Ray McKinley, 84, an orchestra leader, jazz drummer and singer who merged the boogie-woogie beat with the big-band sound in such hits as "Beat Me Daddy Eight to the Bar," died Sunday in Largo, Fla. During World War II, he became the drummer for the Army Air Force Band under Maj. Glenn Miller. After Miller's disappearance over the English Channel in 1944, Mr. McKinley took over as director. After the war, he formed his own band.
Ed Lange, 75, an advocate of nudism who won a 25-year battle to run his clothing-optional sanctuary, died Sunday of cancer in Los Angeles. He founded the Elysium Institute in Topanga Canyon in 1967 and finally won a county permit for it in 1992. He had been a successful photographer for magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Life, and some of his architectural photography is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.
William L. Naumann, 83, who worked his way up from a machine shop apprentice to head of Caterpillar Inc., died Monday of cancer in Boynton Bech, Fla. He joined Peoria, Ill.-based Caterpillar in 1929 and was named chairman in 1975. He stepped down as chairman and chief executive officer in 1977.