Victor Dorman, 80, who as chairman of Dorman Cheese Co. helped change the way Americans bought cheese by putting "the paper between the slices," died March 4 of heart failure related to muscular dystrophy at his home in Delray Beach, Fla. For decades, the family-managed business specialized in the sale of large quantities of such varieties as Swiss, Muenster, Edam, mozzarella, provolone, Jarlsberg and Gouda. In the early 1950s, the company figured out with machinery makers how to package sliced cheese without the pieces sticking together.
Matityahu Peled, 72, one of the first Israelis to meet with Palestine Liberation Organization leaders, died of cancer Friday in Jerusalem. Mr. Peled was a member of Parliament from 1984 to 1988, representing the Progressive Party for Peace, which called for establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel. He met with PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in 1983, a decade before Israel made peace with the PLO.