James Chichester-Clark, 79, whose tenure as prime...

Deaths Elsewhere

May 20, 2002

James Chichester-Clark, 79, whose tenure as prime minister of Northern Ireland from 1969 to 1971 was marked by escalating sectarian violence that brought more British troops, died Friday after a short illness.

Mr. Chichester-Clark, who was given the title Lord Moyola in 1971, was prime minister in the British province when rioting in Belfast and Londonderry forced him to ask Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government to send in troops.

The killings of three British soldiers in Belfast in March 1971 sparked a new Protestant campaign demanding that Mr. Chichester-Clark resign.

He flew to London to ask Prime Minister Edward Heath for a dramatic security response, but was given only 1,300 more soldiers. Two days later, Mr. Chichester-Clark resigned.

Sir Kenneth Fung Ping-fan, 92, a prominent politician and businessman who brought the first McDonald's restaurant to Hong Kong, died in a hospital there Thursday.

At 28, Mr. Fung established Fung Ping Fan Group, which in 1975 bought a McDonald's franchise and introduced the restaurant to Hong Kong. He was knighted in 1971 by Britain.

Mr. Fung was also a lawmaker, an adviser to Hong Kong's government and an economic consultant for the government of Chongqing, a booming city in southwestern mainland China.

Sharon Monsky, 48, who defied expectations by living two decades with the little-known disease scleroderma and raised $14 million toward finding a cure, died May 11 in Santa Barbara, Calif., of complications from the disease.

Ms. Monsky was diagnosed in 1982. Doctors said she would probably die within two years, but by 1987 she had founded the Scleroderma Research Foundation. She helped establish two research centers, including one at the University of California, San Francisco.

Scleroderma, which causes a thickening and binding of the skin, joints and bones, afflicts about 400,000 Americans. It is caused by unexplained overproduction of the protein collagen.

Ms. Monsky competed as a nationally ranked figure skater until age 18. While working as a management consultant in San Francisco in 1981, she began to feel very tired.

Ms. Monsky was frustrated by the lack of scientific research into the disease, which can limit simple daily activities such as opening a door. So she founded the foundation out of her home in Mill Valley, and began raising research money. She moved to Santa Barbara in 1989.

Marc Lindenberg, 56, an influential scholar and a leader in humanitarian relief and international development, died in Seattle on Friday of lung cancer.

As an educator at Harvard, University of Washington and the University of Oregon, Mr. Lindenberg pressed for greater involvement by universities in the problems of developing nations.

From 1992 to 1997, he oversaw $400 million in relief and development programs in 36 countries for CARE USA.

Mr. Lindenberg's most recent book, Going Global: Transforming Relief and Development NGOs, has been nominated for several awards.

He served in the early 1970s as assistant director for the American Friends Service Committee Programs for Southeast Asia. From 1980 to 1987, he served as dean and professor at the Central American Institute of Business Administration.

He also taught at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, where he received the Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989.

After five years with CARE, Mr. Lindenberg joined the University of Washington in early 1998. UW recently announced plans to establish a Marc Lindenberg Center for Humanitarian Action, International Development and Global Citizenship.

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