The Rev. Carl H. Mau Jr., 72, a sixth-generation American minister who led the international Lutheran movement during a critical period of realignment and initiative in the 1970s and 1980s, died of cancer Friday in Des Moines, Wash. near his home in Seattle. As general secretary of the Lutheran World Federation from 1974 to 1985, he helped redefine the relationships among the organization's 120 national church bodies, representing about 60 million Lutherans around the world.
Ralph A. Weller, 73, a retired executive who led Otis Elevator Co. through a period of robust growth, died of an undisclosed cause Friday in Walnut Creek, Calif. He became president of Otis, the world's largest maker of elevators and escalators, in 1968 when the company had revenue of $500 million. By 1974, just before United Technologies Corp. took over Otis, the company reported contracts totaling $1.2 billion.
William C. O'Malley, 52, who helped the Clinton administration -- draft its crime bill and was president of the National District Attorneys Association, died of a heart attack Monday in Brockton, Mass.
Harald Raudsepp, 91, who fought an attempted Russian takeover of his native Estonia at age 15 and later became one of his country's leading voices from exile, died in New York City of a stroke Monday. He was still editing Vaba Eesti Sona (Free Estonian Word), a newspaper aimed at the thousands of Baltic people living in the United States.
Priscilla Lane, 76, who sang with Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians during the big band era of the 1930s and co-starred in the movies "Arsenic and Old Lace" and "The Roaring Twenties" during the heyday of Hollywood, died of undisclosed causes Tuesday in Wingate, Mass.
Raul Martinez, 68, a Cuban painter well known for his pop art of the 1960s, died in Havana Sunday after a long illness, state media said.