Selected and Paraphrased from The New York Times, The Times of London, and other newspapers

Theodora Abel     Margaret Walker Alexander     Dominique Aury    

Mary Benjamin     Otto L. Bettmann     Bernadino    

Jack Biblo     John Malcolm Brinin     Briscoe    

Carlos Castaneda     Eldridge Cleaver     Jean Crockett     Beverley Cross     Samuel Cummings    

Dorothy Donegan     Marion Donovan    

Edward Robb Ellis     Ibrahim Farrah     Marie-Louise Von Franz    

William Gaddis     Elena Garro     Ned Gillette     Lew Grade    

Anna J. Harrison     Hatfield     Dick Higgins     Carol Hochberg    

Wanda Toscanini Horowitz    

Mary Howell     Ted Hughes     Lord Hunt    

Flo Griffith Joyner     Catherine Kennedy     Sarah Korein    

Janet Lewis     Frank Lloyd     Nguyen Ngoc Loan     Tania Long    

Helen H. Malsed     Nicole Maxwell     Alice Miel    

Vasaar Miller     Jean Mitchell     Gene Moore    

O'Connor     Alicia Parla    

Rhinelander     Blanca Rosenberg     Gloria F. Ross     Rycroft    

Ruth Shoup     Warren Smith     Edith Standen     Stuart Sutherland    

Chana Timoner     Wendy O. Williams    

Nina Youshkevitch     Lenore Zola    


Psychologist, died at home aged 99. Colleague of Margaret Mead who wrote introduction of her Culture and Psychotherapy, 1975. Her family therapy methods proved especially helpful with Northern New Mexican Apaches, Navajos, Mescalero, Jicarilla, plus those of Laguna, Taos, Santo Domingo as these patients appreciated Abel's emphasis on "life's forces." Taught at Sarah Lawrence, director of psychoanalysis at Postgraduate Center for Mental Health. Psychotherapy and Culture, 1987. 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren.


Langston Hughes encouraged her participation in the Chicago Renaissance as in 1942 she became first African-American to win Yale Poetry series, with "For My People" admired by Benet. At Jackson State University she founded Institute for the Study of the History, Life and Culture of Black People. Jubilee, 1966 Four children, nine grandchildren


Aautograph expert, died at home aged 93. As a daughter apprenticed 13 years. Walter Benjamin had sorted through 140 tons of documents sold by Customs. Mr. Thomas recounts her snort at an auction devaluing a president's signature that had been presented as authentic. Her photographic memory stored ten thousand styles of hand-writing through five centuries, her business maintained an inventory of 50,000, selling approximately 7,500 per year. Hobby: bridge. Married "in her 40s" to a professor of Japanese art who had composed Emperor Hirohito's abdication speech. "Wearing kimonos, would sit in the backyard of their Manhattan townhouse reading old manuscripts." Autographs: A Key to Collecting, 1946 A nephew, C. Jaechkel, assisted and is now boss.


Translator, author of The Story of O Born in 1907, died in Paris aged 90 wrote 1954 erotica as a love letter to Jean Paulhan who had told Mme. Aury she could not write erotica. Editor of a French literary review Mme. Aury hid behind pseudonym of Pauline Reage for decades after French censors forbade publicity, after book won prix Deux-Magot 1955, after film of 1975.


Activist with Accion Feminista Domminicana prepared for her exile during Tujillo's dictatorship. One of four women to sign first UN charter which included at her insistence "To ensure respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without discrimination against race, sex, condition or creed."
1946's Open Letter to the Women in the World, with McKenzie, Uralova, and Wilkinson part of her Inter-American Commission on Women. Recognizing women's lives utterly changed by war Bernardino inaugurated Z o n e s o f P e a c e. Died aged 91.


Photo archivist died in Boca Ratan of kidney failure aged 94. Seventeen years after selling archive of five million images that began in two trunks of 25,000 images brought to NYC from Nazi Germany in 1935. Kraus-Thomson Organization expanded the archive with 11.5 million photographs from UPI and Reuters. Bill Gates bought this archive in 1995.

