Barbara Ann Schreier Edisen,74, a New Orleans area...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 13, 2000

Barbara Ann Schreier Edisen,74, a New Orleans area businesswoman and philanthropist, died of cancer Wednesday. Ms. Edisen established a theater, a community house and gardens in Morgan City, and gave a preschool building to a private school in Metairie.

Jack Gillis,78, a photographer for the Minneapolis Star until the 1980s, died Sunday of complications of a stroke in Robbinsdale, Minn. Mr. Gillis, who worked as a newspaper copy boy before World War II, joined the Star after serving in the Navy. He retired in the mid-1980s.

Emanuel R. Piore, 91, a retired research physicist who marshaled federal dollars for scientific research and helped IBM develop a new generation of digital computers, died Tuesday in New York. Mr. Piore joined International Business Machines in 1956 as director of research. He was a vice president and chief scientist at the company from 1965 to 1972, and retired the next year from its board of directors, of which he had been a member since 1962.

After World War II, Mr. Piore became the first civilian to head the Office of Naval Research. He became the office's chief scientist and helped establish the National Science Foundation. When he retired, the Navy gave him the Distinguished Civilian Service Award, its highest civilian award.

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