Stanley Woodward, 93, a former U.S. ambassador to Canada, chief of protocol and Democratic Party official, died Aug. 17 of complications after a stroke. A foreign service officer, he served as chief of protocol for the State Department from 1945 to 1950 after eight years as assistant chief. He then became ambassador to Canada until 1953 and served as treasurer of the Democratic National Committee in 1954 and 1955.
Dorothy Rodgers, 83, a writer of several books about interior design and entertaining, an inventor and the widow of the composer Richard Rodgers, died of emphysema at her home in New York City Aug. 17. Her inventions included the widely marketed Jonny Mop, a type of dress patterns, and "Turn and Learn" storybooks. Mrs. Rodgers also was an officer of many charitable and arts organizations.
Linda J. Laubenstein, 45, a New York City physician who in 1981 discovered some of the first mysterious cases of what became the worldwide AIDS epidemic, died Aug. 15 at Chatham, Mass.