James E. Riesbeck, 50, a Corning Inc. executive who led the redevelopment of the Watkins Glen International race track, died Monday after undergoing treatment for a heart ailment at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa.
* Samuel J. "Red" Russotti, 81, the reputed head of Rochester, N.Y.'s organized crime family, died Friday in the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan, Mich. He had been in prison since 1984 and would have been eligible for parole in October 1994.
* Cuban pianist Emiliano Salvador, 66, who once played for the Cuban National Ballet and led an orchestra on the island nation, has died of a heart attack in Miami.
* Frederick Sauls, 59, a geologist active in the local avant-garde art scene, died June 24 of cancer in Los Angeles. He was an abstract painter, sculptor, playwright, stage director and one-time actor.
* Reuben A. Snake Jr., 56, a former tribal chairman for the Winnebago Tribe in Nebraska, has died after an extended illness. Mr. Snake held numerous posts in his lifetime, including national chairman of the American Indian Movement; national executive board member of the Coalition of Indian Controlled School Boards and president of the National Congress of American Indians.
Barney Stein, 84, a former New York Post photographer and the official photographer for the Brooklyn Dodgers for 20 years, died Tuesday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. His photograph of Ralph Branca sobbing after Bobby Thomson's home run won the National League pennant for the New York Giants in 1951 was widely reprinted. He took the shot after most photographers had raced out of the clubhouse.
James Milton Voss, 76, former chairman of the Caltex Petroleum Corp., died of complications from kidney failure Monday at his home in Cedar Creek, Texas.