Otto L. Bettmann became curator of rare books in Berlin's State Art Library after earning a doctorate in history at Leipzig University. Fired by Nazi because a Jew. In NYC "Everybody wanted pictures." LIFE, LOOK paid from $25 to thousands for one-time use. Fame when CBS used his 16th century illustration of a priest & trumpet to advertise radio. Success from cross indexing images into 50 categories, sub-categories, 5,000 subjects. A literate man, "I do not welcome the enormous emphasis on the picture...It is a flattening out of history. The picture can never describe what the word can. The word lassoes the thought. Pictures are very democratic, and they are remarkable in drawing a much larger audience than the word can. The picture makes the observer an immediate participant in the event, but the meaning in the event lies in the word." The Good Old Days: They were Terrible" , Random House, 1974 with van Wyck Brooks, Our Literary Heritage Johann Sebastian Bach as His World Knew Him, Carrol, 1995 autobiography Bettmann, the Picture Man Univ. Press of Florida, 1992. The Delights of Reading: Quotes, Notes and Anecdotes Godine, 1987 Profits benefited Library of Congress. Married 1938 - 1987 to Anne Clemens, two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren, five great grandchildren. Funeral was private.


Bookseller, died at 91. Biblo & Tannen was one of thirty massive bookstores on 4th Ave. outlasting others as they'd bought building in 1955. Sold #63 in 1979. Leaving school early he wanted to read every book, mission almost accomplished with books bought from the Salvation Army warehouse . After his newsstand, cross-country hitch-hike he opened his first store, aged 22, securing gregarious Tannen with whom he sold under-the-counter porn. Biblo's Canaveral Press reissued Tarzan's creator's other books, post-copyright properties that were available via public domain. wife, sister, brother


Writer, died at home in Key West aged 81. The Garden is Political (1942) published when he was a graduate student. Dylan Thomas in America (1955) when Brinin directed the 92nd Street Y's poetry series. A history of ocean liners, his biography of Gertrude Stein, The Third Rose (1959) Skin Diving, poems (1970). Sextet (1981) is a literary memoir. Bill Read recalls a weekly anagram game, and poker with Hersey, and Wilbur. Brinin's own "I think I am as well known as I deserve to be." concludes Stewart's obituary. n.b. Thirty-nine year old diabetic Dylan Thomas' required other treatment than that of a hospitalized drunk. Who was the doctor who tore up the incriminating papers when younger colleagues questioned ?


Died at home in NYC, aged 65, artist/hair dresser. After studying with Ben Shahn, and art courses at Cooper Union Briscoe enrolled in hairdressing school so as not to become another underpaid artist. Coif Camp, West 23rd opened in 1965 encouraged by Sassoon, moved to Lexington & 69th in 1969. Also salons in Boston, and Washington. Briscoe returned to NYC to paint his acrylics of beautiful women. One son in NYC.


Died from liver cancer, author of ten spirituality books. Born in Peru, not Brazil. Grad student when UCLA press published The Teachings of Don Juan in 1968. (The last enemy is old age). His third, Journey to Ixtlan quotes Don Juan, "... your body returns to see me because I am its friend." After media's bonanza Castaneda became a recluse whose niece and another woman handled his fame. A wife and her son learned of his death from probate court (If father had given son even a dollar there would have been no probate).Simon & Schuster published nine of his books.


was born near Little Rock in 1935 of a teacher, and a jazz man who became a train-waiter, divorced in Watts. His mother became a school janitor. Reform schools for theft, selling marijuana led to Soledad jail. A rape-spree sent him to San Quentin, Folsom where as a Muslim he followed Malcolm X. Ramparts published him via a San Francisco lawyer Axelrod who knew Keating. At Black House, Cleaver joined Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale to bolster Oakland's Black Panthers. "You're either part of the problem or part of the solution." Cleaver's teaching at UC at Berkeley incensed Reagan who Cleaver called Mickey Mouse. After a shootout exile to Cuba, Algeria with wife Kathleen Neal, a lawyer, teacher, and their two children. Saved from suicide by a Christian vision Cleaver turned himself into the FBI in 1977. Became a Republican candidate, trouser designer with cod-piece, crack head. Soul on Ice was "Memoir as Manifesto" published in 1968 by McGraw Hill, as writing to "save himself" from his earned undermined self-respect as a rapist, "...white prey...I was defiling his women...getting revenge."


Proved that indexing was superior to mutual funds in 1970. "Interest rates would not have to be this high if fiscal policy were used in addition to monetary policy to fight inflation." At 79 died at home, survived by husband, three children, three grandchildren.


Male devotee of Maggie Smith. They'd met as students, Maggie Smith cast in his second play, "Strip the Willow" (nuclear war survivors). Married to others they eventually married each other in 1975. Born of a theatrical family Cross studied history at Oxford as Gielgud had discouraged his acting. Two novels, screenplays, Dame Maggie Smith explained, "When you meet again someone you should have married in the first place, it's like a script."


