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Deaths Elsewhere

June 25, 2005

Calvin W. Kreuze,

52, chief financial officer and vice president of international operations for office furniture maker Haworth Inc., died Tuesday in Holland, Mich.

Mr. Kreuze died of cancer, the company said.

Haworth had employed the Holland native since 1978 in various financial and management leadership roles. He was appointed CFO in July 2002.

Caroline Leonetti Ahmanson,

83, a leading philanthropist in Southern California and the widow of financier Howard F. Ahmanson, died Tuesday of complications from Alzheimer's disease in Beverly Hills, according to her daughter, Margo O'Connell.

Ms. Ahmanson was a board member of some of the largest companies and arts institutions in Southern California at some point in her life, including the Walt Disney Co., the Fluor Corp., the Carter Hawley Hale Stores and the Music Center. She also was one of the first women to head a Federal Reserve Bank, overseeing the San Francisco Federal Reserve between 1981 and 1984.

She was a member of the board of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, the group that sponsored a visit by Chinese table tennis champions in 1972. That event was one of the early efforts to normalize U.S. relations with Communist China.

A close friend of President Richard M. Nixon, and later of President Ronald Reagan and their families, she served for several years as chairwoman of the President's Council of the Nixon library.

James B. Stephenson,

89, a Kentucky Supreme Court justice from its beginnings in 1976 until 1988, died Tuesday of heart failure, said his grandson, Joe Anderson.

Justice Stephenson was admitted to the Kentucky bar in 1939 and practiced law in Pike County. He was Pike County Circuit Court judge from 1958 to 1972, when he was elected to the Kentucky Court of Appeals.

His grandfather, J.B. Bennett was a Republican congressman. Great-grandfather B.F. Bennett was a delegate to Kentucky's 1890 constitutional convention.

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