Other Notable Deaths


November 13, 2005

Alan A. Reich, 75, the founder and president emeritus of the National Organization on Disability, a voice in public forums for people with disabilities, died Tuesday of respiratory problems at his home in McLean, Va.

The 23-year-old group, which he ran until April, is an umbrella organization that is active on a local, state and national level in seeking full and equal participation for disabled people in all aspects of life.

Mr. Reich, who used a wheelchair after suffering severe spinal injuries in a diving accident in 1962, was a recipient this year of a George H.W. Bush Award, established to honor outstanding service under the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1992.

Fernando Bujones, 50, a world-class ballet dancer who was the first American man to win the gold medal at the International Ballet Competition, died Thursday of cancer in Miami.

He had taken a three-month leave from his position as artistic director of the Orlando Ballet to treat melanoma, said Russell Allen, the group's executive director.

Mr. Bujones, born in Miami of Cuban parents, spent 30 years as a ballet dancer, teacher and choreographer.

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