Weapon merchant, Interarms (Virginia, England) sold an average of hundred million dollars worth of weapons to dictators and revolutionaries each year. One discarded gun initiated a zeal that the CIA encouraged from 1950 - 1954 when he pretended to buy for the movies, $100 million worth of surplus German weapons sent to Formosa. Larger profits lured him to start Interarms selling to Guatemala, Batista & Castro, South Africa during Apartheid,& many countries in the Middle East, Europe, Asia. Cummings only refused Quaddafi, Idi Amin. In the late 1960s he bought almost a million weapons, stored in a warehouse near the Pentagon. One daughter's lover, an Argentinian polo player died from gunshot wounds at Cumming's estate, shot by Susan, 35.


Musician, died at home in LA from colon cancer. Humor assisted during her insistence of equal pay with male colleagues. In 1936 $1 per night for this teenager whose teacher Walter Dyett encouraged musicians of all music. At 18 Donegan's concert initiated integration. Art Tatum read about it in Time, visited. United Artists paid her $3,000 per week for SENSATIONS OF 1945. Thrice married, two sons, since the 1970s she played at festivals, and for fans in NYC.


Died of heart disease aged 81. Heralded the disposable diaper by making her own waterproof/breathable pants of parachute material. "Boaters" sold out. Donovan sold the rights for a million dollars. Next Donovan heralded disposable diapers with soft fastenings instead of safety pins.


Kodansha published 1% of his 70 volume diary, A Diary of the Century. NYU holds the 50 cartons, 75' of the 22 million words of the whole diary begun when a teenager and that Ellis kept writing for 70 years. Since 1947 when upon arriving in NYC Ellis recorded "Silently, inside myself I yelled: 'I should have been born here !'" Who published his 1966 Epic of New York City, A Nation in Torment (the Depression), and Echoes of Distant Thunder (home front during war)? His Chelsea apartment bookshelves held about 12,000 books. His daughter lives in Oregon with two of his grand-daughters.


Dancer/publisher died at home in NYC aged 58 His School of Near East Dance developed a performing troupe financed by Doris Duke with debut of ethnic dances of Lebanon, Syria, Egypt at Town Hall. Publisher of Arabesque magazine, producer of two dance videos, recipient of Ruth St. Denis Award of Choreography. Survived by his mother, sisters, brother and companion Dr. Saretta.


Marie-Louise von Franz' tutor fell in love with her, lost his religious faith. She researched fairy tales, became a colleague of Jung, who was forty years older. She would succeed him at his Zurich institute. Jung confronted the inconsistency people had separating the realities of their lives; since dream, myth, tales, talk, action, thought, feelings all seem equally real. After translating ancient texts for Jung they delved into the mind patterns of medieval alchemy. In 1980 her Number and Time links modern physics with psychology. von Franz told a friend weeks before her death of a dream in which her Parkinson's Disease left her, leaving her healed, feeling joyous.


At home, 75, of cancer, whose fifth novel Agape Agape will be posthumously published. Based upon "non-participatory art form" of player pianos or how mechanization can destroy art. Handsome author of Carpenter's Gothic (1985) born in NYC, thrown out of Harvard, fact checker at The New Yorker with intermittent travels including Costa Rica during a war. The Recognitions, JR, Frolic of One's Own. Daughter lives in Asheville, & Sag Harbor, son Matthew makes films in NYC. When did Gaddis say, "What's marriage but twenty years of bad meals ?"


Writer, died in Mexico aged 78. Her novel Recollections of Things to Come was the first of forty works translated into English. With Octavio Paz reports during the Spanish Civil War. They lived in Paris after WWII, then Japan, returned to Mexico where they divorced in the early 1960s "and they never spoke to each other again" DePalma claims. In exile from Mexican rebels until 1991 when Mexico was "a changed country." Curbstone published First Love, and Look for My Obituary. Plays include A Solid Home, The Tree, Felipe Angeles. Garro lived with her daughter in a Cuernavaca small apartment shared with a dozen cats until dying of emphysema in the local hospital.


Robbed, and shot in tent with Suzy Patterson between India and Pakistan, aged 53. Suzy Patterson, skiing champion, was also shot, but was treated at a Pakistani hospital. Gillette skiied around Mount McKinley, and Mount Everest, rowed from South America to Antarctica in an aluminum boat in two weeks. Ken Gillette and Suzy Patterson rode on camels whole route of the Silk Trade Route 6,000 miles from China to the Mediterranean. "Poignant experiences either enhance or destroy a marriage."


Russian Jewish parents escaped the Ukraine for London. As a teenager joined his father's rag business, began dancing: world champ of the Charleston in 1926. A decade later he booked American acts. Mid 1950s he produced song/dance shows for British TV. Produced two Pink Panthers movies and Styron's SOPHIE'S CHOICE. Lord Grade's wife survives him, as does a son, and two grand-children.


