Andrew E. Ghareeb, 101, who translated the works of...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 19, 2000

Andrew E. Ghareeb, 101, who translated the works of Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran into English, died March 12 in Chicopee, Mass. He came to Springfield, Mass., in 1913 from his native Lebanon and discovered Gibran's writing in a Lebanese magazine in 1918. His first translation of the poem "My Soul Counseled Me" was published in the Springfield Republican newspaper in 1926.

Joseph Goldstein, 76, a longtime Yale Law School professor who introduced the best interests of children into the canon of family law, died March 12 in New Haven, Conn., from a heart attack. His work introduced the idea that courts should handle child custody disputes according to the child's best interest and should consider the child's point of view.

Manning J. "Manny" Post, 82, a key fund-raiser for the California Democratic Party and adviser to generations of candidates, died Monday in Santa Monica, Calif.

He served as treasurer for the California presidential campaigns of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson and headed the inaugural campaign committee for Jimmy Carter.

Robert Sosnick, 66, whose real estate company developed the Palace of Auburn Hills, died Thursday in Detroit after a lengthy illness, his family said. Mr. Sosnick co-owned Palace Sports & Entertainment, whose holdings include the Tampa Bay Lightning hockey team, the Tampa Bay Ice Palace, the Palace of Auburn Hills, the Detroit Vipers hockey team and the Pine Knob Music Theatre.

A former trustee of New York's Whitney Museum of American Art, Mr. Sosnick also was co-chairman of the Jewish Fund and a board member at Temple Israel in West Bloomfield Township.

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