

Deaths Elsewhere

January 31, 2000

Abner W. Sibal, 78, a former two-term Republican member of the House of Representatives from Connecticut, died Thursday of a heart attack at his home in Alexandria, Va. He served in Congress from 1961 until his defeat for re-election in 1964.

Henry David Akin, 100, a lawyer for more than seven decades and lead partner in the Dallas law firm Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, died of pneumonia Thursday.

As an attorney, Mr. Akin mentored two young lawyers, Robert Strauss and Richard Gump, and 21 years later became partners with them in an internationally known law firm bearing their names. The firm employs more than 900 lawyers around the world.

Tony Doyle, 58, an Irish actor who was one of the stars of the "Ballykissangel" television series, died Friday in London a few hours after collapsing at his home, coroner John Bradley said. An autopsy was planned for today. Mr. Doyle received an Irish Television and Film Award last year for his role in the television adaptation of John McGahern's novel, "Amongst Women."

Martha Jean "The Queen" Steinberg, 69, a longtime Detroit radio personality, died Saturday of an undisclosed illness. Ms. Steinberg, an owner and president of WQBH-AM, was a major radio and community personality since arriving in 1963 from Memphis, Tenn.

She was recognized by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 as one of rock's pioneering disc jockeys.

David R. Williams Jr., 78, an industrialist and engineering innovator whose companies built and operated oil and gas pipelines in North and South America and the Middle East, died Jan. 15 at his home in East Hampton, N.Y.

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