Bartlett Jere Whiting, 90, a professor emeritus...


Bartlett Jere Whiting, 90, a professor emeritus of English at Harvard University who was renowned for his compilations of proverbs and for his classes on Chaucer, died Aug. 24 in Belfast, Maine.

Selma Burke, 94, who sculpted the profile of Franklin Delano Roosevelt that appears on the dime, died Tuesday of cancer in New Hope, Pa.

Hajime Mitarai, 56, the president of Canon Inc. who helped invent "bubble jet" printing, died of pneumonia yesterday in Tokyo, a company official said.

Fischer S. Balck Jr., 57, an economist whose financial theories provided the cornerstone for Wall Street's global options market, died of cancer Wednesday in New Canaan, Conn.

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