Dorothy Kohlars, 104, a World War I nurse who became the...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 13, 2000

Dorothy Kohlars, 104, a World War I nurse who became the first woman to win France's National Order of the Legion of Honor, died March 6 in Barstow, Calif.

Cardinal Ignatius Kung, 98, who spent 30 years in prison for defying attempts by China's Communist government to control Catholics through a state-run church, died Sunday of stomach cancer at the Stamford, Conn., home of his nephew.

Geoffrey H. Moore, 86, an analyst of business cycles, died Thursday. He rose to prominence during a 30-year career at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a quasi-official private body in Cambridge, Mass., that determines when recessions begin and end.

John Wehle Jr., 53, who helped transform family-operated Genesee Brewing Co. into the nation's fifth-largest brewer before negotiating its sale in December, died Friday of lung cancer in Rochester, N.Y.

Hayward Cirker, 82, founder and president of eclectic paperback publisher Dover Publications, died Wednesday in Roslyn, N.Y. He built Dover into a paperback powerhouse by delving deep into the public domain and reprinting thousands of out-of-print novels, illustrations, manuals and scientific texts.

Abbot Gungthang Rinpoche, 74, one of Tibetan Buddhism's most revered leaders, died Tuesday at the Labrang monastery in northwestern China, a monitoring group reported Saturday.

Capt. George L. Street III, 86, who won the Medal of Honor in World War II for directing a daring submarine attack that destroyed three Japanese ships off the coast of Korea, died Feb. 26 at a nursing home in Andover, Mass.

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