April 15, 1999
William G. Kouwenhoven, 73, airline consultantWilliam Gerrit Kouwenhoven, a retired airline management consultant and skilled yachtsman, died Saturday of lung cancer at his Roland Park residence. He was 73.From 1951 until he retired in 1988, he was a management consultant to numerous air carriers, including Pan American World Airways, American Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines System and British Airways.He raced sailboats on the Chesapeake Bay and Long Island Sound and in the Newport-to-Bermuda race.
July 20, 1999
Ed Long,83, who held the world record for the most flying hours as a pilot in the history of aviation, spending a total of nearly seven years in the air, died Sunday in Montgomery, Ala.In September 1989, he broke the world record for flying hours, with 53,290 hours.ObituariesBecause of limited space and the large number of requests for obituaries, The Sun regrets that it cannot publish all the obituaries it receives. Because The Sun regards obituaries as news, we give a preference to those submitted within 48 hours of a person's death.
July 21, 1999
Viktor Liberman,68, a Russian-born violinist who gained fame in the former Soviet Union before moving to the Netherlands, died in Amsterdam on Saturday of liver cancer.John R. Steelman,99, who served as assistant to President Harry S. Truman, died July 14 in Naples, Fla. He was named to the post of assistant to the president on Dec. 12, 1946, after serving as director of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion.ObituariesBecause of limited space and the large number of requests for obituaries, The Sun regrets that it cannot publish all the obituaries it receives.
September 28, 1999
Oseola McCarty, 91, a one-time washerwoman who earned widespread recognition after she donated her life savings to the University of Southern Mississippi, died Sunday in Hattiesburg, Miss., of complications of liver cancer.In donating the $150,000 in July 1995, she said she wanted to give others the chance to get an education she never had.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 22, 1999
Francine Everett,a singer, dancer and actress who was one of the stars of the all-black-cast "race" movies of the 1930s and 1940s, died May 27 at a nursing home in the Bronx.Ms. Everett gave her birth year as 1920. By 1933, she was appearing with the Four Black Cats, a nightclub variety act. Shortly thereafter, she began acting with the Federal Theater in Harlem, which was sponsored by the Works Progress Administration.William Greaves, the former actor and award-winning filmmaker and producer, said Ms. Everett "was a true legend of black film and theater, one of the top stars of the '40s race movies."
October 9, 1999
John Franklin Kiser Jr., a Baltimore native and retired cinematographer whose film career included work on "The Godfather," died Oct. 2 of cancer at his Accomac, Va. farm. He was 64.Reared in Roland Park, Mr. Kiser attended St. Paul's School for Boys and West Nottingham Academy in Rising Sun. He later attended the Maryland Institute, College of Art.His career as a cameraman began with the 1966 Joanne Woodward and Sean Connery film, "A Fine Madness." He later worked on "Paint Your Wagon," "Camelot," "Ice Station Zebra" and "The Fisher King," as well as "The Godfather."