August 4, 1999
Robert S. Gawthrop III,56, a U.S. District Court judge whose rulings included a key decision involving AIDS victims, died of cancer Sunday in Philadelphia.In 1994, Judge Gawthrop heard the case of a law firm accused of firing an associate with AIDS. The case ended in a settlement, but he wrote the first opinion that people with no symptoms of AIDS can be considered disabled under the Americans With Disabilities Act.ObituariesBecause of limited space and the large number of requests for obituaries, The Sun regrets that it cannot publish all the obituaries it receives.
June 2, 1999
Hillary Brooke,84, the elegant blond actress who played the "other woman" in dozens of movies and had a recurring role in the 1950s television situation comedy "My Little Margie," died May 25 in Bonsall, Calif., said a friend, Helen Lovass.Although Miss Brooke was often tagged a "blonde bombshell," she once publicly challenged a psychology professor's claim that "intelligence can repel a man" and that smart actresses would frighten male fans. "Vacuity will never substitute for a glint of intelligence," she said.
December 22, 1999
Ken Clawson, 63, one of President Richard M. Nixon's staunch defenders as director of White House communications during the Watergate era, died Dec. 17 at a hospital in New Orleans after suffering a heart attack.A former newspaper reporter, Mr. Clawson joined the White House in February 1972 as deputy director of communications for the executive branch. He became White House communications director on Jan. 30, 1974, as the Watergate scandals were consuming the Nixon presidency.Mr. Clawson's name was associated with the "Canuck letter" that was sent to the Manchester Union-Leader in New Hampshire early in 1972 and claimed that Democratic Sen. Edmund Muskie of Maine had spoken disparagingly of French-Canadians.
September 17, 1999
John F. White Sr.,75, considered the dean of African-American politics in Philadelphia and a strategist in the former mayoral campaign of his son, John F. White Jr., died Wednesday in Philadelphia. He played a key role in the Philadelphia political scene for more than three decades and founded the Black Political Forum in 1968.Frederick P. Rose,75, a second-generation builder and philanthropist, died Tuesday at his home in Rye, N.Y. His company, Rose Associates, owns or manages 12,000 apartments in New York and 4 million square feet of commercial space.
June 13, 1999
John Calhoun Baker,103, president emeritus of Ohio University, who guided it through the burgeoning enrollment when the veterans of World War II surged in under the GI Bill, died June 9 at a retirement community in Hightstown, N.J.Eugene Kalbacher,47, the publisher and editor of Hot House, a small monthly magazine covering the jazz world, died of cancer on May 25 at his home in Rockaway Township, N.J.ObituariesBecause of limited space and the large number...
September 1, 1999
Joan R. Braden,77, a hostess to and confidante of Washington's political heavyweights and senior government officials for more than three decades, died of a heart attack Monday in Washington.Mrs. Braden performed those roles as she raised eight children, a story her husband, columnist Tom Braden, chronicled in the book "Eight is Enough," which became an ABC television series from 1977 to 1981.Evelyn Shrifte,98, a longtime president of Vanguard Press, which published the first books of Saul Bellow and Dr. Seuss, died Aug. 8 in New York.