Harold Neumann, 89, a champion airplane speed-racing pilot in the 1930s who later set record cross-Atlantic flight times as a commercial pilot, died Wednesday in San Jose, Calif.
James Shriver III, 67, a former managing editor and vice president of the Gallup Poll, died of throat cancer June 29 at Princeton Hospital in Princeton, N.J. He lived in Princeton. From 1974 until his retirement in 1989 Mr. Shriver wrote the Gallup Organization's weekly syndicated news releases and edited its monthly publication. He also took care of much of the company's day-to-day management.
Ron Smith, 65, an Emmy Award-winning hairstylist and former road manager for musician Duke Ellington, died of pneumonia June 26 in Scottsdale, Ariz. For 25 years, he was a stylist for stars from the film, television and music industries. He shared an Emmy for his work on the TV miniseries "The Mystic Warrior" and was nominated four times for the award.
Charles "Chick" Abourezj Jr., 84, a South Dakota businessman and brother of former U.S. Sen. Jim Abourezk, died of a heart attack Friday in Rapid City, S.D. His holdings included a casino in Deadwood, S.D., and a general store in Mission, S.D., that became one of the state's tourist attractions.
Peter Peelgrane, 49, an Australian pilot who flew helicopters for Denver TV stations before he was seriously injured in a 1992 crash into the ice-covered Horsetooth Reservoir, died Friday of pneumonia in Denver.
Don K. Price Jr., 85, an educator who devoted much of his career to promoting the role of science in the American government, died yesterday of Alzheimer's decease in Wellesley, Mass. He lived in Cambridge, Mass. His work spanned the era in which government-sponsored research led to the manufacture of atomic and hydrogen bombs and the exploration of space. As a lecturer in 1953 at New York University and as a professor of government and dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Public Administration (later the John F. Kennedy School of Government) in the 1960s, he preached and practiced his message about the unity of politics and science. At Harvard he introduced a graduate seminar in science and public policy.
Martin Bucksbaum, 74, a pioneer in the development of shopping centers and real estate investment trusts, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1953, Mr. Bucksbaum and his brothers, Maurice and Matthew, built one of the country's first shopping centers in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, using $1.2 million in borrowed money. Now known as the Town and Country Shopping Center, it was the cornerstone of a real estate empire called General Growth Limited Partnership, which now owns 21 malls around the country and has interests in 19 other retail property developments and 14 free-standing department stores.