March 3, 2000
James L. Roche III, 76, attorney for housing agency James Lawrence Roche III, a retired city government attorney, died Feb. 25 of cancer at St. Joseph Medical Center. The Hamilton resident was 76. He retired in 1976 from the Baltimore City Housing Authority's Relocation Division, where he worked for 26 years. He also maintained a private practice. Born in Northeast Baltimore, he was a graduate of City College, Baltimore College of Commerce and the Mount Vernon School of Law. In 1978, he received a doctor of laws degree from the University of Baltimore.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.