Sir Isaac Wolfson, a British business leader...


Sir Isaac Wolfson, a British business leader and philanthropist, died on Thursday at his house in Rehovot, Israel, his main residence in recent years. He was 93 and had been a longtime resident of London. Sir Isaac, the Glasgow-born son of a cabinetmaker who had fled Russia, was praised by a British prime minister, Harold Macmillan, for his "princely generosity" as a philanthropist. He was made a baronet in 1962. By the time Queen Elizabeth II bestowed his baronetcy, he had built his chief company, Great Universal Stores, into what was said to be the largest mail-order concern in Europe.

Howard Butcher III, 89, a stockbroker and entrepreneur who helped make Butcher & Singer the largest investment house in Pennsylvania, died Wednesday of cancer in Rosemont, Pa.

Inonga Lokongo l'Ome, 52, the foreign affairs minister of Zaire, died Thursday in Johannesburg, South Africa, after a stroke. Mr. Inonga, a lawyer, also was ambassador to Morocco, Belgium and the United Nations during a government career that began in 1965. He was appointed minister of foreign affairs in 1972.

Victor Paschkis, 93, an outspoken opponent of nuclear weapons and a retired professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia University, died Tuesday of pneumonia in Frederick, Pa. Mr. Paschkis founded the Society for Social Responsibility in Science in 1949. In 1986, the American Association for the Advancement of Science gave him its Scientific Freedom and Responsibility Award.

Ben Benjamin, 80, an agent who represented such actors as Burt Lancaster, Sir John Gielgud and Ingrid Bergman in a longtime Hollywood career, died Thursday of cancer at his home in the Brentwood section of Los Angeles.

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