John Finley, 91, an author and Harvard University classicist who brought ancient Greece to a generation of Harvard men, died Sunday in Exeter, N.H. As the principal author of "General Education in a Free Society" in 1946, he laid down the principles and handful of required courses that governed education at Harvard until the 1980s.
Robert L. Manners, 90, a co-founder of the Big Boy restaurant chain, died Sunday of congestive heart failure in Aurora, Ohio. He and his wife, Esther, built Cleveland's first year-round drive-in restaurant in 1938. They pioneered new marketing ideas as their businesses expanded into 37 full-service restaurants that featured the Big Boy double decker hamburger.They sold the Manners Big Boy chain in 1968 to Consolidated Foods, now the Sara Lee Corp.
Hazel Guggenheim McKinley, 92, a member of an illustrious New York family who was determined to make a name for herself as a painter, died of cancer Saturday in New Orleans. Her works were shown in museums in the United States and Europe, and in the collections of such people as Greer Garson, Benny Goodman and Jason Robards. Her uncle, Solomon Guggenheim, endowed New York's Fifth Avenue museum bearing his name.
Mike Kent, 37, host of the PBS series "That Can't Be Wood!", died of cancer Monday in Neosho, Mo. He was a wildlife artist and woodcarver whose works, particularly hand carved ducks, fetched more than $2,000 each. His series on PBS had run since 1991.