Chemist, died at 85. Schooled in a one-room schoolhouse to which she returned to teach during the 1930s Depression. Both MA and PhD from U. of Missouri, professor at Mt. Holyoke till 1979. A participant in the American Chemical Society (average 150,000 members) sixty-two years, president in 1978. She died in a local hospital , Wolfgang Saxon reports "The cause was a stroke, the college said."


Actor, 80 died at a friend's house in Monktown, Ireland. A New Yorker who acted as Byron, in Williams' Camino Real but stardom with THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY, 1945 film of Oscar Wilde's novel. Last role in "The Son of Whistler's Mother" on tour in Germany, Ireland, Russia, Latvia. No family, Hurd Hatfield's home was in Rothcormack, Ireland.


Aged 60, heart failure after "Dangerous Music No.2 " just before Halloween. Something Else Press (1964-1975) evolved from Happenings & Fluxus, expanded "Intermedia" which is now "multimedia." Early avidly on the internet Dick Higgins established web site for Left Hand Books. Enriched from Wooster Press Steel, Mass. With Alison Knowles (separated 1970-1984) twin daughters who live in Chicago, NY. Step-father in NYC, sister in Washington. Rouff's photo in The New York Times is courtesy of Emily Harvey Gallery, Broadway.


Died at home, aged 40, of breast cancer. "More to life than making rich men richer." left banking, but used its skills to lobby, fund raise and to change the insurance policy that penalized women. Unfortunately the cancer spread from breast to brain to bones. Both parents, and two sisters survive Carol Hochberg. Share's ex-director described "She leaned into it." Researching cancer in order to keep control.


Died at home in NYC, aged 90. "My father made me neurotic and my husband made me crazy...I wish I had done something for me...I can act...I can be very funny...I used to dance very operatic singer. That was my aim." Hard to practice piano at home when "A mistake was a stab in his stomach." When 25 heard Horowitz play at their house after a concert, a Chopin mazurka. Marriage, separation, but rejoining during the decade of Horowitz' breakdown when he insisted "I'll never play again." Their daughter Sonia never recovered from a motorcycle accident, died at 40, in 1974. Wanda supported guide dogs for the blind in "troubled" Sonia's memory. Wanda died at home in New York City.


Died at home of breast cancer aged 65. Feminist Press published her critique of discrimination against "man doctor, woman nurse." in 1973, a few years after she founded a lobbying group, the National Women's Health Network which by 1975 incorporated two thousand groups. A Radcliffe graduate she chose pediatrics after a son, and a divorce, believing children should not have to suffer from institutionalized medicine. Despite multi-macho-medicine Howell got her M.D. at the U. of Minnesota in 1962. Taught it at Harvard in 1969. As dean for students she sent out questionnaires which evolved into her first book. Beacon published her Healing at Home, 1978. Five sons, two daughters, one granddaughter.


Poet, dead at 68. Writing helps with what's passed, "It means the world becomes yours. If you don't do it, it drifts away and takes a whole piece of yourself with it, like an amputation. To attack it and attack it and get it under control - it's like taking possession of your life." Born in 1930 he married Sylvia Plath when twenty-six after four months' courtship. Hughes had been isolated for two years in the RAF reading Shakespeare. Hughes' Hawk in the Rain published in 1957. Six years later during a brutal winter after Yaddo, Amherst, and Devon Plath killed herself. Hughes had left her and their children to live with Assia Wevill who killed herself, with their child six years later. Destroying Plath's last notebook for the sake of their children earned him ire as Hughes was Plath's literary executor. In "Moortown" the poems distill his work on a Devonshire farm for his second wife's father. Morton commended Hughes's poems for "a vision of England which managed to bring the whole of the history and traditional past into play with a present that is recognizably modern." As Poet Laureate Hughes eulogized the Princess of Wales, and the Queen's Mother's 90th birthday. Birthday Poems when awarded in his absence was livened by his "I would far sooner be here with you than where I am." Hughes did attend Buckingham Palace for his last award two weeks before his death.


Died at home, near London aged 88. When Hillary climbed Mt. Everest, Hunt said " is the experience shared that in the long run, matters to me." After the Rifle Corps in India he spent WWII in India then Greece. Multi-lingual he boosted programs in the 1950s to lure teenagers outdoors. 1954 Hillary had "knocked the bastard off." meaning Everest. In 1966 the House of Lords made him a Peer. 1967 he probed police of Northern Ireland, and also investigated relief in Biafra. Enjoyed Alp trekking with his family of ex-tennis pro, and their four daughters. Did Lord Hunt advise diplomatic speech ? When in doubt tell the blunt truth, "better that I told you the truth, even if it isn't what you expected."


