Robert Runcie, 78, the 102nd archbishop of Canterbury...

Deaths Elsewhere

July 13, 2000

Robert Runcie, 78, the 102nd archbishop of Canterbury who led the Church of England through a decade of theological turmoil, died yesterday in London after a battle with cancer. Bishop Runcie sometimes appeared as the leading critic of Margaret Thatcher's government. He antagonized Mrs. Thatcher, who had appointed him, through his prayers for all the dead of the Falkland Islands war and his criticism of the government's tactics in beating a strike by coal miners.

Abraham Horwitz, 89, director of the Pan American Health Organization for almost 20 years, died of pneumonia Monday in Washington. The native of Chile headed the PAHO from 1958 to 1975, which made him the World Health Organization's top official in the Western Hemisphere.

Grace McKittrick MacNeil, 92, a former executive with the Girl Scouts, died June 30 in Natchez, Miss.

She was elected president of the Girl Scouts of the U.S.A. in 1969 and served on its international governing board until 1978.

In Natchez, Mrs. MacNeil was the owner and operator of MacNeil Plantations. She donated more than half of the 123 acres that preserved a Natchez Indian historical site and became the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.

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