Deaths Elsewhere

February 13, 2005

Kathryn Engebretson,

48, president of the William Penn Foundation and a former treasurer for the city of Philadelphia who helped bring it back from the brink of bankruptcy, died Thursday of breast cancer at her home in Bryn Mawr, Pa.

She was named in 2001 to head the William Penn Foundation, which has assets of more than $1 billion and awarded nearly $58 million last year to nonprofit groups in the region. In 1992, she helped Gov. Edward G. Rendell, then Philadelphia's newly elected mayor, craft a plan to fix the city's finances.

Karl Haas,

91, who brought classical music to millions of daily listeners through his syndicated radio program Adventures in Good Music, died Feb. 6 at a hospital in Royal Oak, Mich.

A pianist, conductor and musicologist, he settled in Detroit after fleeing Nazi Germany in 1936. He founded the Chamber Music Society of Detroit in 1944.

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