Sprinter, aged 38 who died at home in her sleep. Flo ran 100 meters in 10.49 seconds; 200 meters in 21:34 seconds. Born in Watts in 1959, married in 1987 to Olympian triple jumper Joyner, Flo who'd run fast as a girl was at twenty working as a bank teller to help support her six siblings. Coach Kersee persauded Flo to attend UCLA. BA in Psychology in 1983. Became a top sprinter. After the 1984 LA Olympics Flo again worked in a bank, returned to train again in 1987. Their daughter Mary was born in 1991.


Died of pancreatic cancer at 51, at home. Almost a decade of negotiation to open a home for those with AIDS, but with a grant and a politician's widow's support Kennedy persuaded Gov. Weicker to allow renovation of an old factory in New Haven. Leeway, Inc. opened in 1995. Paul Kennedy, a Yale historian, father of their three sons, married Catherine Urwin in 1967. Tyson credited her with involvement. And now half the patients leave Leeway living, rather than dead.


Realtor, died aged 93 of heart failure in a NYC hospital. 205 W 57, 1960s Times' reported the building to be demolished; tenants pressured into purchase, at Korein's profit. Who can estimate real estate worth ? German born, raised in Palestine, arriving with Hungarian husband in NYC, 1923. 1931 $6,000 bought a 6-story apartment building in Flatbush, Brooklyn, buying in Manhattan after WWII: non-amortizing mortgages. Failure only with her own Elysabeth, 35 E 38 in 1972, a failure never to be repeated. Two children in Manhattan, a sister in Florida, 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.


Poet, dead aged 99. Courted by Yvor Winters via correspondence to her in care of a tuberculosis sanitarium Janet Lewis, imagist poet from Chicago, married Yvor Winters. Her Squarron, Quist (1941) became a basis for The Return of Martin Guerre. Janet Lewis wrote an operatic libretto in 1956. Famed for " other-worldly serenity. " according to R.McG Thomas Jr. Nabokov dried dishes beside her. How Vera might have defty characterized her. Swallow Press/Ohio Univ. Press (1981) published The Indians in the Woods,and The Dear Past. "Devastated by her husband's death in 1968" solace in South West Indians. A daughter, son, and 3 grand children I look at Mercado's photo of her in The New York Times, why so overtly old fashioned, out-of-date? I fantasize a video biography. Winters died 31 years ago, when she was 68. Why the ugly eyeglasses? Compare with Nevelson, O'Keefe who as artists modernized themselves boldly. "Girl Help" (1927) begins

"Mild and slow and young
She moves about the room."


Greedy, arrogant art dealer, dead after strokes, aged 86. In 1963 the Marlborough Gallery on 57th aimed art at collectors outside of NYC - London, Rome, Zurich, Toronto, Montreal selling art by Motherwell, Rothko, Gottlieb, and estates of Pollock, Klein, Reinhardt, Baziotes. Born in Vienna of a family of antique dealers Lloyd collected art from money made in the oil business. He traded his apartment with its Picasso, Fauves in 1938 for a visa, then joined his brother in Paris. Herta Menzel, their son, and Lloyd's parents fled to Biarritz in 1939. Lloyd got to London but his parents died in Auschwitz, as did other relatives. Hertz Menzel returned to Vienna with Gilbert. Smith cites "He saw action in France, landing during the Normandy invasion." 1947, London, marriage to Hertz Menzel, and the opening of his first gallery on Old Bond Street, "using a handful of paintings that Mr. Lloyd was able to retrieve from Vienna as starter." Aristocrats sold him their art via Somerset who'd become Duke of Beauford. Divorce with Herta Mernzel in 1968, married Susan in 1969, two children. In 1970 when Rothko was told Marlborough Gallery would choose his art for its exhibits, Rothko's depression deepened and he committed suicide leaving 798 paintings. Rothko's executors botched legacy with low cost sales to the extent that Kate Rothko went to court to null their contract with Marlborough: 100 paintings for $1.8million, 698 others consigned with gallery commission averaging 45%. Greedy executors were artist Stamos, Reis, gallery accountant, and Levine, a professor of Anthropology. The trial would last eleven years; seven teams of lawyers till Judge Midonick in 1975 charged $9.2 million against Reis, Stamos, Levine, and Lloyd. Upheld in 1977. Lloyd had continued to sell Rothko paintings despite a ban, falsified sale dates for art he kept, hid profits in Swiss bank accounts, art in Liechtenstein. Hiding out in Nassau his son and nephew operated Marlborough Gallery. Instead of prison Lloyd was to support a scholarship fund for high school students. Pace Gallery inherited the Rothko estate, Marlborough took on Botero. Smith ends the obituary with an employee's

"He put the business in the art business."


