William D. Atteberry, 77, retired board chairman and chief executive of Eagle-Picher Industries, died of cancer Wednesday in Cincinnati. The company makes auto parts and industrial products.
Helene Hanff,80, who wrote the best-selling book "84 Charing Cross Road" and others, died of pneumonia Wednesday in New York. The 1970 novel was Ms. Hanff's own bittersweet love story, chronicling her correspondence with London bookseller Frank Doel between 1949 and 1969. The success of the book in England led to its adaptation as a television drama, a West End play and a film starring Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins.
Toshiro Mayuzumi, 68, a composer who introduced electronic music to Japan, died of liver failure Thursday in Tokyo.
Joana Mendes, 77, who campaigned for recognition of her father's role in saving 30,000 people from the Nazis in occupied France, died in Lisbon, Portugal, after a stroke March 20. She devoted her life to clearing the name of her father, Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches, who was Portuguese consul general in Bordeaux, France, in 1940. He defied his government's orders not to issue transit visas to Jews fleeing the Nazi occupation of France.
Pub Date: 4/12/97