Alexander Abraham, 83, a retired investment banker who...

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August 29, 2002

Alexander Abraham, 83, a retired investment banker who donated money to provide housing and other services for the homeless, died of a stroke Sunday in Rye, N.Y.

Mr. Abraham was chairman of Abraham & Co., his family's investment business, before it merged with Lehman Brothers in the 1970s. He then held posts at Lehman and other companies until his retirement in the mid-1990s.

He helped to fund the Alexander Abraham Residence on New York's West 51st Street, which provides services for homeless women and children. In addition, he co-sponsored more than a half-dozen facilities for formerly homeless people, providing therapy, job counseling and other services.

Stanley Greenberg, 74, who wrote the screenplay for the movie Soylent Green, starring Charleton Heston and Edward G. Robinson, died in San Francisco on Sunday of brain cancer.

Mr. Greenberg was an Emmy nominee for writing The Missiles of October, a screenplay about the Cuban missile crisis. He also wrote Pueblo, a drama starring Hal Holbrook about North Korea's capture of a U.S. spy ship.

Born in Chicago, Mr. Greenberg served in World War II and graduated from Brown University. His break came when he submitted a TV script for The Defenders, which aired in the 1960s. The producers hired him to write for the show.

The Soylent Green screenplay is based on a Harry Harrison novel about starving masses who subsist on food that turns out to be made of people. It won Mr. Greenberg the 1973 Nebula Award for Science Fiction Writing, given by the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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