Died at home of cancer aged 67 Son of an engineer Loan became a jet pilot after university. In 1968 in Saigon Adams of AP photographed him shooting a Vietcong, who he claimed had killed the family of a policeman. The prisoner's identity was soon corrected from terrorist to "political officer." As leader of cops Loan shot - in front of the press - to counter "hesitancy" of his followers. NBC cameraman Vo Suu reported Loan saying "I think Buddha will forgive me." Unable to leave with the Americans he escaped with his family on a South Vietnamese plane. Loan settled in northern Virginia, a one legged operator of a Dale City pizzeria until 1991 when publicity eliminated pizza customers. Wife, daughter, son survive, all in Virginia, and "three other children", and nine grandchildren.


Writer, at home suicide, aged 85. British father, Russian mother, born in Berlin, Tania became American in 1935, a reporter who became a war correspondent. Reported from London during the Blitz, from liberated France, and from Berlin for the Nuremberg trials. Multi-lingual, married to the Times London bureau chief Raymond Daniell, together in Ottawa from 1952-1964. Cancer killed Daniell, and their son. Tania Long spent the 1970s as a publicist for Canadian arts.


Inventor, died at home aged 88. The first SLINKY was invented by an engineer in Philadelphia named Richard James, coiled torsion spring, named Slinky by Betty James, debuting in stores in 1945.Mrs. Malsed adapted the slinky into pull-toys. Daughter of a lumber magnate who lost $12 million during the Depression, Helen worked in advertising until marrying a salesman in Seattle.One son, two sisters, two grandchildren.


Died in a Florida nursing home at 92 leaving "no immediate survivors." Daughter of Christian Scientists at age 9 she took herself to a doctor to treat her broken arm. Post grad biology courses at Harvard, Ohio State but in Washington D.C. where her soldier husband was stationed, science education stopped as Georgetown University refused admission to women. Debutante who ballet danced in Paris in the 1920s, married twelve years when in 1945 when she moved to Bolivia for twelve years, introducing a Lima tourist service before writing for the Lima Times. In 1947 a machete cut her arm. McG Thomas writes "the guide ran into the jungle, returned with some dark red tree sap and had her drink it. When the bleeding stopped within minutes and the wound healed rapidly without a scar, Mrs. Maxwell knew she had found her life's work: ferreting out remedies used by the Indians for centuries and introducing them to the modern world." By 1961 disillusioned with drug companies dismissing her collection (that included a contraceptive) Maxwell wrote Witch Doctor's Apprentice. Including plants that heal burns, prevent tooth decay, samples of t two of a hundred ailments cured by 350 plants. McG Thomas ends the New York Times' obituary with Nicole Maxwell's confident, "As soon as I'm gone, they'll come running."


Curriculum Educator, aged 91, author of 1967 The Short Changed Children of Suburbia . Survived by two brothers, Homer, Lucas in Michigan.


Poet Laureate of Texas twice, died of lifelong cerebral palsy, aged 74. 1990 collected poems, If I Had Wheels or Love .


Headmistress of Brearley twenty-eight years, died at 88 in NYC hospital. Scot, welcome blacks as Jews accepted in the 1880s. Students permitted to leave class for anti-war demonstrations. Summers in a cabin in Blue Hill Maine where she played violin with the Kneisel Hall music school group.


Died at home in NYC aged 88 My Time at Tiffany's written with Jay Hyams. Birthplace, Birmingham, Alabama was "the wrong place." Moore burned his own paintings, collected stuffed hummingbirds. His last display in 1994 filled five windows with stuffed teddy bears. Jeanne Owens fabricated many holiday windows. Gene Moore assumed Capote's Holly Golightly was based on Jeanne Owens but Jeanne Owens was in life far more fascinating than Capote's fragment.


Health educator, died at home in Berkeley, aged 104, Public Health with the WPA led to setting up day care centers during WWII for women working in defense plants. PdD in educational psychology from UC at Berkeley in 1926. Husband died in 1971, daughter is a psychiatrist who pioneered methadone in NYC, died in 1986. Estate executed by Paul Mico, former student.


Memoirist, died at age 81 in the South of France. Memoirs of a Public Baby, 1958 praised by Connolly, Spender, Toynbee. 1960's Lower View, 1962's Living in Croesor less popular than Vagrancy 1963. Once "jumped out from behind a door and shouted 'BOO!' at T.S. Eliot." At forty moved from England to France with Panna Grady, 20, who survives him forty-one years later in Uzes. Eight children, eight grandchildren.


