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.
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.
December 9, 1999
Frank Day, 68, the man who led Trustmark National Bank through 15 acquisitions and watched its assets grow from $1.3 billion to more than $6 billion, died Monday in Jackson, Miss. from respiratory failure related to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig's disease.Donald J. Lloyd-Jones, 68, president of the America Geographical Society, died Monday of lung cancer in Stamford, Conn.Nick Sanborn, 64, a champion and later president and CEO of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, died Monday in Cascade, Colo.
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.
August 11, 1999
John Dortch "Booty" Lewis Sr.,84, a Goldsboro, N.C., insurance executive whose World War II exploits were chronicled in part in the movie "The Great Escape," died Sunday in Goldsboro of pancreatic cancer.He spent almost two years in Germany's Stalag Luft III. That was the prison camp from which prisoners of war tunneled to freedom in an escape later to be made into "The Great Escape," starring Steve McQueen. Many of the exploits portrayed by Mr. McQueen were based on escape attempts and other activities by Mr. Lewis.
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...