Leroy Ingles, 84, hand-picked by Adm. Hyman G. Rickover...

Deaths Elsewhere

April 25, 2001

Leroy Ingles, 84, hand-picked by Adm. Hyman G. Rickover to serve as the chief of the Navy's first nuclear submarine, died April 12.

In 1954, Admiral Rickover picked him to serve as the first chief aboard USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Mr. Ingles later served aboard one of the Navy's first nuclear missile submarines, the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

Marshall Habes al-Majali, 87, a former commander who led Arab armies against Jewish forces in 1948 and later crushed a rebellion led by Yasser Arafat, died Sunday of heart failure in Amman, Jordan.

In 1957, King Hussein appointed him as chief of staff of the armed forces -- a job he held until shortly before the six-day Arab-Israeli war, which began June 5, 1967. He became defense minister, but when Palestinian guerrillas threatened King Hussein's rule in the kingdom in 1970 he was reappointed army chief.

Vaai Kolone, 89, former prime minister of Samoa and founder of the ruling Human Rights Protection Party, died Friday. He served two terms from 1982-1987.

Walter S. Taylor, 69, a flamboyant winemaker who created Bully Hill Vineyards and made it one of New York's largest wine producers, died Friday at his home in Hammondsport in the Finger Lakes region.

Robert Starer, 77, a respected composer of operas, ballets and many orchestral and instrumental works and the author of two books on rhythm that are widely used by music students, died Sunday in Kingston, N.Y.

Don Gevirtz, 73, a venture capitalist and former ambassador to Fiji, died Sunday of a heart attack in Montecito, Calif.

Lola Idella Lohmann, 91, a longtime educator who helped start the Newspapers in Education program, died Sunday in Oklahoma City.

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