Designer, died at home of a heart attack in Copenhagan, aged 72 amid plans for museum retrospective. Student of Arne Jacobson with second studio in Switzerland. Initiated one-piece plastic molded chairs after almost a decade of seeking a manufacturer. Vitra still makes the Panton chair. In 1960 architect of both The Cardboard House and the Plastic House. In 1968 tent walls on which imprinted images of gargantuan eyes, hands, feet, lips, and arms. 1969 all red cafe for Der Spiegel magazine. Married Marianne Pherson, colleague, their daughter lives in Basel, brother in Denmark.


Dancer, at home, of cancer, in Miami aged 84. Cuban, convent school in Key West, to NYC where as a teenage cigarette girl in a Village club (mother chaperone) understudied to great applause. Parla out-danced 150 others for Don Azpiau's gig at the Paramount: better partner-less. "The rumba is very sexual, and I didn't like doing it with a partner." In Brussels she danced on the box of chocolates given her by King Leopold. Married at 21, remarried to jai alai master Amuchastegui who "hobnobbed" with Welles, Hemingway, Esther Williams. As wife of a Batista official the family moved to Miami where for twenty years she supported herself as a typist. Daughter and sister live in Miami, two grandsons.


"kin of Mayors" quotes The New York Times never married, died at 77 at home in Manhattan, her sister lives in Dinard, France. Inherited ample fortune as a Kip heiress. endowed Upper East Side churches. Descendent of early New York City mayors, Cruger mid 18th century, and Brady, mid 19th century. Cousin Adelaide told the Times death came after pneumonia.


Holocaust survivor/writer, died at home in NYC aged 85. To Tell At Last published by Univ. of Illinois Press describes events from Kolomyja, Ukraine, 1941 when Nazis put up posters in Polish, German, Russian "Death to All Jews." Blanca Rosenberg who had studied law at Univ. of Cracow was in 1941 an abandoned wife with toddler son, and younger brother who died after a Nazi "selection." He asked his sister to stay alive in order to testify. In Lwow a factory manager gave her a birth certificate of a deceased Polish Catholic woman. Betrayed by a former college classmate Blanca and Maria Rosenbloom escaped from a back window while the police entered the front door. Escape to Warsaw, Spring 1943 where they were arrested. In Heidelberg till the end of WWII. Doctor husband survived the war, they divorced, and Blanca married Sam Rosenberg a gynecologist who became a psychiatrist in NY till death in 1982. Maria Rosenbloom became a professor of Social Work at Hunter. Blanca wrote her book in 1948 as part of survivor's guilt. Twin sons live in Georgia, and India, two grandchildren.


Tapestry designer, died of lung cancer in NYC hospital aged 74. Daughter of Justice Frankenthaler, sister of artist Helen, a graduate of Mt.Holyoke, divorced in 1970, remarried Dr. Bookman 1975-his death in 1988. First "Paint into Wool" was after a Motherwell, later tapestries after art by Motherwell, Nevelson, Dubuffet, Stella, Youngerman, Bearden and 24 more artists woven in Edinburgh at Dovecot Studios, and near Aubusson at Felletin collected by Philadelphia Convention Center, Metropolitan Museum, MFA Boston, Art Institute Chicago, and Textile Museum in Washington where whe was an active trustee. Navajo weavers wove series after Kenneth Noland's paintings, an 1980s project when Gloria was collecting native textiles to donate to the Denver Art Museum (five year tour sponsored by the NEA culminated at the Nat. Museum of the American Indian in NYC, 1997). The Gloria F. Ross Center for Tapestry Studies in Tucson, Arizona researches and educates, headed since 1997 by Dr. Ann Lane Hedlund, chairman of its board. Survived by a companion, Henry Kohn, two sisters, two sons, a daughter, two step-children, two grandchildren, four step-grandchildren.


Psychoanalyst, died in London at 83. Aristocrat whose most famous patient was R.D. Laing. Our imagination as "vital link between the subconscious mind and the perception of reality." The Innocence of Dreams, '79 Pantheon A dream is "the sleeping form of creative imagination." Divorce after fathering three, second wife lives in London.


Educator died in New Hampshire aged 94 Ruth Snedden graduated from Stanford University, stayed stalwart supporter of the NY League of Women Voters. Mayor LaGuardia lured her to the Board of Higher Education from which she retired in 1970. In the 1950s 100,000 plus college students prompted CUNY. Graduate schools in 1965. Survived by Carl S. Shoup her husband of 73 years, daughter who lives in New Hampshire, son, 8 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren.


