Alan Fortunoff, 67, president and chief executive of the...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 06, 2000

Alan Fortunoff, 67, president and chief executive of the Fortunoff chain of stores, died Tuesday of complications from cancer at his home in Old Westbury, N.Y.

Charles Snitow, 93, who created some of America's largest trade shows and helped open Eastern Europe to commerce during the Cold War, died June 28 in Scarsdale, N.Y. He was a lawyer in 1946 when he began his trade show career. His first National Hardware Show, held in New York, had 346 exhibitors. Today, the show is staged in Chicago and attracts more than 3,000 exhibitors.

Settimia Spizzichino, 79, one of the few Jews to survive the Nazi deportations from Rome's "old ghetto" neighborhood in 1943, died in Rome on Monday of a heart attack. More than 1,000 Jews were rounded up from Rome on Oct. 16, 1943 and sent by train to Nazi concentration camps. Only 15 of them survived, including Ms. Spizzichino, the only woman to return.

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