September 12, 1999
Robert Musel, 90, a New York-born journalist who covered wars, politics, crime, sports and royal weddings across Europe for more than four decades, died Wednesday at a London hospital, according to United Press International, the news agency he joined in 1927 as a copy boy.In addition to being a journalist, Musel was a song lyricist, author of the words of the hit "Band of Gold," and senior European consultant of Broadcast Music Inc., an American performing rights...
June 24, 1999
David Fred Yocum, a Baltimore sculptor whose work critics called "outrageous" and "idiosyncratic," died Friday of an infection at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 54 and lived in Otterbein.Mr. Yocum, who took prizes for his abstract clay and neon works, was among the first to restore a $1 house in the southern Baltimore neighborhood in the 1970s."His work evolved from little clay pots to incredible sculptures," said the Rev. Dale W. Dusman, pastor of St. Mark's Lutheran Church, where a memorial service was held yesterday.
May 4, 1999
Roderick Thorp,62, a master of suspense fiction whose best-selling novels "Die Hard" and "The Detective" became popular movies, died of a heart attack Wednesday in Oxnard, Calif.Joseph Rosenblatt,96, a Utah philanthropist who was decorated by the French government for promoting trade relations between France and the United States, died Sunday in Salt Lake City.Joyce Anderson Valdez,70, a supporter and fund-raiser for the Republican Party who organized events that raised more than $100 million for GOP candidates, died Wednesday in Los Angeles after a long illness.
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.
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.
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.