Endicott "Chub" Peabody, 77, governor of Massachusetts from 1962 to 1964 and longtime Democratic party leader who lost many more elections than he won, died Dec. 2 in Boston.
Dr. Leon Goldman, 91, who is credited with shifting the focus of laser beams from science-fiction movies to medical laboratories, died Dec. 2 in San Diego.
Audree Neva Wilson, 80, mother of three founding members of the Beach Boys, died Dec. 1 of heart and kidney failure in Los Angeles. Sons Dennis, Carl and Brian Wilson were the nucleus of the group that led the surf music wave in the 1960s.
Bob Bell, 75, an actor who played Bozo the Clown for 25 years on WGN-TV, died Monday in Chicago of an undisclosed illness.
J. Bill Becker, 73, president of the Arkansas AFL-CIO for more than three decades, died Saturday in Little Rock of adult respiratory distress syndrome. He was 73.
Dr. Wallace Clark Jr.,73, who designed a technique for grading the seriousness of a common type of skin cancer, died in New York Nov. 28 of a ruptured aneurysm.
Pub Date: 12/11/97