Mary Fowler Brennan, 83, wife of the late Supreme Court...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 31, 2000

Mary Fowler Brennan, 83, wife of the late Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan, died Tuesday at Arlington Hospital in suburban Virginia. A court spokeswoman said she died of complications while being treated for cancer.

Mrs. Brennan, a 40-year Supreme Court employee, worked for nearly 26 years as Mr. Brennan's secretary. After the death of the justice's first wife, he and his longtime secretary were married in 1983 on her last day as a court employee.

Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy, 86, the first black elected official in Orlando, Fla., died Tuesday of pneumonia. Mr. Kennedy, a former bellman and assistant restaurant manager, was elected to the Orlando City Council in 1972, at a time when whites ruled Orlando's political scene. Mr. Kennedy served on the City Council until 1980, when he was defeated in a re-election campaign. He remained active in numerous civic groups.

Anna Sokolow, 90, a modern dancer who performed with Martha Graham and later choreographed with such luminaries as Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein, died Wednesday in New York of pneumonia. Ms. Sokolow was a member of Graham's renowned company from 1930 to 1939, when she formed the first modern dance company in Mexico, training both dancers and choreographers. She also started her own New York company, Players' Project.

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