Lord Pitt, 81, a Grenadan immigrant who was one of the first blacks admitted to the House of Lords, died Sunday of cancer in London. He opened a medical practice in London in 1947. He was nominated to the House of Lords in 1975.
Leo J. Ring, 85, a labor negotiator who helped the Plain Dealer become one of the first newspapers to work out a technology agreement with composing room employees, died Friday in Cleveland.
Robert Scevers, 54, a dancer, choreographer and teacher who worked extensively with Rebekah Harkness, died Thursday at his home in Dallas after a long illness. In 1965 he went to New York and began a long, colorful career with her and her school and ballet companies. He was an onstage partner and offstage companion for the eccentric millionaire.
Anita Zahn, 91, longtime teacher of the technique and dances of Isadora Duncan and her sister Elizabeth Duncan, died Nov. 3 at her home in Grants Pass, Ore.
George T. Ballou, 80, a retired Chevron vice president and wartime government officer, died Thursday in San Francisco after a long illness. He joined Chevron in 1946 and retired in 1978. During World War II, he served in the Petroleum Administration for War and later as a naval officer with the Army-Navy Petroleum Board. He was director of foreign refining in the Korean War.
H. Ridgely Bullock, 60, chairman of the executive committee of Dart Group Inc., was found dead of a heart attack Monday in New York. As head of the Landover-based retail company's executive committee, he controlled much of its day-to-day affairs. He was also a member of the boards of Dart-controlled Trak Auto Corp. and Crown Books Corp.
Pedro Collor de Mello, 42, whose accusations of corruption led to his brother's resignation as Brazil's president, died Monday in New York after undergoing treatment for a brain tumor. Mr. Collor, who ran his family's media interests in Brazil, denounced a corruption scandal in 1992 that led to the impeachment and resignation of his brother, President Fernando Collor de Mello. He had alleged that his brother and aides took hundreds of millions of dollars in kickbacks in return for favors or government contracts. Congress investigated and impeached Fernando Collor on a charge of lack of decorum. He resigned in 1992, and the Senate barred him from public office until 2001.
Charlotte Moton Hubbard, 92, who in 1964 became the highest-placed black woman in federal government, died Sunday Washington of Cushing's disease. She was appointed deputy assistant secretary of state in 1964, overseeing the department's public services and news offices.