93, Horace Walpole scholar Half a century in Yale's library completing 48 volumes of Walpole's papers. Book collector Wilmarth Lewis financed the project and it is his donated abode in Farmington that houses Yale's 18th cent. Walpole Library. 14 editors, 48 students compiled The Yale Edition of Horace Walpole's Letters with initial print run of 1,250 copies. Smith specialized in the five volume index. During WWII Smith served in Intelligence. Two novels, histories of hometown Geneva, college histories of Hobart & Wm Smith contribute to Smith's six published books. "Walpole wrote a great deal about his prejudices and opinions on all subjects but very little about himself." Though Walpole both writer and in Parliament.


Tapestry curator, at home in NYC aged 93. Metropolitan Museum curator since 1949, author of two volume catalogue of the Metropolitan's European post-Medieval tapestries. After retirement she compiled a biennial newsletter on tapestries. Oxford English degree in 1926 prompted immigration to Boston where job with uncle in the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Did Paul J. Sachs, Fogg Museum director invite her to take his course before or after Ms. Standen volunteered to help with the Fogg's photo collection? From 1929 to 1942 Joseph Widener supervised her work on his art collection before giving it to the National Gallery of Art. During WWII Edith Appleton Standen joined the WACs in Ohio (Air Force), to Europe in 1945 as archival group in charge of returning plundered art before managing the Weisbaden Collecting Point. NYTimes' Judith H. Dobrzynski ends her obituary with, "Her archives and books are expected to be left to the Metropolitan."


Manic-Depressive Psychologist died of heart attack, at home in Brighton Breakdown bestseller 1976 revised, reissued every year by OUP. Degrees in psychology, philosophy, physiology propelled research at Oxford with how animals recognize shapes. Research at Naples zoo included fast-learning octopuses. 1965 new Univ. of Sussex in Brighton invited him to set up an experimental psychology lab. Breakdown in the early 1970s curtailed research, but not writing. Survived by Jose Louis Fogden, wife of thirty two years, daughters Gay, Julia, one granddaughter.


Rabbi, Chaplain died at home aged 46 of Epstein-Barr virus At 33 a friend had said, "In seven years you could be a 40 year old housewife or a rabbi." In Wallingford Connecticut stepped down as Rabbi when she refused to bar mitzvah a youth who was not circumcised. In 1993 joined the army, became chaplain, active with AIDS patients. Was it in Korea that she contacted the virus and chronic fatigue syndrome? What number offered upping of Elie Wiesel's "Six million" at Yale when she stood up in the front row ? Survived by husband, mother, daughter Aviva who lives in Paris, a son Samson, sister, two Surasky brothers.


Psychoanalyst, died of leukemia in NYC hospital aged 72. From Budapest to Paris in 1947, began practice in 1955 with certificate from Paris Psychoanalytic Society. The Shell and the Kernel 1994, Univ. Chicago Press, Questions for Freud1998 Harvard Univ.Press explore advances from a seminar in phenomenological psychology that pinpoints each individual's unique experience as the foundation for psychoanalysis. Forty years in Paris helping many Holocaust survivors to liberate "phantoms" within memory, and crippling "crypts." Married to Dr. Nicholas Rand, professor of French Literature at Univ. of Wisconsin.


Dancer who aged 77 died in hospital during cancer treatments. In Paris at ten teamed up with Nijinska, Nijinsky's sister culminating in 1939 performance at the World's Fair. Taught ballet in Nijinska's Hollywood school after 1947, then opening her own school in NYC in 1977. Her son is a dance critic.


Punk rocker, 48, suicide by gunshot to her head at home in Connecticut. Kid tap dancer on tv, wanderer, performer 1976 for Yale graduate run Captain Kink's Sex Fantasy Theatre. Plasmatics band vocalist once jumped out of a car before it exploded in the Hudson River. Stiff Records produced "New Hope for the Wretched" 1981. Starred in film PUCKER UP AND BARK LIKE A DOG. Vegetarian, fit, animal rights' advocate survived by mother and two sisters. Additional information


Activist, died aged 91. Rescued the Greenwich Village Nursing Home as the only home for the aged in downtown NYC. "Her philosophy was an involved community is the best protection against abuse of the elderly." Ramirez quotes friend Ann Wyatt. In 1937 a cousin wrote the mayor of York, Pennsylvania hoping to reach a Rosenberg. Success, via Lenore's husband Cahn. A. Rosenberg compiled the Buchenwald Report. Born Lebach she married after one year at Barnard, remarried Zola, a dentist. Two children, three grandchildren, two great grandchildren.


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