Sister Madonna Kolbenschlag, 64, an author and former...

Deaths Elsewhere

February 04, 2000

Sister Madonna Kolbenschlag, 64, an author and former House of Representatives policy analyst, died Saturday of a stroke in Santiago, Chile. She was 64.

She taught American studies and women's studies at the University of Notre Dame in the 1980s, and was a legislative aide and research consultant in the U.S. House. She also was involved in human rights investigations in Central America.

Thomas Joseph Peterson, 102, the oldest member of the Nez Perce tribe, died Sunday in Tacoma, Wash., after a bout with pneumonia.

Francis Stuart, 97, an Irish novelist and poet accused of supporting the Nazis when he broadcast from Berlin during World War II, died Wednesday in Fenore, Ireland. The cause of death was not given.

Raymond R. Suskind, 86, a physician whose work helped advance skin research and environmental health study, died Monday in Cincinnati.

John Yager,79, a former Toledo, Ohio, mayor who fought against a strong-mayor form of government, died Monday in Toledo.

Si Zentner, 82, a trombonist who started a highly successful big band years after the era had passed, died Monday in Las Vegas. He became well-known when he recorded the hit "Up a Lazy River" in 1961. He went on to record more than 30 albums and hundreds of songs for Liberty Records.

Cela Netanyahu, 87, mother of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, died Monday in Jerusalem.

Lathan Sanford, 63, a former Broadway performer and retired University of Texas dance professor who is credited with developing the university's first dance degree, died Monday of cancer in Austin.

Constance Amaral, 44, whose AIDS diagnosis spurred her to become one of Massachusetts' top AIDS activists, died Saturday in Boston. She used her own story to illustrate the dangers of sharing needles and having unprotected sex. She was diagnosed with AIDS in 1986 and wasn't sure how she had contracted the disease.

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